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Posted on 06/14/2020
Little Known Real Estate Laws
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Only Two Toilet Per Building Many homes have two and a half or more bathrooms. If you want to move to Waldron Island in Washington, you’ll have to give up the idea of having a bathroom for every bedroom or even having that extra half bath. Waldron Island is very small and...
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Posted on 06/12/2020
410 Franz Valley School Road, Calistoga, CA 94515 now has a new price of $1,395,000!
This Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home has incorporated many of the elements featured in Prairie style architecture; low pitched roof, overhanging eaves and the open floor plan which he believed was the antidote to the confined closed-in style of the Victorian era. The design emphasizes how people live while melding building with the environment. The private, cobblestone edged driveway winds up the gentle slope to the knoll setting providing a panoramic view of the distant hills. While remaining true to the Prairie School aesthetic, the great room focal point is the raised hearth wood-burning fireplace with solid cherry beams & mantle....
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Posted on 06/07/2020
How Quickly is Investment Property Profitable?
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Buying property is a long-term investment. If you’re looking to make quick income from property, the only way is to buy low and sell high with minimal input for remodeling, upgrades, or even paint. However, if you intend to keep your property as a rental here are a few of the basics...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Is Your House a Must-Buy?
Your ultimate goal as a home seller is to make your residence as desirable as possible to potential buyers. If you transform your house into a must-buy, you could reap the benefits of a quick, profitable home selling experience. To better understand how to enhance your residence before you list it, let's take a look at three tips to...
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Posted on 05/25/2020
512 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574 is now new to the market!
Overlooking prestigious Meadowood Lane with intimate layered views of the valley floor and western hills, 512 Meadowood embodies the very essence of Wine Country Living. The private lane provides a layer of security as you wind through the mature trees and native rock walls to the beautifully landscaped 3.97+/- acre setting. The cellar, originally built for wine storage with street level access, provides a fortified stone base for the 8,054 +/- sq ft rustic yet elegantly designed home with board and batten exterior, standing seam metal roof, 7 bay garage and expansive ipe decks with custom, retractable steel doors allowing for seamless...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
What to Do When Submitting an Offer
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay You and your agent invested hours, days, weeks and even months searching for the right house. Time spent visiting open houses. But now all your efforts pay off. You’ve found the one. It’s the right size, the right neighborhood and within the budget parameters. This is the home of your dreams. It’s time...
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Posted on 05/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 410 Stonecrest Drive, Napa, CA 94558
Sunset View Estate - Panoramic Views - Privacy, peace and tranquility is what you'll experience the moment you step onto this one of a kind private estate property, located on Napa's most sought after and historic locations - Stonecrest Drive. Panoramic views as far as the eye can see, with breathtaking sunsets. Natural light floods the home by way of large French windows & skylights. Neutral decor speaks to the calm, timeless nature of this iconic home w/coffered ceilings, built-in period shelving & wainscoting. 2 master suites, den/library, sunroom, ~300 sf office, + detached artist studio. City water/sewer** (ask about) Multiple...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Reverse Mortgages - Do I Need One?
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayIf you’re retired, own your own home and have trouble making ends meet, a reverse mortgage may seem like the answer to prayers. You get to stay in your house and you’ll have some extra cash to see you through. Before you run to the nearest lender, however, consider the downside...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Is Commuting Worth Owning a Home?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock Homeownership is a marvelous thing. Many folks go to extraordinary lengths to make it happen for their household. One thing that makes ownership difficult is affordability in the same locale as your employment. When that's the case, many potential buyers begin searching outside their comfortable commuting radius to find an affordable...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Design Trends for DIYers: Wallpaper Is Back and It's Brighter and Bolder Than Ever
Photo by Trudi Finniss via Pixabay Wallpaper is making its comeback in 2020, much to the delight of today's edgiest designers. Fitting wallpaper, with its vintage appeal and old-time reputation, into modern spaces presents a unique challenge. But then again, today's wallpapers bear little resemblance to the paper our parents used in the '60s. Deceptively easy to apply,...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
How Conforming Loan Limit Increase Affects the Jumbo Market
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay If you bought a house that was over $484,350 prior to 2020, you had to get a jumbo loan, which is a non-conforming loan. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the limit on conforming loans to $510,400 in most areas. The FHFA also increased the loan limit to $765,600 in some...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Should Buying a California Luxury House Be a Top Priority?
Buying a luxury home in San Francisco, Malibu or any other California city or town delivers a number of benefits. In fact, there are many reasons why buying a Golden State luxury house should be a top priority, and these include: 1. You can enjoy convenient access to all that California has to offer. There is no shortage of...
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