Lynne Mercer's Blog

Posted on 09/14/2020
Tips For Getting Started With a Project at Home
There's no question about it: Being a homeowner can be a very satisfying and rewarding experience! However, enjoying that added privacy, control over your environment, and pride of ownership does not come without a price. When you go from being a renter to an owner, a lot of things change! In additional to being responsible for property maintenance,...
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Posted on 09/07/2020
House-Flipping Tips
Image by Andy Dean Photography from Shutterstock In past housing markets, it was common for investors to flip houses. Unfortunately, when the housing bubble burst, many buyers couldn't update and sell the homes they'd bought. After a bit of a downturn, the trend has picked back up. However, savvy investors know that the housing market has much tighter...
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Posted on 08/31/2020
Planning for Homeownership Costs
Image by Have a Nice Day Photo from Shutterstock The home you've been searching for is on the market, and now you’re ready to buy it. But can you afford it? How do you know? The internet is filled with mortgage calculators to help you determine what your mortgage payment will be. You simply plug in the numbers...
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Posted on 08/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 2362 Adele Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043
An inviting entry atrium welcomes you into this classic MacKay home, designed for maximum enjoyment of the California lifestyle. The kitchen, with new quartz countertops and appliances, open to a combined living/dining room on one side, and to a family room with a breakfast bar on the other side. Sliding doors from 3 rooms at the back and the master bedroom provide for easy indoor/outdoor entertainment or your own personal enjoyment, while vaulted ceilings throughout create an extra feeling of spaciousness. Recent upgrades include fresh paint inside and out, refinished hardwood and new tile floors, bathroom upgrades, a new electric panel....
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Posted on 08/24/2020
Tips for 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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Posted on 08/17/2020
What Criteria Determine If You Should Buy a House?
Photo by Athitat Shinagowin via Shutterstock You’ll often hear it stated that paying rent is throwing money down the drain. As a motivation to buy a home, however, that might not be the best idea. A rule of thumb is that if you can purchase a home for fifteen times what you currently pay annually in rent, buying...
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Posted on 08/10/2020
How to Create Relaxing Spaces In Your Home
Image by Kari Shea from Pixabay Have you ever walked into someone's home or office space and instantly felt that it was positive, welcoming and peaceful? It means more harmonious work with customers and clients and a more peaceful attitude at home. Imagine walking through your front door and the stresses of the day melting away. A good...
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Posted on 08/06/2020
Video Tour - 2362 Adele Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043
An inviting entry atrium welcomes you into this classic MacKay home, designed for maximum enjoyment of the California lifestyle. The kitchen, with new quartz countertops and appliances, open to a combined living/dining room on one side, and to a family room with a breakfast bar on the other side. Sliding doors from 3 rooms at the back and the master bedroom provide for easy indoor/outdoor entertainment or your own personal enjoyment, while vaulted ceilings throughout create an extra feeling of spaciousness. Recent upgrades include fresh paint inside and out, refinished hardwood and new tile floors, bathroom upgrades, a new electric panel....
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Posted on 08/06/2020
2362 Adele Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043 is now new to the market!
An inviting entry atrium welcomes you into this classic MacKay home, designed for maximum enjoyment of the California lifestyle. The kitchen, with new quartz countertops and appliances, open to a combined living/dining room on one side, and to a family room with a breakfast bar on the other side. Sliding doors from 3 rooms at the back and the master bedroom provide for easy indoor/outdoor entertainment or your own personal enjoyment, while vaulted ceilings throughout create an extra feeling of spaciousness. Recent upgrades include fresh paint inside and out, refinished hardwood and new tile floors, bathroom upgrades, a new electric panel....
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Posted on 08/03/2020
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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Posted on 07/27/2020
Improve Your Outdoor Living Space
Image by Marzenna Gaines from Pixabay With spring just around the corner, your thoughts may turn to enjoying the great outdoors. By making a few improvements, you can create your own restful, outdoor oasis even as you add value to your home. Research has found that homeowners often gain the most value by improving backyards and investing in...
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Posted on 07/20/2020
Customize Your Room with an Accent Wall
Image by Pixabay from Pexels An accent wall is a great way to add interest to your home’s interior. Accent walls allow you to personalize your space. They can also highlight or complement unique furniture and accessories around your home. Introduce Color: When planning for an accent wall, choose a color palette that works well with the other...
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