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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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Disaster Preparedness For You And Your Home

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Although it’s always a good idea to be ready for a natural disaster or emergency, the recent tragedies occurring across the country highlight how important disaster preparedness really is. You can’t anticipate the level of destruction that seismic activity, fire or severe weather can bring. But creating a plan to minimize damage to your property and keep your family safe in the …

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You Could Be Wrecking Your Home – And Not Know It

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Buying a home is exciting and scary all at the same time. There’s the excitement of falling in love and then the agony of waiting to hear if your offer was accepted and all the mountains of paperwork. But once you’re in, that’s it, right? You can now just relax and enjoy it, can’t you? Yes, but there are a …

Keeping Pests Out of Your Home

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Pests are a reality of home ownership, with tiny animals and insects coming in like unwanted tenants. Every area has their own local nuisances, so realistically, you’ll deal with one of these at some point as the owner of a house. Each creature has their own habits and problems, but all usually need to be removed. Today we’ll go over …

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Fall Home Repairs To Watch For

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Homeownership is a year-round job just as much as a joy, and for many of us, fall home repairs are the ones that need to get in before the weather turns nasty. Many of these repairs to watch for can become worse with the progression of winter conditions, and while here in Southern California we don’t experience the snowstorms and …

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Preventing Outdoor Fire Risks At Home

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California’s drought has had a lot of impact on life in the region, particularly in regards to fires. The Sand Fire spent most of the last week giving Santa Clarita and Los Angeles National Forest a smoky pall, and is still continuing its way through the hills. While many residents have returned to their homes, 18 houses were lost to …

Simple Home Repair Jobs to Lift You Out of Winter’s Funk

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Wet, gray days can dampen one’s spirits and accomplishments — even little ones — go a long way toward a sunny outlook. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, quick home repair chores you can do when you’re mired in doldrums of winter. For max efficiency, make a to-do list ahead of time and shop for all the tools and supplies in …

Home Improvements That Pay Off

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The 9 Most Financially Savvy Home Improvements You Can Make Whether you’re planning to live in your home for many years or considering selling it soon, you should know that some home improvement projects pay off more than others. Here are eight affordable (under $5,000) home improvement projects that’ll help you enjoy your home more today and provide excellent financial return …


Summerize Your Home

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Tips To Summerize Your Home Summer maintenance is really about keeping things running smoothly so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the more sublime pleasures of summer-like alfresco dinners with friends and family, puttering in the garden and lazy afternoons reading in the hammock. Keep It Cool The first order of business is keeping your space cool. Make sure your …