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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7 Tricks Hotels Use That Can Make Your Home Look and Work Better

Looking to breathe some life into your house? Maybe all you need is a vacation. A hotel stay is great for a lot of reasons – as a romantic getaway, an opportunity to see the world or explore new places, a break from work or kids – but taking a good look at your surroundings can also give you great ideas for refreshing your space when you get back home. (Click here to read.)

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Are You Torturing Your Trees?

Trees are stuck with you. They can’t run away when you make life tough for them. Trees have no voice and must suffer in silence.

The worst thing is that many well-meaning, even tree-loving, property owners unwittingly torture their trees.

Whether you inherited trees when you bought your current real estate or you’ve planted trees yourself, their value to your property, your lifestyle, and the community is numerous: privacy, greenery, reduction of air pollution, lessening of soil erosion, shade, wildlife habitat—and the list goes on. (Click here to read.)

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