Home Owner Reference Guide

Tips For Painting Your Malibu Home.

by ritasimpson April 20, 2012 Home Owner Reference Guide

According to the Paint Quality Institute, Springtime is the best time to give a home a fresh coat of paint.

Experts say don’t wait for summer, exterior painting is best to do when temperatures are above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, but not when it gets too hot. Very hot days can cause the paint to dry too quickly and …

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Taming Wildlife In Your Malibu Home

by ritasimpson April 16, 2012 Gardens

I’m always asked , how do you deal with raccoons, gophers, coyotes and all other wildlife that might come into your Malibu garden. To say the truth I don’t…I just let them be. But I just ran across this article in the Los Angeles Times that might help you.

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Help Decorating Your Malibu House

by ritasimpson April 16, 2012 Home Owner Reference Guide

There many amazing decorators floating around Malibu, who could turn any old place in an incredible showcase, but If you are one who  prefer the do-it-yourself decorating, you may find inspiration in Houzz a free digital option  works as a website, iPhone app and iPad app. Depending on how you use it, Houzz can work like Pinterest, complete …

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Do It Yourself Resource for Improving Your Malibu Home

by ritasimpson April 2, 2012 Home Owner Reference Guide

I ran across a great site that I want to share it with all of my Malibu homeowners who dream of projects they would like to do but don’t really know how. Well now there is this great website  for Do It Yourself that will make it possible and easier to improve your Malibu home …

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Re-Fi? don’t over Pay for Title Insurance

by ritasimpson March 27, 2012 Home Owner Reference Guide

Many refinancing borrowers continue to overpay for title insurance because they don’t know enough to ask. Not everyone is eligible, however.

Cutoff dates

In most states, insurers set a cutoff on how old a mortgage can be to be eligible for a reissue rate. The most common cutoff is 10 years, but in some states it is …

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Owner’s Right to Rent a Condo

by ritasimpson March 26, 2012 Home Owner Reference Guide

Owner’s Right to Rent Condo
A unit owner in a common interest development is exempt from any prohibition in a governing document against renting or leasing the unit, unless that prohibition was in effect before the owner acquired title to the unit. An owner’s right to rent under this law does not terminate for certain transfers …

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Improvements Worth Investing In For Your Malibu Home

by ritasimpson March 20, 2012 Home Owner Reference Guide

Richard Taylor is a residential architect based in Dublin, Ohio and a contributor to the Zillow Blog, made this list:
1. Walk-in pantry instead of kitchen cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are expensive. Half of them are up high on the wall where they’re hard to reach, and the wall space they take up could be better used for …

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Ways Boomers Can Save On Housing even in Malibu!

by ritasimpson March 18, 2012 Home Owner Reference Guide

According to Catey Hill, reporter for SmartMoney, home-related expenses are the single biggest financial drain for people 50 and older. Eve  if you live in beautiful Malibu, you might be interested in these savings.

Some of the ways you can save are outlined in the Sun Run home website other more general steps are outlined in …

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Best Way To Pay A Contractor

by ritasimpson March 16, 2012 Home Owner Reference Guide

What’s the Best Way to Pay a General Contractor?

When paying a general contractor, is paper or plastic better? Angie’s List founder shares some tips and advice. Read

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3 Hot Trends in Bathroom Remodeling

by ritasimpson March 16, 2012 Home Owner Reference Guide

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