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How To Raise The Rate of Your Rental

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There might be a few reasons you’ve decided to raise the rent on your rental property. Maybe you’re looking to make sizable improvements, adjust to increased income tax rates, or reflect changes in the neighborhood market. Whatever the reason, there are certain rules you’ll need to follow to both retain your tenants and avoid legal troubles. Read this essential how-to …

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Last-Minute Tips For Hosting The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

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First, make a reservation someplace elegant. OK, just kidding. Thanksgiving is about spending time with your loved ones and focusing on your blessings, which of course include delicious food. However, making that wonderful food and serving it can be easier if you follow some of these tips. Make Lists for Everything. Write out your shopping lists, your menus, and your timeline ahead …

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Feeling “Stuck in Place?” There’s Options!

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You Aren’t Alone … And There’s Hope! Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you may have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place.According to data from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the average amount of time …

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Multigenerational Housing in Long Beach

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Multigenerational housing in Long Beach and other areas is coming back in a big way. Multi-unit properties and single family homes as well as condos in Long Beach are being purchased by parents and their children together. We are also seeing siblings and other extended family members join together to purchase properties, which can help with affordability as prices continue to …

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20 Most & Least Expensive Homes for Sale in Long Beach

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Long Beach is a city with greatly varying architectural styles and neighborhoods. In short, there’s something for almost everyone. Take a look at these current choices. 20 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Long Beach 20 Least Expensive Homes for Sale in Long Beach Want More Information on Any of These Homes? Looking for Something Completely Different? Let us Know!

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The Willmore, A Historic Condo Building in Long Beach

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As you drive through downtown Long  Beach, new construction and cranes seem like they’re at every corner, yet there are also historical architectural gems throughout the area. One of the most classic is The Willmore, situated at 315 W. 3rd Street. This 11-story Italian Renaissance Revival was originally built in 1925 and owned by the Stillwell Hotel Corporation of Los …

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Tips For Moving With Pets

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While we have the choice of whether to move, our pets don’t. And while they understand intuitively something unusual is going on, they don’t know quite what to do. As pet-lovers, we want to make the process on them as easy as possible. Moving with pets can be easier for you, and for them, if you take some time to …

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Preparing For a Home Appraisal

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Selling a home can be stressful. The added weight of a home appraisal and the impact it can have on the successful sale of your home can feel like a make or break moment in your home selling process. If a buyer is obtaining a mortgage, an appraisal is a mandatory part of the process, so it’s most likely a reality …

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4 Common Real Estate Scams That Smart People Fall For

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Buying a home is one of the most stressful experiences out there—in fact, nearly 70% of people who have bought or sold a house report finding it more stressful than having a baby, changing jobs, or getting married, according to a survey. And why not? After all, this is the largest purchase that most of us will ever make, and …