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Which Home Improvements Add the Most Value to a Home
Posted on 03/22/2020
Which Home Improvements Add the Most Value to a Home
Photo by bidvine via Pixabay Some home projects and improvements can't wait - a leaking hot water heater or a water damaged floor need to be replaced right away. Other, planned renovations and upgrades are optional. Consider not only your current needs, but the potential impact of any large planned upgrade on your home's value before you proceed....
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Another Property Sold - 600 Pennsylvania Avenue #27, Los Gatos, CA 95030
Posted on 03/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 600 Pennsylvania Avenue #27, Los Gatos, CA 95030
STUNNING REMODEL. Bright, beautiful, ground level retreat completely remodeled with permits and interior designer. Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath with over 1400 sq ft. located in the highly desirable Glenridge neighborhood. Close to beautiful Bachman Park. Walk to charming downtown Los Gatos. Top Los Gatos schools. Open modern living with layout options. Italian white oak hardwood flooring and designer lighting throughout. Cozy gas fireplace in living area. Open modern kitchen with quartz counters and bar island perfect for entertaining. All new Bosch appliances. New inside laundry with new Bosch W/D. Master suite features large closets and new...
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Important Questions to Consider Before You Attend a Home Showing
Posted on 03/15/2020
Important Questions to Consider Before You Attend a Home Showing
A home showing represents a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. However, there may be instances in which a buyer is unsure about whether to attend a house showing. Lucky for you, we're here to help you weigh the pros and cons of scheduling a home showing. Now, let's take a look at three questions to consider before you...
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Tips for Sellers: Plan for a Home Showing
Posted on 03/08/2020
Tips for Sellers: Plan for a Home Showing
As a home seller, it is crucial to do everything possible to prepare for a house showing. Yet determining the best ways to prep for a showing sometimes can be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you get ready for any showing, at any time. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan for a...
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Tips for Buyers: Plan for a Home Showing
Posted on 03/01/2020
Tips for Buyers: Plan for a Home Showing
A home showing is a key part of the property buying journey. As such, it helps to plan ahead for a house showing as much as possible. Because if you enter a home showing with a plan in place, you can use this event to help you determine whether a residence is right for you. Now, let's take a...
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How To Tell if Your Roof Needs a Little TLC
Posted on 02/23/2020
How To Tell if Your Roof Needs a Little TLC
Photo by Joel Dunn via Pixabay Your roof is an important part of your home, and for something of its size, it is surprisingly delicate. Even minor problems can have a lasting impact on the integrity of your home. Learning how to spot some of the most common problems allows you to seek out help when you need...
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Initiate a Successful California Luxury Home Search
Posted on 02/16/2020
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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Earnest Money: What Is It?
Posted on 02/09/2020
Earnest Money: What Is It?
Photo by Mercigod via Shutterstock Earnest money is the amount of money put down for a large purchase. While this is not limited to real estate, it is used frequently in the real estate industry. It’s a sign of good faith from the buyer to the seller and normally constitutes about 1%-5% of the home’s price. How much...
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Buyers: How to Avoid Hindsight Frustrations
Posted on 02/02/2020
Buyers: How to Avoid Hindsight Frustrations
Photo by GaudiLab via Shutterstock In the rush and excitement to find the perfect home and make it yours, there are some things best learned beforehand rather than through hindsight. Here are some suggestions from first-time homebuyers that would have made the entire process less challenging. Know where you stand. If you plan to buy a home, even...
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5 Essential Pros & Cons of New Construction Homes
Posted on 01/26/2020
5 Essential 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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How Long Will It Take You to Find Your Ideal California Luxury Home?
Posted on 01/19/2020
How Long Will It Take You to Find Your Ideal California Luxury Home?
There is no definitive timeline for finding and buying a luxury home in San Francisco, Malibu or any other California city or town. Ultimately, it is important to remember that the Golden State luxury homebuying journey varies from person to person. But if you know how to prepare for a California luxury home search, you may be able to...
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Remodeling with a Large Budget
Posted on 01/12/2020
Remodeling with a Large Budget
Image by Alex Qian from Pexels Even higher-end homes need renovation after so many years. Fashions go out of style and things get worn out. If money is not an object and the sky is the limit, you can do beautiful things with a remodel. However, if you are remodeling because you are ready to sell your home,...
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