Protecting Your Home While You Travel

Whether you are flying cross-country to visit family or hitting the road in your RV, for many people the holidays are synonymous with traveling. But, leaving your home unattended can expose your greatest assets to risk. Here are some tips for protecting your home while you travel. Suspend services. Contact USPS to put a hold

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Should You Replace The Roof Before You Sell Your Home?

It is a simple question but the answer is a little more complicated.  And, it may vary depending on the home and situation. Here are some considerations when deciding whether you should replace the roof before selling your home: What is the age and condition of the roof? Is the roof in decent shape but

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What Buyers Need to Know About Buying a Home With Solar

According to California Solar Statistics, San Diego is the second largest solar market in California (the first is Los Angeles). What does this mean to a home buyer? It means the chances are pretty high that you may be buying a home with solar. But before you sign on the dotted line, here is what

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How to Appeal a Low Home Appraisal

Whether buying or selling a home, a home appraisal is an important part of the residential purchase transaction. When buyers are getting a home loan, the appraisal helps assure the lender that the value of the home they are lending on is not less than the loan amount. If the appraiser assigns an opinion of

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Important Signs That It May Be Time To Move

Maybe it is something you have been thinking about for a while, or maybe an event triggered the question. Either way, older adults (and their adult children and family) often find themselves asking whether they should consider moving.  And if so, when they should move. Each person and circumstance will vary, but be aware of

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Four Steps to Organizing and Downsizing

Whether you are sorting and organizing to move, or just doing some spring cleaning, these Four Steps to Organizing and Downsizing can help make the process much faster and easier (and, when it comes to moving, who doesn’t want that?). Step 1: Start with the end in mind. What is the goal? If you are downsizing to move, get

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