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DIY: Rolling Plant Caddy
Posted on 01/19/2020
DIY: Rolling Plant Caddy
Photo by Huy Phan from Pexels Plants and flower pots can be heavy items to move around. The good news is you can eliminate the trouble with a rolling plant caddy. You can build one yourself using rustic wood or precut pieces from your local home store. Stability is the key here. Plan to build the caddy large...
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What Defines a Successful Property Search?
Posted on 01/12/2020
What Defines a Successful Property Search?
A successful home search enables you to discover your dream residence at a budget-friendly price. However, conducting a successful house search may be difficult, particularly for individuals who fail to prepare for the homebuying journey. Lucky for you, there are many things you can do to prevent problems as you search for your ideal home. Now, let's take a...
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R & R: Places to Visit Just Outside San Francisco
Posted on 01/05/2020
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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4 Shocking Ways to Reduce Electricity Use
Posted on 12/29/2019
4 Shocking Ways to Reduce Electricity Use
Image by Marie-Flore Pirmez from Unsplash Going green sounds like a big, lofty goal. For many, it brings thoughts of installing solar panels or upgrading entire HVAC systems to be more eco-friendly. While these are helpful tasks, there are many little things you can do right now to “go green” at home. If you want to make a...
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Identity Theft: What to Do
Posted on 12/22/2019
Identity Theft: What to Do
Photo by Brian A Jackson via Shutterstock Identity theft is an issue that has become more common since the digital age has bristled and bloomed. Many people are victims of phishing scams – an online predator steals your identity by impersonating a respectable institution and takes your sensitive information, financial information being stolen from non-secured sites, hacking or...
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Host a Cost-Effective Housewarming Party
Posted on 12/15/2019
Host a Cost-Effective Housewarming Party
Image by Craig Adderley from Pexels What better way to unwind after all the stress of moving and settling into a new house than to have a housewarming party? It doesn’t matter if it’s going to be a large shindig or small party, a fancy dinner or a casual barbecue. Whatever the plan, a housewarming party is a...
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Short-Term Rentals: Things to Consider
Posted on 12/08/2019
Short-Term Rentals: Things to Consider
Photo by Arek Socha via Pixabay In a bid to afford homes in high-value areas, many homeowners turn to income from short-term rentals to cover a high mortgage payment. You can benefit from this option with some caveats: Location really matters. A lot. You might advertise your home as near the coast when it’s really 20 miles inland...
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Is There A Perfect Time To Sell Your Home?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Is There A Perfect Time To Sell Your Home?
If you're ready to sell your home, you may wonder if the time is right. Timing is truly everything when you’re selling a home. If you have some flexibility, it might be a good idea to wait to sell your home. Even with time constraints, there are a few strategies to employ that can help you find the sweet...
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Should You Buy New Construction Or An Existing Home?
Posted on 11/24/2019
Should You Buy New Construction Or An Existing Home?
Once you’re ready to buy a home, you probably have a pretty good idea of what you want. Should you buy a new construction home, or look for an existing one? Builders may refer to existing homes as “used.” This term makes them sound much less appealing. Truthfully, there are many advantages to both new and existing houses. Benefits...
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Another Property Sold - 674 Teatree Court, San Jose, CA 95128
Posted on 11/19/2019
Another Property Sold - 674 Teatree Court, San Jose, CA 95128
Fantastic one bedroom condo in excellent condition. Top floor corner unit in a premium location. Features remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and wood cabinets. Bright bedroom with a spacious walk-in closet and new ceiling fan. Upgraded travertine floors in kitchen and dining area. Additional upgrades include new laminate floor in living room and dual pane windows throughout. Convenient, indoor laundry. Enjoy the serene location, directly across from the koi pond and close to the pool, gym and clubhouse. Relax on the private deck and enjoy the views. Short distance to Santana Row and Valley Fair....
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How to Apply for Your First Home Loan
Posted on 11/17/2019
How to Apply for Your First Home Loan
While buying a home is a huge decision that should entail a lot of planning and preparation, applying for a mortgage can be surprisingly easy. Just like with other lenders and creditors, a mortgage lender will want to know that letting you borrow money will be a safe investment. Applying for a mortgage is all about ensuring just that....
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3 Common Homebuying Problems and How to Avoid Them
Posted on 11/10/2019
3 Common Homebuying Problems and How to Avoid Them
Buying a home should be a problem-free experience. Yet issues may arise that make it tough to acquire the perfect house at an affordable price. Common problems that come up during the homebuying journey include: 1. Lack of Home Financing Before you search for a home, it generally is a good idea to get pre-approved for a mortgage. That...
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