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Posted on 09/12/2021
Is It a Patio. or Is It a Porch? Here's a Guide to Help You Identify Outdoor Living Spaces
Image by Mark Thomas from Pixabay There are many terms in the design world that we use interchangeably. Those without specific knowledge of these terms might not know how they differentiate, but boosting your home vocabulary can be helpful with buying, selling or improving your home. One common example is the terms we use for private outdoor living...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
309 College Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 now has a new price of $5,295!
Walking distance to California ave, the train station, and Stanford. Excellent palo alto schools, short bike ride to all 3 schools. near parks. Completely updated interior, Cortz kitchen counter tops, stainless steel appliances, newer appliances, W/D in unit. Fresh paint and professionally cleaned. 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bath. Kitchen dining room plus living room. Heating/cooling with Mini split systems, individually controlled for each room. Private parking at rear of building. Electric car charging station. extra storage. Walk to Mollie Stones for grocery shopping, and all the restaurants and convenience on California ave. Walking distance to...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Tips for Setting Up a Retro Arcade for Your Home
If you have fond memories of playing video games at a local arcade, you can recreate that experience in your home. While it might sound complicated, creating a retro arcade in your home can be a simple project. Gather the Games You Want Think about the games you want to include in your retro arcade. If you still...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
The Pros and Cons of Home Warranties
Today, the home buying process usually includes purchasing a home warranty. Home warranties can provide additional financial protection for major home appliances such as plumbing fixtures and electrical systems. While very popular among many homeowners, home warranties are not perfect for everyone. Here we’ll go through the main pros and cons of home warranties for better understanding of...
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Posted on 08/27/2021
Silicon Valley Real Estate Market Update August 2021
Silicon Valley Real Estate Market August 2021 We are experiencing the seasonal summer cool down in housing market. Inventory is expected to go up in September based on stagers and inspectors' schedules. Contractors and handyman are as busy as ever. After many months of record setting sales, the numbers in July were lower than that of June. California...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Your Guide to Accessory Dwelling Units
Image by Manfred Antranias Zimmer from Pixabay Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, have seen an enormous rise in popularity over the last few years. Increasing demand for dedicated work spaces in the home has been a major factor, as have rising housing costs and environmental consciousness. While ADU used to be a term mostly used by professional architects,...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
How to Keep Clutter at Bay when Selling
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock It’s easy for a home to get out of hand with all the things that come through the door every week. Here are a few tips for keeping up with the never-ending clutter that enters your home. Create a Shoe Station Set up a location at each entry door for family...
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Posted on 08/12/2021
309 College Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 now has a new price of $5,500!
Walking distance to California ave, the train station, and Stanford. Excellent palo alto schools, short bike ride to all 3 schools. near parks. Completely updated interior, Cortz kitchen counter tops, stainless steel appliances, newer appliances, W/D in unit. Fresh paint and professionally cleaned. 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bath. Kitchen dining room plus living room. Heating/cooling with Mini split systems, individually controlled for each room. Private parking at rear of building. Electric car charging station. extra storage. Walk to Mollie Stones for grocery shopping, and all the restaurants and convenience on California ave. Walking distance to...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Building A Sustainable Home
Image by 政徳 吉田 from Pixabay Green living is all the rage, and you can fully immerse yourself in a sustainable lifestyle if you decide to build your own home rather than purchase an existing property. During the planning and design phase, you can work with your builder to incorporate sustainable features into your new construction home. After...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Why Homebuyers Should Worry About Easements & Right-Of-Ways
Photo by Andrew Martin via Pixabay It’s not uncommon for homebuyers to discover that the land they purchased may not be entirely their own. Another party may have gained a legal right to use or traverse your property. Easements and right-of-ways can be established by a number of mechanisms and go unnoticed, particularly in undeveloped parcels or when...
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Posted on 07/29/2021
Silicon Valley Real Estate Market July 2021
Silicon Valley Real Estate Market July 2021 Buyer fatigue caused a decline in mortgage application in recent weeks. Purchase loan rates are lower this week due to decrease in demand. Refi rates are still higher than what it was back in February. Single family home sales are still very active. Median home price in the 3 counties in...
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Posted on 07/29/2021
913 Rancho Place, San Jose, CA 95126 is now new to the market!
End unit in a tranquil community. Completely updated. Spacious living room, dining area, kitchen with newer appliances, recessed lights and newer floorings throughout, 3 master suites total, 2 on top floor.1 master suite on ground floor. in-door laundry room with newer washer/dryer staying. Triple pane windows throughout keeps it quiet inside. Remote controlled window coverings, upgraded split plantation shutters. Nest control. Fiber-optic internet and ethernet cabling throughout for your work-from-home days. Side-by-side 2-car garage with extra storage space. Front patio for outdoor BBQ. Walking distance to Newhall park, Santa Clara...
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