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Posted on 08/05/2020
Does Your Home Have Unpermitted Additions?
Image by Sue Smith from Shutterstock House owners frequently remodel, upgrade, or otherwise make changes in their homes for which they do not secure a permit. While some changes do not require permitting, others do. The challenge comes when you attempt to sell the home. You may run into a problem when a buyer makes an offer on...
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Posted on 07/30/2020
Another Property Sold - 3245 Santa Fe Avenue #151, Long Beach, CA 90810
Why rent when you can buy? Property is discounted for a fast sale. Condo features four bedroom, one bath with a community pool and laundry facility. Property is conveniently close to freeways, schools and Silverado park. Bring your creative touches and make this condo your...
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Posted on 07/29/2020
Guide to Understanding Closing Costs
Image by Ryan R Fox from Shutterstock It can be a stressful endeavor to purchase a home. As one of the most significant investments in life, it is important to understand the steps and fees you may encounter beyond the sale price. When you are searching for a property, keep the expense of closing in mind. What Are...
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Posted on 07/23/2020
Video Tour - 1801 263rd Street #103, Lomita, CA 90717
Nestled in the highly desirable complex The Pines, this large 3 bedroom townhome has so much to offer! Remodeled throughout, it has newer flooring, fresh paint,and beautiful bathrooms. This is a wonderful gem! The open floor plans is for great entertaining. The kitchen is bright and inviting with an eating counter and sitting stools, plus a wine refrigerator, large pantry, and newer lights. Enjoy dining with friends and family in the formal dining room area that easily flows to the abundant sized enclosed landscaped patio. The livingroom has a big open balcony off the side Cozy up by the fireplace on the sofa with a glass of wine or a...
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Posted on 07/23/2020
1801 263rd Street #103, Lomita, CA 90717 is now new to the market!
Nestled in the highly desirable complex The Pines, this large 3 bedroom townhome has so much to offer! Remodeled throughout, it has newer flooring, fresh paint,and beautiful bathrooms. This is a wonderful gem! The open floor plans is for great entertaining. The kitchen is bright and inviting with an eating counter and sitting stools, plus a wine refrigerator, large pantry, and newer lights. Enjoy dining with friends and family in the formal dining room area that easily flows to the abundant sized enclosed landscaped patio. The livingroom has a big open balcony off the side Cozy up by the fireplace on the sofa with a glass of wine or a...
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Posted on 07/22/2020
Image by Selling of my photos with StockAgencies is not permitted from Pixabay Cauliflower just keeps winning popularity contests, landing roles in everything from gnocchi to pizza crusts to rice replacements. Why have we fallen in love with cauliflower? Because it's a satisfying, delicious and healthy option! Cauliflower, like Brussels sprouts, kale and bok choy, is a member...
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Posted on 07/15/2020
Reasons to Back Out of Your Contract
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayOnce you sign a purchase agreement, whether you are the buyer or seller, it is very difficult to back out of it. However, as a buyer, you are able to back out if your real estate agent drafts the contract properly. Real estate agents use a standard contract. That does not mean that...
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Posted on 07/14/2020
Video Tour - 1612 Loma Drive #B, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Welcome to this amazing brand new DETACHED townhome located in the Sand section steps to the beach! This west facing home boasts of so many exquisite finishes.Custom built by premiere builder Gary Lane, this modern beach home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bath PLUS office with sliding sleek barn doors conveniently located right off the kitchen. There are 2 fireplaces, 1 in family room with gorgeous textured porcelain tile, 1 on the spacious roof deck with lovely ocean and valley views.Hardwood flooring throughout.The chefs kitchen with island has custom cabinetry,top of the line Neolith countertops and backsplash,all high end Thermador appliances...
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Posted on 07/14/2020
1612 Loma Drive #B, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 is now new to the market!
Welcome to this amazing brand new DETACHED townhome located in the Sand section steps to the beach! This west facing home boasts of so many exquisite finishes.Custom built by premiere builder Gary Lane, this modern beach home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bath PLUS office with sliding sleek barn doors conveniently located right off the kitchen. There are 2 fireplaces, 1 in family room with gorgeous textured porcelain tile, 1 on the spacious roof deck with lovely ocean and valley views.Hardwood flooring throughout.The chefs kitchen with island has custom cabinetry,top of the line Neolith countertops and backsplash,all high end Thermador appliances...
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Posted on 07/08/2020
Luxurious Outdoor Living Spaces
Photo by Randy Fath on Unsplash Outdoor living areas give you opportunities to spend more time outside during the year. Instead of a traditional patio or deck, consider adding an elaborate outdoor living room, kitchen and dining area. These are a just a few ideas to think about including in your high-end outdoor living area, so you’ll have...
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Posted on 07/01/2020
Selecting a Motion Detector Spotlight
Photo by John Paulsen on Unsplash Adding a motion detector light outside your house contributes greatly to your home’s security. Besides being able to clearly see any people or wildlife approaching your home, the sudden flash of a powerful spotlight turning on discourages intruders as they cannot be sure whether the light has a motion detector or was...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
How is Fair Market Value Determined?
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock The term "fair market value" is the price at which an interested but not desperate buyer is willing to buy and a motivated but not distressed seller is willing to sell on the open market in your location. The set value depends on recently sold similar-sized homes with like amenities, upgrades, and...
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