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Physical Activities for Your Dogs
Posted on 04/21/2019
Physical Activities for Your Dogs
Many behavior problems in a dog are as a result of boredom and excessive energy, which is justifiable because this animal is supposed to be physically active. Some owners breed domestic dogs for specific purposes like protection, farming, hunting, etc. On the other hand, wild dogs are more active because they only hunt and scavenge for food. Whether...
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How Long Will It Take You to Find Your Ideal California Luxury Residence?
Posted on 04/14/2019
How Long Will It Take You to Find Your Ideal California Luxury Residence?
There is no definitive timeline for finding and buying a luxury home in San Francisco, Malibu or any other California city or town. Ultimately, it is important to remember that the Golden State luxury homebuying journey varies from person to person. But if you know how to prepare for a California luxury home search, you may be able to...
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Is Buying a Home a Good Idea?
Posted on 04/07/2019
Is Buying a Home a Good Idea?
Purchasing a home may prove to be a good idea. In fact, there are many reasons to pursue a house, and these include: 1. You can purchase a home that you can call your own. There is nothing quite like the feeling an individual typically experiences after he or she buys a house. If you conduct a search for...
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CONSIDER THIS: WHEN TO REFINANCE
Posted on 04/01/2019
CONSIDER THIS: WHEN TO REFINANCE
Refinancing your mortgage is something most homeowners consider at least once throughout the lifespan of their home loan. It allows you to pay off your previous loan by applying for a new one that has better financial advantages. While there are many good reasons to refinance, here are five common ones. Scoring a lower interest rate. The number one...
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5 CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME
Posted on 04/01/2019
5 CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME
When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are five criteria to look for in a sales comparison. 1. Location: Homes...
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Ways to Know You’ve Found the Right House
Posted on 04/01/2019
Ways to Know You’ve Found the Right House
1. The House Embraces Upon Entering: Within the first three seconds of entering your potential new home, does it feel warm and comforting? Does the house speak to you and your family? Does it feel welcoming and inviting? Does it feel like this investment feels... right? These are the deciding factors that make a house, a home. 2. You...
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EASY LANDSCAPING DIY PROJECTS
Posted on 04/01/2019
EASY LANDSCAPING DIY PROJECTS
Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features. Whether it's as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming like re-plotting plants, a fresh look for the lawn always gives your home a fresh look as well. Here are our top five...
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If you are thinking about living in Scotts Valley...
Posted on 04/01/2019
If you are thinking about living in Scotts Valley...
Scotts Valley is an incorporated city within the County of Santa Cruz. Residents enjoy the community for a variety of reasons. Here are a few you might like to know if you are considering buying a home in this part of the county. Scotts Valley is off Route 17 headed towards San Jose from the coast. It is above...
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Santa Cruz Wine Walk 2019
Posted on 04/01/2019
Santa Cruz Wine Walk 2019
Come join the community of Santa Cruz on Sunday, May 12th, 2019 from 3-6pm to taste great wines, many from the Santa Cruz mountains and the heart of the Central Coast of California. Enjoy yummy tastings while strolling through some of your favorite Downtown Santa Cruz stores. In addition, Schooner will be participating in the Wine Walk, offering a...
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SHORT SALE AND FORECLOSURE: HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?
Posted on 04/01/2019
SHORT SALE AND FORECLOSURE: HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?
As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on financially. The terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different, with varying timelines and financial impact on the homeowner. Here’s a brief overview. A short...
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Why Do Buyers Need Title Insurance? Courtesy of First American Title Co
Posted on 03/25/2019
Why Do Buyers Need Title Insurance? Courtesy of First American Title Co
Have you ever wondered why buyers need title insurance? The home may be new to the buyer, but every property has a history. A thorough title search can help uncover any title defects tied to the property. And, subject to the terms of the policy, the title insurance provides protection from title problems that may become known after the...
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