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Posted on 12/17/2023
What are the Pros and Cons of Wooden Entry Doors?
Wood entry doors offer a rich elegance, enhancing curbside appeal. Although other front door materials deliver significant benefits, wood ranks as the most popular option. But like any material or product, homeowners should weigh the pros and cons. What are the benefits of wood entry doors? Beyond eye-catching beauty, wood doors present property owners with a significant range...
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Posted on 12/10/2023
Increase your home's resale value with these tips
If you’re a homeowner or potential homebuyer, you may be...
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Posted on 12/03/2023
Why should you get an inspection prior to listing your property?
Home inspections are included in real estate contracts as a...
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Posted on 11/26/2023
Reflected ceiling plans: A peek into the world of architecture
From top to bottom, our homes are filled with small...
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Posted on 11/19/2023
5 Simple Tips for Avoiding Water Damage
Water damage can be costly and difficult to remedy. Luckily, there are some simple ways you can help avoid water damage at home by keeping up with regular maintenance. Here are some tips for reducing your risk of water damage: Clean Gutters & Downspouts Cleaning your gutters regularly can prevent blockage and ice dams. If you have debris...
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Posted on 11/12/2023
Doors: The pros and cons of steel
The primary entrance to any house deserves an attractive aesthetic with reliable security. Property owners often select thick, hardwood materials because they provide curbside appeal and durable strength. Steel doors remain something of an afterthought because they are more closely associated with commercial buildings, which may not appear to have the same design prowess. But the advanced technologies...
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Posted on 11/05/2023
Flipping a House: How Much Funding Do You Need?
For many, flipping homes is lucrative. However, there are many costs associated with flipping a property, and it’s important to budget carefully for every detail. Here are the major costs to consider when determining how much funding you’ll need for a flip: Down Payments Just like buying a move-in ready house, buying a house you intend to flip...
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Posted on 10/29/2023
Digital tools for interior design
As technology advances, so do the tools available for...
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Posted on 10/22/2023
Work from home: How to stay productive and tame your to-do lists
When you work from home, productive tasks seem to be part...
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Posted on 10/20/2023
Another Property Sold - 1128 Allston Ct, San Jose, CA 95120
Welcome to 1128 Allston Court, nestled in the highly desirable Almaden Valley. This home boasts 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, offering 2,607 sq ft of comfortable living space. It is ideally situated on a quiet court, resting on a generous 12,400 sq ft lot. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by a thoughtfully designed interior with an inviting open floor plan. The gourmet kitchen is a culinary enthusiast's dream, featuring stainless steel appliances, a 5-burner stove, granite countertops, a large kitchen island, and built-in cabinetry complete with a wine bar. On the first floor, you'll find a convenient bedroom with a half bath. Upstairs,...
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Posted on 10/15/2023
Should I refinance my mortgage? 3 Simple checklist items
At some point, numerous homeowners ask themselves, “Should...
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Posted on 10/08/2023
Natural disasters: Creating an effective emergency plan for your home
Emergencies happen, especially when there’s a natural...
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