Kitchen Remodels Worth Investing In

Kitchen Remodels Worth Investing In

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When potential buyers first check out a property, one of the features that usually lands on their must-have home list is a great kitchen. It’s also no surprise that most homeowners also look to the kitchen when planning their wish list of home improvements or remodels. What can get tricky is bridging the gap between investing in your individual kitchen …

Hey, Millenial Homeowners- It May Be Time to Sell

Hey, Millennial Homeowners- It May Be Time to Sell

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Contrary to what many believe, Millennials are not the ‘renter’ generation. Millennials purchased a larger percentage (34%) of homes in the U.S. than any other age group in 2017 and the most recent Census Bureau report shows that the homeownership rate among Millennials is finally on the rise. Many Millennials took advantage of post housing crash prices and the First-Time Homebuyers’ Tax Credit and jumped …

What Are Buyer Assistance Programs?

What Down Payment Assistance Programs Are Available?

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Buying a home is an exciting event but saving up for the down payment can be daunting for many buyers. Fortunately, there are down payment assistance programs that can help California home buyers minimize their upfront costs. “In this age of massive student loan debt and the rising cost of SoCal living, it can often feel like homeownership will always be just …

Remodeling for Resale

Remodeling for Resale

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It’s natural to want to improve your living space. Pride of home ownership and the creative freedom that comes with it can be a source of motivation for remodels, renovations, and additions. But if you ever plan on selling, you may want to exercise caution so that you don’t create a property so uniquely you it doesn’t appeal to potential …

First Step To Buying a House

Your First Step to Buying a Home This Summer

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It’s no secret that many markets across the country, our local one especially, have seen the number of buyers searching for their dream home greatly outnumber the amount of homes for sale. This rise in demand  has created a highly competitive marketplace where buyers often need to distinguish themselves to come out ahead during the bidding process. A practical and proactive way …

4 Ways to Avoid DIY Mistakes

4 Ways To Avoid DIY Mistakes

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New backsplash? You’ve done it. Upgrading a faucet? No problem. You’re a DIY master. But what about that electrical issue? Or fixing a leaky roof? Even though you (and your BFF, YouTube) have pulled off many DIY projects, you know there are projects you’ve no business trying on your own. But what about those projects that fall somewhere in between …

Kitchen Remodel

10 Simple Rules for Remodeling Your Kitchen

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  It’s the day you’ve been dreaming of — time to plan your kitchen remodel. Dream big, but make sure you’re not making mistakes that’ll cause you to regret the money you spent and the inconvenience you went through. We’re here to future-proof you from angst by naming the ten simple rules for definitive kitchen features that will retain their …

When Organization Goes Wrong

When Getting Organized Goes Wrong

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It’s time. You’re getting organized. Finally. Kudos on making the smart homeowner choice, but don’t get too self-congratulatory while you’re still in the IKEA parking lot. Organization is about giving everything the right place (sometimes the donation bin), and while that sounds straightforward, it’s pretty easy to choose the wrong places, turning your attempt at a tidier home into wasted …

Built in Grill

Built-in Grill Turns Up Summer Heat

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There’s no better season than summer to up your grilling game with a new barbecue. For some, it’s as simple as a trip to the local hardware store to upgrade to the newest, biggest, baddest barbecue model they can wheel to their truck– easy enough project for the casual user. But then there are those who take their commitment to grilling …

Moving Cat

House Hunting for Pet Perks

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When searching the market for your next home purchase, there’s a whole spectrum of features that top the list of every buyer’s dream property. For some, it’s finding a prime location or neighborhood, for others architectural style or structural design take precedence. Those with a green thumb search for the perfect landscape to watch their garden grow, while the home …