How to Build the At-Home Gym of Your Dreams

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Have you been considering installing an at-home gym in your home? There are a lot of benefits to going this route for your health and fitness. You will save time going to the gym, you will probably save money in the long-run on gym memberships, you can workout whenever you want, listen to any music you want, and don’t have …

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Celebrate Día de los Muertos at MOLAA

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Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead as it as also known here in the US, is a beautiful and sacred Latino tradition dating back thousands of years. This year, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) here in Long Beach is hosting several days worth of celebrations. Those in Long Beach and the surrounding areas are welcome …

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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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Steps of Buying a Home: Step 5 is Putting in a Winning Offer

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Putting in an offer on a house is one of the most important steps in the home buying process. At this stage, you should have been pre-approved for a loan, researched neighborhoods, created your wishlist, chosen your Realtor, and compared different houses on the market. You’ve found the perfect home and are ready to purchase. In order to beat out any …

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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 …