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How to Help Prevent Water Damage
Posted on 04/05/2020
How to Help Prevent Water Damage
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Some leaks are obvious -- coming home to a soggy rug or soaked floor is a pretty good indicator that you have some plumbing trouble -- but others are more discreet and can lead to a costly water bill and home damage if you don't catch them. Mold and mildew can develop...
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Another Property Sold - 1137 Castle Oaks Drive, Napa, CA 94558
Posted on 04/02/2020
Another Property Sold - 1137 Castle Oaks Drive, Napa, CA 94558
Call Silverado Home! Whether you're looking for full time or a Wine Country retreat, it's all about the view and the ease of Country Club living at this fabulous 3,932 +/- sq ft, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home with soaring ceilings and a generous open floor plan sited on .87 +/- acre. 1137 Castle Oaks lives as a single level with the master suite, formal living and dining, kitchen and great room, guest suite, and powder room on the main floor while the lower level offers an additional 2 bedrooms, including one en suite, 2 bathrooms, and open area office/lounge, perfect for guests and or extended family. Not that you would ever tire of the...
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Things You Can and Cannot Control as a Home Seller
Posted on 03/29/2020
Things You Can and Cannot Control as a Home Seller
If you've decided to put your home on the market, one important thing to keep in mind is that perception is everything -- or close to it, anyway! The impression you make on prospective buyers can either help seal the deal or break it, depending on whether that impression is positive or negative. The visual aspects of your home...
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Real Estate Lawyer - Do You Need One?
Posted on 03/22/2020
Real Estate Lawyer - Do You Need One?
Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash Buying a piece of real estate is a serious legal and financial decision. Sometimes, having a real estate attorney help you through the process is helpful. In fact, in some states, it is required by law to have one assist with the process. If you don’t live in a state where...
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How to Prepare for the Closing Process
Posted on 03/15/2020
How to Prepare for the Closing Process
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay The last step of any home sale is the closing. This is the time when the buyer and seller sign all the documents surrounding the sale, including the documents for the buyer’s mortgage. This is when money changes hands and, in most cases, the buyer gets the keys to the home. If...
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Tips for Buyers: Score a Great Deal on a House
Posted on 03/08/2020
Tips for Buyers: Score a Great Deal on a House
Believe it or not, you don't need to be a homebuying expert to score a great deal on your dream residence. In fact, there are many things you can do to find and acquire a house that won't force you to break your budget, and these include: 1. Shop Around When it comes to conducting a home search, it...
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Why Buy A Multifamily home?
Posted on 03/01/2020
Why Buy A Multifamily home?
A multifamily home is defined as a building that has more than one unit. Each unit has its own separate kitchen, bathrooms, and utilities. These types of homes can be rented, owned, or be an investment property where a landlord collects rent. A multi-family home is a more economical way of living. Because there is less privacy and tenants...
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Design Ideas for Luxurious Indoor Pools
Posted on 02/23/2020
Design Ideas for Luxurious Indoor Pools
Photo by Michelle Maria via Pixabay Having an indoor pool provides a convenient place to unwind and have fun throughout the year. Depending on the layout of your home and other factors, you can design a visually striking indoor pool that offers plenty of space for swimming. Consider the following design ideas for your luxurious indoor pool. Outdoor...
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66 Catania Lane, Napa, CA 94558 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/22/2020
66 Catania Lane, Napa, CA 94558 is now new to the market!
Sited in a quiet North Napa enclave, this beautifully appointed 3,501+/- sqft, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home offers the discerning Buyer a truly Turn-Key opportunity. Inspired by the Napa Valley Lifestyle, 66 Catania was transformed from builder grade to a Designer crafted Wine Country retreat with the use of a warm color palette, wood floors, lush fabrics/furnishings, custom window treatments, cherry & granite counters, tumbled marble back splash and Artist rendered cabinetry. The soaring vaulted ceiling provides a dramatic dining area before entering the kitchen and great room including a temperature controlled, mahogany racked wine room. The...
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Heating Ideas for Luxury Bathrooms
Posted on 02/16/2020
Heating Ideas for Luxury Bathrooms
Photo by banksy07 via Pixabay Adding some extra warmth to your bathrooms boosts your home value while also ensuring that you’ll have a well-heated and comfortable environment for bathing and showering during winter. With these heating options, you can warm up your bathrooms as needed without having to turn up your thermostat, causing your furnace to run more...
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Identity Theft: What to Do
Posted on 02/09/2020
Identity Theft: What to Do
Photo by Brian A Jackson via Shutterstock Identity theft is an issue that has become more common since the digital age has bristled and bloomed. Many people are victims of phishing scams – an online predator steals your identity by impersonating a respectable institution and takes your sensitive information, financial information being stolen from non-secured sites, hacking or...
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Another Property Sold - 1735 Dean York Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
Posted on 02/08/2020
Another Property Sold - 1735 Dean York Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
1735 Dean York Lane embodies the timeless simplicity of Mediterranean design through the use of roughhewn timbers, native rock and handcrafted Italian finishes. The 5 acre setting, sited within the City of St Helena, served as inspiration for this rustic, yet refined Estate. As the gates open, you wind through the 40 plus producing olive trees and 2 plus acres of estate merlot vines to a cobblestone and brick auto court which plays center stage to the 3 bedroom ensuite main residence, 2 bedroom/2 bath guest with full kitchen and caretaker residence/garage with 3 bays, full kitchen, bath and 2nd story media room. Elevated to capture the...
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