Category Archive: Homeowner Tips

Whatcha Gonna Do When the DIY Fails?

Whatcha Gonna Do When the DIY Fails? Since the pandemic, DIY projects have been the go-to thing for homeowners to set out and accomplish. What better to do than update areas in your home to enjoy the time you spend in them? According to Cinch Home Services’ recent survey, 90% of homeowners have taken on […]

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Real Estate Tip of the Month: Refinancing Your Mortgage

Real Estate Tip of the Month: Refinancing Your Mortgage If you remember our recent article discussing homeowner’s and their regrets on not completing a refinance on their mortgage, then it might be a good time to dive into what a refinance is and how you go about the process. What is a refinance? A mortgage […]

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The Love/Hate Relationship Between Homeowner and Home

The Love/Hate Relationship Between Homeowner and Home Before and after becoming a homeowner, there’s a checklist created of wants and needs that they hope their home has – obviously, not all home transactions will complete the entire checklist for the homeowner. What are features that homeowners seek for their homes, and what are attributes that […]

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How to Allergy-Proof Your Home

How to Allergy-Proof Your Home It’s about that time – spring allergy time! If you’ve started to notice the sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, then it’s about time you notice that there’s something you can do to help! Your home contains allergens that make you feel like spring is against you. But, as a homeowner, […]

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Real Estate Tip of the Week: Under Contract Homes

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Under Contract Homes The real estate market is incredibly hot right now – sellers are receiving multiple offers at a time, and buyers are trying to seal the deal on the house of their dreams! If you’re a current buyer, then you know what it means to finally find […]

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Optimism Spikes: Buyers and Sellers and the Real estate Market

Optimism Spikes: Buyers and Sellers and the Real estate Market What two things have helped buyers and sellers have a bit more pep in their step when it comes to the world of real estate? Vaccines & stimulus checks. Fannie Mae’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Doug Duncan, explains, “The significant increase in the […]

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What is a Construction Loan?

What is a Construction Loan? Usually, when you purchase a home, you need some sort of mortgage to help pay for it (these are usually standard mortgages). However, if you’re ahem – building a home from scratch, these sort of “standard mortgages” might not be the best thing to help you. Rather than standard, you […]

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Guide to Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Guide to Hiring a Real Estate Agent Purchasing or selling a home can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you do it on your own. If you’ve been wondering – or planning – on how you can go about hiring a real estate agent, Pacific Alliance Title has got your back. Hiring a real estate […]

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Homeowner 101: How to Cut on Utility Costs

Homeowner 101: How to Cut on Utility Costs Want to be the best homeowner possible, but don’t know where to start? Let’s take a look at your utility costs – how much are you spending? There’s always wiggle room to make adjustments in your day-to-day life to save money. If you want to be a […]

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Understanding Escrow

Understanding Escrow Let Pacific Alliance help you understand a little bit more about the real estate lingo – and hey – you can always improve your score in Scrabble too, can’t you? If you’re currently in the process (or about to be in the process) of purchasing a home, then you’ve probably heard the word […]

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