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Posted on 04/07/2021
Easy Tips for Improving Accessibility in Your New Build Home
Photo by ThisIsEngineering via Pexels Many of the open floor plans and spacious kitchens require only minor adjustments to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Although ADA considerations might not be on a contractor’s or architect’s radar when drafting state-of-the-art blueprints, there are persuasive reasons to build accessible new construction homes. 1: ADA-Compliant Kitchens Can Increase...
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Posted on 03/31/2021
DIY: Build a Fire Pit in Your Backyard
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay A fire pit adds a cozy and fun element to any backyard. Think of the roasting of marshmallows or just enjoying a toasty fire on a chilly fall night. Building a fire pit is a relatively straightforward DIY project. To get started, you’ll need the right materials, tools, location and confirmation you will...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Video Tour - 15 15th Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
LOCATION,,,LOCATION,,, LOCATION !!! Wow,,, welcome to this wonderful 2 bedroom condo just a FEW STEPS TO THE BEACH AND SAND AND PIER! End unit, top floor, west facing unit that gets lots of sun light! Great ocean breezes~ This condo has so much to offer, remodeled throughout, including newer wood type flooring, both bathrooms remodeled, sleek sliding barn doors, crown molding, newer granite kitchen counter tops, newer appliances and more! Don't miss the OCEAN VIEW from the balcony AND the master bedroom. You can also see Malibu mountains. This condo has such a great layout. This is beach lifestyle at its best! The complex has a BBQ area...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
15 15th Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 is now new to the market!
LOCATION,,,LOCATION,,, LOCATION !!! Wow,,, welcome to this wonderful 2 bedroom condo just a FEW STEPS TO THE BEACH AND SAND AND PIER! End unit, top floor, west facing unit that gets lots of sun light! Great ocean breezes~ This condo has so much to offer, remodeled throughout, including newer wood type flooring, both bathrooms remodeled, sleek sliding barn doors, crown molding, newer granite kitchen counter tops, newer appliances and more! Don't miss the OCEAN VIEW from the balcony AND the master bedroom. You can also see Malibu mountains. This condo has such a great layout. This is beach lifestyle at its best! The complex has a BBQ area...
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Posted on 03/24/2021
3 Factors to Consider Before You Counter an Offer to Purchase
You don't need to be a home selling expert to counter a buyer's offer to purchase your house. In fact, sellers who know what factors to consider as they evaluate a homebuying proposal may be better equipped than others to submit a successful counter-offer. Now, let's take a look at three factors a seller should consider before countering a...
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Posted on 03/17/2021
What Defines a Successful House Selling Journey?
A successful home selling journey allows a property seller to quickly and effortlessly generate interest in his or her residence and finalize a house sale. For those who want to enjoy a successful home selling journey, it is vital to prepare as much as possible. Completing a successful home selling journey may prove to be difficult. If you fail...
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Posted on 03/10/2021
Find Energy Savings in your Bathroom
Photo by 영훈 박 via Pixabay Your bathroom can be a considerable source of energy use in your home. The Department of Energy states that water heating accounts for up to 18 percent of energy bills, which is the second largest expense in your home after heating and cooling. Showers and baths aren’t the only reasons for high...
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Posted on 03/03/2021
Enhance Your Vacation Enjoyment With a Second Home
Generally speaking, taking a family vacation can "recharge your battery," give you a new lease on life, and enable you to get back to work with a renewed sense of purpose. That's the ideal scenario when everything falls into place. However, if you're one of those families that are always looking for a new place to explore every year,...
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Posted on 02/24/2021
How to Bring Your A-Game to the Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may be long and arduous, regardless of whether you're pursuing a house for the first time. However, if you bring your A-game to the homebuying journey, you can speed up the process of finding and acquiring your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you bring your A-game to the homebuying...
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Posted on 02/17/2021
FHA, VA and USDA Loans and How They Differ from Conventional Mortgages
Photo by Alexander Stein via PixabayWhen it comes to a mortgage, most of us think of the same standard product; the 15 or 30 year conventional mortgage offered by banks and lenders. This is not the only mortgage option you have, though. Depending on your personal history and circumstances you may qualify for an attractive mortgage with lower...
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Posted on 02/10/2021
How to Start Saving for Your Down Payment
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay Although a 20 percent down payment is no longer the norm, you still need to save a considerable amount to cover all the initial costs of buying a home. With median down payments at seven percent, a $250,000 home will require a down payment of $17,500. Plus, you need to have funds...
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