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Posted on 10/19/2020
How to Beautify Your Garden with These Favorites
Photo by Helga_SM via Shutterstock When you begin to revamp your yard or garden, there comes a time to decide what exactly you’ll be growing. You’ll want plants that are hearty, beautiful and fragrant to grace your yard. Choose Hearty First, you can begin by planting ground-cover roses. These bountiful, low-growing rose varieties can provide plenty of flowers...
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Posted on 10/12/2020
DIY: Using Concrete Pavers in Your Yard
Image by Bronisław Dróżka from Pixabay For anyone who is intimidated by the idea of working with garden pavers, for those who may think they are tools only for professionals experienced in masonry, be assured that you too can beautify your garden and yard with these smooth finishing touches. Perfect for taming and refining wild, overgrown areas, concrete...
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Posted on 10/08/2020
Another Property Sold - 2952 Bay Village Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Immaculate and beautifully designed open floor plan home that is almost brand new. Built 2017, 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths, 1410 sq. ft. Gorgeous and spacious kitchen island, formal dining & family room area, updated flooring and a half bathroom all on the main floor. Heat-on demand water heater. Very energy efficient home. Great privacy with no rear neighbors-NO HOA. Attached is a tandem 2 car garage OR additional area/work shop/home gym. Easy to maintain front and backyards. Walking distance to many restaurants, public transportation and shopping. Ready to move in...
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Posted on 10/05/2020
Tips on How to Handle Your Pets During a Showing
Photo by StockSnap via Pixabay The lawn is trimmed, the house is spotless and you're ready for a real estate agent to show off your home to a prospective buyer -- but what about your pets? Pets and showings don't always mix; the potential buyers may be afraid of or allergic to your animals -- or your pets...
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Posted on 09/28/2020
HOA vs. Non-HOA, How to Choose where to Buy
Image by Kirk Fisher from Pixabay Buying a home in a neighborhood with a Home Owner’s Association (HOA) works well for some families, while others find the HOA to be burdensome or intrusive. Learning more about what an HOA is, how it works and what to expect can help you determine if your next home should be in...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
Pros and Cons of Buying a Condominium
Image by Wayne Feickert from Pixabay Whether you are buying a condo as a starter home, downsizing or if you just don’t like taking care of a yard, a condo might be the perfect situation for you. However, even with the plus of not having to maintain a yard, condos do have other pros and cons. Low Maintenance...
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Posted on 09/14/2020
Improvements that Help Increase the Appeal of Your Home
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Those considering the sale of their home will often consider the return on investment (ROI) of any such improvement. You don't, after all, want to spend $20,000 on a major improvement that will likely only see a $5,000 payback after the sale. But improvements also have other benefits. For one, they can...
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Posted on 09/07/2020
Herbs That Grow All Year Indoors
Photo by congerdesign via Pixabay Do you love the idea of having fresh herbs available all year round but don't live in an area where it's possible to grow them outdoors in all seasons? You don't have to give up cooking with fresh herbs just because the weather outside is frightful — and you also don't have to install...
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Posted on 08/31/2020
Why You Need a Home Maintenance Log
Photo by Markus Spiske from Pexels Did you just park your car on top of your septic tank? If you're not sure, it's time to pull together a home maintenance binder. Your home maintenance binder contains important information, such as where your well and septic are located and the location of your drain field. It's a running tally...
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Posted on 08/24/2020
How Many Property Showings Should You Host?
The number of showings a seller needs to host varies. In some instances, a buyer may submit an offer to purchase a house following an initial showing. Or, in other cases, a seller may host dozens of showings without receiving any offers to purchase his or her house. Ultimately, there are lots of things that a seller can do...
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Posted on 08/17/2020
Vinyl Siding for Your Home
Image by Marina Pousheva from Shutterstock One of the clear benefits of siding is to protect both the exterior and interior of the home. This protection is mainly against harsh elements. There are many siding options from which to choose, but the standard siding choice is vinyl siding. Homeowners looking to add this feature to their home will...
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Posted on 08/10/2020
3 Projects That Can Help Get an Older House Sold
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Are you preparing to list your older home for sale on the market? While older homes are still widely sought by both first-time and returning home buyers, sometimes they will need a little sprucing up so that you can maximize your sale price and get it sold more quickly. The good news is...
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