Category Archives: Home Value

5 Ways to Enhance Your Small Living Room

5 Ways Dabito Made His Small Living Room Awesome   Imagine fitting your entire living room and home office into one 100-sq-ft space. Impossible? Dabito of Old Brand New makes it look easy. He recently moved from Los Angeles to … Continue reading

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Call The Doctor, My Temperature is 101.8!

Actually it’s not but 101.8 is a great number when it’s the percentage return on investment (ROI) on a home project.  I always get asked, “what can I do to enhance the resale of my home? What return will I get … Continue reading

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Why you should use an engineer instead of a regular home inspector

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Seven additional costs every homebuyer should be aware of:

Seven additional costs every homebuyer should be aware of: 1) Private mortgage insurance If your down payment is less than 20 percent, your lender will likely require that you carry private mortgage insurance (PMI). Premiums vary depending on the size … Continue reading

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Yay the snow is melting! But now I have a damp basement!

We’re getting our wish.  A snowy cold winter is coming to an end.  All the snow is melting.  It’s all good, right?  The only problem is that melting snow and the coming Spring means that it’s wet basement season. Basement … Continue reading

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Staging Tips for Selling Your House This Spring

Here are four staging tips and easy upgrades that will help sell your house this spring! 1. Color Where it Counts Many make staging a mission to neutralize a space’s color palette from top to bottom. While this isn’t a … Continue reading

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6 Factors Homebuyers Should Consider Over Interest Rates

When the Federal Reserve stopped buying Treasury bonds last fall, experts predicted interest rates would rise, sparking a sense of urgency among prospective homebuyers to take advantage of historically low rates before it was too late. Now the rise in … Continue reading

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Foundations From Our Friends at Warren Enguneering

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT RESIDENTIAL FOUNDATIONS IN OUR AREA? LET US HELP: Many times we have been asked general questions regarding foundation maintenance, and more specifically; “when is a foundation crack considered to be severe or of significance”? The following … Continue reading

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Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home?

Buying or Selling? Contact me for a no obligation review of your real estate goals.

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When Should You Start Getting Your Home Ready To Sell?

Most of my clients start the process 6-12 months before they intend to put their home on the market.  Getting am early start allow you to prepare in a stress free fashion and it allows you to do it right … Continue reading

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