Understanding Home Warranty

The Home Warranty’s Role in Your Sale As a Seller, a home warranty is basically an insurance policy covering the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems of a house against unforeseeable events after you close escrow. A policy can ward off potential disputes after the sale for repair and/or replacement of covered items. Whether the Seller pays […]

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Common Defects Found During a Home Inspection

BUILDING VIOLATIONS Building violations are often identified where additions and alterations were constructed without a permit. ROOFING DEFECTS Problems with roofing material resulting from age, wear or improper installation warranting maintenance, repair, or in some cases, replacement. CEILING STAINS Some stains are merely the residual effects of leaks that have been repaired but others can […]

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Home Sellers: Understanding the Inspection Process

A home inspection is an evaluation of the condition of a residential property’s general integrity, functionality, and overall safety. The purpose of an inspection is to ensure that a Buyer knows exactly what is being purchased prior to completing the transaction. In the course of a home inspection, the inspector will evaluate your home’s foundation, […]

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Home Seller Checklist: Interior Clean Up

A prospective Buyer will usually enter through the front door. That’s where you should begin your interior inspection. Check stairs for loose boards, ripped carpeting, and missing or loose handrails and guards. Most problems with interior walls are cosmetic. You can buy “erasers” in the cleaning section of most supermarkets to get rid of wall […]

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Exploring Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles 90031

Views from Lincoln Park, on the south side of the neighborhood. The park was originally built in 1881. Lincoln Heights is considered to be the oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles.Some of the buildings date to the 1830s and the area was located within the original Spanish forty-square league land grant. There are a number of victorian and early […]

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Los Angeles are You Prepared for the Big One? Review the Earthquake Preparedness Supply List

OK, time to stop procrastinating! Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate. At a minimum, you should have […]

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Home Seller Checklist: Curb Appeal

How your house looks from the street is where prospective buyers will form that all-important first impression. Stand at the curb in front of your house and analyze what needs to be done to clean up the yard and make it look more inviting. Remove any clutter in your yard. Repair cracked or uneven driveway or […]

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