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Home Selling Tips: Monitor the Housing Market
Posted on 02/16/2020
Home Selling Tips: Monitor the Housing Market
For those who plan to list a house in the foreseeable future, it often is beneficial to track the real estate market. By doing so, a home seller can identify real estate market patterns and trends and quickly address any potential property selling hurdles. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you analyze housing market data...
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New Construction: How to Design Your New Home
Posted on 02/09/2020
New Construction: How to Design Your New Home
Photo by Jean van der Meulen via Pixabay You are nearing the end of a building project when your general contractor reminds you that it will soon be time to finalize your lighting, fixtures and appliances. You have been looking and saving different ideas for months, so it seems it should be easy to make your final decisions...
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5 Ways to Display Collectibles in Your Space
Posted on 02/02/2020
5 Ways to Display Collectibles in Your Space
Photo by H Wong on Unsplash Your collectibles are important to you, but all too often they tend to be tucked away in a closet attic, or the basement. Why hide all of the things that you spent so much time and care collecting? Instead, find ways to incorporate them into your existing decor so that your house...
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Buying a Home without Representation Can Be Risky
Posted on 01/26/2020
Buying a Home without Representation Can Be Risky
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay It may be tempting to purchase your first home without the help of a real estate agent. If you want to risk not having professional help to buy your first house, you can, but you’ll be leaving a lot of benefits on the table and assuming all the risks. The Benefits of...
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Home Staging as a Marketing Tool
Posted on 01/19/2020
Home Staging as a Marketing Tool
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay Home staging used to be a novelty you watched on the HGTV network. At the end of the program, the hosts would show up with a truckload of furnishings and a bunch of landscaping plants, and presto — a home would be transformed before your eyes. Today, home staging is a thriving bicoastal...
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How to Build You Dream Green Home
Posted on 01/12/2020
How to Build You Dream Green Home
Are you familiar with “green” home builders? They are contractors who construct homes from sustainable or renewable products. These green home builders use durable materials in building all kinds of homes ranging from individual bungalows to expansive, real estate developments. Just like traditional builders, they handle diverse types of construction but build in a way that minimizes waste....
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What to Do If a Buyer Rescinds an Offer to Purchase Your Residence
Posted on 01/05/2020
What to Do If a Buyer Rescinds an Offer to Purchase Your Residence
If a buyer rescinds his or her offer to purchase your house, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are many things you can do to rebound quickly, such as: 1. Address Any Problems with Your Home Try to find out why a buyer chose to walk away from your residence. That way, you could receive valuable...
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Expedite the Homebuying Journey
Posted on 12/29/2019
Expedite the Homebuying Journey
A seamless home search may be a dream come true for property buyers. Yet for those who want to accelerate the homebuying journey, problems sometimes may arise that make it tough to streamline a home search. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to speed up a home search and find your dream house without delay. Now, let's...
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Budgeting for a Fixer Upper
Posted on 12/22/2019
Budgeting for a Fixer Upper
Image by Annie Gray from Unsplash If you are handy with home repair, you could buy a more expensive house if you are willing to put some work into it. Many foreclosures are often sold “as is,” and require some work. The seller may also be more open to negotiating a lower price based on the number of...
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Is Renting from a Property Owner or a Property Manager Preferable?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Is Renting from a Property Owner or a Property Manager Preferable?
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay When inquiring about renting a home or condominium, you may not immediately be aware if the property is being self-managed by the owner or by a property manager or management firm that the owner has hired. There are some benefits and downsides to each. You should first ask who and...
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322 Bailhache Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448 is now new to the market!
Posted on 12/11/2019
322 Bailhache Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448 is now new to the market!
With views of the scenic hills and surrounding vineyards, this 4.72 acre property sits just south of Healdsburg city limits in the Russian River Appellation. Currently planted to Sauvignon Blanc. By removing a few vines, this property could be a stellar home site. On the vineyard to the east, a luxury home has recently been built and on the vineyard to the west, plans for another luxury home are in the works. Current owners performed soil perc test, survey topo map and conducted water sampling. Zoning is DA and can support a multitude of uses. Buyer to investigate...
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Video Tour  - 1825 Granger Way, St. Helena, CA 94574
Posted on 12/10/2019
Video Tour - 1825 Granger Way, St. Helena, CA 94574
Fully furnished with mostly Restoration Hardware furniture, this beautifully appointed, detached townhome, in sought after Quail Meadows, is just blocks to downtown St. Helena. Shop, sip great wine, feast on fine dining, relax on the lovely back patio among the shade of the gorgeous, mature olive trees or swim in the heated pool. Newly remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, Saltillo tile floors, large bedrooms, plantation shutters, gorgeous tree shaded grounds, two car garage. Low Maintenance yard allows for lots of free time to play and explore wine country. This is a second home and very seldom used. The furniture is practically brand...
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