Roberta Oswald
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Brighten Your Home Office with Upcycled File Cabinets
Image by TeroVesalainen from Pixabay Is your workspace feeling a little blah lately? The new year is just the right time to make a change! Make it part of your New Year's resolution to create a cheery, bright, and welcoming workspace by upcycling your old, dingy file cabinet into this blackboard-sided, pretty yet utilitarian piece of office furniture!...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Tips on Making Your New Luxury Home Perfect for You
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay When you find the perfect home, you will probably make some changes in the décor since not everyone has the same tastes in colors and textures. Painting the interior, changing carpets and flooring and updating fixtures such as the showers, sinks, tubs and toilets are all updates many people make when moving...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
What is the Difference between Easement & Right of Way
Photo by David McBee from Pexels At some point, you might come across the terms “easement” and “right of way.” These terms both imply another person or entity may have use of your property. As a homeowner or buyer in the market for a home, you’ll want to thoroughly understand both of these terms and how they can...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
5 Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants
Image by LaterJay Photography from Pixabay Many people believe a green thumb is required to grow indoor plants. Or, they’ll hesitate to add some greenery to their home’s décor because they think they’re too busy to care for them or they don’t have enough space. Fortunately, even if you lack the magic touch when it comes to plants,...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Is Real Estate Investing Right for You ?
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay While real estate has ups and downs, it has generally been a good long-term investment. Owning a home is one way of investing, but to really take advantage, you can buy property that you won’t necessarily occupy but will make you some money. How Real Estate Makes Money There are two basic...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Creating an Appealing Outdoor Living Space
Image by Marzenna Gaines from Pixabay With spring just around the corner, your thoughts may turn to enjoying the great outdoors. By making a few improvements, you can create your own restful, outdoor oasis even as you add value to your home. Research has found that homeowners often gain the most value by improving backyards and investing in...
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Posted on 04/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 1357 Saint James Drive, St. Helena, CA 94574
Best opportunity in town! Lovely townhome in desirable St. Helena Park! Spacious ground floor master bedroom with walk-in closet and remodeled bath. Bonus loft upstairs with full bath can be a second bedroom or office space. Sliding glass doors open onto the exterior patio, perfect for entertaining in Napa Valley style! Convenient to everything - ideal for a weekend retreat or a full-time...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
How Should Interest Rates Influence When You Buy?
Photo by Doubletree Studio via Shutterstock Interest rates rise in correlation to inflation and other economic activity. When that happens, it can increase housing costs. But the question is, should it prompt you to buy sooner than you’re ready? The Right Time Is Now In real estate, the right time is always now for someone. Is it the...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Open House: Home Staging Mistakes to Avoid
Photo by Mark McCammon via Pexels Anyone who has ever gone out on a job interview or a date knows how important a good first impression is. First impressions can color the entire way we approach a person and environment. When it comes to your home, you want to create a positive setting that draws people in on...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Multigenerational Properties Are Seeing an Increased Demand
Image by giselaatje from Pixabay Multigenerational properties have seen a demand spike recently, giving sellers a reason to sit up and take notice. As family dynamics shift and the economy rises and falls, property owners need to pay attention to who's buying what. We'll look at what constitutes a multigenerational property and which ones are seeing the most...
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Posted on 04/01/2020
Another Property Rented - 1846 Granger Court, St. Helena, CA 94574
Impeccably maintained one-level end unit with lots of privacy! Spacious master bedroom offers both a large walk-in and additional wall closets. Bright kitchen has an eat-in area with adjacent formal dining room. Detached carport with extra storage...
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Posted on 04/01/2020
Another Property Rented - 1846 Granger Court, St. Helena, CA 94574
Impeccably maintained one-level end unit with lots of privacy! Spacious master bedroom offers both a large walk-in and additional wall closets. Bright kitchen has an eat-in area with adjacent formal dining room. Detached carport with extra storage...
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