Tag Archives: California

Jack & Jill Bedrooms or Bathroom?

A Jack-and-Jill bathroom is a space that works in conjunction with two bedrooms, allowing the spaces to have a conjoining, en suite bathroom. Traditionally, Jack-and-Jill bathrooms were found in homes for larger families and were shared by siblings. Toying with … Continue reading

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5 Ways Rate Hikes could Affect You

Obviously mortgage interest rates are going up. Yet they are not always driven like you might think. To keep up with the surging cost of living, consumers are spending more and saving less — and rising interest rates aren’t helping the matter. … Continue reading

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Know Air Conditioner Ratings

Heating and cooling costs are skyrocketing. So, homeowners & tenants alike want to have the most efficient Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) units in their home that they can afford. Asking for recommendations for a specific unit can bring about … Continue reading

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An Important Step in Staging

There are a lot of little things that you can do to increase the appeal of your home to buyers. Many of the tips you’ll find to improve your home’s appeal focus on things inside the house, ranging from paint … Continue reading

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FSBO Buyer Pitfall #17

Many unsuspecting buyers have no idea that they may have to withhold some of a sellers proceeds and send them to the IRS or the state taxing agency. If there are taxes owed on the sale of a property, taxation … Continue reading

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Common Causes of Smelly Dishwashers

Quite often we have bad smells lurking throughout our homes—and I don’t just mean in your refrigerator’s moldy veggie drawer or your musty closet. One such culprit is the dishwasher. Here are four common causes of smelly dishwashers and tips from … Continue reading

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6 Years of Growth could spell Trouble

Real estate and other markets have been on s fantastic run, the last 6 years. Most markets have made a full recovery from the previous down-turns. Yet, as we’ve all heard the old saying “too much of a good thing…” … Continue reading

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Mortgage Closings are now Taking Longer

Some of you may have already heard about the new consumer protections called “TRID”, which stands for this mouth-full; “TILA (for Truth In Lending Act), RESPA (for Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act), Integrated, Disclosures. Yup, congress, through the Consumer Financial … Continue reading

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Missed it by that much

Zillow, Trulia and other online real estate systems are great entertainment. For anyone who is just starting the process of purchasing or selling a home, and like to gather as much information as possible, they provide a loose idea, of … Continue reading

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Surprise…I’m not going to tell you “It’s Time to Sell”

I’m going to let you make that decision, based on the facts of our current real estate market. The trend – Median sales prices in California have been appreciating for going on 5 years now. More the most part, all … Continue reading

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