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Posted on 11/29/2020
Investments: Where to Start?
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayHave you received your 401K packet? It probably had some selections to make, such as a list of investment options to choose from. A small choice like this makes a big difference down the road. Whether you own a 401K, need to fund your own retirement, are putting a down payment...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Recipe: Pesto Cauliflower Pizza
Photo by Louis Hansel @shotsoflouis on Unsplash A dish just about everyone can agree on anytime is pizza, and this tasty recipe for veggie pesto pizza with a homemade cauliflower crust is a healthy alternative to delivery or frozen options. While it takes about an hour to prepare and cook, those extra few minutes of prep are well...
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Posted on 11/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 400 Donaldson Way, American Canyon, CA 94503
Imagine coming home to a beautiful house with gorgeous CaliBamboo luxury flooring throughout, open flowing floor plan, soaring ceilings in the LR, new granite counters and appliances in the kitchen, a family room w/ the 2nd fireplace to make cold nights cozy and a big, private backyard filled with fruit trees- 2 mature asian pears, a plum, lemon, apple, cherry, nectarine and an orange tree that has the sweetest orange -Mimosa anyone? Plus, a beautiful Japanese Maple that produces exquisite autumn colors. There's an RV ramp/pad with an electrical outlet ready to go, as well as, a pad and 220 wiring for a hot tub OR maybe an outdoor...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Strategies for Simplifying
Image by Chinnapong from Shutterstock The “simple life” is a common phrase but is there such a thing? When defining the words, it’s easy to understand the challenge that comes with pairing them together. Simple (easily understood and presenting no difficulty) + life (existence, being, living). Let's rephrase the quote to say, "The simpler life." Creating a simpler...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Tips for Financing Your Second Home Affordably
Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels Buying a second home is an exceptional opportunity. You can expand your real estate portfolio, creating an investment strategy for building wealth over the long term. It’s also nice to have a home, one you can use on the weekends to get away. Whether you want to buy a home on the...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
How Do Buyers Feel After They View Your Home?
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to ensure your residence makes a positive impression on buyers. Because if your residence fails to impress buyers during a showing or open house, your home may linger on the real estate market for an extended period of time. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do...
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Posted on 10/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 18145 Riverside Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476
Known as the Sonoma Creek Cottage, this sweet and updated home is a private escape that overlooks Sonoma Creek. Step out back to the deck and be greeted by huge trees, several fruit trees, and the sounds of nature. The upstairs has 2 bedrooms, full tiled bath, an open living area and a lovely deck. Downstairs has one bedroom, full tiled bath and the main living space that includes an open kitchen and living room combo. There is an enclosed dining room off the kitchen which is lined with windows and gives you access to the back yard. Other features include an oversized 2 car garage, extra rv/boat parking in front, a back shed and raised beds....
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Going Hands-Free in the Kitchen
Photo by Sarah Biesinger via Shutterstock You’ve probably heard how important it is to go hands-free in your car, but it can be just as important and useful to be hands-free in the kitchen. If you’re busy washing dishes or prepping for dinner, you can use hands free devices to do everything from answering calls to looking up...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Starting from Scratch: How to Find the Capital for Your First Investment Property
Photo by Jonathan Rolande via Pixabay Dipping your toes in the real estate investing waters can feel intimidating--especially when it comes to making a large up-front investment. Although there are ways to get started in real estate with lower up-front costs (low- or no-down payment VA and FHA loans, for instance), it's smart to have some savings to...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Should I Buy a Home?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock While homeownership often gets referred to as the American Dream, when you purchase before you are prepared, the consequences can be dire. Here are a few reasons you should buy a home. You feel certain. Buying a house is a huge step. It’s sensible to be cautious when making such a...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Should You Establish Home Selling Goals?
If you want to streamline the home selling journey, it usually is a good idea to develop goals. That way, you can identify any potential home selling challenges and address them before you list your residence. Ultimately, there are many problems that may arise during the home selling journey, and these include: 1. Poor Curb Appeal How your home...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Challenges Associated with Buying a Zombie Property
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Zombie properties are homes that have been visibly abandoned but actual ownership has not. The term became popular in the housing industry during the 2007-08 housing crisis when people being unable to make their mortgage payments reached a catastrophic point. According to ATTOM Data Solutions, a firm that tracks different types of...
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