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Posted on 10/18/2020
Keeping Your Eye On the Prize: How to Set Goals as a Real Estate Investor
Photo by F. Muhammad via Pixabay Whether you're about to sign on your first rental property or already possess a portfolio full of properties that are cash-flowing like crazy, you need this. Time to reframe your mindset, step above the minutiae, and get a panoramic view of the path you're choosing. Why Set Goals? It's easy to get...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Are You Ready to Buy a House?
Photo by Fizkes via Shutterstock Few things are more exciting than buying a house and making it your home. Knowing when it’s the right time to buy derives from your personal circumstances, but some external elements and market realities affect when it’s right to buy too. Here are some of the things that can affect your decision to...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Gentrification After Big Business: How Neighborhoods Can Preserve Their Identify
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Several years ago in an upscale comedy club located in a relatively downscale Los Angeles neighborhood, the owner gave an impassioned speech about how gentrification was affecting the Hispanic culture that once thrived there. The overlying, tear-filled message was that nothing could be done to preserve the integrity of her home and...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Attend an Open House
An open house enables a buyer to check out a residence in-person and determine if this home matches or exceeds his or her expectations. However, a buyer who fails to plan ahead for an open house may struggle to make the most of this opportunity. Ultimately, there are several things you need to consider before you attend an open...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
First Time Buyers: 3 Common Pitfalls
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels Are you in the market for your first home purchase? If so, congratulations! This is an amazingly exciting stage of life, and we know you must be excited. Many first-time buyers run into issues that can turn their new home into a source of stress. Here are three common pitfalls you should...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Things Your Real Estate Agent Should be Doing for You
Photo by Benjaminrobyn Jespersen on Unsplash Real estate agents sell homes -- but the agent you choose should offer you a comprehensive lineup of services and assistance. If your agent is just a "set it and forget it" seller, you're missing out on the level of service you deserve. Ask any prospective agent about what they have to...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Condo vs. Townhouse: What's the Difference?
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels When it comes to home ownership, you have many options beyond buying a single-family home. A condominium and a townhouse are two such options. Before you consider making one of these your permanent home, it's important to understand the differences between them. Condo Ownership When you purchase a condo, you own the entire...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Tips on Making Your Home More Appealing to Buyers
The good news about selling your home is that everything does not have to be absolutely perfect to attract buyers! Although some prospective buyers may be sticklers for things like cleanliness, the condition of appliances, and the amount of available storage space, perfection is rarely a requirement. Since most house hunters are primarily focused on finding a house that...
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Posted on 08/25/2020
Another Property Sold - 1006 Rutledge Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
One of the best priced 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom homes in Santa Rosa. Opportunity knocks to own this beautiful Craftsman style home, so do not wait to go see this one. Nicely updated and located near the Sonoma County Fairgrounds with great freeway access, close to Downtown, and so many other amenities. Move-in ready and a huge backyard for your enjoyment with lots of room to entertain, BBQ, garden and for creating your own personal space. Two sheds in the backyard offer extra storage. 1 car attached garage with washer & dryer included. All appliances are included with the home. Skylights, newer paint, many newer windows & carpet...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Joyful Homeownership
Photo by Andy Dean Photography via Shutterstock The phrase “the joys of homeownership” is a staple in most households. But sometimes, you think you hear a snicker behind the smile. Now that you’re finally ready to become an owner, you might be wondering if that term is truthful or sarcastic. The answer is “Both.” How can it be...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
5 Facts About Severe Weather Damage & Homeowners Insurance
Photo by Peter from Pexels When everyday people take out a homeowners' insurance policy, there is an expectation that you enjoy secure coverage in the event of a loss. That sigh of relief many people experience when signing off on a policy may be an illusion, to some extent. That’s because not every severe weather event is covered...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
When Should You Check Your Credit Score?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Federal law allows you to get your credit report free once per year. To do so, go to annualcreditreport.com and request your report. You need to do this at least once a year so that you can correct any errors or missing information. Differences Between Credit Report & Credit Score You typically have...
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