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In The Market To Sell?…

You may be thinking your house won't sell now that temps have reached triple digits. You might just be wrong, my dolls. Turns out, here on the surface of the sun, we are in peak sales season right now. For the Valley, March through June are top months to sell your home. July through December… Continue reading In The Market To Sell?…

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Ask The Expert…

One of the questions our Deana, of Magic Zip Code fame, gets a lot is, "Should I buy or should I remodel?" Since she's got a guy or girl for either, she can give a realistic and unbiased answer. And that answer? It depends... Builders, if pressed, will tell you that on a per square… Continue reading Ask The Expert…

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Rent Or Buy?

Did you know home values in The Dale went up 5.6 percent in the past year and they're expected to go up another 1.7 percent before the year is up? Good news for sellers. And isn't it about time? Inventory is small in areas, so homes are selling quickly. We talked with our fave realtor… Continue reading Rent Or Buy?

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Going Out On A Limb…

What is it exactly that makes us take a chance? Is there a definitive answer? It may be a bit like pornography--we don't really know until we see it. Case in point--all the badass dolls starting new businesses, traipsing new trails and making waves when water hits them in the face. Our favorite Deana, of… Continue reading Going Out On A Limb…

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House Hunters…

Millennials are buying condos. Cash buyers are everywhere. Building is on the rise. You can buy a house with bad credit. Such is afternoon coffee with Magic Zip Code's Deana, our fave. Want the insider scoop? Cash is king. As in most things, cash can get you the best deal when buying a house. Sellers… Continue reading House Hunters…

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Have We Recovered Yet?…

Our beloved Dale took a massive housing market hit with the recession. There are those who say it will never recover to its heyday, pre-meltdown. Others note some solid gains. Does it matter who's right and who's wrong when all you want is to buy or sell a home? We asked our favorite real estate… Continue reading Have We Recovered Yet?…

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Open Sesame…New Home Time?

Just when we think the sun might burn us alive, we get a reprieve. And what's the best thing to do besides plant flowers and drink wine outside? Go look at houses, of course. Whether you're buying or selling, there's one you should see. It's a completely remodeled California Revival in McCormick Ranch--yep smack in… Continue reading Open Sesame…New Home Time?

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There’s Magic In The Kitchen…

We ask Magic Zip Code's Deana, "Whats the most important room when selling a house?" She smiles and nods, of course it's the kitchen. So how do we sell if our kitchens are neither newly remodeled nor fitted with quartz and marble countertops? Yep, that's right. It used to be granite. Now it's quartz. And… Continue reading There’s Magic In The Kitchen…

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Magic Downsize…

Does the thought of downsizing bring you down? Your house is the place the kids grew up. All your stuff is here. You know all the neighbors. It's home. But think of what you could do with all that extra money. And less--or no--yard work, pool maintenance and tree trimming. And the cleaning, oh my.… Continue reading Magic Downsize…

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There’s Magic in Staging…

As for perfect jobs, how about staging homes? Decorating, arranging and OCDing all over someone else's home with the sole purpose of making it look good without spending your own money? Am I dreaming? It is indeed a real thing, a real job (How to get? Advise please.) that makes homes sell faster, for more… Continue reading There’s Magic in Staging…