October 2017

Found 6 blog entries for October 2017.

Why You Shouldn’t Sell an Empty HomeWhether due to work or another obligation, homeowners may be put in a situation that forces them to move quickly and buy a new home before they can sell the current one. In these sorts of cases, homeowners may move out all their furniture and choose to sell the home empty. However, this is a decision that can cause a lot of harm and prevent the home from selling. Here’s why empty homes can be harmful and what homeowners can do to fix it.

Empty Homes Can Seem Uninviting

When buyers come to see a home, they often judge a home by the way the rooms look, even if the furniture in the home isn't the same as what they will be bringing with them. Therefore, when a home is staged empty, homeowners have more trouble envisioning the home with furniture

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Why Having Proper Home Insurance is Crucial for HomeownersHaving a home means having responsibilities, which can come with some stress and concerns. As long as a homeowner understands the importance of taking care of themselves and their house, though, they can reduce a lot of the worries. One of the biggest ways to have peace of mind when owning a home is to get the right insurance policy. With the proper coverage, a homeowner will feel safe and comfortable, and will know that they will be covered in an emergency. No one wants tragedy to strike their Playa Del Rey home, but having insurance means financial protection if something does go wrong.

What Kind of Coverage Is Best?

Having proper coverage is key, and not just any coverage will do. A standard, all-encompassing homeowners insurance policy is

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3 Considerations to Buying a Vacation HomeDo you have your heart set on owning a vacation home where you and loved ones can simply relax and unwind? There are many vacation homes available throughout the United States and near recreational areas that continue to draw buyers. What should homebuyers know before making a purchase on a Marina Del Rey vacation home?

The following questions can help prospective buyers learn more about important considerations when it comes to buying a vacation home.

Where Should You Buy?

Buying a vacation home is a long-term commitment. Those also looking at the purchase of a vacation home as an investment and potential rental property may want to consider whether or not the area is attractive to those looking to rent or buy in the future. Associations

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What to Know About Buying a Vacation HomeAny buyer who is trying to decide where to buy a vacation home in California, or elsewhere, is probably very excited about the prospect of having a specific home to go to each time they want to get away for a while. Vacation houses are often on the beachfront or in the woods, or somewhere that is highly significant or sentimental to the buyer. While that all makes sense, there are practical issues that have to be considered when purchasing a vacation home, as well. Without taking a careful look at those issues, buyers could end up with a vacation house they really don't use much, or one that costs them much more than they were expecting to pay. Here are several things to consider before making a vacation home purchase.

Is the Vacation Home

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What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?When you apply for a mortgage, you will find that there are other monthly expenses in addition to your principle and interest on your loan. Properly understanding those expenses and when they apply can ensure that you have enough money in your budget for the home that you want and that you are not paying more than you have to. Private mortgage insurance (PMI) can be costly. Learning whether you are obligated to pay it and what it is you are paying for can make you a more informed purchaser.

What is PMI?

PMI stands for "private mortgage insurance." You will typically be responsible for paying it if you put down less than 20 percent on your home and have a conventional loan.

This is a type of insurance that protects the lender. PMI will

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Hire a Professional or do it Yourself?Many homeowners like to do their own home improvements. Some do it to save money, others because they enjoy taking care of their own property. While saving money and taking pride in home maintenance is a good thing, some projects are not appropriate for an unlicensed, inexperienced homeowner. If you're a homeowner who is thinking about taking on a home improvement project, knowing the limits of your abilities and when to contact a professional can help ensure that your home will be well cared for and well maintained.

Can You Do It Right?

Some jobs, when done without knowledge or expertise, can result in damage to the property. For example, any home improvement project involving plumbing or roofing material can result in water damage if done

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