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Posted on 06/26/2022
4 Reasons Why Down Payment Amount Matters
Many financial experts suggest paying a 20% down payment when buying a home. While for some prospective homebuyers this may be a simple task, others might wonder if the suggested 20% of the home purchase price—or higher—are necessary. Here are some reasons it benefits you to make a larger down payment when buying a house: Score Better Mortgage...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
How to Build a Household Budget
The financial aspects of buying a home don't end with the purchase. Home ownership comes with its own ongoing fees and future expenses you'll need to prepare for. The best way to do so is to establish a balanced household budget. Here are some tips for how to get started: Set Your Goals Once you have a clear...
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Posted on 06/18/2022
OPEN HOUSE: Ohh, the Views!
OPEN HOUSES: Sat. June 25 & Sun. June 26 - 2pm-4pm 277 Kent Road, Pacifica, CA 94044 3 beds - 3 baths - 1,753 sq. ft. Come tour this beautiful brand new coastal home with ocean views. Located in the desirable Pedro Point area of Pacifica. Fantastic location on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Amenities are just minutes...
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Posted on 06/18/2022
3120 College Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066 is now new to the market!
This smart home has it all! Rebuilt down to the studs with all new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, new ducting, insulation, and double pane windows. It's smart ready for the techies in the family. A fashionable front entry with tile flooring, stylish wood ceiling, and a farmhouse designer front door. Enter the smart great room with cathedral ceiling, wood flooring, and brick fireplace ready to set the ambiance. The kitchen is a statement with designer quartz countertops and a lighted backsplash; waterfall island for conversation and entertaining, stainless steel appliances, and a built-in pantry for your storage needs. Additional bonus counter...
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Posted on 06/18/2022
Video Tour - 3120 College Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066
This smart home has it all! Rebuilt down to the studs with all new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, new ducting, insulation, and double pane windows. It's smart ready for the techies in the family. A fashionable front entry with tile flooring, stylish wood ceiling, and a farmhouse designer front door. Enter the smart great room with cathedral ceiling, wood flooring, and brick fireplace ready to set the ambiance. The kitchen is a statement with designer quartz countertops and a lighted backsplash; waterfall island for conversation and entertaining, stainless steel appliances, and a built-in pantry for your storage needs. Additional bonus counter...
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Posted on 06/16/2022
Another Property Sold - 204 Shoreview Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044
Own a piece of the California Coast! Come see this spectacular ocean front home with views south to Pedro Point, west to the Farallon Islands and beyond to north to the Marin Headlands. We all have gone to the coast to watch the sunsets, now you can sit with your favorite beverage and watch the sunsets from your rear deck/patio. Renovated open living space with wood flooring, floor to ceiling windows facing the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Bright gourmet kitchen with large island/breakfast bar. Master bedroom with on-suite bathroom featuring a jet tub overlooking the ocean. Expansive rear yard, perfect for whale watching or gathering around the...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Important financial real estate terms to know
The more real estate terms you understand, the more comfortable you will be in your home buying process. This is especially true for financial vocabulary related to real estate transactions. To help familiarize you with some of these important concepts, here is a quick guide to financial real estate terms: Fixed rate mortgage A fixed rate mortgage is...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Moving & Short Term Storage: How to Find the Best Solution
Short-term storage solutions are perfect for many situations, including remodeling, staging a home or moving to a new one. Sometimes, when moving to a new home, you may not have room for all of your belongings. You can make this common scenario much simpler with a third-party storage service. However, there are two main types of short-term storage:...
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Posted on 06/01/2022
Another Property Sold - 262 Beachview Avenue #1, Pacifica, CA 94044
Fantastic ocean, mountain, hillside, and neighborhood views with hypnotic views of the blue Pacific Ocean. Remodeled and updated end/corner unit is larger than most two-bedroom units in the Ocean Point complex. Bright throughout with high ceilings, skylight, and lots of windows to let the sunshine in and create a tranquil and peaceful setting. The designer kitchen has granite countertops, solid maple cabinets, newer stainless steel appliances, an eating area, and a custom desk area set up for a home workstation. Both downstairs bathrooms are equipped to help you unwind at the end of the day with a jetted tub, large walk-in shower, rain...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
Advantages & disadvantages using slab concrete in foundations
Home builders have used concrete in foundation creation for centuries. While a concrete slab is not your only choice of foundation type, it’s the most commonly used across all climates. While a concrete slab foundation might be the best option for some, there are some downsides. Here is a guide to the main pros & cons of having...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
Video Tour - 373 Half Moon Lane #209, Daly City, CA 94015
A GREAT PLACE TO START! First time buyers here's your opportunity to get into this hot real estate market. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo with gleaming wood laminate flooring, freshly painted rear for your artistic touches. The kitchen offers plenty of storage, breakfast bar overlooking the light and bright living room with fireplace. Imagine sitting on the deck off the living room with your glass of your favorite beverage overlooking the landscaped common area and plenty of space to have a barbecue as well. Enjoy the resort style living with loads of amenities, such as indoor/outdoor pool, jacuzzi, separate mens and women's spa and fitness...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
373 Half Moon Lane #209, Daly City, CA 94015 is now new to the market!
A GREAT PLACE TO START! First time buyers here's your opportunity to get into this hot real estate market. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo with gleaming wood laminate flooring, freshly painted rear for your artistic touches. The kitchen offers plenty of storage, breakfast bar overlooking the light and bright living room with fireplace. Imagine sitting on the deck off the living room with your glass of your favorite beverage overlooking the landscaped common area and plenty of space to have a barbecue as well. Enjoy the resort style living with loads of amenities, such as indoor/outdoor pool, jacuzzi, separate mens and women's spa and fitness...
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