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Posted on 09/20/2021
The Major Variables Affecting the Price of Homes
Housing prices are constantly changing, which can make both buying and selling a home more complicated. While it’s difficult to predict future changes, it’s important to understand the key factors that affect the housing market and home prices. Here are the five major things that affect housing prices: Economic Change The overall health of the economy is a...
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Posted on 09/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 1906 La Corona Court, Los Gatos, CA
Gorgeous, remodeled town home in desirable Los Gatos Estates. Spacious 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths, open floor plan with large windows and plenty of natural lighting. The remodeled kitchen features Cambia quartz counter with waterfall, ample cabinets, stainless steel appliances: Bosch dishwasher, Samsung Refrigerator and 5 burner stove. Three large upstairs bedrooms with 2 Master bedrooms and spacious 3rd room with vaulted ceiling. The over-sized Master suite has large walk-in closet, spacious & beautiful remodeled bathroom and vaulted ceiling. Other features include central A/C, Dual Pane Windows, recessed lights, beautiful laminate...
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Posted on 09/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 1906 La Corona Court, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Gorgeous, remodeled town home in desirable Los Gatos Estates. Spacious 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths, open floor plan with large windows and plenty of natural lighting. The remodeled kitchen features Cambia quartz counter with waterfall, ample cabinets, stainless steel appliances: Bosch dishwasher, Samsung Refrigerator and 5 burner stove. Three large upstairs bedrooms with 2 Master bedrooms and spacious 3rd room with vaulted ceiling. The over-sized Master suite has large walk-in closet, spacious & beautiful remodeled bathroom and vaulted ceiling. Other features include central A/C, Dual Pane Windows, recessed lights, beautiful laminate...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
How to Replace Your Toilet
Photo by Edgardo Lagmay on Unsplash Nothing dates a bathroom like an old toilet. Not only have toilets advanced significantly in the past 10-15 years. Older toilets often develop hard water stains and porcelain scratches that show their age. Fortunately, replacing a toilet is one of the most straightforward home improvement projects you can do. And it's relatively...
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Posted on 09/09/2021
5 Tips to Customize Your New Home
Image by TEENA COBB from Pixabay Building a custom new home allows you to create a home that’s well-suited to your needs and lifestyle. Floor plans, color choices and fixture options are just some of the ways that you can adjust a home to your liking. Here are five other major ways to make a custom home truly...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Tips for Designing Bedroom Layout
Bedrooms might seem like simple rooms to determine a layout for in your custom home. However, you can end up with bedrooms that don’t provide enough space or bedrooms with inconvenient layouts if you’re not careful. Keep the following tips in mind to make sure you have bedroom layouts that provide you and your family with comfort and...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Selling With a Land Contract? Here's How to Reduce Your Risk
Land contracts can be an excellent alternative to a traditional mortgage, both for the buyer and seller. The seller assumes the role of the lender and gets regular payments from the buyer while still holding the property title. There are many advantages both for buyer and seller; but from the seller's perspective, land contracts also come with some...
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Posted on 08/28/2021
Sunnyvale, CA Real Estate Market Update 8/28/2021
Click here to view Sunnyvale, CA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 08/24/2021
Homeowners' Insurance: Understanding the Coverage Options
Homeowners’ insurance is a popular and widely recommended service for homeowners. It provides protection from certain types of incidents and can cover damage and losses to your property. It can also cover certain furnishings and assets besides the actual structure of the home. If you’re curious about homeowners’ insurance, how it works and how it compares to other...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Planning for a Down Payment
Image by Monster Ztudio from Shutterstock It's time to find the perfect place of your own but becoming a property investor has one significant roadblock: a down payment. It’s something that can stop potential home buyers in their tracks. While winning the lottery or inheriting a windfall would be fabulous, you don’t need those luxuries before you can...
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Posted on 08/19/2021
4 Cheap Ways to Boost Curb Appeal Before Listing Your Home
Looking to sell your home? Before you list, you'll want to make sure your home is looking its best for prospective buyers. Fortunately, there are a few simple and inexpensive steps you can take to boost your property's curb appeal, thus increasing your chances of making a quick sale. 1. Painting the Front Door A fresh coat of...
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Posted on 08/16/2021
What Home Buyers Need To Add Into Their Financing
Buying a home is one of the most expensive undertakings that you’ll ever have in your lifetime. You probably have spent months upon months saving for a downpayment in order to make your home purchase. The problem is that after they believe their savings are complete, many buyers discover unexpected costs that go along with buying a home, making...
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