Mike Lagoyda's Blog

Posted on 07/07/2020
Budgeting for a Fixer Upper
Image by Annie Gray from Unsplash If you are handy with home repair, you could buy a more expensive house if you are willing to put some work into it. Many foreclosures are often sold “as is,” and require some work. The seller may also be more open to negotiating a lower price based on the number of...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Gather Around the Fire: How to Create a Fire Pit for Outdoor Gatherings
Photo by jamie410 via Pixabay A fire pit can elevate your yard into a truly enchanting entertainment area, liven up your space and even help enhance your curb appeal. While some home projects are not ideal for the DIY approach, you can make a striking firepit on your own in about a weekend. You'll need to gather some...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
The Differences Between a Condo and 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 06/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 286 Eddie Lane, Sebastopol, CA 95472
A visit to Sebastopol's charming past invites you to Eddie Lane where a focus on sustainable living and country comfort are here in spades! Views to St. Helena bring bright morning sunrises, the Joe Rodota trail is right out the back door and our treasured Laguna de Santa Rosa, your forever neighbor, delights with it's ecology and natural habitat. The inviting rustic character calls the naturalist, the do it yourselfers, gardeners, project enthusiasts, first time homebuyers, 2nd homers, upsizers..., A simple but very functional 2 bedroom, 1 bath home has been upgraded with a perimeter foundation, dual pane windows and recently installed...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Is It Simple to Sell a California Luxury Residence?
Selling a luxury home in San Francisco, Los Angeles or elsewhere in California is rarely quick and easy. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to plan ahead for the Golden State luxury house selling journey to boost the likelihood of enjoying a fast, profitable property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Planning for Homeownership Costs
Image by Have a Nice Day Photo from Shutterstock The home you've been searching for is on the market, and now you’re ready to buy it. But can you afford it? How do you know? The internet is filled with mortgage calculators to help you determine what your mortgage payment will be. You simply plug in the numbers...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
What Your Real Estate Agent Should Do for You
Photo by Benjaminrobyn Jespersen on Unsplash Real estate agents sell homes -- but the agent you choose should offer you a comprehensive lineup of services and assistance. If your agent is just a "set it and forget it" seller, you're missing out on the level of service you deserve. Ask any prospective agent about what they have to...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Creative Storage Ideas for Homes with Cozy Floorplans
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay To keep clutter at bay, it is important to make sure everything has its own place and returns there after every use. In small homes, this could prove quite challenging, however, as there are only so many places to put things. Unless, that is, you alter your house to include additional storage...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
If You're Not Using Augmented Reality in Your Home Showings, Why Not?
Photo by Mateusz Dach from Pexels Augmented reality, or AR, is available to anyone with a smartphone, which makes it an ideal tool for realtors showing unstaged homes. Why would someone show a home that hasn't yet been staged, you might ask? Depending upon where the home is located, staging can cost thousands of dollars, while an AR...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Properly Preparing Your Home for a Hurricane
Photo by thefontbandit via Pixabay Hurricanes can bring some of the worst destruction known to man. These incredible storms put millions of lives at stake every single year. But by properly preparing your home for a hurricane, you can help to limit the damage to your home and increase the protection of your family. Take a look at...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Paperwork You Need When Buying a Home
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels While the home buying process is exciting, applying for a mortgage can be time-consuming. Paperwork is a big part of the mortgage process and the better prepared you are, the more likely it is to go well. In fact, if you are considering getting preapproved for a mortgage, lining the paperwork up...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
What You Should Know About Buying Land
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay Have you always wanted to design your dream home at a location of your choosing? If so, buying a plot of land to build your customized home on is probably your best option. Before getting started, you'll want to do your due diligence to ensure you're making a smart investment. Find a...
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