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Posted on 12/08/2019
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Tackling projects around the house allows you to boost your skills, saves you money and ensures your home stays in peak condition -- usually. While DIY projects can be safe, successful and rewarding, there are some instances where you're better off leaving the work to a pro. From jobs that are dangerous...
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How to Boost Your Curb Appeal
Posted on 12/01/2019
How to Boost Your Curb Appeal
Photo by Javani LLC via Shutterstock Before you ever place your home on the market, start working on curb appeal. What’s curb appeal? It’s the first thing that makes people want to take a second look when they drive by. If they’re house shopping or just dreaming for the future, a home with curb appeal will bring them...
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Ways To Save Money Before You Buy Your First Home
Posted on 11/24/2019
Ways To Save Money Before You Buy Your First Home
The factor that has the most impact on your home search is your finances. You’ll need to save a significant amount of money. It’s not easy to save when you have continuous monthly bills and responsibilities. Read on for tips on how to get your finances under control in order to save the amount of money it takes to...
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4 Common Home Seller Mistakes
Posted on 11/17/2019
4 Common Home Seller Mistakes
Photo by rawpixel.com via Pexels If you're like many Americans, your home is your biggest asset. And if you're thinking of selling your home to use the profits for a new home, sending the kids off to college or simply adding it to a retirement fund, there are a few things you may want to avoid to make...
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What You Need to Know to Apply for a Bank Mortgage
Posted on 11/10/2019
What You Need to Know to Apply for a Bank Mortgage
Few people can save up the cash required to buy a house. If you're contemplating buying your first house, your first stop will probably be your local bank to inquire about a mortgage. When you talk to the mortgage officer, they will ask you to provide several documents. Various documents will be required at different stages of the...
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Simplify and De-Clutter Your Home
Posted on 11/03/2019
Simplify and De-Clutter Your Home
It is one thing to organize your space, it's something completely different when you are also trying to create a minimalist lifestyle. Becoming a minimalist is not about finding all the right storage containers, matching bins, and lidded tubs. Instead, it is about removing the need for all those containers, drawers, and tubs in the first place. Making...
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6529 Fall River Drive, San Jose, CA 95120 is now new to the market!
Posted on 10/30/2019
6529 Fall River Drive, San Jose, CA 95120 is now new to the market!
Almaden Valley one of Silicon Valleys most prestigious and sought-after Communities. This home offers Five Bedrooms, Two and a half baths of 2, 895 Square Feet of spacious luxury living on an 8,436 square foot lot. Pride of Ownership with numerous upgrades from a granite entry, top of the line Chef Kitchen with Thermador, Subzero, & Bosch stainless steel appliances. Large Island w/ 5 Burner gas stove with Verde San Lucas Granite Counters. Extensive Wood Cabinetry with Cherry framing and Birdseye Maple Inlays. Bay Windows, extensive built in pullout cabinetry, decorative and skylights. Dual Pane Windows, Copper Piping and Tankless Water...
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Tips on Choosing Home Security: DIY or Conventional
Posted on 10/27/2019
Tips on Choosing Home Security: DIY or Conventional
Photo by Pixaline via PixabayThe right home security system can make a profound difference for your peace of mind and make your home an unappealing target -- but do you have to go with a conventional (and expensive) alarm service? In the past, homeowners had few choices, but now, if you own a home and like to DIY...
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4700 Silver Ranch Place, San Jose, CA 95138 is now new to the market!
Posted on 10/25/2019
4700 Silver Ranch Place, San Jose, CA 95138 is now new to the market!
Experience the Esperanza model at the Ranch on Silver Creek. This model offers three bedrooms, two baths of 2, 093 square foot of luxury living on a 6,534 square foot lot with a 180 degree of unobstructed views of the city and panoramic landscape. This single level home welcomes you with an impressive formal Stone entry; flowing from the entry to the living room area where a picturesque of the valley awaits. Gourmet kitchen offers stainless steel appliance; Bosch Five burner gas stove, GE Monogram double door built in custom refrigerator, Thermador Microwave, Bosch Oven and Dishwasher perfectly spaced around an oversized granite slab island...
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Finish a Successful Homebuying Journey
Posted on 10/20/2019
Finish a Successful Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may require many weeks or months to complete. As you approach the finish line of this journey, there are lots of things you can do to ensure a seamless conclusion. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you quickly finalize a home purchase. 1. Conduct a Home Inspection A home inspection generally is...
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Qualifying For Low-Interest Mortgage Rates
Posted on 10/13/2019
Qualifying For Low-Interest Mortgage Rates
Getting a new mortgage can be stressful, whether you are getting it for the first time or not. You have to carry out thorough research to avoid going into a mortgage that drains your pocket through high-interest rates. You can get yourself prepared for the lowest interest rate that is suitable for you by taking good care of...
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Top Qualities to Look for in a Neighborhood
Posted on 10/06/2019
Top Qualities to Look for in a Neighborhood
An excellent way to estimate the market value of a property is by taking a look at the streets, clinics, offices, nearby homes, and other facilities in the area. A good neighborhood plays a vital role in determining the worth of your home and can have great benefits for homeowners as it supports a steady rise in capital...
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