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Posted on 11/28/2022
How to finance a home addition: The basics
Expanding your home to add value and square footage can be...
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Posted on 11/21/2022
How long does it take to buy a house? 2 Ways to speed up the process
If you’re interested in purchasing property, you might be wondering, “how long does it take to buy a house?” Home buying is a lengthy process even when everything goes smoothly, and can easily become longer and more complicated with every potential hiccup. To help you better prepare for the process and save time, here are some key tips...
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Posted on 11/14/2022
Home safety: Tips for making an evacuation plan
An evacuation plan is something every household should have...
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Posted on 11/07/2022
Design: Quick farmhouse decor basics
Farmhouse decor is a style that accentuates your living space by pulling out features such as barn doors, exposed beams and beautiful country elements, like subtle floral designs and the classic unfinished wooden table. But what other elements bring classic farmhouse decor into modern homes? How can you integrate the two? And what elements should you start with...
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Posted on 10/31/2022
Insurance on your house: Understanding homeowners insurance policies
Homeowners insurance is more than just insurance on a...
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Posted on 10/24/2022
Your Guide to Easy DIY Grout Cleaning
If you have tile in your kitchen or bathroom, you’ve likely had to contend with stained or dirty grout. While tile itself is easy to clean, the space between the tiles requires more effort. However, you don’t need expensive chemicals or cleaning services to make the grout look brand new again. Here is how to clean grout with...
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Posted on 10/17/2022
The Benefits of a Large Down Payment
When buying a home, the down payment will make up the bulk of your upfront expenses. While most mortgage lenders offer you flexibility in the amount of your down payment, it's difficult to decide how much money to spend right away. While a higher upfront cost, a higher-than-minimum down payment has some significant advantages. Here are the main...
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Posted on 10/17/2022
Termites: A guide to identifying and preventing termites damage
Owning a home can be a wonderful experience. You have...
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Posted on 10/10/2022
Umbrella Plants: Basic Care Tips to Know
Schefflera, also called umbrella plant, is a popular indoor tree. The plant gets its name from the whorl-like pattern of its leaves resembling the top of an umbrella. The vibrant, glossy foliage creates a dense canopy at heights up to six feet indoors. If you're interested in growing an umbrella plant at home, here are some basic tips:...
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Posted on 10/04/2022
Another Property Sold - 33691 Bardolph Cir, Fremont, CA 94555
**No Open House 7/31** Welcome to this stunning home in the desirable Ardenwood neighborhood. This home has been meticulously maintained and features a spacious floor plan with plenty of natural light, kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, beautifully updated bathrooms, nice sized backyard with gorgeous landscaping to include many fruit trees and a green house in the side yard. Bonus feature is the attached ADU that has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and full kitchen. Prime location close to Ardenwood Elementary school, American High School, several parks including Coyote Regional Park, walking trails, grocery stores,...
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Posted on 10/03/2022
DIY Fertilizer: How to make compost tea from kitchen waste
If you’re interested in making your own sustainable plant fertilizer, it’s a great time to learn how to make compost tea from kitchen waste. Composting takes the organic waste from your daily life like eggshells, coffee grounds and grass clippings and breaks them down into their basic nutrients. Having a compost pile or compost bin means you have...
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Posted on 09/26/2022
Comparing VA & Conventional Loans: What First-Time Homebuyers Should Know
You have many choices for financing your first home purchase. If you're a U.S. veteran, it might seem like an easy decision to opt for a VA loan over a conventional loan. However, understanding the major differences between the two options will help you get the best financing for your needs. Here are the basic things first-time homebuyers...
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