Real estate buyers eat cost for wear-and-tear items

Q: We purchased a large home last year. The property overall was in good condition, with the home being only 10 years old. Now that winter is here, we are finding many areas of exterior paint flaking off; a large wood deck that was painted is now rotting and lifting; and numerous interior floor tiles …

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Top 100 Selling Tips

Selling a home in market like this one — filled with foreclosures and crowded with other sellers — can be tough on your mental state and on your finances. That’s why it’s essential to do all you can to get your home looking good and drawing in buyers. Most homeowners will be happy to learn …

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Boomer Expectations Set To Affect Home Markets Over The Next 10 Years

American housing in the next decade is expected to be shaped by the changing values of adults ages 46 to 64, a study by the Urban Land Institute indicates. The people in this demographic are healthier than the previous generation of home buyers and expect to work, at least part-time, past the typical retirement age. …

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Maintain Your Vacation Home

Although several of you are residents of Newport Beach or in the surrounding areas, many come to Newport Beach or Corona del Mar to vacation, and may have a vacation home of their own here.  The following article from HouseLogic.com gives some helpful hints on caring for a vacation property while you’re away: How you’ll …

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