Adequately insure your home

Protecting your residence from damages caused by natural disaster, theft, and other perils is key for the peace of mind and financial security of homeowners. First-time buyers may wonder what criteria makes for an adequate insurance policy. Understanding the types … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:08 pm
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Test Your National Housing Price Knowlege!

As we all know, the cost of real estate varies wildly across the country, even within the same city prices can fluctuate hundreds of thousands of dollars for comparable homes. Is it downtown, how trendy is the neighborhood, does it … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on January 12, 2015 at 9:49 pm
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Home Staging – Info Graphic

When trying to sell your home it is always important to make each space as appealing to potential buyers as possible. A drab, cluttered, uninviting home can detract from the emotional impact you as a seller want to establish in … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 8:35 pm
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Real Estate Predictions for 2015

CNBC’s Real Estate Correspondent and author of their Realty Check section, Diana Olick delivers her predictions for the 2015 market in the video below:   Continue reading

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 9:28 pm
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Helping the kids buy a house

Post-college young adults who are earning a steady income are finding that buying a home can be challenging if they don’t have the sufficient cash for down payment. Mitchell Barton found himself in this very scenario. He could financially support monthly … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 10:01 pm
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Give yourself the gift of less taxes for 2015!

You might be thinking about how to get out of the company Christmas party, or you might be thinking about what to get your Mother-in-law – one thing you’re probably not thinking about: income taxes. Why would you? After-all it’s … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 12:02 am
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Deconstruction Vs. Demo

Homeowners seeking to rebuild a home on the lot of their existing house usually choose to hire a demolition crew to raze the building and all of its contents. But in California, deconstruction is becoming a growing trend. Workers use … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on December 13, 2014 at 1:37 am
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A Brief History of Christmas Lights

If you ever wondered where the tradition of plastering small electric lights on every surface both inside and outside one’s home came from – you can thank the same people who brought you lederhosen and liverwurst… Those Germans! Yes, in … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 12:29 am
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Open House on Rails

After placing an offer on the perfect 3 bed 2 bath brick rambler with a shy quarter acre lot, you wait anxiously attached to your cell phone, expecting a call any minute from your agent with news. The phone rings, … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm
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It’s All About That Turkey Boss…

Are you a Turkey Noob? A well-seasoned vet? Maybe you think you know your stuff(ing), or maybe you don’t – regardless, in honor of the feast of the year, let’s extend our thanks to the NYtimes.com for offering this up: … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:16 am
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