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Posted on 08/03/2020
Which Home Improvement Tasks Should You Tackle before Sale?
Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians via PixabayWhen you’re prepping your home to sell, your “to do” list can get quite long, quite quickly. Which projects do you really need to tackle before listing, and which are best left undone? Talking to your real estate agent is a good first step, but this guide will also give you...
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Posted on 07/28/2020
Another Property Sold - 1935 Bay Meadow Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Virtual Home Buyer Tour: https://youtu.be/0xPK6AD4b-c Is it possible for a home to show Better Than New? It is in This Immaculate Piner Meadows beauty! This spacious and desirable floorplan includes large rooms bathed in tons of light, energy efficient dual pane windows, wide-plank low-maintenance engineered wood flooring, & GE stainless appliances. Stay green with features like automatic rain sensing irrigation, porous pavers system, self-regulating exhaust fans and lighting fixtures, black-out window shades, no-water Black Diamond artificial grass, gas-burning fireplace, & additional wall, ceiling, and garage insulation. ...
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Posted on 07/27/2020
3 Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Address Them
If you plan to buy a home in the immediate future, there are several concerns that you should address before you embark on your house search. In fact, some of the most common homebuying concerns include: 1. Lack of Home Financing You know you want to purchase a house, but obtaining financing sometimes is difficult. Fortunately, if you meet...
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Posted on 07/20/2020
Upcycling Your Office File Cabinets
Image by TeroVesalainen from Pixabay Is your workspace feeling a little blah lately? The new year is just the right time to make a change! Make it part of your New Year's resolution to create a cheery, bright, and welcoming workspace by upcycling your old, dingy file cabinet into this blackboard-sided, pretty yet utilitarian piece of office furniture!...
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Posted on 07/13/2020
Are You Ready to Hire a House Appraiser?
A home appraisal is paramount for a house seller. If a seller enters the real estate market with an appraisal report in hand, he or she can use the report's property valuation to determine the optimal price for a residence. Then, this individual can set an aggressive price for his or her house from day one of the home...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
What to Expect When Requesting a Zoning Variance
Image by Michi S from Pixabay Every property has an assigned zone that controls how you can use it. In residential zones, for example, you often have to abide by restrictions regarding business activity and animal husbandry. Commercial and industrial zoning also comes with many restrictions for its use, limiting the types of businesses that can be operated...
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Posted on 06/30/2020
Housing: Streamlined approval process and removes barriers to construction for Accessory Dwelling Units
For all you property owners with hopes of building accessory dwellings and juniors, this group of three laws removes impediments to ADU construction by restricting local jurisdictions’ permitting criteria The production of ADUs is recognized as an important strategy in the effort to reduce the overall cost of housing in California. Despite this, local jurisdictions continue to thwart their...
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Posted on 06/29/2020
The Benefits of Urban Living
Photo by Thomas Le on Unsplash If you choose to live in a city, you’ll find a number of benefits to your location. Community: Most cities are densely populated and home to people from many different backgrounds. When you live in a location like this, you’re likely to find a community of folks who share similar interests and...
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Posted on 06/25/2020
What is Corona doing to the rental market, David?
Here's what I'm using and Realtors are using for stats related to investor owned properties, tenant payment plans, eviction moratorium timing, and alternatives and suggestions to help until statewide restrictions are lifted. What questions do you have? Are your tenants paying on time? Are you needing help communicating with your landlord? Call me! Click Here for Presentation: COVID-19 on...
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Posted on 06/23/2020
Another Property Sold - 121 Eastside Circle, Petaluma, CA 94954
Shelter In Place 360 tour: https://tinyurl.com/vw6gyv9 What's on your checklist? Close to everything✔ Engineered Hardwood floors✔ New carpeting✔ Updated kitchen✔ Remodeled baths✔ Newer dual pane slider, furnace, water heater, kitchen appliances✔ This spacious, single-story beauty checks all the boxes! Live in a quiet neighborhood where all the big things have already been taken care of for you. Gas-burning fireplace in living room, large deck and patio cover for entertaining in your private backyard. All appliances included too. This Eastside home is move-in ready. Are you? ✔ Tour while Shelter In Place 360 Tour:...
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Posted on 06/22/2020
Are You Ready to Buy a House?
Photo by Fizkes via Shutterstock Few things are more exciting than buying a house and making it your home. Knowing when it’s the right time to buy derives from your personal circumstances, but some external elements and market realities affect when it’s right to buy too. Here are some of the things that can affect your decision to...
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Posted on 06/17/2020
Video Tour - 1935 Bay Meadow Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Virtual Home Buyer Tour: https://youtu.be/0xPK6AD4b-c Is it possible for a home to show Better Than New? It is in This Immaculate Piner Meadows beauty! This spacious and desirable floorplan includes large rooms bathed in tons of light, energy efficient dual pane windows, wide-plank low-maintenance engineered wood flooring, & GE stainless appliances. Stay green with features like automatic rain sensing irrigation, porous pavers system, self-regulating exhaust fans and lighting fixtures, black-out window shades, no-water Black Diamond artificial grass, gas-burning fireplace, & additional wall, ceiling, and garage insulation. ...
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