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How to Verify a Property Allows You to Raise Livestock
Posted on 04/05/2020
How to Verify a Property Allows You to Raise Livestock
Image by William Dais from Pixabay If you have your heart set on raising livestock at your new home, you have to check local laws and other rules to ensure that activity will be permitted. Everything from zoning laws to HOA rules influence whether you can have even the smallest farm animals on your land, including mini-goats, rabbits...
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Buying a Zombie Property - Pros & Cons
Posted on 03/29/2020
Buying a Zombie Property - Pros & Cons
Photo by Daniel Tuttle on Unsplash Buying a home, especially for the first time, might feel a little scary—notably if you've learned the home you’re considering for purchase is a zombie property. Even a pro at buying property may flinch when they initially hear this term. No worries, a zombie property is not as frightening as it sounds....
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Another Property Sold - 153 Marine Parade, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Posted on 03/23/2020
Another Property Sold - 153 Marine Parade, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
An adorable cottage by the bay plus a legal Accessory Dwelling Unit can be yours!. This is a special opportunity! Main house has 2 bedrooms and a full bath. There is a large kitchen with new custom cabinets and quartz countertop, glass backsplash, plus new Stove, microwave & dishwasher. The wood floors are gorgeous, a bay window floods the living room with light, and there is a huge finished stand up attic. The Accessory Dwelling Unit has just been completed with green building materials and a completely new interior, roof, windows, and storage loft. The bath has totally new fixtures, and the kitchen cabinets were custom made. The new bamboo...
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Assess the Buyer's Perspective
Posted on 03/22/2020
Assess the Buyer's Perspective
As a home seller, it generally is a good idea to consider the buyer's perspective. That way, you can determine why buyers may consider your house over other available properties and map out the home selling journey accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you assess the buyer's perspective before you embark on the house...
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Another Property Sold - 153 Marine Parade, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Posted on 03/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 153 Marine Parade, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
An adorable cottage by the bay plus a legal Accessory Dwelling Unit can be yours!. This is a special opportunity! Main house has 2 bedrooms and a full bath. There is a large kitchen with new custom cabinets and quartz countertop, glass backsplash, plus new Stove, microwave & dishwasher. The wood floors are gorgeous, a bay window floods the living room with light, and there is a huge finished stand up attic. The Accessory Dwelling Unit has just been completed with green building materials and a completely new interior, roof, windows, and storage loft. The bath has totally new fixtures, and the kitchen cabinets were custom made. The new bamboo...
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The Appraisal & Its Impact on the Home's Sale
Posted on 03/15/2020
The Appraisal & Its Impact on the Home's Sale
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay As the home buying process nears the closing, both buyers and sellers need to prepare for the appraisal. This often the last step the lender requires before approving financing for the buyer, so it’s an important part of the home sale process. What is an Appraisal? An appraisal is an unbiased, professional evaluation...
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Ways to be Prepared to Move When You Have Pets
Posted on 03/08/2020
Ways to be Prepared to Move When You Have Pets
Photo by Ulrike Mai via Pixabay Moving from one state to another is stressful enough for adults and children. Often pets are doubly confused. Your home may be the only world they've known. They don't understand why you're leaving or if you're coming back. Boxes are piling up and moving people, family and friends are everywhere. This may...
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Selecting the Best Window Sealant
Posted on 03/01/2020
Selecting the Best Window Sealant
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock Window sealants are sealing materials used to fill in cracks, holes, or openings around windows. A good seal is essential for protecting your windows’ lifespan. Gaps around a window let in the elements and end up increasing your energy bill. For home maintenance, preparing for the next season, or getting your house...
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Tips to Make a Local Move Easier
Posted on 02/23/2020
Tips to Make a Local Move Easier
Photo by bruce mars from Pexels Moving locally might not seem as stressful as a long-distance move, but it can still be hectic if you’re not well-prepared for it. Whether your local move is just down the street or to another part of town, make sure you start getting ready for it early. The following tips can help...
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Home Buying Timeline: How Long Will It Take To Close On A Home?
Posted on 02/16/2020
Home Buying Timeline: How Long Will It Take To Close On A Home?
Do you ever wish that they taught a class in high school called, “Things You’ll Actually Need to Know In Life?” You’d learn how to prepare your taxes, what investing is, and how to buy a home. Unfortunately, all of these important life lessons tend to be self-taught; you pick them up along the way and learn from your...
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Tips for Introducing an Accent Wall
Posted on 02/09/2020
Tips for Introducing an Accent Wall
Image by Pixabay from Pexels An accent wall is a great way to add interest to your home’s interior. Accent walls allow you to personalize your space. They can also highlight or complement unique furniture and accessories around your home. Introduce Color: When planning for an accent wall, choose a color palette that works well with the other...
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Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal
Posted on 02/02/2020
Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is a difference-maker during the home selling process. If you understand how to upgrade your residence's curb appeal, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you improve your house's curb appeal. 1. Prioritize Lawn Care and Maintenance If...
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