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The Risks of Smart Security Devices and How to Avoid Them

If you’re a current or prospective smart-home owner, then you know that there are potential threats associated with your automated home. There are tons of different smart security technologies for your home, such as security cameras or smartphone integrated appliances, … Continue reading

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10 Things To Do After Relocating To A New City

Free at last! The backbreaking work of moving large furniture from one side of the house to other is finished. No more do packed boxes line the house. It’s a great feelings of accomplishment. Enjoy your reprieve for a night … Continue reading

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8 Ways To Lower Your Water Bill This Summer

When the temps rise, so does water usage. And that means a larger impact on areas that are already struggling with drought conditions, not to mention the impact on your wallet, regardless of where you live. “Summer’s rising temperatures often … Continue reading

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What Buyers Want

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May 2018 Real Estate Activities for San Marino

Another slow month especially for the month of May, the most “active” month in real estate historically. We had 9 recorded sold. (There were 18 closed sales in May 2017!) The highest sold was $9.5M on Oak Grove for $1,248/sqft. … Continue reading

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10 Tips For A Pain-Free Renovation

Whether you’re painting your kitchen cabinets or ripping the whole kitchen out, renovating is exciting. Not as exciting is the mess that’s created, the potential issues with contractors, and the mad scramble to come up with more money when something … Continue reading

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Five Steps To Furnishing Your New Home

Congratulations on your new home! This is an opportunity to think holistically about the interior design and decoration of your home. Have you ever been in a house where nothing seems to go with anything else? A house with stylistic … Continue reading

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Home Inspections Can Save You Money In The Long-Run

If you’re hiring someone to inspect the home you want to buy, or you’re a seller trying to find out if there are any hidden problems that need fixing before you put your home on the market, here are five … Continue reading

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5 Smart, Easy Ways To Add Smart Home Technology To Your Place

Has technology passed your home by? It’s never too late to update it. Whether you just want to bring the home’s function into this century for your personal use or are looking to put it on the market, incorporating some … Continue reading

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Home Buying Checklist: What Else Does ‘Location’ Mean?

“Location, location, location” are the cornerstones of property value and neighborhood popularity. Evaluating this seemingly-simple, triple-impact factor goes beyond merely checking out the street address. “Click here to read.”

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