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Posted on 08/02/2020
How to Choose the Right Window Sealant
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock Window sealants are sealing materials used to fill in cracks, holes, or openings around windows. A good seal is essential for protecting your windows’ lifespan. Gaps around a window let in the elements and end up increasing your energy bill. For home maintenance, preparing for the next season, or getting your house...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Pros and Cons of FSBO
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay For Sale by Owner (FSBO) can be an extremely tempting prospect for home sellers. If you don't have to pay the real estate commission, you can put more of the money from the house sale directly into your pocket. But it takes more of a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to successfully complete a home...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Guidance for First-Time Homebuyers
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Buying your first home is an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming when you don't know what to expect. Below are some tips to help first-time homebuyers navigate this process successfully. 1. Get pre-approved before you start shopping. Nothing is more upsetting than finding the home of your dreams, only to...
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Posted on 07/15/2020
Another Property Sold - 3525 Hillcrest Drive, Belmont, CA 94002
Stroll down the enchanted pathway and charming front yard that leads to a beautiful and upgraded modern day home, large green spaces, designer touches. Artist owned home is perfection and beauty,open floor plan.Sunlit large picture windows overlook serene canyon.Spacious living room with a cozy fireplace. Hardwood floors, updated baths, Smart home features.The family and living room each feature a fireplace. Contemporary open kitchen with quartz counters, custom appliance lift, wine refrigerator, beautiful cabinetry and a pantry.Lovely master suite with his and her closets. Two sunny bedrooms are all on the main floor. Custom wood staircase...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Wishing You Had an Old-School Culinary Herb Garden? Here's What You Need to Do
Photo by stux via Pixabay If you're like many busy homeowners, you may not have a lot of time to cultivate a vegetable garden for the purpose of putting food on the family table. However, old-school culinary herb gardens are deceptively easy to grow, and they pull double duty by providing an exceedingly pleasing aesthetic. Not only do they...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Easy & Healthy Crock Pot Macaroni & Cheese
Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash After a long day at work or running errands, wouldn't it be nice to walk in the door and have a healthy and hot meal waiting for you? Even better -- how about a meal that can be cooked in one pot, so that cleanup is a breeze? This macaroni and cheese...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Do You Qualify for a 203k Loan?
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay If you're hoping to make some major changes to your home, you're likely interested in the types (and terms) of financing available to you. The 203k loan was designed to give homeowners an attractive interest rate, so they'd be more likely to upgrade and modernize their homes. However, it's not available to...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Garden Clean-Up: How to Build a Hose Container
Image by Victoria Farr from Pixabay With a little thought, creativity and some inexpensive odds and ends you can add charming accents to your home. Weekend projects provide a fun way to spend a few hours and being able to look at your finished project with satisfaction is even better if it serves a useful purpose beautifying your...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Video Tour - 3525 Hillcrest Drive, Belmont, CA 94002
Stroll down the enchanted pathway and charming front yard that leads to a beautiful and upgraded modern day home, large green spaces, designer touches. Artist owned home is perfection and beauty,open floor plan.Sunlit large picture windows overlook serene canyon.Spacious living room with a cozy fireplace. Hardwood floors, updated baths, Smart home features.The family and living room each feature a fireplace. Contemporary open kitchen with quartz counters, custom appliance lift, wine refrigerator, beautiful cabinetry and a pantry.Lovely master suite with his and her closets. Two sunny bedrooms are all on the main floor. Custom wood staircase...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Homebuying Tips: How to Handle High-Pressure Situations
Completing a successful homebuying journey may be difficult, especially for those who do not plan ahead. In fact, high-pressure situations may arise that lead you to make rash homebuying decisions. And if you make the wrong choices, you risk paying an exorbitant price to acquire your dream residence. There is no reason to let high-pressure situations cause you to...
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Posted on 06/13/2020
3525 Hillcrest Drive, Belmont, CA 94002 is now new to the market!
Stroll down the enchanted pathway and charming front yard that leads to a beautiful and upgraded modern day home, large green spaces, designer touches. Artist owned home is perfection and beauty,open floor plan.Sunlit large picture windows overlook serene canyon.Spacious living room with a cozy fireplace. Hardwood floors, updated baths, Smart home features.The family and living room each feature a fireplace. Contemporary open kitchen with quartz counters, custom appliance lift, wine refrigerator, beautiful cabinetry and a pantry.Lovely master suite with his and her closets. Two sunny bedrooms are all on the main floor. Custom wood staircase...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
The Importance of Roof Maintenance
Image by Mario Ohibsky from Pixabay Whether you’re getting your home ready to sell or just getting settled into a new one, making sure your roof is in excellent condition is important. Your roof helps keep the inside of your home safe from water and other types of damage. Roofs can endure wear and tear over time or...
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