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The Pros & Cons of New Construction Homes
Posted on 02/02/2020
The Pros & Cons of New Construction Homes
Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay It’s not unusual for homebuyers to enter the market with some preconceived notions about the differences between an existing home and new construction. These may be formed by talking to friends and loved ones about their successes and challenges. Others come from media sources, including the seemingly endless stream of reality home shows....
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Initiate a Successful California Luxury Home Search
Posted on 01/26/2020
Initiate a Successful California Luxury Home Search
For those who want to acquire a luxury home in Los Angeles, Sacramento or elsewhere in California, it helps to prepare for the property buying journey. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to put yourself in position to succeed as you search for your ideal luxury house in the Golden State. Now, let's take a look at...
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Another Property Sold - 5592 Maryannis Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Posted on 01/25/2020
Another Property Sold - 5592 Maryannis Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Your Opportunity; New Price! VIEWS! VIEWS! Indoor/Outdoor living with breathtaking views in this desirable West County retreat. Let nature unfold before your eyes. Close in with a pastoral setting on 1/2+ acre with flat usable land in the backyard. The updated 2,520 sft home includes an open floor plan, 3+ beds/2+1/2 baths & multiple bonus rooms. Need a home office? There is one here with a separate entrance away from living areas. No HOA. Mutual neighborhood well. Central heat & lots of upgrades. Room to roam. Satisfy your soul and let Maryannis Drive take you...
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Video Tour  - 1132 Humboldt Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Posted on 01/21/2020
Video Tour - 1132 Humboldt Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Craftmanship and Design are paramount in this sought after single level SRJC home which also features an extra detached private unit in a large, oversized yard. For principal buyers or investors... a popular neighborhood/gorgeous home with wood beam vaulted ceilings, moldings, refinished real wood floors, huge kitchen with 6 burner commercial Wolf Range, indoor laundry room and much more. Charm and character are preserved along with updating you will appreciate. The newer extra unit has its own private, large yard, screened in patio and washer/dryer. The detached former garage is flex space for storage, man cave, she shed or ? New paint....
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1132 Humboldt Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/21/2020
1132 Humboldt Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 is now new to the market!
Craftmanship and Design are paramount in this sought after single level SRJC home which also features an extra detached private unit in a large, oversized yard. For principal buyers or investors... a popular neighborhood/gorgeous home with wood beam vaulted ceilings, moldings, refinished real wood floors, huge kitchen with 6 burner commercial Wolf Range, indoor laundry room and much more. Charm and character are preserved along with updating you will appreciate. The newer extra unit has its own private, large yard, screened in patio and washer/dryer. The detached former garage is flex space for storage, man cave, she shed or ? New paint....
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Posted on 01/19/2020
Image by Charles 🇵🇭 from Unsplash Part of buying a home is researching the market and your finances. Most lenders require you to put at least 20 percent down or pay private mortgage insurance (PMI). Since PMI is a cost that does not lower your interest rate or principal, it’s almost always better to save up that hefty...
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Tips for Buying a Home Remotely
Posted on 01/12/2020
Tips for Buying a Home Remotely
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay So, you're buying a home remotely. Because you probably don't want to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a house that smells like cats or that features weekly invasions by the SWAT team of the building next door, it's important to find a long-distance realtor you can trust. You need someone who...
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Why Multigenerational Properties Are Seeing a Demand Spike
Posted on 01/05/2020
Why Multigenerational Properties Are Seeing a Demand Spike
Image by giselaatje from Pixabay Multigenerational properties have seen a demand spike recently, giving sellers a reason to sit up and take notice. As family dynamics shift and the economy rises and falls, property owners need to pay attention to who's buying what. We'll look at what constitutes a multigenerational property and which ones are seeing the most...
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Is Now the Right Time to Host a Home Showing?
Posted on 12/29/2019
Is Now the Right Time to Host a Home Showing?
If you want to accomplish your desired results during the home selling journey, you should strive to host lots of showings. Fortunately, we're here to help you prepare for home showings and ensure you are ready to host showings at any time. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for a home showing. 1....
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Updating your Porch Lighting
Posted on 12/22/2019
Updating your Porch Lighting
Image by David Papazian from Shutterstock Porch lighting is an essential part of a home's curb appeal. It offers much more than help navigating in the dark or a pretty accent for your front door. A brightly lit porch can enhance security and also save you money on your energy bill. Where will you place it? The location...
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Tips for Home Sellers: How to Capture Buyers' Attention
Posted on 12/15/2019
Tips for Home Sellers: How to Capture Buyers' Attention
Home sellers sometimes struggle to stir up interest in their residences. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to help your residence capture buyers' attention, such as: 1. Craft an Engaging Home Listing A home listing should engage and inform buyers. Otherwise, an ineffective listing may make it tough for a seller to effectively promote his or...
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Testimonial Thursday
Posted on 12/12/2019
Testimonial Thursday
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