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Posted on 04/05/2020
Tips for Negotiating Reduced HOA Fees
Image by Brady Pevehouse from Pixabay When purchasing a home, there are many issues to keep in mind. These often include items such as the interest rate on the mortgage, real estate taxes, and homeowner's insurance. If you've purchased a home governed by a Homeowner's Association and have not lived within a similar community before you may find...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Should You Join Your HOA?
Photo by RawPixel.com via Shutterstock When it comes to homeowner’s associations, you need to know what type yours is before you determine whether to “join” it. There are two types of associations, covenant-based and voluntary. When homeowners ask about requirements to join a homeowner’s association, they may believe it is optional, but if our association is covenant-based, you...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Why Is a House Showing Important?
A home showing enables a property buyer to get an up-close look at a residence. After a showing, a property buyer can determine whether a house matches his or her expectations. And if a property buyer likes a house, he or she may be ready to take the next step in the homebuying journey. Ultimately, a showing is crucial...
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Posted on 03/15/2020
Note Worthy Real Estate Trends in 2020
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay As 2019 draws to a close, people aren't just turning the page on a new year but also a new decade. With a new decade comes new trends in the real estate industry. The 2010s were a time of drastic shifts in the real estate market. This new decade is sure to...
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Posted on 03/14/2020
839 West Washington Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 now has a new price of $1,599,999!
Right across from Washington Park with a large lot this Sunnyvale GEM is awaiting your personal touches to restore this 1947 single level with so many possibilities! Hardwood floors, attached garage, nice divided yard or make it all one big area to enjoy, also move in ready with good roof and infrastructure! No liabilities to undo here just personalize this property to your specifications! Clean and ready to go! This is what I love about this connected neighborhood - Great neighbors who are always there for you are a great community resource in this very established Sunnyvale neighborhood! You are only 3 minutes from Downtown Sunnyvale and...
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Posted on 03/13/2020
Another Property Rented - 111 Bean Creek Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Newly updated 2nd floor unit with no one above you. 2 bedrooms and 2 baths plus W/D hook-ups in the condo. Nice spacious deck, perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee or a BBQ. Vaulted ceilings make this place feel big and spacious. Open floor plan with living/dining room combo. This home was just redone including new flooring, new window treatments, new appliances, new vanity in the master bath, fresh paint throughout and more, You'll love the wood burning fireplace and large master suite with two closets. Pool and spa in the complex! Private detached one car garage. Trash removal is included in the rent. Great commute location with...
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Posted on 03/08/2020
Painted Brick Décor for a European Look
Photo by Karsten Bergmann via Pixabay Take a tour through the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium or Holland, and you’ll see beautiful historic homes with painted brick exteriors. Wander down streets of hundreds-of-years-old houses, and the most memorable ones are those with painted brick exteriors. But if your brick is in perfect condition, why would you paint it? Odd-Colored...
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Posted on 03/01/2020
How to Save On Moving Costs
Photo by Nina Garman via Pixabay Moving into a new home can be a very exciting experience. From getting to know new people to starting a new job, it can all be a very enjoyable transition. However, there are some aspects of moving that many people don’t really enjoy. And the biggest factor of all is the money...
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Posted on 02/29/2020
Another Property Rented - 128 Carol Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95065
If you have been looking for a home with all the bells and whistles, look no further. This spacious 3 BR/2 BA home has a 2 car garage, boat parking, and is situated on a large 12,327 sq. ft. lot. Conveniently located near DeLaveaga Golf Course and an easy commute location for over the hill. Indoor/outdoor living with a pool and hot tub and all maintenance included in rent. The deck and outdoor shower await after a day at the beach. Room to grill and garden in the backyard and unwind after a hard day with a glass of wine. You are sure to love the original hardwood floors, open family room/kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel...
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Posted on 02/23/2020
Does Your Old Garden Shed Need a Face-lift ?
Photo by Sue Rickhuss via Pixabay Do you have an old garden shed in your yard that's outlived its original purpose? Perhaps your gardening tools and supplies have moved on to a new shed or been relocated to a convenient spot in the corner of your garage. If so, you may be considering tearing down your old shed....
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Posted on 02/20/2020
Video Tour - 839 West Washington Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Right across from Washington Park with a large lot this Sunnyvale GEM is awaiting your personal touches to restore this 1947 single level with so many possibilities! Hardwood floors, attached garage, nice divided yard or make it all one big area to enjoy, also move in ready with good roof and infrastructure! No liabilities to undo here just personalize this property to your specifications! Clean and ready to go! This is what I love about this connected neighborhood - Great neighbors who are always there for you are a great community resource in this very established Sunnyvale neighborhood! You are only 3 minutes from Downtown Sunnyvale and...
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Posted on 02/20/2020
839 West Washington Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 is now new to the market!
Right across from Washington Park with a large lot this Sunnyvale GEM is awaiting your personal touches to restore this 1947 single level with so many possibilities! Hardwood floors, attached garage, nice divided yard or make it all one big area to enjoy, also move in ready with good roof and infrastructure! No liabilities to undo here just personalize this property to your specifications! Clean and ready to go! This is what I love about this connected neighborhood - Great neighbors who are always there for you are a great community resource in this very established Sunnyvale neighborhood! You are only 3 minutes from Downtown Sunnyvale and...
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