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You Know What Home Maintenance is, Right?
Posted on 10/14/2019
You Know What Home Maintenance is, Right?
If your parents owned their home, you probably remember watching them work through weekend honey-do lists fixing things around the house. Now, you’re ready to buy your own home and take on that responsibility. You’ve read all the articles, found the best buyers agent, went through hundreds of properties until you found the perfect one, and now it's...
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How to Write A Compelling Home Offer Letter
Posted on 10/07/2019
How to Write A Compelling Home Offer Letter
When you're looking to buy a house, one of the most important steps is making an offer to the seller. Because sellers receive a lot of purchase requests for their property, it is sometimes useful to write a personal letter to accompany your official paperwork. Your message to the seller will explain why you want to buy the...
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Put a Little Rug in Your Life
Posted on 09/30/2019
Put a Little Rug in Your Life
Hardwoods, tile, and finished concrete make beautiful floor finishes, but to pull your look together, you want texture and the warmth a vintage rug brings. When buying a vintage carpet, here are a few things to which you should pay attention. Know where it goes Depending on where the placement, a rug can take a great deal of...
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How to Conserve Water at Home
Posted on 09/23/2019
How to Conserve Water at Home
Water is one of the greatest, most abundant, natural resources on earth and one of the most wasted in the home. If you use water excessively, there's a good chance your water bill will create a deep hole in your pocket. Not only will conserving water save you money, but it will also help you reduce the strain...
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What to Expect for Luxury Real Estate This Year
Posted on 09/16/2019
What to Expect for Luxury Real Estate This Year
At the beginning of every year, there are new trends, styles, and designs that make their way to the forefront of popular taste. In the real estate industry, luxury real estate is usually the first to test out new trends and designs before the traditional market. Whatever doesn't make a name in the luxury real estate will probably...
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What to Know Before you Replace Your Windows
Posted on 09/09/2019
What to Know Before you Replace Your Windows
There are many reasons to put new windows in your home. You will reduce drafts from faulty-fitting glass and frames. You no longer will need to install and remove storm windows with the seasons. You might gain access to more comfortable cleaning options with tilt-in sashes. Your home’s curb appeal may benefit from the updated design. However, if...
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What to Know About One-Way Truck Rentals
Posted on 09/02/2019
What to Know About One-Way Truck Rentals
Renting a one-way moving truck will save you a lot of money when you consider the massive cost of hiring moving professionals. Based on the location of your new home, you could save a substantial amount of money by taking this option. Fortunately, there are several one-way moving trucks to choose from whenever you are relocating to your...
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Photography Tips for Home Sellers
Posted on 08/26/2019
Photography Tips for Home Sellers
Taking good pictures of a house up for sale can be challenging, especially when trying to make your home standout against all the other homes on the market. A good picture portrays your home in a great light and tends to make your house look attractive to prospective buyers. Some home sellers hire a professional photographer to take...
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Another Property Sold - 9040 New Avenue, Gilroy, CA 95020
Posted on 08/25/2019
Another Property Sold - 9040 New Avenue, Gilroy, CA 95020
Beautifully maintained and updated Single Story Ranch Home. Open and bright with natural light. Views out the front and back of the home. Incredible backyard that flows out to Red barn with workshop. Nice flat useable lot. Plenty of space for all your hobbies and projects. If you love horses this property would be the perfect setup. Home is on the wine tour route. 5 minutes to Harvey Bear Park, 10 minutes to Coyote Lake. Shared well. Professional photos coming...
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Another Property Sold - 9040 New Avenue, Gilroy, CA 95020
Posted on 08/25/2019
Another Property Sold - 9040 New Avenue, Gilroy, CA 95020
Beautifully maintained and updated Single Story Ranch Home. Open and bright with natural light. Views out the front and back of the home. Incredible backyard that flows out to Red barn with workshop. Nice flat useable lot. Plenty of space for all your hobbies and projects. If you love horses this property would be the perfect setup. Home is on the wine tour route. 5 minutes to Harvey Bear Park, 10 minutes to Coyote Lake. Shared well. Professional photos coming...
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Curb Appeal - What’s That Mean?
Posted on 08/19/2019
Curb Appeal - What’s That Mean?
What is curb appeal? The definition is a different concept for everyone, no doubt. First, let's state that it is not a bundle of money you do not have spent to impress someone you do not know. However, it’s purpose is to attract people you do not know. Well, at least that is the purpose when it comes...
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Another Property Sold - 15330 Fern Avenue, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Posted on 08/16/2019
Another Property Sold - 15330 Fern Avenue, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Transcend from the everyday hustle to your very own retreat you can call home. Welcome to this .39 acre, SUNNY & FLAT corner lot in Boulder Creek you will find hard to leave. This fully fenced and gated property allows for an instant escape amongst the majestic Redwoods. This once upon a time, exquisitely maintained cabin has been updated with tasteful features you must have. Starting with the natural wood finishes throughout, like Brazilian cherry floors and original pine tongue and groove panels. A new gourmet farm kitchen with a generously sized pantry, perfectly working 1940s Wedgewood Range, antique hoosier, granite counters, new...
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