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Posted on 06/13/2021
Factors that Could Break a Home Buying Deal
Photo by Edar via Pixabay Before you sign on the bottom line, know which items are negotiable and which negate the deal entirely. Clearly defining these in advance can save you significant headaches when the buying bug takes over. Your agent will remind you of your non-negotiables and keep you on the right track. Here are some big-ticket...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
How to Protect Your Garden from Squash Bugs
Image by wagrati_photo from Pixabay If you have pumpkins or winter and summer squash in your garden, there is a chance that squash bugs will find their ways into your planter beds. Squash bugs are pests that can wreak havoc on your vegetables, especially winter squash and pumpkin. Their attacks are not limited to gourds, they also target...
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Posted on 06/05/2021
Another Property Sold - 51 Verna Street, San Francisco, CA 94127
Located on a rare and quiet cul de sac, youll find this charming mid century modern home. Here youll enjoy stainless steel appliances, marble island and falcon wing door cabinetry that lead to an open concept living room. Large windows and skylights fill the home with warmth and light. Find serenity on the backyard deck overlooking your lush garden hillside blooming with fruit and magnolia trees. The lower level garage is approximately the size of the main floor leaving you with immense potential to use as a studio, living room, additional workspace and ample storage. Youll appreciate easy access to Glen Park BART station, Muni Bus stops and...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Steps to Take Before Breaking in Your Kitchen
Photo by CongerDesign via Pixabay You recently purchased a home, and as a new homeowner, you’re itching to get moved into your new kitchen so you can get settled and start entertaining. Wait! Before you get caught up organizing your pots and pans, do a little preventative care. If you want a kitchen you can entertain in hassle-free,...
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Posted on 05/27/2021
Sunnyvale, CA Real Estate Market Update 5/27/2021
Click here to view Sunnyvale, CA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 05/27/2021
Choosing a Home That's Conveniently Located
When choosing a house or condo to live in for the next several years, comfort, convenience, and affordability are among the most important factors to keep in mind. A fourth item that many real estate agents would add to that list is "location." The location of your next home is crucial for many reasons -- not the least of...
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Posted on 05/27/2021
How To Look Competitive Against Cash Offers
In real estate, cash is power. It’s not exactly the amount of money that you have been approved for by a lender. This type of “cash” is what you can pull directly from your account to buy a property on demand. It can be difficult to compete with cash buyers especially in tight real estate markets. Below, you’ll find...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Decorate and Save
Photo by Taylor Simpson on Unsplash Saving money with your décor can mean more than just finding a good deal on new couches. If you invest in decorative options that increase the efficiency of your home, you extend your savings. Proper insulation goes a long way but still, much of the energy loss in homes happens through the...
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Posted on 05/21/2021
Another Property Sold - 1204 Manet Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Huge price reduction! Looking for a home with ADU unit in Cupertino schools, this duplex is it. Luxury 3/2 owners unit (approx 1698/appraiser) w/2 car garage and a quaint 2/1 unit (approx 995/appraiser) with a 1 car garage, very private fenced yards. Live in one and rent the other, or this is perfect place for extended family member living. Both units are freshly painted inside and have newer carpets. Double pane windows and doors (with a few exceptions). Excellent centralized location across from Cherry Orchards, park, downtown Sunnyvale, and all major commute arteries. Lots of shopping, public transportation, gyms and salons...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
A Simple Guide to Modern Farmhouse Design
Image by Andrea Barstow from Pixabay The modern farmhouse trend continues to grow in popularity. For both interior and exterior home design, the name of this style is everywhere, from inspiration blogs to retailers. Real estate professionals have even begun featuring modern farmhouse properties in their respective markets because of the continued demand for the style. However, with...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Top 7 Home Maintenance Tips
Image by fede13 from Pixabay Just as your car needs regular maintenance, so does your home. It may not be the highlight of your weekend, but home maintenance is crucial. Keeping your home in tip-top shape will help prevent problems down the road and give you an edge when you decide to sell. Check Your HVAC System A...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
4 New Smart Gadgets to Improve Your Home
Photo by Sabine K via Pixabay The available smart home technology has blossomed over the past few years, but many homeowners are still skeptical of whether the gadgets are actually worth the price tag. If you're still on the fence, remember that not all products were built merely to show off to the neighbors. Learn more about four...
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