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Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018


DIY Renovating Donts We Learned From Experience
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

DIY always seems like such a good idea in the dream stage. Build in some equity with elbow grease. Get more for our money while learning some important skills. Create pretty spaces without having to deal with contractors. What could go wrong?Plenty, actually. If you dont already have a DIY horror story, or at least a tale of woe thats funny only...


DIY Renovating Donts We Learned From Experience


Renovation Tips For A Classic, Not Trendy, Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Heres the dilemma. Youre getting ready to redo your kitchen and you want it to be stylish and modern but not trendy. After all, this is the only kitchen renovation you ever plan to do and you dont want it to be outdated before you are even finished with the final touches.If youre paralyzed because youre afraid of making the wrong decision, we ge...


Renovation Tips For A Classic, Not Trendy, Home


Tips For Negotiating With Sellers
Written By: Realty Times Staff

If you dread the negotiating process when buying a home, never fear. Your real estate agent is an experienced negotiator who helps keep the bargaining from becoming emotional and veering off track.Your agent must know your desires by heart and have quick access to you if a negotiation point needs to be made. Its important to stick to the strateg...


Tips For Negotiating With Sellers


Design Tips for Upgrading Your Sunroom
Written By: Super User

The bones of your sunroom are all there - windows, floors, ceiling and maybe even some >Big Changes for Big EffectsTake a good look at your space. What do you see? The "bones" of your space set the tone for everything that goes in it: this includes flooring, wall color or wall finish, ceiling, and other architectural elements that give your room...


Design Tips for Upgrading Your Sunroom


Nine Must-Haves For Your New Home, Valentines Day Edition
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Sure, the right number of bedrooms is important. And, of course, you wouldnt even consider a house in the wrong school district. But what are the other things that really matter when buying a home? You know, the things that make your life easier - or at least a little less chaotic - on a daily basis and that support your life>Whats true of >The ...


Nine Must-Haves For Your New Home, Valentines Day Edition


Home Seller Tips To Having A Successful Open House
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Holding an open house for your soon-to-be-listed or newly on the market home is a lot like being on a game show where edging out the other contestants in a short period of time is key. In TV game shows, such as "Jeopardy," the contestants donrsquo;t automatically know answers to so many trivia questions; they study and they plan and they make it...


Home Seller Tips To Having A Successful Open House


Death And Taxes: Not Always Inevitable
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question. My husband recently died of a massive heart attack, leaving me a widow at a young age. I was thrust into a new life status that was not my choice or my desire. I believe I am being penalized for something that has already devastated my life in many ways.We were fortunate to have invested wisely in our principal home many years ago, and...


Death And Taxes: Not Always Inevitable


The HOAs Maintenance Plan
Written By: Richard Thompson

The purpose of a Maintenance Plan is to instruct a homeowner association board and property manager how to properly maintain common element components. Following a well prepared Maintenance Plan will help extend the useful life of the components and reduce costs to the members.An effective preventive maintenance plan should satisfy the following...


The HOAs Maintenance Plan


Get Ready to Buy This Spring
Written By: PJ Wade

Once you decide that this Spring you want to buy a new home mdash; or your first house mdash; the question is, "Where do we start?"The answer lies in two sets of decisions:1. Start With Success: Begin by deciding what success means to you. Clarify what you really want and why, not just whats "in" right now. Explore this practical side before vie...


Get Ready to Buy This Spring


New Recording Fees Will Fund Affordable Housing
Written By: Bob Hunt

Effective January 1, 2018 there is a whole new set of fees that will be charged to Californians who are recording real-estate->It is important to note that it is not the kind of instrument that is important, but, rather, the context in which it is being recorded. If, for example, you are refinancing your property, part of the transaction involve...


New Recording Fees Will Fund Affordable Housing


Creative Ways To Save For A Down Payment
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Youd love to buy a house, and if it werent for that pesky down payment, youd be sitting pretty in a place of your own, right? Youre not alone. Not surprisingly, the "top challenge for would-be homebuyers is thedown payment requirement," said The Mortgage Reports. In a recent study, "Over half of potential buyers claimed saving a down payment was...


Creative Ways To Save For A Down Payment


Tips For Creating A Luxe Bedroom
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Creating a >Get the lighting rightYou dont want to feel like youre being interrogated in the bedroom. Super bright lights dont set the mood, nor are they useful for helping you to >Choose the right colorFire-engine red walls will create energy, which could be helpful to your love life, but might keep you up at night for all the wrong reasons, to...


Tips For Creating A Luxe Bedroom


Lessons Learned From a Master Bathroom Remodel
Written By: Becky Harris, Houzz

Ive never really shared my own home with you before, and Im a little nervous. But I learned so much from my recently completed bathroom renovation that I wanted to tell you about it.The project started out as a fairly light makeover but blew up quickly as it evolved. I am not an interior designer, but the wealth of information and inspiration Iv...


Lessons Learned From a Master Bathroom Remodel


Will The Stock Market Affect Your Home Purchase?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

The wild stock market of the past week has sent some into a panic and caused many others to take a closer look at their financial picture. But what is the stock markets impact on real estate, and should you worry if youre getting ready to buy a new home? Not much at this point, and not really, say financial experts.So why isnt a 1,175-point drop...


Will The Stock Market Affect Your Home Purchase?


Save Some Green By Going Green
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Is your commercial real estatenbsp;energy efficient? Did you know the cost of power alone represents, on average, 9 of your operating costs? Are you doing what you can to use less energy to provide the same service?As the commercial property market grows more competitive by the day, property owners are constantly searching for new ways tonbsp;ad...


Save Some Green By Going Green


What Is Your Property Really Worth?
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Qustion. Over the years, I have been involved in questions dealing with the value of certain property. This has involved such diverse issues as appealing the Countys assessment for tax purposes, obtaining a refinance mortgage to avoid private mortgage insurance, and recently challenging an IRS valuation of property we just inherited.Is there a w...


What Is Your Property Really Worth?


Ask the HOA Expert: Changing The Governing Documents
Written By: Richard Thompson

Question: Our homeowner association has 30 single family detached homes. Our governing documents were basically written for townhomes. One of the bothersome issues is that the governing documents state that the HOA is responsible for replacing roofs, painting, gutters and other things that are commonly done with condominiums. Many owners object ...


Ask the HOA Expert: Changing The Governing Documents


Portability Initiative Is Designed To Help 55 and Over To Sell Their Homes And Buy Another
Written By: Bob Hunt

The California Association of REALTORSreg; CAR is attempting to qualify a ballot initiative, The Property Tax Fairness Initiative, that will restructure the way property taxes are calculated for buyers over the age of 55 and also the disabled and/or natural disaster victims. In many cases REALTORSreg; are already circulating petitions asking for...


Portability Initiative Is Designed To Help 55 and Over To Sell Their Homes And Buy Another




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Real Estate News
Sunday, February 18, 2018

DIY Renovating Donts We Learne...
DIY always seems like such a good idea in the dream stage. Build in some equity with elbow g...

Renovation Tips For A Classic,...
Heres the dilemma. Youre getting ready to redo your kitchen and you want it to be stylish an...

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