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6 Things You MUST Do Before You Sell Your Home

6 Things You MUST Do Before You Sell Your Home

If you're like many people, you know that selling your home is a big deal - and it requires you to do a little legwork. But what are you supposed to do to prep your home for the market, and what happens if you miss a few key tasks? This guide ...

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Revealed: 7 Tips for Selling Your Home Fast

Revealed: 7 Tips for Selling Your Home Fast

If you're thinking about selling your home in Lakewood or Long Beach, now's a great time - you may be able to sell it quickly and for top dollar. You have a better shot at moving your home quickly (and at the right price) if you follow the seven ...

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The 3 Worst Homebuying Mistakes You Can Make

The 3 Worst Homebuying Mistakes You Can Make

If you're like many people, you know that it's important to work with a skilled, knowledgeable real estate agent when you buy a home in Lakewood or Long Beach. You probably also know that you should rely on your agent's expertise, which will steer ...

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How Can You Tell if a Home Needs a New Roof?

How Can You Tell if a Home Needs a New Roof?

If you're thinking about buying a home for sale in Lakewood or Long Beach, it's in your best interest to make sure it's in good shape - after all, if you take the leap and buy it, its problems become your problems. But how can you tell if a home ...

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How to De-Stress Your Cat When You Move

How to De-Stress Your Cat When You Move

Moving is stressful - not just for people, but for pets, too. When you move, your cat may really feel it, so this guide covers a few tips to help. How to De-Stress Your Cat When You Move Check out these five tips to help your cat stay as ...

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How to Help Your Dog Adjust to Your New Home

How to Help Your Dog Adjust to Your New Home

If you've just moved into a new home with your dog, you may be wondering how to help him adjust. Dogs are creatures of habit and love familiarity, so a big move can be quite stressful for them. Here are some tips to make the transition as smooth as ...

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How to Tell if a Neighborhood is Right for You

How to Tell if a Neighborhood is Right for You

When you’re looking for a new place to live, it’s important to consider more than just the size of the house or the cost of the rent. You also need to think about what kind of neighborhood you want to live in. Some people prefer ...

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5 Red Flags to Watch for When You Buy a Home 'As Is'

5 Red Flags to Watch for When You Buy a Home 'As Is'

When buying a home, it's important to be aware of the potential red flags that could indicate you're making a bad purchase decision. As-is home purchases can be especially risky, because someone selling a property in as-is condition isn't willing ...

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What is Homeowners Insurance?

What is Homeowners Insurance?

Homeowners insurance is a type of property insurance that covers damage to or destruction of a home. It also typically includes personal liability coverage, which protects the policyholder from being sued for damages caused to other people or their ...

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What Can You Do if Your Appraisal Comes Back Low?

What Can You Do if Your Appraisal Comes Back Low?

If you're selling your home, there's a good chance that your buyer's lender will require an appraisal. The purpose of an appraisal is to determine the market value of a property, and if it comes back low, you have to adjust your transaction. There ...

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Which of These 5 Mortgages is Right for You?

Which of These 5 Mortgages is Right for You?

There are five main types of mortgages available in the United States: fixed-rate, adjustable-rate, VA, FHA, and USDA. Each type has its own unique benefits and drawbacks, so it can be tricky to decide which one is right for you. This guide breaks ...

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Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper to Flip It?

Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper to Flip It?

There's something alluring about the idea of buying a fixer-upper and flipping it for a quick profit. But is buying a fixer-upper to flip it really such a great idea, or is it just asking for trouble? This guide explains. Should You Buy a ...

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Can a Seller Keep Your Earnest Money Deposit?

Can a Seller Keep Your Earnest Money Deposit?

When you make an offer on a house, it's customary to put down earnest money as a sign of good faith. This is usually between 1 and 3 percent of the home's purchase price, and the idea is that you will forfeit this money if you back out of the deal. ...

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3 Fun (and Quirky) Adventures in Long Beach

3 Fun (and Quirky) Adventures in Long Beach

When you move to Long Beach, you need the scoop on nearby adventures - and this guide outlines three of them. 3 Fun (and Quirky) Adventures in Long Beach Check out these off-the-beaten-path adventures you can go on when you move to Long ...

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Colors and How They Affect Our Buying Habits!

Colors and How They Affect Our Buying Habits!

If it is time to repaint your home, then you need to consider how your color choice could affect the value of your home. When it comes to selling something, the color is more important than you might think! The Institute for Color Research has ...

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