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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Buying a Home: Step 6 is What to Expect When in Escrow

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Opening escrow is the final stage of buying a home. Up to this point, you have gotten pre-approved for you loan, scoped out neighborhoods, created a wishlist, chosen your Realtor, compared different homes, and put in an offer.  The sellers either accepted your offer, or issued a counter offer, which you accepted. So at this stage, your offer has been …

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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 …

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Buying a Home: Step 4 is to Compare Homes

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Starting to compare homes is Step 4 of the home buying process. By now, you should have gotten pre-approved for a loan, looked at neighborhoods, created your wishlist, and chosen your Realtor. You know what you are looking for and what you can afford, but with so many choices, how do you know which house is the right one? These …

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Buying a Home: Step 3 is Finding a Realtor and Having a Buyers’ Consultation

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Choosing a Realtor, and having a consultation with them is a crucial step in finding your future home. It is Step 3 of the home buying process, so by this point, you may have gotten pre-approved, scoped out potential neighborhoods, and created your wishlist. (If not, a good Realtor can help you with those steps.) Even if you have a good …

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Buying a Home: Step 2 is Neighborhoods and Wishlists

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So you’ve started your search for your new home, and you’ve gotten pre-approved for a loan. What now? Before diving straight into checking out every single home listed for sale in the city, take a step back and think about what you are really looking for. You need to decide what you want in your future home and create your …

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 …

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Why Sell Now? Inventory and the Seller’s Market

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Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale If you’re on the fence about whether or not to sell your house, current market conditions and trend forecasts are a great way to get informed, weigh your options, and move forward with your real estate goals. At the moment, sellers find themselves at a great financial advantage, with …

90814 Market Update: September 2016

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Market Update: Real Estate Statistics and Information for the 90814 Areas of Long Beach, CA 90814 Market Update Includes the Neighborhoods of Carroll Park, Bluff Heights, Rose Park South, and Other 90814 Neighborhoods of Long Beach The median single family home price in 90814 has increased substantially in the last three years but continues to see-saw with rises and falls in …

90808 Market Update: September 2016

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90808 Market Update: Real Estate Statistics and Information for the 90808 Areas of Long Beach, CA 90808 Market Update Includes the Neighborhoods of Carson Park, Plaza, Lakewood Village, and Old Lakewood City The median home price in 90808 is at one of it’s highest points right now, dropping to $585,000 in August of 2016. In comparison to $575,000 as the average …