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9 Green Home Myths

The advantages of a green home are fairly well known. People choose this style of home because of its primary benefit: helping the environment. However, there are misconceptions about green homes that are not always researched and understood.…
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Should You Buy New or Remodel?

Most people reach a point in their home when they start becoming a little antsy. The house may begin to seem too large after the children have moved out. The areas that you used to love in the house may begin to bother you. Whatever the reason…
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Qualify for a Home in 5 Steps

One of the first steps to home ownership is preparing your finances. By following these five steps, you will be on your way to being approved to purchase a home. Each step is essential to moving the home buying process along smoothly. Here's…
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Luxurious Bathroom Upgrades

When you are looking to sell or buy a home, a luxurious bathroom is going to make the house more appealing. Bathrooms are expensive. Because of the extra appliances such as the toilet, shower and sink, the bathroom will cost more than most other…
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Explanation of the Real Estate Commission

As you look to buy and sell a home, there are certain real estate terms and titles that are essential to understand. The more information you know, the better equipped you will be to make sure that you are not misunderstood or misrepresented.…
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What Size Home Works Best for You?

Big homes are exciting. They provide more space, more privacy, and more accommodation. But before selecting a large home, here are three questions you should ask yourself to determine what size home works best for you: What are my family’s…
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New Home vs. Used Homes

In San Diego, new homes are being constructed at a rapid rate. With new homes, come different advantages. Here are 5 reasons why people prefer to purchase new over used homes. A new home can be designed the way you want it. In an old…
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How to Interview an Architect for a Home Renovation

Wanting to remodel? Just as you should interview a contractor before hiring one, you should also interview the architect who will be completing the remodeling project. You need to ensure that you are hiring the right person for the job. They…
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Searching for Foreclosure Homes Online

Trying to find a good foreclosed property online to buy can be a confusing process. The terms used for foreclosures vary. There are: foreclosures, pre-foreclosures, auction foreclosures, bank-owned foreclosures, default foreclosures, and the…
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First Time Homebuyer Closing Costs

First time homebuyer closing costs come as a surprise for some new homebuyers. If the home is being purchased with a mortgage, there are extra fees that aside from the expected monthly mortgage payment. Some homes will have reduced closing costs…