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Seven Things to Do Before Listing a Home for Sale
Posted on 01/12/2020
Seven Things to Do Before Listing a Home for Sale
Image by Nathan Fertig from Unsplash If you have decided to sell your home and it’s going on the market, you may have mixed feelings. It’s not unusual to feel stressed, nervous, and excited about listing your house — all at the same time. The selling process might create anxiety and worry about what is to come because...
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Do You Need an Interior Designer?
Posted on 01/05/2020
Do You Need an Interior Designer?
Photo by Koson via Shutterstock When you move into a new home, it is common to have the urge to redecorate completely. To find just the right pieces and perfect the design style you desire you may want to hire a professional. Employing an interior decorator to help you with your new home décor might be a great...
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Things to Remember about Missed Mortgage Payments
Posted on 12/29/2019
Things to Remember about Missed Mortgage Payments
Photo by: NeONBRAND via Unsplash Missing a mortgage payment is not the end of the world. Many lenders are more than ready to work out a payment plan if you’re going through a rough patch or budgetary crisis. However, you may end up doing more harm than good to your credit and home ownership if you don’t contact...
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Another Property Sold - 239 Teton Court, San Rafael, CA 94903
Posted on 12/27/2019
Another Property Sold - 239 Teton Court, San Rafael, CA 94903
Welcome home to one of the most remarkable homes in all of Contempo Marin. Newer 2013, custom-built model offers a premium location on the lagoon and at the end of a court. This upgraded home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 9 foot ceilings throughout, 9 sun tubes, fireplace, air conditioning and so much more. The one-of-a-kind setting offers a huge lot with a big fenced yard, storage shed, deck and 60 feet of lagoon views. Contempo Marin offers first class amenities including pool and sauna area, clubhouse, workout area, lagoon and play area. Additional features include easy freeway access from this central Marin location which also...
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Helping Your Pets Adjust to Your New Home
Posted on 12/08/2019
Helping Your Pets Adjust to Your New Home
Image by Roberto Nickson from Unsplash When you move to a new home, your pets will need some time to get used to their new surroundings. Some pets adjust easily, while others might be more stressed about being in a different environment. Whether you have easygoing or anxious pets, you can help them adjust to your new home...
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Why It's Worth Your Time to Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal
Posted on 11/24/2019
Why It's Worth Your Time to Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal
Bolstering your house's curb appeal is paramount if you want to achieve the best-possible results during the property selling journey. In fact, there are many reasons why you may want to dedicate time and energy to enhance your home's curb appeal, and these include: 1. You can differentiate your home from the competition. Your home only gets one chance...
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Winter: Easy Ways to Clean Your Fireplace
Posted on 11/17/2019
Winter: Easy Ways to Clean Your Fireplace
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay Before you start your first fire of the season, take a few moments to put your fireplace in order. You can do this in less than a half-hour if you gather everything you need. Here's the list: Metal bucket with a lid for removing ash A garden kneeling pad Heavy rubber work gloves...
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How Long Does It Take to Find the Right California Luxury House?
Posted on 11/10/2019
How Long Does It Take to Find the Right California Luxury House?
If you want to buy a luxury home in San Francisco, Cupertino or any other California city or town, it is paramount to establish realistic property buying expectations. Ultimately, few Golden State luxury homebuyers find they want to purchase the first property they view in-person. In fact, many luxury homebuyers will check out multiple properties before they discover a...
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Tips for Avoiding Home Buyer's Remorse
Posted on 11/03/2019
Tips for Avoiding Home Buyer's Remorse
The last thing you want to experience after purchasing a new home is "buyer's remorse!" With that in mind, it pays to look at all angles when house shopping. Although emotions and first impressions are going to play a big role in your home-buying decisions, a thoughtful analysis of the pros and cons of every home that appeals to...
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Signs That Now Is a Good Time to Sell a California Luxury House
Posted on 10/27/2019
Signs That Now Is a Good Time to Sell a California Luxury House
If you own a luxury home in Beverly Hills, Malibu or elsewhere in California, now may prove to be the perfect time to list your residence. In fact, there are many signs that now may be the right time to add your Golden State luxury house to the real estate market. These include: 1. You want to move into...
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How Long Does It Take to Craft a Home Listing?
Posted on 10/20/2019
How Long Does It Take to Craft a Home Listing?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to craft an effective property listing. Instead, a seller needs to allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure a house listing hits the mark with buyers. In fact, failure to do so may make it tough for a seller to generate interest in his or her home. Perhaps even worse, an ineffective home...
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OPEN HOUSE - 1/20/19 - 1p - 4p
Posted on 10/19/2019
OPEN HOUSE - 1/20/19 - 1p - 4p
61 Broadmoor Court Come see me at this exquisite single level home in Marin Golf & Country Club, in Novato. I'll be there tomorrow, Sun, 1p - 4p. Don't miss it....
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