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Posted on 11/29/2020
The Art of Mini-Staging: Small Touches that Give Your Space Life
Photo by p_kennedy123 via Pixabay You don't have to be an interior designer to bring color and life into a home when you put it on the market. And you certainly don't have to drop thousands of dollars to hire a professional stager, either. For most properties, a few staging basics can make all the difference between a...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Should You Invest in Solar Panels?
Photo by Vivint Solar on Unsplash There’s little doubt that we all want to do our part to protect the environment and solar energy gives us an opportunity to get off fossil fuels. In a perfect world, we would all promptly discard our furnaces and adorn our roofs with solar panels. But if we lift up our eyes...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
A Home-Buying Wish List Helps Narrow Down Your Options
Photo by evondue via Pixabay A home-buying wish list may sound like a cathartic way to imagine a dream home that's dripping with luxury everywhere you turn, but it's really a practical way to help homeowners narrow down their options. When buyers look at too many homes, they may find that each property starts to run together. Use...
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Posted on 11/13/2020
6539 Frankie Lane, Salinas, CA 93907 is now new to the market!
This home has been in the family since it was built in 1989. Beautiful 3bd/2.5ba with huge bonus room/family room downstairs that would also be great for the kiddos distant learning/playroom/media room/game room, etc...the possibilities are endless. The oversized 774sf garage with new garage doors, has room for all those hobby projects. This home features newer flooring, new paint, extra larger bedrooms, open living room with vaulted ceilings, its just beautiful! There is also a driveway that goes to the back of the home that allows easy access without all the stairs. You will fall in...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Key Home Selling Costs You Need to Know About
Selling a home usually requires various investments along the way. In fact, some of the most common house selling costs include: 1. Lawn Care Maintaining a neat, tidy lawn is crucial, particularly for a seller who wants to stir up significant interest in his or her residence. As such, it generally is a good idea to account for lawn...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Avoid These Common Home Staging Mistakes and Get Your House Sold Fast
Photo by Mark McCammon via Pexels Anyone who has ever gone out on a job interview or a date knows how important a good first impression is. First impressions can color the entire way we approach a person and environment. When it comes to your home, you want to create a positive setting that draws people in on...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Create a Dream Headboard in 7 Steps
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay Have you always dreamed of having a beautiful stately headboard at the head of your bed? Do you have an old door and wonder just what you can do with it? If you answered yes to both of those questions, boy, do we have the perfect project for you. Using your old door...
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Posted on 10/23/2020
44750 Sun Valley Drive, King City, CA 93930 is now new to the market!
PRICE DROP! PRICE DROP! Gorgeous 5.34 acres lot located in the highly sort after and gated Highland Hills Subdivision. Come build your dream home on this wonderful lot that sits high up on the hill and boost spectacular views of the sunny mountains and hillsides. THE SELLERS SAID BRING HIM AN OFFER! MUST...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Are You Prepared to Sell a Home?
When it comes to selling a house, it is important to prepare as much as you can. That way, you can identify potential home selling hurdles and overcome these issues before they escalate. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for the house selling journey. 1. Analyze All Areas of Your Home You might...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Ceiling Treatment Ideas to Liven Up a Room
Image by Ernest_Roy from Pixabay When putting together a room’s design, there’s one area that often gets overlooked above all others, and that’s the ceiling. There are a variety of interesting things that you can do with a ceiling to bring life and add interest to a room. Some ideas will add a sense of height or give...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Should You Set Up a Second Home Showing?
A home showing is a valuable opportunity for a buyer, as it enables him or her to walk through a residence and find out what a house is all about. At the same time, a single home showing may be insufficient. Ultimately, there are many reasons why you may want to schedule a follow-up house showing, and these include:...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
DIY: Multifaceted Potting Bench
Photo by Neslihan Gunaydin on Unsplash If you're like most homeowners who enjoy cultivating an attractive yard and garden space and perhaps even providing some tasty treats for the family table, you probably appreciate tools and amenities designed to make your gardening chores easier and more enjoyable. Many home gardeners make do with whatever available surfaces that happen...
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