Deciding to Downsize

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What Are the Differences Between an Appraisal and an Inspection?

Both services concern the state of the property but fulfill different requirements. An appraisal is used by lenders to determine the current market value of the property while the property inspection makes a physical inspection of the property from the bottom up. It’s the lender that requires an appraisal. With an inspection, it’s up to the buyer whether or not to order an inspection. (Click here to read.)

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How to Create the Ideal Study Space at Home

We hate to admit it, but our parents and teachers were right all along; where you study is important. Your environment can make or break the success of your study session; it can be full of distraction, which leads to wasted time and disappointment, or set up appropriately for maximizing learning and information retention. A designated study space with a few essentials will set you up for productive studying. (Click here to read.)

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Closing Costs Cleared Up

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5 Home Decor Projects That Incorporate Nature Indoors

When you enjoy nature, you can bring it inside your home to improve your mental outlook and your physical well-being. Here are five home decor projects that will incorporate nature indoors. (Click here to read.)

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Trend Alert: Grandmillennial Design

About that minimalist design. And that mid-century aesthetic. There’s a new trend sweeping through the land of millennials, and it’s basically the opposite of the bare bones approach. Behold “Grandmillennial Design,” so coined by House Beautiful as the style that’s more akin to classic and kitschy touches than clean lines. (Click here to read.)

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January 2020 Real Estate Activities for San Marino

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5 Appliance Repairs That You Can Do Yourself (and 2 You Shouldn’t)

Appliances are integral to our daily lives, and when they stop working the way that they should, it can be a serious problem. Many appliance repair jobs tend to cost a lot of money, and can be time consuming to schedule. In many instances, however, it’s possible to do the repair yourself, sometimes in just minutes. The following five repairs can be done by most homeowners, while the last two should always be left to the pros. (Click here to read.)

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Credit Inquiries: When They Really Matter and When They Really Don’t

A credit inquiry is when an individual or a business requests a credit report from one or all of the three main credit repositories. These repositories are Experian, Equifax and TransUnion and all three use the very same algorithm when calculating the crucial credit scores. (Click here to read.)

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Savings Savviness

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