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Posted on 09/27/2020
New Construction or An Older Home: Which Is Best to Buy?
Image by MITCH WRIGHT from Pixabay If you thought we'd answer "It all depends" you're absolutely right. So, lets take a look at the upsides and challenges of old and new homes. Buying an Older Home or Condo If you fall in love with an older home or condo, your real estate professional will guide you through the...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
1610 Sylvaner Avenue, St. Helena, CA 94574 is now new to the market!
Iconic Belle Maison Nestled against the western hills in the heart of Wine Country, 1610 Sylvaner is a luxurious unexpected illustration reimagined for today's lifestyle. In true creative form, the Belle Maison design team, led by innovator Marcus Kirkwood, showcases the artistry of stone, metal and glass. Flanked by the extensive floor to ceiling windows and stunning LaCantina doors, the showstopping 11' Brilliant Black Marble Fireplace takes centerstage, setting the tone of this custom curated home. The fresh, clean palette is dressed with hand forged brass fixtures, shimmering crystal chandeliers, Carrara marble and grey washed oak...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
1206 Silver Street, Calistoga, CA 94515 is now new to the market!
Charming, historic bungalow in one of Calistoga's most desired areas. Just a few blocks to Pioneer Park and all that Calistoga's quaint shops and restaurants have to offer or better yet, head over to your favorite spa for a relaxing treatment or swim. Socialize with your neighbors from the front porch while enjoying a cup of coffee or sipping your favorite glass of wine. The spacious deck area is the perfect gathering spot for summer barbeques with family and friends while still leaving room for the hobby gardener and your favorite pets to play. Framed by beautiful old growth oaks, the vintage cottage has retained the character of...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Inspection or No Inspection - What You Need to Know
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay As you move forward with your home purchase, your real estate agent may recommend that you have your home inspected. Sometimes the inspection is required by the lender or insurance company, but sometimes it’s an optional step. Buyers who have the option sometimes consider skipping the inspection to save a little cash....
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Posted on 09/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 66 Catania Lane, Napa, CA 94558
Truly TURN KEY, this beautifully appointed North Napa 3,501+/- sq ft, 4 bdrm/3.5 bath offers the discerning Buyer the opportunity to move right in. 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 vaulted ceiling provides a dramatic dining area before entering the kitchen and great room including a temperature controlled, mahogany racked wine room. The spacious 2nd level...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Early Warnings: Signs of Electrical Issues
The first few years in your new home feel like heaven. Everything looks so sleek and shiny, but after some time you start to discover some quirks. Most are nothing to fret about, but there are some signs that pop up that shouldn't be overlooked, such as electrical glitches in the home. Not every electrical problem is dire,...
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Posted on 09/12/2020
1820 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena, CA 94574 is now new to the market!
Conveniently located Westside St Helena, just a few blocks from Main Street with its' fabulous restaurants, art galleries and boutiques, 1820 Spring Mountain Rd has been beautifully updated to match the ease of stress free living from the woodgrain tile flooring, a soothing neutral color palette, to the clean lines of the low maintenance gardens. Enter through a private courtyard to the spacious vaulted great room with exposed beams, whitewashed brick fireplace and generous windows. The open floor plan provides a welcoming retreat with a natural flow between indoor/outdoor living, creating the perfect backdrop for entertaining. Live...
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Posted on 09/12/2020
Another Property Sold - 1065 Summit Lake Drive, Angwin, CA 94508
Hit Reset! 1065 Summit Lake takes a nod from the laid back ease of the California lifestyle while combining the style and grace, with a twist of sophistication, of the French Countryside. Pass through the custom metal and wood gates to a private garden, lush with hydrangeas, roses, lavender, vine covered arbors, fruit trees and taking center stage, a truly magnificent Oak. The 1.29+/- acre setting offers the tranquility of country life while providing the space for a detached studio, in ground pool and spa, raised beds, outbuildings and private vignettes under the canopy of a mature landscape with vineyard views. The +/- 2,100sq ft, shingled...
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Posted on 09/09/2020
1804 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574 is now new to the market!
1804 Main Street is the gift that will keep giving for years to come. Through the generosity of the Lynn Fontaine Trust, the proceeds from the sale of 1804 Main will be donated to various charities and organizations throughout the community. Conveniently located just a few blocks from St Helena's downtown with its' art galleries, boutiques and wonderful restaurants, the substantial .31+/- acre lot provides the perfect back drop for the 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1,204 +/- sq ft home with partially finished lower level and spacious detached 2 car garage. Bring your ideas, your dreams and your toolbelt to make 1804 Main Street a beautiful home...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Why Should You Shop Around for a Smart Home Device?
There are many state-of-the-art smart home devices at your disposal. At the same time, there is no shortage of vendors that sell smart home devices in cities and towns nationwide. Ultimately, it is a good idea to shop around for a smart home device. If you evaluate a variety of smart home device vendors, you can boost the likelihood...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
First Time Buyers: 3 Common Pitfalls
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels Are you in the market for your first home purchase? If so, congratulations! This is an amazingly exciting stage of life, and we know you must be excited. Many first-time buyers run into issues that can turn their new home into a source of stress. Here are three common pitfalls you should...
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Posted on 08/28/2020
Another Property Sold - 1180 Valley View Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
Conveniently located to schools, shopping and fabulous restaurants, this Westside St Helena home offers views to the eastern hills elevated over a sea of vines. With the perfect backdrop in place, this 1,325+/-sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has been updated with newer windows, a warm color palette and double French doors in the living room opening onto the covered deck allowing for seamless indoor/outdoor living. The low maintenance landscape provides the freedom to explore all the Wine Country has to...
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