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Things to Remember about Missed Mortgage Payments
Posted on 12/08/2019
Things to Remember about Missed Mortgage Payments
Photo by: NeONBRAND via Unsplash Missing a mortgage payment is not the end of the world. Many lenders are more than ready to work out a payment plan if you’re going through a rough patch or budgetary crisis. However, you may end up doing more harm than good to your credit and home ownership if you don’t contact...
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Closing Costs 101: A Breakdown of Home Loan Closing Costs
Posted on 12/01/2019
Closing Costs 101: A Breakdown of Home Loan Closing Costs
Closing costs are usually an unavoidable part of buying a home. While there are ways to reduce some closing costs and fees, they are an expense you will likely have to consider when it comes time to save for a home. On average, buyers can expect to pay between 2 and 5 percent of the purchase price in closing...
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Another Property Sold - 828 Colleen Drive, San Jose, CA 95123
Posted on 11/28/2019
Another Property Sold - 828 Colleen Drive, San Jose, CA 95123
Most desirable location is Santa Teresa! Fantastic neighborhood! This home is immaculate and perfectly maintained! Views of the Blossom Valley foothills. Amazing curb appeal on a cul-de-sac. Great family home with sunken family room open to the kitchen. Perfect floor plan with tons of natural light. Formal dining room for those special Holiday dinners. Inviting and pleasant backyard with large covered deck. Large side yard with room for RV parking. Just steps to the hiking trails of Foothill Park. Conveniently located near all shopping and amenities. Easy access to Highways 85 & 101! This one will go quick! There will not be a "For Sale"...
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How to Bring Your A-Game to the Homebuying Journey
Posted on 11/24/2019
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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How to Make The Best Impression on Home Buyers
Posted on 11/17/2019
How to Make The Best Impression on Home Buyers
No matter how you look at it, putting your home on the market is a life-changing experience! Not only will it change your future circumstances, but it will have an impact on your day-to-day routine, right now. If your home is actively being shown by real estate agents, there are a few things you may need to do on...
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Revamp Your Home Selling Strategy
Posted on 11/10/2019
Revamp Your Home Selling Strategy
If your home has lingered on the real estate market for many months, there is no need to worry. Revisit your home selling strategy, and you can find innovative ways to promote your house to the right groups of buyers. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you revamp your home selling strategy. 1. Consider the...
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Should You Request a Home Showing?
Posted on 11/03/2019
Should You Request a Home Showing?
Requesting a home showing usually is a great idea if you find a residence you may want to buy. In addition, there are many things you can do to get the most out of any house showing, at any time. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you attend a home showing and determine if a...
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Hidden Enemies in Your Home
Posted on 10/27/2019
Hidden Enemies in Your Home
Could your home be making you sick? Could those allergies be inside rather than outside? Yes, and yes. Of course, you’ve already sussed out the obvious places: the mold in the bathroom, years of dirt in the carpet, even the drapes and blinds. But what about the air ducts? You know, the very thing that carries the conditioned...
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828 Colleen Drive, San Jose, CA 95123 is now new to the market!
Posted on 10/24/2019
828 Colleen Drive, San Jose, CA 95123 is now new to the market!
Most desirable location is Santa Teresa! Fantastic neighborhood! This home is immaculate and perfectly maintained! Views of the Blossom Valley foothills. Amazing curb appeal on a cul-de-sac. Great family home with sunken family room open to the kitchen. Perfect floor plan with tons of natural light. Formal dining room for those special Holiday dinners. Inviting and pleasant backyard with large covered deck. Large side yard with room for RV parking. Just steps to the hiking trails of Foothill Park. Conveniently located hear all shopping and amenities. Easy access to Highways 85 & 101! This one will go quick! There will not be a "For Sale"...
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Another Property Sold - 3320 Tracy Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Posted on 10/22/2019
Another Property Sold - 3320 Tracy Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Best schools in Santa Clara County! Located in the very heart of Silicon Valley! Great home, great neighborhood! Virtually no other properties in this neighborhood at this price point. Nice floor plan with natural light. Hardwood floors and brand new carpet, new interior paint, crown molding. Fireplaces in both the living room & family room. Large backyard with patio, lawn & side yards. Backs up to creek. Near Maywood Park, Forest Park Cabana Club Swim Club (FPCC), all shopping & amenities.Easy access to Lawrence Expressway & Highway 280. Near Apple Spaceship Building and all tech companies. This home will go...
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Ranch Style Homes Offer Convenience and Simplicity
Posted on 10/20/2019
Ranch Style Homes Offer Convenience and Simplicity
Architecturally speaking, many home buyers have very definite ideas about their preferred house style. Whether it stems from a sense of practicality or positive childhood memories, few house hunters are "on the fence" when it comes to the number of stories their ideal house should have. Perhaps you're one of those people who grew up in a two-story house...
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What Do You Need to Know About a Reverse Mortgages?
Posted on 10/13/2019
What Do You Need to Know About a Reverse Mortgages?
Many times, advertisements create a false impression about reverse mortgages. Marketing depicts them as a simple, cheap way by which older homeowners can finance their retirement. It is critical to understand how reverse mortgages work because failure to do so might harm your financial future. Studies show that many homeowners do not have a proper understanding of reverse...
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