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Open House Etiquette
Posted on 10/20/2019
Open House Etiquette
Buyers new to the housing market often don’t know where to start their search. In fact, sometimes they don’t even know for certain in which community they want to make their home. Even knowing the type of house-style they want is a mystery. If they’re the first in their family to own property, narrowing down choices seems monumental....
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Closing Costs to Look out for in California
Posted on 10/13/2019
Closing Costs to Look out for in California
California is not only one of the largest entertainment areas in the world, but it also has one of the most flourishing economies in North America and the world. As much as it seems California’s economy is on the rise, the same cannot be said about the real estate market. Recently, there has been a decline in home...
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Map out a 5k Run in Your New Town
Posted on 10/06/2019
Map out a 5k Run in Your New Town
Outside exercise like running a certain distance can be a great way to workout, be physically fit, and even reduce weight. You don't need any gear or pay an excessive fee just to be a member of a gym. Running is the perfect outdoor exercise. Running not only makes you physically fit but also gives you a chance...
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Must-Have Smart Home Gadgets
Posted on 09/29/2019
Must-Have Smart Home Gadgets
Homes have advanced significantly with the introduction of different tech innovations. A lot of things have been put in place to ensure people live as comfortable as possible. Some chores can be annoying and time-consuming at the same time - not everyone enjoys mowing the lawn or mopping the whole house. Smart home gadgets are now widely available...
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3450 2nd Ave., San Diego, CA 92103 is now new to the market!
Posted on 09/27/2019
3450 2nd Ave., San Diego, CA 92103 is now new to the market!
Rarely available, private, top floor, upgraded corner unit with only one common wall. Close to Balboa Park and the heart of Hillcrest, this one bedroom also has a den that could be second bedroom or home office. Balcony off living room faces East basking in morning sun. This move in ready condo with a great layout features quartz countertops, refinished cabinets, stainless steel appliances, dual pane windows, bedroom ceiling fan, and Central Air/Heat. Large bedroom with ample closet space and master bath. Seller has recently replaced flooring with extra padding to reduce any noise between his unit and the unit below which was done with...
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Reducing Anxiety Naturally
Posted on 09/22/2019
Reducing Anxiety Naturally
Stress is a natural part of life. It is part of living in a busy world with deadlines, traffic, and other tension-inducing issues. And stress is right for you in many ways because it keeps you sharp and helps you deal with what life throws at you, but sometimes what you’re feeling isn’t stress, or at least not...
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3 Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
Posted on 09/15/2019
3 Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
If you intend to buy a house, you may want to employ a home inspector. In fact, there are many reasons why a buyer may hire a house inspector, such as: 1. You want to identify any underlying home problems. Although you may have walked through a house a few times before you submitted an offer to purchase, a...
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How The Real Estate Market Is Effected By Climate Change
Posted on 09/08/2019
How The Real Estate Market Is Effected By Climate Change
Making market projections is hard to do. In real estate, it is an exact science that requires a lot of thinking and a lot of due diligence. With a lot of economic and market factors, who would have thought they must also consider climate factors when investing in the real estate market. It is incredible how far the...
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6 Compelling Reasons to Start a Home Garden
Posted on 09/01/2019
6 Compelling Reasons to Start a Home Garden
There are many ways that a home garden can be of benefit to you. From improving your health, to helping burn calories and beautifying the surroundings, there are many reasons to start home gardening. Here are fabulous reasons to start a home or family gardening. Access to fresh and healthy Food Eating freshly grown foods is one of...
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Condo, Apartment, Co-Op, Flat, or Townhome?
Posted on 08/25/2019
Condo, Apartment, Co-Op, Flat, or Townhome?
Called “common-interest housing” condos, co-ops, flats, townhomes, and apartments have different meanings to different buyers and even have different colloquial meanings than the official real estate industry meanings. Below you'll find a breakdown of the differences between these housing types along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. What is “Common Interest Housing”? Before going too deep, it...
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Another Property Sold - 3545-47 Cherokee Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
Posted on 08/20/2019
Another Property Sold - 3545-47 Cherokee Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
DUPLEX - Absolutely stunning, Completely Renovated DUPLEX in desirable North Park! Front unit is a 2 Bed/1 Bath, Back Unit 1 Bed/1 Bath with alley access! These highly desirable units, feature a remodeled Kitchen with Quartz counter-tops, wood cabinets, Porcelain tile, new stainless steel Appliances, kitchen fixtures, Dual-Pane windows, lighting, and designer flooring throughout. Each unit has it's own private fenced yard and NEW...
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Why You Should Clean Your Home’s Clogged Gutters
Posted on 08/18/2019
Why You Should Clean Your Home’s Clogged Gutters
Falling leaves are lovely in the fall but can fill your gutters quickly. Clogged gutters can pose a serious problem to your house. One reason for clogged gutters is a lack of maintenance after rains and over a long period. Regular maintenance of your gutter systems can prevent problems from accumulated debris. Clogged gutters can cause leakages that...
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