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Posted on 08/10/2020
Simple Pine Nut Pasta
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Who doesn't love pasta? If you're a big fan of pasta but getting tired of the same old recipes, this unique and delicious vegetarian recipe is right for you. It's easy to make, requires few ingredients and makes little mess. It's also incredibly versatile, and can be made vegan for those who have...
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Posted on 08/03/2020
Tips for Buying Your First Luxury Home
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Before you commit your hard-earned money to a luxury home, make sure you know what you're purchasing. Just because a house has a high price doesn’t mean it’s truly luxury. A luxury home is built better and has more space and amenities in it than other homes. Even a home with the...
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Posted on 07/27/2020
Tips for Sellers: Evaluate a California Luxury Home
For those who plan to list a luxury home in San Francisco, Malibu or anywhere else in California, it generally is a good idea to evaluate your residence closely before you enter the real estate market. That way, you can identify your Golden State luxury house's strengths and weaknesses and explore ways to transform assorted weaknesses into strengths. Now,...
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Posted on 07/20/2020
Tips for Keeping Your Home Looking Great
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 07/13/2020
Home Insurance Tips for Homebuyers
Image by designer491 from Shutterstock If you purchase a new home, you will need to purchase homeowner’s insurance. If you’ve never owned a home before, you may not realize all the factors that go into the cost of insurance. When looking for a home, it’s easy to get caught up in the house’s structural design, the marble countertops,...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
5 Interesting Ways to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal
Image by Pexels from Pixabay You’re getting ready to put your house on the market and scurrying to make everything look perfect for potential buyers. While it’s important to focus on readying your home’s interior for viewing, remember not to neglect your exterior. According to some estimates, 81% of real estate agents believe curb appeal is one of...
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Posted on 06/29/2020
Bring Your A-Game to the Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may be long and arduous, regardless of whether you're pursuing a house for the first time. However, if you bring your A-game to the homebuying journey, you can speed up the process of finding and acquiring your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you bring your A-game to the homebuying...
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Posted on 06/22/2020
Gardening 101: Choose a Sprinkler System
Image by AxxLC from Pixabay After you invest your time and your creative design skills in setting up a lush garden to surround and complement your home, it may only take a few missed watering sessions for crackly brown edges to appear on once healthy flowers and bushes. Life gets busy, but your haven can still stay nourished...
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Posted on 06/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 2800 Roop Road, Gilroy, CA 95020
$100,000 price reduction!!! Don't walk! Run! This is rare find property--located in a quiet and peaceful country setting. This single-story home is nestled on approximately 5.4 acres. You will enjoy beautiful hillside and city views from this 3 bedroom, 3 bath home that also features a wonderful sunroom. In addition there is a 400+- sqft game room and bath on the upper floor. All of the bathrooms have recently been remodeled and there is new carpet through-out with hardwood floors in the family room, living room, and the kitchen. Interior and exterior painting has just been completed giving the home a fresh feel and look. The property...
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Posted on 06/15/2020
Why a Home Inspection is a Good Idea
Image by Shahid Abdullah from Pixabay A home inspection is a service that’s usually paid for by the buyer in a real estate transaction, and you have the option to forgo this when you’re purchasing a house. In almost every situation, however, real estate agents recommend getting a home inspection. Here’s why an inspection is so important. What...
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Posted on 06/08/2020
Tips for Buying When the Housing Market Favors Sellers
Image by Muntzir Mehdi from Pixabay A seller's market poses a challenge for any buyer - when there are more buyers competing for homes than there are homes in market, you have to be ready to move swiftly when you find a home you like. Since the inventory of luxury homes is usually small when compared with more...
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Posted on 06/01/2020
3 Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Smart Home Device
Smart home devices enable property owners to automate a wide range of everyday tasks – everything from cleaning each bedroom in a residence to securing a house against burglaries and other threats. Yet not all smart house gadgets are identical. And if a homeowner fails to plan ahead for smart home technology investments, they risk spending money on smart...
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