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Posted on 05/20/2022
Another Property Sold - 851 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
NEW PRICE! Located on the 3rd floor and off of the courtyard, this well appointed 2 bedroom 2 bath at Chelsea Court features outdoor space! Enter directly off the landscaped and furnished homeowners courtyard into the recently painted & refreshed home, the layout is spacious and welcoming. The kitchen has freshly painted cabinets and new hardware, plus recently replaced dishwasher and fridge. It opens up to the living & dining area w/a corner fireplace! Both bedrooms are bright, spacious & well separated. The primary bedroom has an en-suite bath w/large walk-in closet as well as a private balcony. To round it out, there is full...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Essential landscaping terms to know
If you’re just getting started with landscaping, it can seem as if it has a language all its own. While landscape designers use specialized terminology to describe the ins and outs of their work, most of the important language overlaps with gardening, architecture and real estate. This means you might already know more about landscaping styles and features...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
How to Plan for a Home Add-On
When you need more room in your house, having an addition built can provide extra space for you and your family. Home additions are complex projects, so it’s important to keep certain factors in mind during the planning process. Whether you need to accommodate a growing family or add a home office for work, the following tips can...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Is it Time to Repaint Your House?
Repainting your home’s exterior is no small task. Despite the potential cost and challenges, a fresh coat of paint is one of the most important upgrades you can make. Not only will new paint make your home look better, it will help prevent other long-term issues caused by aging paint. But how do you know when it’s time...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
4 Reasons Why Down Payment Amount Matters
Many financial experts suggest paying a 20% down payment when buying a home. While for some prospective homebuyers this may be a simple task, others might wonder if the suggested 20% of the home purchase price—or higher—are necessary. Here are some reasons it benefits you to make a larger down payment when buying a house: Score Better Mortgage...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Go Boho Chic With These DIY Home Decor Projects
Boho Chic began as a fashion movement influenced by the free-flowing lifestyle of the 1960s, but it has transformed from a clothing style into a home decor theme. If you have created a natural-inspired space that includes funky pops of color and interesting accents, then you may be interested in creating some DIY home decor projects that coordinate...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Another Property Sold - 365 Perkins Street, Oakland, CA 94610
Updated executive condo in secure building in hip Adams Point, 1 block from Lake Merritt. It is my honor to sell for current owner after selling to them 4 years ago, for daughter while attending college. This unit has newer kitchen and bathroom, granite counters, open floor plan with storage spaces, walk-thru closet and expansive private balcony. With serene environment, all just 1 block from main bus line, mins from BART, Whole Foods, Farmers Market & Uptown Oakland. Ready to move in! 1 car parking and storage closet in underground garage. Price just...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
DIY Patio Storage Solutions
With small spaces, multi functional furniture is key. Outdoor spaces especially benefit from furniture that is versatile and serves more than one purpose. Probably the most important example is storage. There are many ways you can combine storage solutions with other furnishings, whether they be furniture or purely decorative. What’s even better is that many of these furnishings...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Curb Appeal: Home Improvement Projects That Boost Your Home's Allure
Sometimes it feels like all the top home improvement projects are focused on the inside of the home — but there are a lot of ways that you can improve your curb appeal as well. Whether you are looking to make a good first impression when your guests arrive at your home or you want to generate buzz...
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Posted on 03/30/2022
Another Property Sold - 200 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Welcome to Residence 19, a beautiful bi-level live/work loft with soaring 15+ foot ceilings located in desirable South Beach. This bright 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom home features an entertainer's kitchen complete with kitchen bar top, stainless steel appliances and gas range stove. The living room showcases floor-to-ceiling windows, custom shelving and storage system, gas fireplace, and a balcony to soak in the city. 1-car parking, in-unit W/D, additional storage cage, and shared common roof deck w/ stunning views complete this gem in the City. Super convenient location allows for quick access to freeways, downtown, muni, restaurants/eateries,...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
Try These Celestial Decor Ideas to Add Sparkle to Your Home
Celestial imagery has become a popular trend in interior decorating. From social media style influencers to major decor vendors, the celebration of space and stargazing has found its way into every room. If you are interested in incorporating the celestial style into your own interior designs, here are some ideas to inspire you. Create a Celestial Gallery Wall...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
How to Add Style & Storage Space to Your Farmhouse Design
Farmhouse decor celebrates the rustic and comfortable aspects of country life. One of the many advantages of embracing this design style in your home is the opportunity to upcycle old items and give them new purpose. Here are some great ideas for DIY projects to make your own farmhouse decor. Upcycled Pallet Headboard Wooden pallets are essential to...
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