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Incorporating a Touchless Kitchen
Posted on 02/23/2020
Incorporating a Touchless Kitchen
Photo by Sarah Biesinger via Shutterstock You’ve probably heard how important it is to go hands-free in your car, but it can be just as important and useful to be hands-free in the kitchen. If you’re busy washing dishes or prepping for dinner, you can use hands free devices to do everything from answering calls to looking up...
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Kitchen Renovations Add Style and Value to Your Home
Posted on 02/16/2020
Kitchen Renovations Add Style and Value to Your Home
Photo by Solomon Rodgers via Pixabay When you've been in the same home for a while, it is common to get an itch to switch things up a little bit. For many homeowners, this means renovating the kitchen. Renovation is a great way to not only add a little bit of style but also increase the value of...
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Top Real Estate Trends for 2020
Posted on 02/09/2020
Top Real Estate Trends for 2020
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay As 2019 draws to a close, people aren't just turning the page on a new year but also a new decade. With a new decade comes new trends in the real estate industry. The 2010s were a time of drastic shifts in the real estate market. This new decade is sure to...
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What Does It Take to Sell a California Luxury House?
Posted on 02/02/2020
What Does It Take to Sell a California Luxury House?
Selling a luxury home in Los Angeles, Malibu or any other California city or town is rarely straightforward and simple. In fact, if you fail to plan ahead for the Golden State luxury home selling journey, you may struggle to stir up interest in your residence. Perhaps worst of all, your California luxury home may linger on the real...
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How to Create a Greener Home in 6 Easy Steps
Posted on 01/26/2020
How to Create a Greener Home in 6 Easy Steps
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay Making your home a little more green won’t take much time or effort, but the results will pay off for years to come. You’ll consume fewer products, be exposed to fewer chemicals and even spend less money every month. Incorporate one or more of these easy green ideas into your home routine to...
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Should You Buy or Sell First?
Posted on 01/19/2020
Should You Buy or Sell First?
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay You’ve decided to sell your home to upgrade or even downsize, but you don’t know whether you should start looking and buy first or wait to sell first. The best-case scenario is to do both, but that takes a lot of planning. If you are sure your credit is good enough to...
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Quick Design Tips for New Homeowners
Posted on 01/12/2020
Quick Design Tips for New Homeowners
Photo by Khiem Tran via Pixabay Designing a home can be intimidating, especially if it's your first time. Maybe you were a design aficionado with the perfect dorm room, but designing a whole house seems intimidating. Maybe you're worried you have no feel for design at all and will leave your room an empty canvas with one, central...
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Was Your Open House an Immediate Success?
Posted on 01/05/2020
Was Your Open House an Immediate Success?
An open house may be considered a success if it leads to an offer to purchase or a home sale. For a seller to achieve the best-possible results from an open house, it is important for this individual to plan ahead. That way, a seller can ensure that his or her residence makes a great impression on buyers. Now,...
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Kitchen Cabinets: New Face or Completely Replace?
Posted on 12/29/2019
Kitchen Cabinets: New Face or Completely Replace?
Photo by Jafar Mansuri on Unsplash To resurface or replace? That's the question. Consider replacing if: They have significant water or humidity damage. They're poorly constructed and/or falling apart. The design frustrates. You could do better starting over. The style can't be easily updated, for example, floral moldings. The cost to refinish is more than new cabinets. It...
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How Often Should You Check Your Credit Score?
Posted on 12/22/2019
How Often Should You Check Your Credit Score?
It’s a good financial practice to check your credit report and score periodically. You want to be sure that no one has stolen your identity and that all the information on the report is correct. It may sound simple to check your credit, but there are so many sources that you can get it from and so many options...
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Another Property Sold - 440 Cesano Court #311, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Posted on 12/16/2019
Another Property Sold - 440 Cesano Court #311, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Open Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sharp top floor condo with lots of light! New vinyl laminate type flooring and painting throughout. Central Air, Plantation Shutters, and a spacious sunny living room with a fireplace. Second den room is 7 x 14 and doesn't have a closet but has been a useful guest room or home office. Expansive dining and living space.The bright kitchen has storage galore. Entry hall works for an extra desk space or storage. Love the convenience of the laundry area hidden in the closet. Master bedroom has double closets and opens to the sunny private back deck. Doorway added into the hall from the master bath. There is a...
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How to Enhance Your Entryway with a DIY Storage Bench
Posted on 12/15/2019
How to Enhance Your Entryway with a DIY Storage Bench
Photo by Thijs van der Weide from Pexels You may be surprised to learn just how much a little DIY storage bench in your entryway can save you in time and money. Storage benches offer children a place to sit while they remove snowy or muddy shoes. That's less time spent mopping your kitchen or steam-cleaning the carpets....
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