David Thomas' Blog

Posted on 03/01/2021
Why Should a Buyer View Your House?
If you plan to sell your home, you should consider how you can stir up interest in your residence. Because if you know how to promote your house to buyers, there may be no shortage of home showing requests as soon as your residence becomes available. Ultimately, it is important to give buyers lots of reasons to view your...
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Posted on 02/22/2021
Buy or Rent Your Next Home
Image by Andrian Valeanu from Pixabay Whether you’re renting or buying, transitioning into a new home can be a big step. From the moving costs to the costs associated with deposits, first and last months’ rent, and more, the whole process can be stressful and expensive. But before these worries pop into your mind, you may also be...
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Posted on 02/15/2021
Why You Should Build a Rain Garden & How to Get Started
Photo by InspiredImages via Pixabay Typically made in shallow depressions in the landscape, rain gardens are a great way to beautify your yard and give back to the environment. Since they contain native grasses and perennial flowers, these gardens do not have to cost much — and they are easy to build on your own. To get started,...
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Posted on 02/13/2021
Another Property Sold - 1010 Stadler Lane, Petaluma, CA 94952
Amazing location down a bucolic and private country lane with panoramic countryside views. Don't miss this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on 5.03 acres, at approximately 2,268 Sq Ft. It feels like you are way out in the country, but you are just minutes from downtown Petaluma. Home needs some TLC, but has many beneficial features to include, open floor plan, high ceilings, newer flooring in the main areas, outdoor kitchen area with stamped concrete, large deck, & room for horses. This priceless setting will not last...
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Posted on 02/08/2021
Staging 101 - What It Is, and How to Do It
Photo by ProgrammingIBC via Pixabay One of the most important things you can do before you list your home for sale is to stage it. Home staging refers to arranging the home’s furnishings and decor so it looks as good as possible. In other words, you use the decor and furnishings to make the home look like a...
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Posted on 02/01/2021
Benefits of Buying a Single Family Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay You have been in the same home for several years, but you want to move. You'll need to decide whether to rent or buy and if you decide to buy, what type of home you want. Condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes all have benefits, depending on where you are in life. Many people...
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Posted on 01/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 812 3rd Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Fantastic Single-story investment opportunity within blocks of Santa Rosa's Courthouse Square. Front unit is a turn of the century bungalow with six-inch tall baseboards over dark finish hardwood floors. Many built-ins throughout and four-inch wood trim adorning original sash-window casings. Inviting front porch, full laundry with appliances, newer roof & water heater too. Upgraded & updated bathrooms in each unit with newer toilets, flooring, & shower surrounds. Spacious kitchen with refrigerator & classic six-burner Wedgewood broiler oven all included. Fully contained studio rental unit in the back allows for immediate...
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Posted on 01/25/2021
Photo by congerdesign via Pixabay A sandbox might be the perfect building project for a beginner - -you just need to make an elevated, simple box and fill it with sand to delight the kids in the family. Incorporating other details can help you make a project that is uniquely yours. Sand is heavy, so take some time...
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Posted on 01/23/2021
Another Property Sold - 1433 Debra Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954
Stop Searching! THIS is the spacious remodeled East Side home you've been looking for! Former 4-bedroom single story model with bedroom wall removed to create huge, open, and airy living room/dining room combination for largest of your entertaining needs. Homeowner upgrades & improvements include Brazilian Cherry and darkwood plank tile floors, remodeled kitchen with upgraded appliances that all remain. Must see gorgeous vessel sink bathroom vanity, tile floors and shower surrounds, with relaxing jetted bathtub too. Homeowner added interior laundry/pantry for convenience, with a wood burning stove in family/artist room, and dual pane...
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Posted on 01/18/2021
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 01/11/2021
5 Signs your Air Conditioner is Failing
Photo by ElasticComputeFarm via Pixabay Your HVAC system keeps everything cool and comfortable, but only if it is working properly. You don't have to have any repair or DIY skills to determine if your air conditioner is struggling, just look for one or more of the signs below. Finding problems now, at the first sign of trouble, can...
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Posted on 01/04/2021
How and Where to Install Insulation in an Existing Home
Image by mnplatypus from Pixabay Proper insulation not only helps you save on your energy bills. It reduces your energy impact on the environment and may create a great selling point for your home when the time comes. But knowing were to insulate an existing home can be a project. Here's what you need to know. How to...
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