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5 Attic Cleaning Tips
Posted on 07/21/2019
5 Attic Cleaning Tips
How long has it been since you've deep-cleaned your home attic? The attic is one of the most overlooked spaces in the home. It is important to shake out the dust ever so often before your attic becomes a source of germs and allergens in your home. Here are some tips to help you keep your attic clean...
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What is Sheen?
Posted on 07/14/2019
What is Sheen?
Sheen, in the paint world, is the level of gloss or shine in the paint product. The more gloss paint has, the shinier it is and the more washable the surface. So, different sheens work better in some regions of your home. Finding the right shine depends on your project and location. Types of sheen Flat, also called...
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Appraisal versus Assessment
Posted on 07/07/2019
Appraisal versus Assessment
Home valuation is one of the tricky areas of real estate. In general, you want a high appraisal and a low assessment. But shouldn't they be the same? Well, in a perfect world your assessment and your appraisal would be the same, but you don't want the world to be perfect in this regard. Here's why: Appraisal An...
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The Dinnertime Struggle is Real
Posted on 06/30/2019
The Dinnertime Struggle is Real
The struggle of what to feed the family is real. You may be that person who has the meal plan written out for two weeks at a time with the grocery list and coupons all aligned. But if you are like most people you are flying by the seat of your pants most evenings and smelling the leftovers...
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Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a House
Posted on 06/23/2019
Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a House
Buying your dream home may prove to be a long, arduous process. Thankfully, those who prepare for the homebuying journey can limit the risk of encountering hurdles along the way. And as a result, these homebuyers may be better equipped than others to enjoy a fast, seamless property buying experience. Now, let's take a look at three things you...
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Curb Appeal To-Do List
Posted on 06/16/2019
Curb Appeal To-Do List
When you first start creating the list of things you need to finish to get your home ready for sale, it can seem daunting. Too much work can throw you for a loop, and you might be tempted to sell your home "as-is" instead. However, just adding a bit of curb appeal can significantly increase the value of...
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35363 Cheviot Court, Newark, CA 94560 now has a new price of $1,150,000!
Posted on 06/10/2019
35363 Cheviot Court, Newark, CA 94560 now has a new price of $1,150,000!
$50K in price reductions.Sharp Newark home in The Lake area on a quiet court close to the lake. The open entry hall overlooks the living room with its vaulted ceilings and a showy leaded glass window that adds to the bright space.The adjoining dining room with a sliding door to the side trek deck is perfect for expanding your entertaining space outdoors.Kitchen has oak cabinets galore with a great room concept family room and dining area. It is an ideal layout with the half bath and big laundry room attached,maybe extra desk space there too? Large master bedroom suite features vaulted ceilings,two full closets and bath with dual vanities...
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Gather Your Glamour
Posted on 06/09/2019
Gather Your Glamour
Pretty bottles of nail polish, handfuls of eye pencils, tubes of lip colors, palettes of blushes, pots of eye color litter the bathroom vanity but the meager drawers are already full, so what to do? Short of purchasing expensive vanity organizers (or a new house with a more substantial bath and more drawers) you can tame and tidy...
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Qualifying For Low-Interest Mortgage Rates
Posted on 06/02/2019
Qualifying For Low-Interest Mortgage Rates
Getting a new mortgage can be stressful, whether you are getting it for the first time or not. You have to carry out thorough research to avoid going into a mortgage that drains your pocket through high-interest rates. You can get yourself prepared for the lowest interest rate that is suitable for you by taking good care of...
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Should You Sell Your House? Key Factors to Consider
Posted on 05/26/2019
Should You Sell Your House? Key Factors to Consider
The decision to sell a home can have long-lasting ramifications. As such, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of listing a house. This will allow you to determine if now is a good time to add your residence to the housing market. Furthermore, there are many factors to consider as you decide whether to list your...
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Boost Your Home Value With These Cleaning Tips
Posted on 05/19/2019
Boost Your Home Value With These Cleaning Tips
Home cleaning might not exactly bring feelings of warm excitement; you might get a headache at the mention of the word. But this dreaded activity may add a few hundred dollars to the value of your home when you sell it. The other good news is that there are ways you can achieve brilliant results without expending as...
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35363 Cheviot Court, Newark, CA 94560 now has a new price of $1,190,000!
Posted on 05/17/2019
35363 Cheviot Court, Newark, CA 94560 now has a new price of $1,190,000!
This sharp Newark home is in The Lake Area so close to shopping, schools and services but with a quiet court location. It sits minutes from the Dumbarton Bridge and 20 minutes to Palo Alto. This nice home is in good condition with many updates.The spacious entry hall overlooks the living room with its vaulted ceilings and a showy leaded window that adds to the bright space The adjoining dining room with a sliding door to the side trek deck is perfect for expanding your entertaining space outdoors.The kitchen has cabinets galore with a great room concept family room and dining area as an ideal layout with the half bath and big laundry room...
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