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Castle Real Estate
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Modesto,  CA  95354
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New tool instantly calculates how much sellers can expect to pocket
Closing cost data and technology firm ClosingCorp is piloting a tool designed to help real estate agents answer a pressing ques
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Summer Friendly Landscapes
Lush, green turf grass covers nearly 47 million acres in the United States. All that green requires homeowners to hand over “gr
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Selling for the Season
Spring is considered the optimum time sell; 50 percent of homes are sold during this time. However, it might not be ideal for h
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Derek Wood
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What Home Buyers and Sellers Should Know About Housing Affordability
Is it the right time to buy a house? Is it the right time to sell? How do you know when to jump into the real estate market? Th ...more
 
Summerizing Your Home
Summer maintenance is really about keeping things running smoothly so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the more sublime pleasures of summer-like alfresco dinners with friends and family, puttering in the garden and lazy afternoons reading in the hammock.

Keep It Cool

The first order of business is keeping your space cool. Make sure your air conditioning is running efficiently by putting in a clean air filter and cleaning air vents. During periods of heavy A/C use, replace filters every 30 days. Outside, clear the area around the unit so that the air intake vents aren't blocked by shrubs, leaves, or other debris. Keep thermostat set at the highest temperature that still feels comfortable and make sure it's set to “auto” and not “fan.”

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Tips To Avoid Being Burglarized This Summer
The number of residential break-ins spike during the summer months. In 10 minutes, approximately 40 homes will be burglarized. ...more
 
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