New Year’s Resolutions For Your Home

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8 Tips to Make Your Home Ready for the New Year It’s that time of year again where everyone starts making grand New Year’s resolutions that they can’t really keep. A  great place to start making a positive change is in your home. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions for your home there are a few goals you can …

Understanding HERO Financing

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You almost certainly have had home improvement companies call or knock on your door,  promoting energy-efficient products and or improvements, some of them suggesting you use the HERO program to pay for those improvements. Certainly adding solar panels and saving money on energy bills sounds like a great idea! Yet there are many ways to pay for solar — from …

Remodeling, Budget

How to Stay on Budget While Remodeling

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It seems like an unwritten rule: whenever you start a remodeling project, it will always go over budget. But that doesn’t have to be the reality. With smart planning and strict discipline, you can complete a successful remodel without breaking the bank. Here’s how to do it. Start with a Realistic Ballpark Figure Figuring out how much you have to …

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Paint Colors That Sell – And Ones That Don’t

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When planning to sell your home, paint colors play a bigger part than you may realize. Colors affect moods, feelings, and impressions of a space as well as the people in that space. To appeal to the most amount of buyers, you need to plan your color choices with this in mind. Pay attention to the interior and exterior colors …

Homebuyers’ Most Wanted Features

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If you’re considering selling your home, you want to make sure it will stand out from the other options buyers have,  and knowing what homebuyers most wanted features are will help you do that. While each homebuyer is different and will be searching for different qualities in a new home, there are a few features that have broad appeal for many …

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 …