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Posted on 06/20/2021
Perennial Plants to Reinvigorate Your Home
Photo by Nile via Pixabay Perennials are beautiful plants that bloom and breathe new life into any surrounding. Unlike annuals, they don’t have to be ripped up and replanted each and every spring. Here are a few lovely perennial flowers that’ll bring life to your home year after year, with very little maintenance! Valerian Valerian is a plant...
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Posted on 06/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 2007 Foxtail Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
MOVE IN READY NOW! Completed New Luxury Build. A True Single Level Home with 3-car Garage & Hard to Find ground level Guest Suite with Private Exterior Entrance/full Bedroom/Bath/Living room. For your Office or ? This exceptional Premiere Home by longtime, award winning Christopherson Builders is 3,000+ sq ft/5 beds/4 baths/2 wings and so much more. Modern finishes include wide plank engineered wood flooring, custom made cabinets, pendant & statement lighting, luxurious Master Suite/Zen Bath with spacious curbless shower & large walk-in closet. Revel in your Chef's kitchen with over-sized island, walk-in pantry, quartz...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Come Together & Play: Benefits of Social Gaming
With more time spent at home, many have been looking for new and creative ways to spend time with each other. The need for social distancing and staying home has allowed online social gaming to flourish. Now there are different games for all ages with all types of interests that you can play with others in the safety...
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Posted on 06/08/2021
Another Property Sold - 1673 Del Oro Circle, Petaluma, CA 94954
Gorgeous Petaluma Showcase Move-In Ready Single Level Home! Location Location close to Del Oro Park with all that you have dreamed of including New Custom Kitchen & Baths/New Milgard Windows and Sliding Doors/New Interior + Exterior Paint/New Professional Landscaping front and back and so much more (improvements between 2018-2020). Vaulted ceilings, lots of light & an Open Floor Plan draw you in for the delightful pleasure of your surroundings. The large backyard beckons you to stay with the gas outdoor Fire Pit, deck, raised garden beds, patio and professional planted gardens all for your relaxation and fun. Your Dream Kitchen...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Kitchen Flooring: Cover or Resurface
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash As homeowners, we can get fairly strategic about hiding the flaws in our home. We might move the sofa over a water stain on the hardwood or put a rug over a crack, tear or discoloration. While you'd never try to hide this stuff from potential homebuyers, it does keep it out...
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Posted on 06/04/2021
Another Property Sold - 4616 Parktrail Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
A rare 5 bedroom, 3 bath updated Bennett Valley home on a prime cul-de-sac location at the base of Annadel State Park. This 3200 sq. ft. residence welcomes you with a cathedral ceiling entry and adjacent formal living and dining rooms. Enjoy an open floor plan with significant kitchen and family room space. Abundant windows provide great lighting and views of the lushly landscaped backyard. The first floor has an indoor laundry room with sink, airy bedroom with sliding door to the backyard, and a full bathroom. Upstairs opens into a spacious master bedroom with a newly renovated ensuite (large soaker tub, custom glass shower, two single...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Home Financing Options
Image by Credit Commerce from Pixabay Finding financing for a home could be as simple as applying for a conforming FHA loan or it could be as difficult as having to locate a portfolio loan or even a combo loan. What you need depends on the real estate you are buying. Most people buying a primary residence get...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Homebuyers: Writing a Great Offer Letter
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay While buying a home in a seller’s market, it pays to stand out from the crowd. One way to do that is with a memorable offer letter that captures the seller’s attention from the start. You must include all the right elements, however, to effectively win them over and earn the chance to...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Leave the Dirty Work to Your Robotic Mop
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Mopping the floors is a thankless job that seems to get undone a second after you finish up – and it doesn’t take much. A small spill while cooking dinner. Kids and dogs running in from outside. You name it. And with that, you’re back to square one, pulling out the mop and...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
1673 Del Oro Circle, Petaluma, CA 94954 is now new to the market!
Gorgeous Petaluma Showcase Move-In Ready Single Level Home! Location Location close to Del Oro Park with all that you have dreamed of including New Custom Kitchen & Baths/New Milgard Windows and Sliding Doors/new Interior + Exterior Paint/New Professional Landscaping front and back and so much more (2018-2020). Vaulted ceilings, lots of light and an Open Floor Plan draw you in for the delightful pleasure of your surroundings. The large backyard beckons you to stay with the gas outdoor Fire Pit, deck, raised garden beds, patio and professional planted gardens all for your relaxation and fun. Your Dream Kitchen awaits with spacious soft...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Is A Seller-Financed Mortgage Right For You?
Photo by Charles Thompson via Pixabay A vast majority of homebuying transactions rely on the buyer qualifying for a mortgage through a bank. After all, most people don't have enough cash lying around to buy a home outright. Nowadays, you have more options with different types of lenders and alternative financing companies where you can seek pre-approval online....
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Posted on 05/02/2021
How to Add Solar Lighting to Your Landscape
Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay If you’re looking to light up your house or yard using a quick and easy DIY method, a variety of solar lights fit the bill. You can choose from many elegant styles, with no extension cords required. Solar lights can be mounted, placed into the ground on stakes, hang as lanterns or on...
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