Roberta Oswald
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Is Being a Rental Property Owner Worth the Hassle?
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay It’s only a hassle if you’re not in control. There are a lot of ways to do investment property wrong, but here are the ways to do it right so that it’s an asset, not a nuisance. Be picky about the property. While you don’t need to purchase anything high-end, always choose something...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Why You Need to List Your California Luxury Residence Today
The California luxury housing market is bustling, and as such, now may be a great time to list your residence. Ultimately, there are many reasons to sell a luxury home in Los Angeles, San Francisco or any other California city or town, and these reasons include: 1. You can find a new home that matches your lifestyle. If you...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Relax: Soothing Places to Visit Near San Francisco
Photo by Karen Arnold via PixabayLiving in San Francisco is already a delight to the senses. From the fog to the bay to the heart of the city, you'll find it all. But if you do find yourself looking for a little change of pace, you don't actually have to look very far. The popularity of the Bay...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Avoid Having Tunnel Vision When Buying a House
No matter what your age, buying a new home symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter in your life. It's an exciting event, whether you're a first-time home buyer or a retiree looking to downsize. When you stumble upon a house in your price range that has the features and characteristics you've been searching for, it can be a...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Are Your Green Home Improvements Welcomed in Your Neighborhood ?
Photo by Maria Godfrida via Pixabay For a homeowner who wants to make green improvements and renovations to their personal property, the Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions, or CC&Rs, of the local homeowner association can pose problems that cost time, money and freedom of choice. This is especially true for homeowners who wish to make structural or aesthetic changes...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Evaluate the Home Seller's Perspective
A homebuyer who considers the seller's perspective may be better equipped than others to enjoy a successful property buying experience. In fact, this buyer should have no trouble submitting a competitive offer to purchase – something that may lead to a fast home purchase. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you analyze the seller's perspective....
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Posted on 06/29/2020
1350 Saint James Court, St. Helena, CA 94574 is now new to the market!
Updated three bedroom, two bathroom townhouse in desirable St. Helena Park! With stainless appliances, new window coverings, fresh paint and new carpet this home is fabulous! Primary bedroom located on the entire second floor featuring en suite bath and walk-in closets. Private deck off the living room is terrific for entertaining. Storage and closet space abound. Attached two car garage includes washer and dryer. Close to town, this is Wine Country living at its...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Four Luxury Home Features Inspired by HGTV's 2020 Dream Home Sweepstakes
Photo by Viktor Birkus via Pixabay Everyone covets the annual HGTV Dream Home that's given away each year as part of a sweepstake. But the sad reality is that few winners are ever really able to take possession of their grand home and actually live out their happily-ever-after. There are, however, ways to pick and choose which features...
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Posted on 06/22/2020
How Certain Home Improvements Increase the Value of Your Home
Image by edvaldocostacordeiro from Pixabay Once you have purchased your home, you have made a significant investment. There are some home improvements you can make which can increase the value of your home and make the space you have more livable for you and your family. While many are concerned about “curb appeal” for potential sale in the...
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Posted on 06/22/2020
Voice-Controlled Smart Devices Your Home Needs
Photo by Andrey Bryzgalov via Shutterstock We’ve learned to use voice controls in our cars for hands-free calling, but what about in our homes? Alexa, Google Assistant, Echo and Siri are for more than simply using your voice to switch on the lights or control the temperature. Here are more ways to control your home with the sound...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
How to Reuse your Moving Boxes
Image by khathar ranglak from Shutterstock Most times, after moving your property into your new home, you have stacks of empty cardboard boxes to put away. After taking out the contents, you might be wondering what to do with that pile of cardboard. Thankfully, cardboard moving boxes are easy to reuse and can serve other purposes. Break Down...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Vinyl Siding for Your Home
Image by Marina Pousheva from Shutterstock One of the clear benefits of siding is to protect both the exterior and interior of the home. This protection is mainly against harsh elements. There are many siding options from which to choose, but the standard siding choice is vinyl siding. Homeowners looking to add this feature to their home will...
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