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Posted on 01/23/2022
New Construction Financing: 5 Tips to Help
Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels Building your new home should be a rewarding experience, but it's important to know how the financing for a new construction is different from the financing for a previously owned home. You will need a specific type of loan called new construction loans, and they can be harder to get than a...
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Posted on 01/21/2022
Another Property Sold - 939 Catkin Court, San Jose, CA 95128
Why Rent when You can Own? This beautiful updated Condo is perfect Executive Suite for young professional in the Silicon Valley. Tastefully upgraded with laminate wood flooring throughout and Spanish tile in entry and kitchen. Stainless steel appliances, farmhouse sink, and upgraded pull-outs in cabinetry. New recess lighting throughout with deeming function. Spacious Master bedroom has a large walk-in closet with custom cabinetry. Enjoy a down stair unit with a spacious patio for outdoor entertainment. Exterior amenities are only steps away from pool and adjacent gym. Perfect location with easy access freeway 17/280/880. Minutes from...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Hydroponics at Home: How to Set Up Your Indoor System
A mini hydroponics system serves as a fun way to grow all your favorite fruits and vegetables all throughout the year. The plants get their nutrients from flowing water instead of soil, letting you skip the dirt in favor of something a little fancier. You can then control every aspect of their nutrient intake and grow a ton...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
3 Ways to Protect Your Pipes From Freezing
If you live in a climate with freezing temperatures, it's important to protect your pipes. Water freezing inside pipes can cause them to rupture, leading to expensive leaks and even flooding. Unfortunately, since water pipes are all hidden away, it's easy to forget they're at risk of freezing. Here are some tips for simple ways to prevent your...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Keep your home up-to-spec with these maintenance tasks
From your plumbing and HVAC system to home safety devices, there are several items in your home that can break down or malfunction. Doing some maintenance tasks each month can help reduce the risk of needing repairs or having to replace equipment. Plan on performing the following maintenance tasks in your home monthly: Replace HVAC filters Your HVAC...
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Posted on 12/28/2021
Another Property Sold - 2754 Cantor Drive, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Welcome home to this stunning remodeled home nestled against Morgan Hills Eastern Foothills. This home has 2,969 square feet and has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a 3 car garage. In this home, you will feel the elegance throughout. The kitchen has been completely remolded with designer touches.... stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash, and a pantry complete the beautiful kitchen. This home has a downstairs bedroom with a full bathroom. Retreat to the upstairs Master bedroom, and relax by the fireplace, or take a soak in the beautiful Clawfoot tub. The Master Bath will leave you feeling like you are in an Exclusive Luxury Spa. The...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Small Porch? Save Space With These Hanging Plants
Image by Foto_und_Pinsel from Pixabay If you have a small porch but still want to decorate with plants, hanging baskets are your answer. They are easy to set up, easy to care for and are a great way to add color without taking up precious square footage. Here we will go over the 5 best plants for hanging...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Long-Distance Moving Ideas to Save Money
Moving is exciting and complicated, no matter how far away you’re going. It can also be an expensive process, even with careful budgeting. If you’re moving across the country, transportation, shipping and other aspects of your move can add up quickly. Luckily, there are inexpensive ways to move long distances. Here are some budget-friendly ideas for moving cross-country:...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
How to Turn Empty Wine Bottles Into Unique Decor
Empty wine bottles are an excellent source of DIY project potential. With some basic tools and a bit of creativity, you can make a long list of fun and functional decor by upcycling them. If you’re looking for a way to use old wine bottles or just want some fresh new DIY ideas, here is a list of...
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Posted on 12/11/2021
3973 Silver Creek Road, San Jose, CA 95121 is now new to the market!
Well kept beautiful Evergreen Valley home ready for occupancy.Located in desirable neighborhood and Leyva Middle and Silver Creek High School district Easy accessible to freeways and centrally...
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Posted on 12/09/2021
939 Catkin Court, San Jose, CA 95128 is now new to the market!
Why Rent when You can Own? This beautiful updated Condo is perfect Executive Suite for young professional in the Silicon Valley. Tastefully upgraded with laminate wood flooring throughout and Spanish tile in entry and kitchen. Stainless steel appliances, farmhouse sink, and upgraded pull-outs in cabinetry. New recess lighting throughout with deeming function. Spacious Master bedroom has a large walk-in closet with custom cabinetry. Enjoy a down stair unit with a spacious patio for outdoor entertainment. Exterior amenities are only steps away from pool and adjacent gym. Perfect location with easy access freeway 17/280/880. Minutes from...
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