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Posted on 10/13/2021
Save Space With This DIY Vertical Garden Project
If you’re looking for a way to grow plants and flowers in limited outdoor space, vertical gardens are the way to go. While many vertical garden solutions are complex and expensive, there are many you can set up yourself for a lower price point. One excellent option is to create your own trellis and hang potted plants in...
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Posted on 10/06/2021
Drywall: 3 Signs That Your Insulation and Drywall Need to Be Replaced
Investing in new insulation ranks among the least appealing home improvement investments. It provides no aesthetic enhancement to the living space or curbside appeal. If your home were an automobile, insulation would be the equivalent of an oil change. It keeps everything running smoothly but remains an expense that delivers no joy. Just like car owners prefer not...
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Posted on 09/29/2021
Building a Screen House for Your Deck Can Improve Value
The conventional wisdom related to building in a backyard deck or patio revolves around improved quality of life and return on investment. A new deck delivers years of peaceful enjoyment and an approximate 75 percent resale value return. That's largely because this type of home improvement increases the usable square footage and transforms the property into an indoor-outdoor...
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Posted on 09/22/2021
Pros & Cons of Financing with a Mortgage Lender
Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash When financing a home purchase, one of the most basic decisions to make is where to get your mortgage from. The basic options are whether you should go to a mortgage lender or not. Financing with a mortgage lender has both pros and cons. Pro: Many Loan Options If you go to a...
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Posted on 09/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 1001 Burntwood Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
Terrific Fixer situated in the Heart of Silicon Valley!!! This home offers a HUGE LOT! (8,759 Sq Ft) Oversized detached 2 Car Garage is Fully Permitted. 1,264 Sq Ft of living space. Recent Electric service upgrade to 200- Amp Service. Sewer line replacement & Cleanout appx. 8- yrs ago. Large covered patio area is perfect for family gatherings & entertainment, BBQ's Etc. Incredibly serene, ample yard & patio areas with tons of potential awaits your personal touch. This family home exudes boundless potential!!! Near all major freeway, expressway & commute arteries. Near Cal Train, light rail, bus lines, Airport and...
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Posted on 09/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 812 Lakewood Drive, Sunnyvale, CA
Awesome Family home situated right in the Heart of Silicon Valley near all commute arteries, light rail, cal train, Airport, etc. This is a MUST SEE! Beautifully appointed amenities include kitchen & bath upgrades, New interior/exterior doors, fresh paint inside & out, new large driveway, accommodates several cars. Updated flooring thru out, new water heater, new drought tolerant front landscape, covered patio area for family BBQ's! Potential RV access at side yard. Dual pane windows thru out, Enclosed Patio room not included in sq. ft. Large lot ready for your personal touch. Faux wood blinds thru out. NEARLY 165K PRICE...
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Posted on 09/15/2021
Why Condos Are a Good Choice for New Homebuyers
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay First-time homebuyers have more choices than ever before when it comes to picking a home. While for many, a home translates to “house” there are other home ownership options to consider. Condominiums, or condos, are an excellent choice for first-time buyers for several reasons. Depending on where you live, they might be more...
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Posted on 09/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 1487 Princeton Drive, San Jose, CA
Do Not Miss This Beautiful Pristine Family home situated within walking distance to EVERYTHING- including great schools, post office, hardware store, gym, restaurants, farmer's market, bus line and more! Just 1/4 block from lovely De Anza Park with playgrounds, baseball field, basketball court, outdoor Zumba, etc. This 4 Bedroom 2 Bath home is perfect for growing families or can accommodate 2 home offices plus a guest bedroom scenario. Professionally landscaped with drought tolerant native plants in front and electric copper walkway lighting, auto drip/sprinklers front & back, 2 motion detector RING security cameras in front. Backyard...
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Posted on 09/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 1245 Socorro Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
Check this out!!! Perfect family home for large family or multi-gen family living! Could be perfect for an elder care home scenario, too. Nearly 1600 SQ FT of living space, including 6- Bedrooms & 3 Full Bathrooms. Large covered patio area is perfect for morning coffee or BBQ, entertaining, etc. Other features include central heating and A/C, low maintenance landscape, Fully Fenced yard and walking distance to Highly coveted Fairwood Elementary, Daycare, Park, Greenbelt an more. Prime Commute location, near light rail, cal train, SJ International Airport and all major High Tech Companies- All Inspection reports have been completed...
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Posted on 09/08/2021
Composting at Home: How to Get Started
Composting is the act of taking food scraps and yard waste in order to feed the soil and create a more nutritious blend for any plants that you are growing in your home. It's a concept that has many benefits. Not only does composting help you to grow a healthy and nutritious garden, but it also helps reduce...
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Posted on 09/01/2021
The Costs & Savings of Converting a Shed Into a Living Space
A growing number of homeowners invest in in-law apartments each year as a way to expand their square footage to accommodate family members. According to data from Freddie Mac, upwards of 1.4 million single-family homes include an in-law dwelling. Regardless of the reason to make the home improvement, property owners often spend the money knowing the additional living...
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Posted on 08/25/2021
Pets: How to Keep Your Floors and Pets Happy
Image by Niek Verlaan from Pixabay From getting a bad case of the zoomies to being less than dainty with their water dish, pets definitely put flooring through its paces. Unfortunately, many flooring materials simply cannot meet the demands of pet-friendly households. You need a durable material known to withstand whatever your pets can throw at it like...
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