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4 Things New Homeowners Should Do to Prep for Fall and Winter

Posted by Eddie and Michele Gonzalez // November 28, 2016

Fall is just around the corner, and not long after that winter will follow. This means that now is the time to start thinking about how you can prepare your home for what’s heading your way. For new homebuyers spending their first fall and winter in their new home, this preparation is even more important. You’ll […]


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8 Surprising Factors That Can Affect Your Home’s Value

Posted by Eddie and Michele Gonzalez // October 6, 2016

Besides the obvious factors, there are some quirky elements that can affect your home’s value. Find out what they are. Surprise! You might know more about real estate than you think. For example, you know that square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, lot size, and location determine home value: A 4,000-square-foot, five-bed, five-bath beachfront […]


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The Real Deal: Market Snapshot of Regional Real Estate, Both Residential and Commercial, in 2016

Posted by Eddie and Michele Gonzalez // August 25, 2016

By Lisa A. Lewis It’s a phrase that has become the official motto of the real estate industry: “location, location, location.” Indeed, location is the single most important factor in determining property value. But while location remains a constant in real estate, the market is dynamic—continuously changing due to various factors, including the economy, financial […]


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5 Coziest Living Room Colors

Posted by Michele Whitaker // April 12, 2016

Our 5 Coziest Living Rooms Colors Check out these five cozy living room colors, selected by Sue Wadden, the new director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. Tin Lizzie Create a modern, cozy living space with this mid-tone gray, perfect when combined with neutral colors and layered textures.   SW 9163 Tin Lizzie Utaupeia When used in […]


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Prehabbing: The DIY Real Estate Exit Strategy

Posted by Eddie and Michele Gonzalez // April 5, 2016

                          Have you ever found a great property you wanted to wholesale, but ended up backing out of the deal because you feared an investor wouldn’t want to purchase a dilapidated looking home? Have you ever had a property that would have been […]


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New Federal Measure Would Offer Tax Deductions to Millions of Homeowners

Posted by Eddie and Michele Gonzalez // March 21, 2016

U.S. Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) have introduced a measure that would allow homeowners in community associations who earn $115,000 or less in annual income to deduct up to $5,000 of their community association fees and assessments from their federal tax liability. Expressing support for the bill, Community Associations Institute (CAI) says […]


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4 Tips for Putting Your Tax Refund Back Into Your Home

Posted by Michele Whitaker // March 14, 2016

Courtesy of Zillow Digs. TIPS & ADVICE / STORY / BY VERA GIBBONS ON 8 MAR 2016 Are you getting a tax refund this year? The average refund is about $3,000 — enough to reinvest in your home. Whether you’re expecting a few hundred dollars back or a few thousand, put some of it to work with […]


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2016’s Most Popular Neighborhoods To Buy A Home

Posted by Michele Whitaker // March 14, 2016

It’s no secret; the housing market is cyclical, and so too are the commodities prospective homebuyers prioritize. However, it is entirely possible for those fundamental “needs” to dictate the most popular neighborhoods to buy a home in. In other words, the neighborhoods with the most to offer (at the right price) should be at the […]


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Real Estate Investing As A Business

Posted by Michele Whitaker // December 20, 2015

“Investment is most intelligent when most business like” – Warren Buffett If investing is better when conducted most business like, does it mean that more real estate investors ought to be investing in a more businesslike fashion? Should every real estate investor be investing as a business? What does that really mean? What does it look […]


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Housing Still The Best Investment Tool Of A Lifetime

Posted by Michele Whitaker // December 20, 2015

Many people are still wondering whether or not real estate is one of the best investment strategies for long-term wealth building. Is investing in homes still a smart investment for the average individual? Is a home still the best investment of a lifetime for most Americans? If so, why are some pessimists still questioning the rebound […]


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