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Posted on 08/23/2020
The Best Movie Theaters In Los Angeles
Photo by Imeime via Pixabay As you might imagine, Los Angeles is home to some of the best movie theaters in the world. What makes them so amazing isn't necessarily the world-class sound and picture quality though. This city is so inherently rooted in film that you can't help but see the reverence reflected in the nooks and...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
What You Should Know About Property Tax Caps in California
Photo by Edar via PixabayProperty taxes in California have been a much-debated issue in the state. Communities want to raise money for schools, community spaces, and infrastructure projects, but lawmakers also don't want to drive away homebuyers and investors, either. The state does have property tax caps to protect owners, but there's a little more to the story...
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Posted on 08/15/2020
Another Property Sold - 1277 Copper Peak Lane, San Jose, CA 95120
JOIN US FOR A LIVE TOUR SATURDAY FROM 11:00AM - 1:00pM Click link https://meet.google.com/qek-rxmk-fti . This gorgeous 3 bed & 2.5 bath 1630 square feet 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,...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Easy Ways to Update Your Backyard This Summer
Image by Gr8 from Shutterstock Summer is a great time of the year. Long sunny days, short warm nights, and clear weather that stretches across the sky. Summer is a season to savor. An excellent way to enjoy summer is by taking your living outside and relaxing in the backyard. If your backyard is cringe-worthy rather than show-stopping,...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
How to Sell your Home to a Family Member or Friend
Photo by fauxels from Pexels It sounds like it should make things easier -- selling your home to a friend or family member should be a breeze for both parties -- but in reality, a home sale can disrupt your relationship if you don't go about it the right way. With the exception of parent to child transfers...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Real Estate: Hiring an Agent Could Save You
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayWhen it comes to selling a home, there's usually at least a little temptation for people to bypass the commission and do the work themselves. But the truth is that an agent does a lot of the behind-the-scenes work that few people have the time or patience to do. Plus, they take responsibility...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
How to Buy the Right Home Remotely
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay It may be tempting, when buying a home remotely, to jump at the first great deal that fits your checklist. But, number of beds and baths aren't everything. Location matters, too. So does the school district if you have school-age children. Don't be afraid to delve deeply into a property that you're thinking...
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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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