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Reasons to Look at a Mortgage From an Online Lender
Posted on 06/16/2019
Reasons to Look at a Mortgage From an Online Lender
There is a reason why online lenders like Quicken Loans have amassed millions of customers over the past few years. Actually, there are a number of reasons. Here are a few just for starters. Accessibility Anyone with a phone or home internet connection can apply for a house loan online. Wherever you are in the country, you can...
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Important Questions to Ask When Buying A Grill
Posted on 06/09/2019
Important Questions to Ask When Buying A Grill
There are lots of grills in the market, different in every way, with options, add-ons that might even confuse you, leaving you wondering what you want. There are many kinds of grills to buy and how to get the best grill for you. Is It Coming Assembled? Check to know how much assembly you may need to do....
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4541 Utah St, San Diego, CA 92116 is now new to the market!
Posted on 06/04/2019
4541 Utah St, San Diego, CA 92116 is now new to the market!
This 2BR / 2 Bath Condo checks all the boxes! Large Master BR with no common wall with second BR, Attached garage with 2 additional side-by-side spots in driveway, Central A/C and Heat, 135 Sq. Ft Patio, Fireplace in Living Room, In-unit Stack Laundry, low HOA. Walking Distance to Adams Ave. and 30th St. Resturants and Night Life. Home Owner Association has implemented a plan to increase the reserves. Monthly HOA were recently increased and a per unit assessment of $4000 (Option to pay over 2 years) was put into place. Seller of Unit 1 has already paid the assessment so new owner will not be liable for paying this...
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Difficulties of Purchasing With a Bad Credit Score
Posted on 06/02/2019
Difficulties of Purchasing With a Bad Credit Score
It is evident that Millennials, especially the first time homebuyers, are facing some financial challenges when compared to prior generations. One of the significant challenges that Millennials face is an unpleasant debt to income ratio, or that those who wish to buy have less than sparkling credit scores. Unfortunately, the problem of bad credit scores can affect interest...
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1435 Granada Ave., San Diego, CA 92102 now has a new price of $1,299,900!
Posted on 05/28/2019
1435 Granada Ave., San Diego, CA 92102 now has a new price of $1,299,900!
This classic two story home was built in 1912 and updated to match the original architectural charm. Located in heart of South Park near resturants and Balboa Golf Course. Entry hall / Sun Room has windows salvaged from Naval Hospital Bldg. 20 Solarium. Hardwood flooring and formal dining room with original built-in cabinetry. Gourmet Chef's Kitchen. Large Master Bedroom Suite. Large garage that is ideal for conversion into an Accessory Dwelling Unit. Private back yard for...
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1435 Granada Ave., San Diego, CA 92102 is now new to the market!
Posted on 05/27/2019
1435 Granada Ave., San Diego, CA 92102 is now new to the market!
This classic two story home was built in 1912 and updated to match the original architectural charm. Located in heart of South Park near resturants and Balboa Golf Course. Entry hall / Sun Room has windows salvaged from Naval Hospital Bldg. 20 Solarium. Hardwood flooring and formal dining room with original built-in cabinetry. Gourmet Chef's Kitchen. Large Master Bedroom Suite. Large garage that is ideal for conversion into an Accessory Dwelling Unit. Private back yard for...
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Taking Your Shoes Off in the House - a Fad?
Posted on 05/26/2019
Taking Your Shoes Off in the House - a Fad?
In many cultures, wearing the same shoes in the home that are worn out of doors is frowned upon. Of course, in some places where you both sit and sleep on pillows or mats on the floor, removing shoes seems logical and even mannerly. But in our fast-paced get in and out the door lifestyle is there a...
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Know the Values of Homeownership
Posted on 05/19/2019
Know the Values of Homeownership
You’ve never owned your own home and your thinking about buying. Transitioning mentally from renter to owner can be confusing at times. As a renter, you haven't had to deal with the ins and outs of owning your own home, and as you examine the reality of ownership, it can seem like it involves more cons than pros....
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Types of Mortgages Buyers Can Choose From
Posted on 05/12/2019
Types of Mortgages Buyers Can Choose From
There are different kinds of mortgages available to prospective homeowners today. The right mortgage for you will depend on a number of factors, including your level of income and credit rating. While there are numerous mortgage products available to buyers today, they will mostly fall under the categories below: FHA-Backed loans Most folks getting a home for the...
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Have you Thought About Going on a River Cruise?
Posted on 05/05/2019
Have you Thought About Going on a River Cruise?
A river cruise is a magical experience. It welcomes you to an enchanting world of beauty, allure, and luxury. Some say a river cruise is best in the evenings when the lights of a city can stand out against the black night. It makes for an amazing view, but still, a daytime cruise can be equally exciting. If...
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Condo or Country Estate: Which is Your Style?
Posted on 04/21/2019
Condo or Country Estate: Which is Your Style?
The millionaire lifestyle conjures up visions of luxurious Country French-style mansions nestled in verdant estates at the end of a mile-long tree-lined drive, their arching bows of blossoms dipping overhead as you pass through in your top-down convertible. And that lifestyle is a perfectly pleasant way to live. But is it your way to live? Luxury comes in...
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Should You Develop Home Selling Goals?
Posted on 04/14/2019
Should You Develop Home Selling Goals?
If you want to streamline the home selling journey, it usually is a good idea to develop goals. That way, you can identify any potential home selling challenges and address them before you list your residence. Ultimately, there are many problems that may arise during the home selling journey, and these include: 1. Poor Curb Appeal How your home...
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