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Posted on 08/14/2022
Advantages & Disadvantages of Rent-to-Own Agreements
One of the many options new homebuyers may encounter in their search is a rent-to-own agreement. These agreements allow the prospective buyer to rent a property with the option to buy it down the road. There are many types of rent-to-own agreements, each with their own rules and exceptions. Here is a breakdown of the major advantages and...
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Posted on 08/09/2022
2632 Forbes Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051 is now new to the market!
Beautiful home in wonderful Mariposa Gardens nbrhd. Fully renovated&expanded in 2015 by a custom home builder w/ high-end materials and fabulous open space design. Constructed w/ Energy conservation in mind. Open plan living room adjacent to chef/entertainer's dream kitchen w/ granite counters and designer backsplash, stainless steel appliances and lovely eat-in area. Two en-suite primary bedrooms with walk-in closets and sparkling bathrooms. An additional bedroom and bath, complete with an office that can be a bonus room. Hardwood floors thru-out, AC, led lighting, fully insulated. Pride of ownership resonates w/ attention to detail....
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Posted on 08/07/2022
3 Ways to Protect Your Property from Landslides
Landslides are caused by soil erosion and heavy rainfall. If your property has any slopes, it's important to check for signs of erosion so you can avoid the risk of causing a landslide. Here are three ways you can prevent erosion damage and landslides in your own yard: Plant Densely An abundance of deep-rooted vegetation is the best...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
Dark room ideas: 3 Ways to bring light into any room
Light can bring depth, ambience and comfort to any room. Brighter rooms can lend to a plethora of innovative design ideas and tend to liven the mood among house members. However, many homeowners worry that they’ll need to add windows, light fixtures or other intrusive methods of light to their dark rooms to get an ounce of extra...
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Posted on 07/24/2022
Home designing software advantages: A beginner's guide
Home designing software has become a popular way for homeowners and industry professionals to plan their interior design and build projects. Using computer technology, you can illustrate your design plans with software in a more accurate and efficient way. There are numerous benefits to using a home design software program and its unique features. Here is a guide...
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Posted on 07/21/2022
765 18th Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 now has a new price of $4,500!
Close to Stanford, Meta, Google, 101 Freeway, easy access to SFO. Menlo-Atherton high.Tree-lined street, private front & back yard. Old world charm with modern amenities. Open layout, lots of natural light, Living room, Great Family room kitchen, kitchen with cortz counter tops and custom cabinetry. New appliances: Gas stove, Large Frig, LG Washer/Dryer, etc. Hardwood floor throughout. Carpet in bedrooms. Dual Paned windows, central heating system. 2 car detached garage. Attic storage in garage. Landscaped yard. owner pays for gardener, trash, sewer. Renters pay for electricity, gas, water. no smoking. Ready for move in around August...
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Posted on 07/18/2022
Silicon Valley Market Update July 2022
Silicon Valley Real Estate Market July 2022 Market has shifted and it is evident with many price reductions and homes go off the market without selling because sellers have higher expectation. Areas that are near major employers and with good schools are still commanding strong offers. Most homes that are priced well are getting 2 or 3 offers...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
Home Office: Tips for Reworking Your Space
A good home office considers everything from lighting to air quality to layout, but even the best of the best home offices should be reimagined from time to time. So what happens when you switch up your office layout? The results may surprise you. Here are a few quick tips for redesigning your home office space. Rework Assessment...
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Posted on 07/10/2022
3 Things Every Renter Should Know
Renting a home is a complicated process. Whether you’re a first-time renter or a seasoned pro, navigating the rental market can be overwhelming. Just like with buying a home, it’s easy to make mistakes or miss important details. Here are some tips for avoiding common renter mistakes. Read the Entire Lease When you’re choosing a place to live,...
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Posted on 07/09/2022
765 18th Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 now has a new price of $4,800!
Close to Stanford, Meta, Google, 101 Freeway, easy access to SFO. Menlo-Atherton high.Tree-lined street, private front & back yard. Old world charm with modern amenities. Open layout, lots of natural light, Living room, Great Family room kitchen, kitchen with cortz counter tops and custom cabinetry. New appliances: Gas stove, Large Frig, LG Washer/Dryer, etc. Hardwood floor throughout. Carpet in bedrooms. Dual Paned windows, central heating system. 2 car detached garage. Attic storage in garage. Landscaped yard. owner pays for gardener, trash, sewer. Renters pay for electricity, gas, water. no smoking. Ready for move in around August...
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Posted on 07/09/2022
1152 Newhall Street, San Jose, CA 95126 is now new to the market!
On a tree-lined street, nicely updated cool home. High ceilings with skylight and an arch picture window in living room, open kitchen with island, new cabinets and back splash. gas line ready for gas stove. Dining area with a wine/coffee bar, and walk in pantry. Tastefully done floorings, matching ceiling and island cabinet in kitchen. 3 spacious bedrooms, including a main bedroom with en-suite bath and 2 walk in closets. a bonus room that can be the family room, indoor laundry, a whole-house fan, 2 electric towel-warmers, tank-less water heater. The basement and attic are good for storage. shed in backyard. EV charger in front yard....
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Posted on 07/09/2022
73 3rd Street #17, Los Altos, CA 94022 is now new to the market!
Downtown Los Altos. All the amenities and convenience of downtown living. updated unit in a secure building. New paint, new carpet. New light fixtures. In unit laundry. Balcony off living room and bedroom. 1 parking space underground and an additional parking space in back of building right outside of the balcony. Extra storage. Amenities include swimming pool, professional management. Thursday afternoon Farmer's market near...
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