Roberta Oswald
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Five Things You Might Skip During Your House Cleaning
Posted on 08/18/2019
Five Things You Might Skip During Your House Cleaning
Here are some secret places where dirt and germs accumulate. Kitchen - The Sponge Even though we take time to clean the sink and worktop, there is something that often escapes our routine cleaning... the kitchen sponge. How to take care of it? Opt for sponges that are good quality, dependable, and wash with hot water. The hot...
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Ideas for Saving for a Down Payment
Posted on 08/11/2019
Ideas for Saving for a Down Payment
When considering becoming a homeowner, one of the decisions you can make that will be beneficial to you is to deposit a down payment. However, the question is how do save up that hefty down payment? One of the biggest roadblocks for prospective home buyers is securing a down payment. Fortunately, though, technology seems to be playing a...
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Getting Pre-Qualified for Your Mortgage
Posted on 08/04/2019
Getting Pre-Qualified for Your Mortgage
Potential home buyers should obtain a pre-qualification letter from their lenders to access a home loan. This letter communicates what the lender thinks about you being qualified for a mortgage up to a certain amount and is dependent on the data you gave about your assets, income, and expenses. Pre-qualification is just the primary step, and it provides...
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Another Property Sold - 375 White Cottage Road South, Angwin, CA 94508
Posted on 08/01/2019
Another Property Sold - 375 White Cottage Road South, Angwin, CA 94508
Own a piece of paradise - this spacious, updated home is located just a short 15 minute drive into St. Helena! Along with two master suites and two bedrooms with attached half baths, there are gleaming hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen with butcher block island and a wood-burning fireplace. The property also offers a remarkable opportunity for rental income with an in-law apartment attached below. Must see to appreciate the full...
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1357 Saint James Drive, St. Helena, CA 94574 now has a new price of $600,000!
Posted on 08/01/2019
1357 Saint James Drive, St. Helena, CA 94574 now has a new price of $600,000!
Best opportunity in town! Lovely townhome in a desirable westside location in 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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5 Factors to Consider Before Purchasing a Vacation Home
Posted on 07/28/2019
5 Factors to Consider Before Purchasing a Vacation Home
If you are mulling over purchasing a vacation home, then you must go over a few considerations before you make the final decision. If done for the right reasons, it can end up being a great piece of investment, as you can save hotel and lodging costs when you visit and then rent it out during off seasons....
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Thinking About Renting Versus Buying
Posted on 07/21/2019
Thinking About Renting Versus Buying
Dollar for dollar, you might determine that in this year, at this time, buying might be more to your advantage than renting. Alternatively, the numbers may show the opposite: that renting will save you money this year over buying. Given the conventional wisdom that buying is better on the one hand with your bottom line on the other,...
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Tips on How to Stage your House for Sale
Posted on 07/14/2019
Tips on How to Stage your House for Sale
Home staging is essential because it makes your house look beautiful to potential buyers. That is, the house will look its absolute best for homebuyers who care to check it out. Home staging helps you to improve the appearance of your home by highlighting the most impressive assets of your home to draw the attention of prospective buyers....
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Another Property Rented - 680 Crystal Springs Road #1, St. Helena, CA 94574
Posted on 07/07/2019
Another Property Rented - 680 Crystal Springs Road #1, St. Helena, CA 94574
Just minutes from downtown St. Helena on a private lane surrounded by forest, this hillside property has expansive valley and mountain views. The home has been completely renovated with new electrical, plumbing, bathrooms, kitchen and appliances. New carpet, tile floors and refinished hardwood flooring, dual-glazed windows, window coverings and a gas fireplace complete the updated decor. The covered deck is perfect for your entertaining...
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Know Where to Start When Installing a Pool
Posted on 07/07/2019
Know Where to Start When Installing a Pool
Because of its durability, stiffness, strength and fire-resistant nature, Fiberglass is a suitable material for pools. However, no matter how good a pooling material is, if the plumber does a lousy job, both the owner and plumber will be at lost. As a plumber, it doesn't pay to be associated with unsatisfactory work. The feeling worsens when you...
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Common Tax Breaks for Homeowners
Posted on 06/30/2019
Common Tax Breaks for Homeowners
Do you ever wonder why so many Americans dream of owning a home? From complete privacy to a nest egg in the future, one lesser-known but vital reason why homeownership is something everyone is longing to achieve is the tax breaks it provides. No one enjoys paying taxes so owning a home set you aside for tax breaks...
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1357 Saint James Drive, St. Helena, CA 94574 now has a new price of $625,000!
Posted on 06/29/2019
1357 Saint James Drive, St. Helena, CA 94574 now has a new price of $625,000!
Lovely townhome in a desirable westside location in 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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