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Posted on 08/12/2020
Another Property Sold - 18469 Deer Hollow Road, Hidden Valley Lake, CA 95467
Welcome to Seventh Heaven! This 3 bed + Den/Office 2 bath home offers a spacious, open floorplan with 1,729 SF built in 2001! Located on the 7th Fairway, enjoy lovely golf course views with a vast green landscape ~ no maintenance required! Brand new drought tolerant landscape in the front with dwarf Lemon, Lime & Mandrain trees. Enter the home to find stunning golf course views from wall to wall fold out windows (with new screens!) that bring in excellent light throughout. Vaulted ceilings and ceiling fan can be found in the living room. Separate family room for additional living space. Kitchen is open to living room with center island...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
When Should You Sell Your Residence?
There is no right or wrong time to sell a home. However, it is important to remember that selling a home is a life-changing decision. And as such, the decision to sell a home should not be taken lightly. If you are unsure about whether now is the right time to add your house to the real estate market,...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Home Trends for 2020
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay With the new decade comes new trends in real estate. Strong economic growth and more millennials making moves will likely keep the market strong. However, it pays to take note of all trends affecting buyers, sellers, investors, and renters. Here are a few real estate trends and predictions for 2020. Most Buyers...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Should Opt to Pay Your Mortgage Off Early?
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Owning a home can be an amazing experience. But interest from your mortgage accumulates over time, leaving you to seemingly pay an arm and a leg to finance your home. But while you may think that paying off your mortgage early is a great idea, that isn’t always the case. You May...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Planning for a Down Payment
Image by Monster Ztudio from Shutterstock It's time to find the perfect place of your own but becoming a property investor has one significant roadblock: a down payment. It’s something that can stop potential home buyers in their tracks. While winning the lottery or inheriting a windfall would be fabulous, you don’t need those luxuries before you can...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
New Building Materials for Today's Homes
Photo by Peter Boccia on Unsplash Tired of the same old hardwood floors and vinyl siding? So are the designers of America's building materials. New, improved materials are becoming readily available every day. They're more sustainable and they last longer than materials of old. Not surprisingly, they look nice, too. Three of the best we've found so far...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Think Outside the Box When Building a Potting Bench
Photo by Andy via Pixabay A potting bench can provide you with a place to work on your garden, from starting seeds to grafting and transplanting. Ideally, your bench should be at a comfortable height for you to work at, be sturdy enough to support plants and tools and enhance the look of your yard. You have several...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Assistance Programs to Get You in Your New Home
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay If you’re in the market for a new home, chances are you’ve been evaluating your finances. As a first-time homebuyer, there are programs in place to help with the down payment. According to the December 2019 Realtor Index Confidence Survey, first-time homebuyers accounted for 31% of all sales, and 77% put down less...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality
Image by Projekt_Kaffeebart from Pixabay Your indoor air quality can have a significant impact on your health and well-being. Allergens, air pollutants, and other particles can accumulate in your home and lead to certain health issues, such as respiratory symptoms. Maintaining good indoor air quality is an important part of making sure that your luxury home provides you...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Luxury Flooring Options for Your Home
Flooring is a significant part of your home interior decor. It bears the brunt of your daily activities and is always the first surface to reflect wear and tear. With that in mind, consider installing high-end flooring that is durable, lasts longer, and of course, makes your home more appealing. Luxurious flooring can boost your home value tremendously...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
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 06/01/2020
322 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448 now has a new price of $9,000!
For Lease: Excellent location on NorthEast corner of Healdsburg's Downtown Plaza. Zoned for Plaza Retail and Offices. This has been the home of The Office Spot, Powell's Sweet Shop, and Les Lunes...
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