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Posted on 02/14/2021
Using Dark Colors without Creating a Gloomy Room
Photo by Media Design and Media Publishing via Pixabay Dark colors can be striking in any home, but too many darks can make your home seem gloomy and depressing. Fortunately, simple changes and choices can help you create a space with a dark palette that is attention-getting, not depressing. Lighting Matters Lighting at various levels matters for any...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
What’s the Best Home Improvement for ROI
Photo by Sue Smith via Shutterstock Choosing what to upgrade or fix in, on or around your home can be a complicated process. Changes fall into two categories – things that increase or decrease value (or sale price) and things that increase or decrease salability (or how willing people are to pay full price for it). Before you...
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Posted on 02/02/2021
Video Tour - 214 Prospect Drive, San Rafael, CA 94901
This sprawling home with attached ADU has been lovingly cared for by the same family for over 55 years! This generous 5BR/2BA home is nestled on the San Rafael hill is ideal for the growing or extended family. The main level boasts; family room w/refinished hardwood floors & fireplace, liv/din combo, view deck, kitchen w/eat-in area, 3BR/1BA & 1-car garage. Lower level offers 2BR/1BA + office, laundry/storage room & 2nd living w/fireplace. Some new updates include new exterior/interior paint, carpet in living room & light fixtures. The sweet 1BR/!BA attached guest unit w/separate entrance is perfect for extended family, au...
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Posted on 02/02/2021
214 Prospect Drive, San Rafael, CA 94901 is now new to the market!
This sprawling home with attached ADU has been lovingly cared for by the same family for over 55 years! This generous 5BR/2BA home is nestled on the San Rafael hill is ideal for the growing or extended family. The main level boasts; family room w/refinished hardwood floors & fireplace, liv/din combo, view deck, kitchen w/eat-in area, 3BR/1BA & 1-car garage. Lower level offers 2BR/1BA + office, laundry/storage room & 2nd living w/fireplace. Some new updates include new exterior/interior paint, carpet in living room & light fixtures. The sweet 1BR/!BA attached guest unit w/separate entrance is perfect for extended family, au...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
A Hassle Free Move Begins With Advance Planning
Perhaps the ultimate test of your planning and organizational skills is moving to a new house. If you fail to plan ahead and make the necessary preparations, moving can be a stressful and frustrating experience. On the other hand, if you approach it in a methodical, goal-oriented way, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how smooth the process will unfold....
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Evaluate the Buyer's Perspective
As a home seller, it generally is a good idea to consider the buyer's perspective. That way, you can determine why buyers may consider your house over other available properties and map out the home selling journey accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you assess the buyer's perspective before you embark on the house...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
California Fence Laws
Image by Nicole Köhler from Pixabay One of the things you should do before you buy any property is to request a survey. Just because there’s a fence, doesn’t mean it’s on the property line. Once you have the survey completed you will be able to identify any issues with where the fence is situated. If a problem...
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Posted on 01/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 64 Roundtree Boulevard, San Rafael, CA 94903
Delightful and elegantly updated two story townhome in desirable Roundtree complex. Brand new kitchen remodel with gorgeous quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. New flooring and paint throughout! Open dining to living room that opens to large patio. Lovely and private yard at front entrance with plenty of room for entertaining. Enter back patio from covered carport space which boasts a large walk in storage unit. Both bedrooms and full bathroom on light filled upper level. Washer/dryer is shared and only a few steps out your back door. Other units have W/D in unit, just need HOA approval. Community pool is just steps out your...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Right for You?
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels A real estate investment trust (REIT) can be an attractive way to invest in real estate. It allows anyone to invest in real estate assets arranged in a portfolio. Currently, about 87 million Americans invest in these types of stocks. What is a REIT? A REIT is a company that operates, finances...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Are Home Sellers at the Whims of Millennial Buyers?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The home selling trends for 2020 are predicted to skew toward the millennial generation given the most recent statistics of age demographics. While the exact definition of millennial varies, the term usually refers to anyone born between 1980 and 2000 (give or take a few years in either direction). Given the relatively...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Living Coral: 2019's Accent Color
Photo by Fauzan My via Pixabay Each year, color experts at Pantone select a single shade to become its color of the year. This color impacts everything from fashion design to home interiors and consumer goods; chances are many of the products you'll see on store shelves will be influenced by this color. For 2019, Pantone chose Living...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Are You Prepared to Sell a Home?
When it comes to selling a house, it is important to prepare as much as you can. That way, you can identify potential home selling hurdles and overcome these issues before they escalate. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for the house selling journey. 1. Analyze All Areas of Your Home You might...
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