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Posted on 04/11/2021
Discover the Home Improvement Projects that Add Value
;Photo by La Miko from Pexels When you decide to take on a home improvement project you are likely doing it to increase your own personal enjoyment of your home. Designing a luxury bath that allows you to have a spa-like experience in your own home is well worth the time and energy. However, you also may want...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Quick Key Points about Earnest Money
Photo by Mercigod via Shutterstock Earnest money is the amount of money put down for a large purchase. While this is not limited to real estate, it is used frequently in the real estate industry. It’s a sign of good faith from the buyer to the seller and normally constitutes about 1%-5% of the home’s price. How much...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Guidance for First-Time Homebuyers
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Buying your first home is an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming when you don't know what to expect. Below are some tips to help first-time homebuyers navigate this process successfully. 1. Get pre-approved before you start shopping. Nothing is more upsetting than finding the home of your dreams, only to...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Seller Tips: Staging Your Home
Photo by Subham Majumder from Pexels When you are trying to sell your home, you want it to look its best. The more appealing your home is to potential buyers, the faster it will sell and the higher your profits will be. One of the best ways to enhance the appeal of your home is through "staging," which...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Tips to Make a Local Move Easier
Photo by bruce mars from Pexels Moving locally might not seem as stressful as a long-distance move, but it can still be hectic if you’re not well-prepared for it. Whether your local move is just down the street or to another part of town, make sure you start getting ready for it early. The following tips can help...
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Posted on 03/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 974 Kiely Boulevard #C, Santa Clara, CA 95051
This beautiful, professionally remodeled 2 bed/2 full bath unit features a large living room/dining area combo with all NEW kitchen cabinets, quartz countertops, and all appliances, including new roof and AC unit! Also featuring additional built in cabinets for a plethora of storage! Add a wine fridge (as seen in the virtual staging photos), or a Washer/Dryer combo unit per the HOA's new policy. This 2nd floor unit has no one above you, and plenty of natural lighting, with a large patio located off the busy street near the quieter rear of the complex. The Woodsborough complex contains 3 swimming pools and Jacuzzi as well as a club room and...
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Posted on 03/09/2021
191 East El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040 now has a new price of $328,000!
Welcome to Sahara Village, Mountain Views premier, manufactured home community. SV is known for its central location and easy access to highway 85/280 and 237/101, most of all, for its highly rated, sought after Mountain View/Whisman K-12 Schools.The interior was completely updated in 2017 with solid wood cabinets throughout, white quartz countertops and large island with seating for four, eat-in kitchen with plenty of cabinet counter and pantry space for all your needs. Master bathroom has been beautifully updated with marble countertops, dual Kohler vessel sinks, 24x24 tiles and large spa like 42x60 shower with body massage jets. New LED...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Tips to Reduce Damage to Your Windows During a Storm
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay The windows in your home not only supply security while allowing fresh air and natural light to filter in, but they are also essential to keeping energy costs down and they contribute to the overall value of your home. During a windstorm, here are some ways you can protect your entire home as...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
3 Factors to Consider Before You Reject an Offer to Purchase
If you receive a "lowball" offer to purchase your house, your first reaction may be to respond with an immediate "No." However, it is important to evaluate any offer to purchase your house closely. Because if you weigh the pros and cons of rejecting an offer to purchase your home, you'll be better equipped than ever before to make...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Why You Should Consider Remote Homebuying
Photo by LEEROY Agency via Pixabay From Big Sky, Montana, to Kissimmee, Florida, many Americans crave vacation homes. One feature of a vacation house is that it's typically located as far from home as possible, preferably in another temperature zone, landscape, or climate. The worst part about a vacation home? Finding time away from work to fly out...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
R & R: Places to Visit Just Outside San Francisco
Photo by Karen Arnold via PixabayLiving in San Francisco is already a delight to the senses. From the fog to the bay to the heart of the city, you'll find it all. But if you do find yourself looking for a little change of pace, you don't actually have to look very far. The popularity of the Bay...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Try this Grilled Vegetable Soup
Photo by alleksana from Pexels This delious spring recipe is perfect for anyone who enjoys grilling. This recipe is tasty, nutritious and if you grill a lot anyway, you'll have the perfect opportunity to prepare vegetables in advance. Charcoal grills produce the best smoke and flavor, but you can grill your vegetables over a gas grill with good...
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