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Posted on 07/12/2020
How to Add Insulation to Your Home
Image by Lutz Peter from Pixabay Insulation keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer by reducing either heat coming in or escaping from your home. You might think that adequately insulating a home would be part of the home-building process. But since many new homebuyers don't consider insulation when buying, many home builders only...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
How to Create a Custom Towel Rack from Picture Frames
Photo by Lauren Fleischmann on Unsplash Whether you need to hang bath towels in the bathroom or hand towels in the kitchen, a towel rack is an awesome thing to have around. And it is even better if made custom to suit your tastes and elevate the look of your home. For even more brownie points, you can...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Ways to be Prepared to Move When You Have Pets
Photo by Ulrike Mai via Pixabay Moving from one state to another is stressful enough for adults and children. Often pets are doubly confused. Your home may be the only world they've known. They don't understand why you're leaving or if you're coming back. Boxes are piling up and moving people, family and friends are everywhere. This may...
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Posted on 06/26/2020
1277 Copper Peak Lane, San Jose, CA 95120 is now new to the market!
California Ridge finest Condominium located in the prestigious Almaden Valley. Gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath boast 1630 sq,ft of luxury living! Exceptional updated features; engineered hardwood floors , custom Fireplace, Bali Cellular Shades, Ceiling fan and Crown molding, foam core doors, energy efficient vinyl slider windows, custom plantation shutters, (Google connectable) NEST thermostat. Custom walk in shower with bench, cabinetry, sunken medicine cabinet, Carrara marble floor 3 hexagonal and 4x12 subway tile on walls, Heated Floor, wall mounted toilet, touch activated delta faucets, built in hamper, lighting and quartz countertop....
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Using Video Tours to Navigate Social Distancing Requirements
Photo by Ekaterina Bolovtsova from Pexels Video tours are not new to the real estate industry, but they have become a vital tool for home buyers and sellers trying to comply with social distancing requirements. Whether you are trying to sell your home, or you are searching for your forever home during efforts to reduce the spread of...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Can You Keep Livestock on Your Property?
Image by William Dais from Pixabay If you have your heart set on raising livestock at your new home, you have to check local laws and other rules to ensure that activity will be permitted. Everything from zoning laws to HOA rules influence whether you can have even the smallest farm animals on your land, including mini-goats, rabbits...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Common Plumbing Problems
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay There are many responsibilities that come with homeownership. One important aspect to monitor and maintain is your plumbing system. With any system that is used daily, problems will arise from time to time. The earlier issues are identified, the quicker and simpler they can be to resolve. Here are a...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Why Use a Drip Irrigation System
Photo by KML from Pexels When you have a garden, it is important to have a good watering system. If you are looking to have the best garden maintenance that you can, then drip irrigation systems are a nice choice to consider. How It Works Drip irrigation works by slowly applying water directly to the plant. It consists...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Putting Finance First: Saving Tips For a New Home Purchase
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Preparing to purchase a home? It’s time to get your finances in order. Although this is an exciting time, you’d be surprised to learn how much a new home purchase can leave you strapped for cash. Saving for your home can get you prepared to have money for your down payment and...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Differences in Buying Investment Property Versus Primary Residence
Photo by Alexander Zvir from Pexels Those who currently own a home may consider investing in a second home for income purposes. However, it is important to understand you may have hurdles to overcome when searching for a mortgage or obtaining homeowners insurance. Here are some of the most significant differences between buying an investment property and a...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Protective Measures to Take to Protect Your Yard and Gardens During Storm Season
Photo by Yves via Pixabay High winds and heavy rainfall have the potential to cause serious harm to your lawn, flowers, shrubs and trees. Fortunately, strategies exist designed to minimize the damage. If a storm has been forecast for your area, here's what you need to do before it hits. Mow Your Lawn Mow your lawn if at...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Get the Best Price for Your House
No two houses are exactly the same. Much in the same vein, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to ensure a home seller can get the best price for his or her residence. However, there are several things that a seller can do to boost the likelihood of enjoying a profitable house selling experience, such as: 1. Improve Your Home's...
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