Clever Tips to Make Painting Your Home Easier

Painting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform a space. But it can also be a hassle, what with all that taping and prepping and cleaning up. These clever tips can make it easier. Fun, even. (That might be a stretch.) (Click here to read)

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5 Reasons to Buy a Fixer-Upper Instead of a Perfect Place

“Location, location, location” is the mantra when it comes to where to buy a home. But when it comes to what to buy, it gets a little more complicated. There is definitely a contingent who would insist that you would buy the best home you can afford. But while there is something to be said for buying a move-in ready home, a place that needs a little love can be downright irresistible. (Click here to read)

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The Homeownership Dream

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December 2018 Real Estate Activities for San Marino

December continues to be part of the “seasoned” adjustment period. There were 7 solds, 1 less than the month of November. The highest sold was the one “private” sale on Winston for $3.98M at $997/sqft. The lowest $/sqft was $729 for the property on Roxbury, and the lowest recorded sold was $1.57M on Bradbury, which is 39.49% of the highest sold.

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Six Ways to Make Yourself Happier at Home

Your home is your haven. Or, at least, it should be. But is it really making you happy or are there aspects of your place that are bringing you down? Little fixes can turn it all around. (Click here to read.)

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The Stress of Surprise Repairs

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The Smartest Smart Home: Five Things to Buy Now that Will Help Sell your Home

If you’re getting ready to put your home on the market, you’ve undoubtedly heard that it needs to be in the best possible shape to attract legit buyers. But what else can you do to make it stand out? The answer: Turn it into a smart home. (Click here to read.)

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Should You Finance Your Renovation?

You can finance your house, your car, your new teeth, and your college degree. We just got a quote from a company that offers financing on new board-on-board fences (But no thanks on the interest rate that is triple what we have for our mortgage—we’ll live with our existing fence a bit longer, thank you.).

If you’re looking to finance your renovation, you’ve got options there, too. Sure, you can take out a home equity line against your home once it appreciates in value, but you’ll have to pay interest. What if there was another option? (Click here to read.)

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Burglars Begone

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November 2018 Real Estate Activities for San Marino

We have a “seasonal” adjustment for the month of November; there were only 8 solds, 4 less than the previous month! The highest sold was $3.5M at $953/sqft on Oak Knoll, while the lowest $/sqft was $554 on Winston & the lowest recorded sold was $1.32M on San Gabriel.

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