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Posted on 05/16/2022
3 Secrets & hacks for home cleaning
Homeowners are always finding hacks for home cleaning to make the process more efficient. Sometimes smart hacks can save you money, too. Here is a list of some of the best home cleaning hacks: Use dryer sheets for dusting There's no need for fancy dusters when you have regular fabric softener sheets available. Using dryer sheets is an...
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Posted on 05/09/2022
How to Maintain Your Wood-Burning Fireplace
For many, the fireplace is the focal point of the home. Whether you use it for heat or just for ambiance, a wood burning fireplace is an important feature that requires regular maintenance to function and keep everybody safe. Here are some tips for general maintenance of your wood-burning fireplace: Clean the Interior One of the simplest ways...
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Posted on 05/02/2022
Try These DIY Upgrades for Instant Curb Appeal
Increasing the curb appeal of your home’s exterior can be a challenge. With so many details to consider, it’s difficult to know where to start. It can be even more difficult to create a budget for a lot of desired upgrades and changes. Luckily, there are some effective changes you can make all on your own while saving...
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Posted on 04/25/2022
Umbrella insurance: Advantages & disadvantages
Umbrella insurance, sometimes called personal liability insurance, offers coverage beyond the limits of your other policies. It can help cover the financial gaps and protect your savings and assets in the event you’re liable for damages. Umbrella insurance is not required, but many choose to purchase a policy for greater peace of mind in answering some of life’s...
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Posted on 04/18/2022
The Pros and Cons of Open Concept Homes
Open concept homes, also called open floor plans, have been a mainstay of home design for decades. There are many reasons this style of architecture is so popular, yet there are also some downsides. If you’re considering an open concept home, here are the major pros and cons to consider: Open Concept Pros Better Flow - With a...
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Posted on 04/11/2022
Increase Home Value & Functionality With an Extended Concrete Foundation
Sometimes the idea of a large backyard with a perfect lawn doesn't balance a homeowner's desire for functionality. When people want to spend more time outdoors, they typically hire contractors to build wooden decks of brick patios. One best-of-both-worlds trend involves using finished concrete to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor livings spaces. Both new construction designs...
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Posted on 04/04/2022
The Pros & Cons of Higher Down Payments: What Homebuyers Should Consider
Buying a home requires extensive financial planning. While the widely accepted standard for down payments has been 20% of the purchase price for decades, many are wondering if that’s still required. In reality, there are ways to qualify for a mortgage with less than 20% down payment—even some options without a down payment at all. However, there are...
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Posted on 03/28/2022
Tips & tools for placing furniture in your home
While placing furniture in your home might seem easy for certain rooms, it can be challenging for others. If you'd like to avoid the time-consuming process of moving furniture around repeatedly to find the right design, you might benefit from virtual home decorator tools to help. Here are some tools and tips for finding the best places for...
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Posted on 03/21/2022
No Renovating Needed: Easy Ways to Divide Up a Room
Sometimes decorating a large room is difficult. With so much space, knowing how and where to arrange furniture and accessories can seem daunting. One thing that can make the process easier is dividing the space in half or into smaller pieces. Rather than call your contractor about building a new wall, we’ve gathered some easy and inexpensive ways...
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Posted on 03/14/2022
DIY Guide: Garden Path With Brick Pavers
Creating a great garden path doesn’t have to be a long and difficult process. With the right tools and techniques, DIY enthusiasts of all skill levels can build a classic and functional brick pathway. Here we’ll go over the materials and process for your next garden path DIY project. Materials CobblestonesEdging stakesGranite paversPlastic landscaping edgingSandSpray paint (for marking)...
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Posted on 03/07/2022
Quick Ideas for Your Bedroom Remodel
Your bedroom should provide you with a comfortable place to relax and sleep. If your bedroom isn’t quite what you want it to be, doing some remodeling can change that. Remodeling your bedroom can help ensure that you have an ideal sleep environment that suits your needs. If you’re not sure where to start with remodeling your bedroom,...
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Posted on 03/05/2022
Another Property Sold - 34550 Hurst Ave, Fremont, CA 94555
A fully updated home in the most sought-after Northgate neighborhood. This bright home sits on a corner lot, on a quiet street with tons of natural light. This home was fully renovated in November of 2021. Italian tiles from the reception to the main area gives this home a modern look. Kitchen comes with brand-new stainless-steel appliances, granite counters and freshly refinished cabinets. New light fixtures and electrical outlets throughout the house. Brand new washer dryer in laundry. All appliances included in the sale. Bathrooms have new vanities & new tile flooring. Bedrooms have a neutral brand-new carpet. New blinds in all rooms....
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