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Posted on 06/28/2020
Home Improvement: Reasons to Hire a Professional
Photo by oneSHUTTER oneMEMORY via Shutterstock When it comes to home improvement, renovations, upgrades and expansions, seek the assistance of a professional. Why do you need a pro? Unless you built your home yourself, you might not understand all the factors that combine to engineer a house such as the electrical needs to support the load and the...
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Posted on 06/27/2020
Another Property Sold - 762 Creekside Court, Gilroy, CA 95020
Immaculate, wonderfully maintained like new home! Open floor plan, lots of natural light with soaring ceilings. Crown moulding, gas fireplace in living room. Granite kitchen countertops with island. Ground floor bedroom with full bath including double sinks and travertine tiled shower over bath. Double sinks in upstairs bathrooms with upgraded tiled shower enclosures. Great backyard that feels like an English tea garden! This is an end unit in the back of the subdivision with no neighboring property on 1 side so it feels very open.This is a fantastic property at this price...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
The USA's Luxurious Neighborhoods
Image by skeeze from Pixabay When looking for a luxury home, you can look for the most expensive neighborhood in the United States, or you can choose a luxury neighborhood in the part of the country you want to live in. Before you move to a different state, be sure you'll like the part of the country you...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Tips for Painting your Interior
Image by kitzcorner from Shutterstock Don’t underestimate the importance of a fresh coat of paint when it comes to preparing to sell your home. Apart from changing the look of your space, it also adds to the value of your house. Painting can make your home feel brand new and attract the attention of serious buyers. While painting...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Selecting a Motion Detector Spotlight
Photo by John Paulsen on Unsplash Adding a motion detector light outside your house contributes greatly to your home’s security. Besides being able to clearly see any people or wildlife approaching your home, the sudden flash of a powerful spotlight turning on discourages intruders as they cannot be sure whether the light has a motion detector or was...
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Posted on 06/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 13370 Llagas Avenue, San Martin, CA 95046
This centrally located horse property includes a 3BR/1.5BA home with approximately 1,344(+-) square feet. The property is approximately 3.3+- acres with pastures, a riding area, a 3 stall barn, lots of storage and plenty of room. Located just off of Highway 101 in the great horse property community of San Martin.Short walk to Caltrain Station and Gwinn Elementary School. The great location makes it perfect as a weekend slip away possibility for equestrian enthusiasts or an investment property...rent out the house and use the land and out buildings for your weekend hobbies and/or storage. Property is on San Martin public water. Buyer to...
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Posted on 06/02/2020
Video Tour - 169 Bender Circle, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Completely remodeled! New exterior & interior paint, new laminate flooring, new carpet, new landscaping front & back. Full section 1 clearance, 1-year roof leak free warranty, New stainless steel top of the line Samsung appliances including fridge, dishwasher, oven/stove, microwave. Custom maple cabinetry, granite counter tops, sink hardware. Dual paned windows & slider. Great floor plan with natural light. Large closets. New landscaping, front & back. Patio, deck, pergola sitting area. Great neighborhood! Walk to downtown Morgan Hill Village. Easy access to Highway 101 and all shopping & amenities. Desirably located on...
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Posted on 06/02/2020
169 Bender Circle, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 is now new to the market!
Completely remodeled! New exterior & interior paint, new laminate flooring, new carpet, new landscaping front & back. Full section 1 clearance, 1-year roof leak free warranty, New stainless steel top of the line Samsung appliances including fridge, dishwasher, oven/stove, microwave. Custom maple cabinetry, granite counter tops, sink hardware. Dual paned windows & slider. Great floor plan with natural light. Large closets. New landscaping, front & back. Patio, deck, pergola sitting area. Great neighborhood! Walk to downtown Morgan Hill Village. Easy access to Highway 101 and all shopping & amenities. Desirably located on...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Is a Timeshare Right for You?
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock If you love vacationing at the same place every year you may consider investing in a timeshare property. This can often help control vacation costs and planning time. However, owning a timeshare home may not be not the right choice for everyone. It is important to understand that a timeshare is not...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
What to Do If a House Seller Rejects Your Offer to Purchase
If a seller rejects your offer to purchase his or her house, there is no need to panic. At this point, there are many things you can do, including: 1. Craft a New Offer to Purchase If at first you don't succeed, try again. Remember, if you find your dream house but your initial offer to purchase is rejected,...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Hints and Tips for First Time Home Buyers
If you're renting a nice house, condo, or apartment, there's a good chance your monthly rent check is almost as much as a mortgage payment. Perhaps you've realized this and have been asking yourself why you're contributing to someone else's nest egg, instead of your own! If that sounds familiar, you may be ready to take the plunge into...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
What to Expect During the Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complex, particularly for an individual who fails to plan ahead. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to get ready to pursue your dream house, such as: 1. Make a Homebuying Budget A homebuying budget will give you a good idea about how much money you...
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