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How to Use Points to Your Benefit
Posted on 02/23/2020
How to Use Points to Your Benefit
Photo by Precondo via Pixabay Some mortgage companies offer loans with points. In a nutshell, paying points means paying down the interest rate. One point is equal to 1 percent of the mortgage amount. On a $200,000 mortgage, one point is $2,000. The percentage the interest rate lowers depends on the mortgage company and the market. For example,...
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Things You Need to Consider Before You List Your Home
Posted on 02/16/2020
Things You Need to Consider Before You List Your Home
Listing a home is a key step during the property selling journey. And if you fail to plan accordingly, you risk creating a home listing that misses the mark with prospective buyers. Ultimately, there are several things you need to consider before you craft a home listing, and these include: 1. Your Home's Features As a home seller, your...
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Transitional Bathroom Design
Posted on 02/09/2020
Transitional Bathroom Design
Photo by Андрей Постовой on Unsplash A transitional bathroom is a popular design trend that is a cross between modern and traditional. What are the key features of a transitional bathroom? A combination of two styles: A transitional bathroom can have different meanings to different people. Usually, it is a mixture of a recent era with the current...
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Buying "Subject-to" Real Estate - What You Should Know
Posted on 02/02/2020
Buying "Subject-to" Real Estate - What You Should Know
Image by Ricarda Mölck from Pixabay If you've heard people talk about "subject-to" real estate, you might be curious what that means and if it would be a good investment for you. Briefly, "subject-to" real estate means you're buying the property but the loan on that property stays in the name of the existing seller. You're making your...
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Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Address Them
Posted on 01/26/2020
Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Address Them
If you plan to buy a home in the immediate future, there are several concerns that you should address before you embark on your house search. In fact, some of the most common homebuying concerns include: 1. Lack of Home Financing You know you want to purchase a house, but obtaining financing sometimes is difficult. Fortunately, if you meet...
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How Can You Get the Best Price for Your Residence?
Posted on 01/19/2020
How Can You Get the Best Price for Your Residence?
Selling a home can be challenging, even for an individual who is laser-focused on getting the best price for his or her house. Fortunately, we're here to help you achieve the best-possible results during the home selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you obtain the best price for your residence. 1. Study the...
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Video Tour  - 602 Azule Avenue, San Jose, CA 95123
Posted on 01/19/2020
Video Tour - 602 Azule Avenue, San Jose, CA 95123
Great South San Jose property! Tons of new upgrades! Brand new composition roof. Hardwood & tile flooring. Stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances including built in microwave & dishwasher, granite counter tops, pencil tile back splash. Fantastic location on a corner lot. RV/boat parking in the gated side yard. New paint, landscaping, sprinkler system, patio, AC unit...turnkey! Crown Moulding, updated bathrooms, heated floors & toilet in the master bath. New storage shed in the backyard. Near all amenities including shopping, schools, restaurants, etc. Easy access to Highways 85 & 101 and light rail. Pride of ownership in a great...
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602 Azule Avenue, San Jose, CA 95123 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/19/2020
602 Azule Avenue, San Jose, CA 95123 is now new to the market!
Great South San Jose property! Tons of new upgrades! Brand new composition roof. Hardwood & tile flooring. Stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances including built in microwave & dishwasher, granite counter tops, pencil tile back splash. Fantastic location on a corner lot. RV/boat parking in the gated side yard. New paint, landscaping, sprinkler system, patio, AC unit...turnkey! Crown Moulding, updated bathrooms, heated floors & toilet in the master bath. New storage shed in the backyard. Near all amenities including shopping, schools, restaurants, etc. Easy access to Highways 85 & 101 and light rail. Pride of ownership in a great...
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Video Tour  - 13370 Llagas Avenue, San Martin, CA 95046
Posted on 01/15/2020
Video Tour - 13370 Llagas Avenue, San Martin, CA 95046
This centrally located horse property includes a 3BR/1.5BA home with approximately 1,344(+-) square feet. The property is approximately 3.3+- acres with pastures, a riding area, a 3 stall barn, lots of storage and plenty of room. Located just off of Highway 101 in the great horse property community of San Martin.Short walk to Caltrain Station and Gwinn Elementary School. The great location makes it perfect as a weekend slip away possibility for equestrian enthusiasts or an investment property...rent out the house and use the land and out buildings for your weekend hobbies and/or storage. Property is on San Martin public water. Call today for...
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13370 Llagas Avenue, San Martin, CA 95046 now has a new price of $1,099,999!
Posted on 01/15/2020
13370 Llagas Avenue, San Martin, CA 95046 now has a new price of $1,099,999!
This centrally located horse property includes a 3BR/1.5BA home with approximately 1,344(+-) square feet. The property is approximately 3.3+- acres with pastures, a riding area, a 3 stall barn, lots of storage and plenty of room. Located just off of Highway 101 in the great horse property community of San Martin.Short walk to Caltrain Station and Gwinn Elementary School. The great location makes it perfect as a weekend slip away possibility for equestrian enthusiasts or an investment property...rent out the house and use the land and out buildings for your weekend hobbies and/or storage. Property is on San Martin public water. Call today for...
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13370 Llagas Avenue, San Martin, CA 95046 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/15/2020
13370 Llagas Avenue, San Martin, CA 95046 is now new to the market!
This centrally located horse property includes a 3BR/1.5BA home with approximately 1,344(+-) square feet. The property is approximately 3.3+- acres with pastures, a riding area, a 3 stall barn, lots of storage and plenty of room. Located just off of Highway 101 in the great horse property community of San Martin.Short walk to Caltrain Station and Gwinn Elementary School. The great location makes it perfect as a weekend slip away possibility for equestrian enthusiasts or an investment property...rent out the house and use the land and out buildings for your weekend hobbies and/or storage. Property is on San Martin public water. Call today for...
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LED Options For Under Your Cabinets
Posted on 01/12/2020
LED Options For Under Your Cabinets
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Your kitchen is the ultimate workspace, but only if it has the lighting needed to properly illuminate your work area. Without the right lighting, you could end up fumbling through your tasks, failing to complete them to the best of your ability. Thankfully, resolving that problem is as easy as installing LEDs under...
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