Cristina Weglinski's Blog

Posted on 11/22/2020
Prepare for a Home Search
Before you launch a home search, it helps to prepare for the property buying journey as much as possible. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get ready to find your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for a home search. 1. Establish Homebuying Criteria If you know you...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
How a Condo Differs from a Townhouse
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels When it comes to home ownership, you have many options beyond buying a single-family home. A condominium and a townhouse are two such options. Before you consider making one of these your permanent home, it's important to understand the differences between them. Condo Ownership When you purchase a condo, you own the entire...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Holiday Gifts: What to Get Your Mail Carrier
Photo by Dference via Pixabay"Can I tip the mail carrier?" It's a burning question whenever the holiday season approaches. The short answer is no. Postal employees are bound by an Ethical Conduct code. Within this code, a rule lets carriers take a non-monetary gift worth up to $20. The annual total gift limit from one customer is $50...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Creating Custom Home Office Space
Image by Pexels from Pixabay With more people working from home today than ever before, many are looking to add a home office to their house. Some may think that they don't have enough space to make this happen; however, folks don't need an entire room to add a home office. There are a few great tips and...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
4 Common Home Seller Mistakes
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay If you're like many Americans, your home is your biggest asset. And if you're thinking of selling your home to use the profits for a new home, sending the kids off to college or simply adding it to a retirement fund, there are a few things you may want to avoid to...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Local Disclosure Options for California
Photo by Expect Best from Pexels Certain cities and counties in California require disclosures in addition to the state-required disclosures. The real estate disclosure forms provide space for disclosures that sellers might make on their own, such as whether an adjoining property has mineral rights, timber rights or other disclosures. And, some zoned areas require mandatory disclosures for...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Which Voice-Controlled Devices Should You Consider?
Photo by Andrey Bryzgalov via Shutterstock We’ve learned to use voice controls in our cars for hands-free calling, but what about in our homes? Alexa, Google Assistant, Echo and Siri are for more than simply using your voice to switch on the lights or control the temperature. Here are more ways to control your home with the sound...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Tips for Updating Your Kitchen
Image by StudioDin from Shutterstock Homeowners wishing to sell their home for top dollar might consider a kitchen remodel to increase its value and efficiency. Aside from the kitchen being the heart of the home, it also has several surfaces you can quickly upgrade that affect the entire space. The tips below give you a guide to which...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
When Should You Submit Your Mortgage Application?
If you plan to pursue a home in the near future, there is no need to wait to get a mortgage. Because if you enter the housing market with a mortgage in hand, you'll know exactly how much you can spend to acquire your dream house. As a result, you'll be able to map out your home search based...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Small Projects to Work Through Before Listing Your Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay Preparing to list your home is a process, that when done correctly, can help you to achieve the best possible price as well as aid you in selling your home more quickly. Before you sell your home, there are a few small home improvement projects that you will want to have completed before...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
How to Create a Chic Storage Space for Your Home
Photo by ErikaWittlieb via Pixabay Storage is one of the biggest challenges when deciding how to decorate or plan a new home. It's tempting to throw everything into bins and stack them someplace in your garage, their contents forgotten ever after! If you do, though, there is a good chance you will waste money by purchasing things you...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Am I Eligible for a USDA Loan?
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay If you're looking for loans with excellent interest rates, you may have heard the term USDA bandied about. This special type of loan is attractive on paper, but the reality is a little more complicated than what meets the eye. Learn more about what a USDA loan is meant to do, how to...
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