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Posted on 09/25/2022
What Type of Property Can You Buy From a Motivated Seller?
There are many reasons a homeowner might become a motivated seller, including financial situation, inheritance or life change. These types of sellers are highly coveted because of their unique situation and often come from a wide variety of property types. Here are some of the most common properties by motivated sellers. Distressed Property A distressed property is one...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Housewarming: How to Throw the Perfect Party With 3 Easy Tips
Atmosphere is everything with just about any home, gathering or party. If the atmosphere is lacking, chances are enjoyment levels will decrease. So what is a host to do when throwing a house party with various atmospheric elements? Here are three major areas that will instantly boost your party’s atmosphere and how to achieve the best fit for...
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Posted on 09/17/2022
Another Property Sold - 151 Longview Drive, Daly City, CA 94015
Welcome to 151 Lakeview Dr. in Daly City. This 3 bedroom 1 bath Doelger home has an extra bedroom and bathroom downstairs and will be ready soon for the next owner to enjoy. It's easy to show while being prepared for the market; you don't want to miss this one during your...
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Posted on 09/17/2022
Another Property Sold - 99 Rausch Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
With tranquil outlooks onto the magnolia trees on Rausch, this beautiful condominium home offers a split layout with two ample sized bedrooms with two bathrooms. This condominium residence invites calm and comfort with an open living room area flooded in light opening to a private balcony. Parking for one car (EV charger equipped), storage unit and parking for 1 bike included. 99 Rausch is a delightful respite from the busy world. Amenities include Owners Lounger, dog washing station, bicycle storage and repair station. There is a tranquil yoga garden, professional fitness center and an inviting roof terrace full of options for relaxing or...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Aquaponics with fish: The basics
If you’re interested in sustainability, aquatic life and gardening, you might consider aquaponics with fish. Aquaponics combines methods from hydroponic gardening and aquaculture to create a symbiotic environment in your home fish tank. To learn more about aquaponics, here is a basic guide to help: How it works Aquaponic systems are used to cultivate fish and plants in...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
3 Expert Tips for Moving With Houseplants
Houseplants add another level of complexity and stress to a move. After all, you want to make sure they survive the trip and thrive in your new space. Even hardy plants get damaged easily when moving from one place to another. However, there are some ways you can pack and prepare your plants for moving to make sure...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
Tips to Consider Before Installing Your Driveway
Paved driveways are widely credited with increasing curb appeal and improving real estate values. However, dirt, gravel or driveways suffering from disrepair can negatively impact home sales. If you rank among homeowners who need a new driveway installation, these are things worth considering. What driveway material should you use? The best material for a driveway is driven by...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Tips for designing art deco interiors
Art deco interior design has been around for over 100 years and is still popular among designers today. If you're wanting to bring some of this classic and always-trendy style into your own home, there are some key elements you can use in any room. Here are some tips and ideas for bringing art deco into your own...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
Building a media room: Basement ideas
If you’re considering ways to make the most of unused space, consider a media room basement. Ideas like basement media rooms are perfect for those with finished and unfinished basements alike. Whether you want to create a private movie theater complete with surround sound system, or a comfy space to game with perfect lighting, a media room makes...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
Decorating Tips for Small Spaces
From cozy nooks inside your home to bedrooms that are quaint and quiet, small spaces may feel difficult to decorate — but they don't have to be. In fact, there are endless possibilities for adding decor to these tiny spots in your home. Here are a few tips to help you get started decorating those smaller areas: Use...
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Posted on 08/03/2022
Another property sold! 2175 Courtland Ave. Oakland.
Welcome to 2175 Courtland Ave. in Oakland. This fully rented 4-unit building has parking, on-site laundry, and solid tenants. 2175 Courtland is coming soon to the market, you don't want to miss this one during your investment property search....
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Posted on 07/31/2022
4 Things to consider when choosing plants for a bathroom
If you're interested in finding the best plants for your bathroom, there are several things to consider. Everything from the size, orientation and features of the room can help you determine which plants will thrive in your indoor environment. Here are some of the key things to consider when choosing plants for your bathroom: Light While many houseplants...
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