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Posted on 11/30/2020
Benefits of Home Ownership Include More Privacy
Making the transition from being a renter to a home owner is a life changing experience -- one which brings both rewards and new responsibilities. Although you'll no longer have a landlord (on speed dial) to handle things like yard maintenance, noisy neighbors, and appliance repairs, you'll enjoy the satisfaction of being in control of your own living space,...
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Posted on 11/23/2020
Submit a Reasonable Offer to Purchase a California Luxury Residence
After you find your ideal luxury home in Los Angeles, Malibu or elsewhere in California, you should be prepared to submit a reasonable offer to purchase this house. Otherwise, you risk losing your dream home to a rival homebuyer. Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you try to craft a competitive offer to purchase a California luxury...
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Posted on 11/18/2020
254 Swett Road, Woodside, CA 94062 is now new to the market!
Enjoy life surrounded by nature in this remodeled home with breathtaking views of Half Moon Bay/Princeton, the Mavericks, the Farallon Islands, and even the Golden Gate, and Point Reyes on clear days. This home originally had three bedrooms and two baths, but walls have been removed to create a spacious home with lots of open areas, leaving two bedrooms and two baths, one of each on the main and lower levels. Both levels have full width decks that offer lots of room to entertain or watch the views. It is approx. 02. miles off Skyline, 5 miles from Alice's Restaurant, and a twenty minute low stress drive to Robert's market in Woodside. There...
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Posted on 11/16/2020
Minor Remodeling Projects for Your Kitchen
Image by Cristina Mantovani from Pixabay Whether you’re moving into a new home or getting yours ready for the market, remodeling your kitchen can help boost your home’s value. You don’t have to invest in major remodeling projects to spruce up your kitchen. The following minor remodeling options are cost-effective ones that can give your kitchen a brand...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
2356 Thompson Court, Mountain View, CA 94043 now has a new price of $1,800,000!
Enjoy the holidays in your new home! A formal entry foyer opens to the spacious living room with vaulted ceilings and focal fireplace, the perfect place to enjoy reading a book on a cold winter day. The kitchen has been bumped out and tastefully remodeled with a gas stove, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and decorative tile backsplash in soft, muted colors, while the dining room opens to a large covered patio for year-round outdoor entertaining. (So important in this Covid era. Or maybe a future room addition?) This home boasts an upgraded electric panel, brand new roof, central forced air heating, and recessed lighting...
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Posted on 11/09/2020
Tips on Creating the Perfect Guest Room
Photo by bottlein via Pixabay Your guest room can become a relaxing and inviting retreat -- instead of an afterthought -- and allow you to host visitors at a moment's notice. While decor, bedding and other pieces will help you create a comfortable and inviting space, these tips will elevate your guest room to a luxurious retreat and...
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Posted on 11/07/2020
Video Tour - 2356 Thompson Court, Mountain View, CA 94043
Enjoy the holidays in your new home! A formal entry foyer opens to the spacious living room with vaulted ceilings and focal fireplace, the perfect place to enjoy reading a book on a cold winter day. The kitchen has been bumped out and tastefully remodeled with a gas stove, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and decorative tile backsplash in soft, muted colors, while the dining room opens to a large covered patio for year-round outdoor entertaining. (So important in this Covid era. Or maybe a future room addition?) This home boasts an upgraded electric panel, brand new roof, central forced air heating, and recessed lighting...
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Posted on 11/05/2020
Video Tour - 2356 Thompson Court, Mountain View, CA 94043
Enjoy the holidays in your new home! A formal entry foyer opens to the spacious living room with vaulted ceilings and focal fireplace, the perfect place to enjoy reading a book on a cold winter day. The kitchen has been bumped out and tastefully remodeled with a gas stove, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and decorative tile backsplash in soft, muted colors, while the dining room opens to a large covered patio for year-round outdoor entertaining. (So important in this Covid era. Or maybe a future room addition?) This home boasts an upgraded electric panel, brand new roof, central forced air heating, and recessed lighting...
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Posted on 11/05/2020
2356 Thompson Court, Mountain View, CA 94043 is now new to the market!
Enjoy the holidays in your new home! A formal entry foyer opens to the spacious living room with vaulted ceilings and focal fireplace, the perfect place to enjoy reading a book on a cold winter day. The kitchen has been bumped out and tastefully remodeled with a gas stove, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and decorative tile backsplash in soft, muted colors, while the dining room opens to a large covered patio for year-round outdoor entertaining. (So important in this Covid era. Or maybe a future room addition?) This home boasts an upgraded electric panel, brand new roof, central forced air heating, and recessed lighting...
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Posted on 11/02/2020
Design an Outdoor Living Room
Image by Jesse Bridgewater from Pixabay An outdoor living room gives you a place to enjoy fresh air while spending time with family and friends, gathering around a fire or watching a movie. When you have this type of outdoor living space, you can make it as comfortable as possible with the right design. Use the following tips...
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Posted on 10/26/2020
Start a Successful Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may be complicated, particularly for those who fail to plan for it. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to boost your chances of enjoying a successful property buying experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you start a successful homebuying journey. 1. Establish Criteria for Your Home Search...
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Posted on 10/19/2020
How Millennials are Changing the Real Estate Industry
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Millennials enter 2020 as the second-largest home-buying demographic and are expected to hold sway over the residential real estate market. Although Millennials trail Baby Boomers in total population — 71 million to 74.1 million — they have aged into the prime starter and second home years. Millennials are largely considered to be...
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