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Posted on 06/20/2021
Enhance your Garden with a Rain Chain
Image by Kaitong Yepoon from Shutterstock Rain in its due time is every gardener's dream. Saving and reusing rainwater is a great way to save resources for the garden. One way to collect rainwater and store it for future use is to install a rain chain. A decorative rain chain can be used in place of a downspout...
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Posted on 06/14/2021
1397 Saint James Drive, St. Helena, CA 94574 is now new to the market!
Beautiful three bedroom, two and a half bathroom townhouse in St. Helena Park adjacent to a spacious greenbelt and pond! Primary bedroom suite is located on the first floor with a private patio. Large fenced deck off of the dining/living room. Lots of storage and ample closet space with a two car attached garage. Community pool and spa...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
What You’ll Wish You Knew
Photo by GaudiLab via Shutterstock In the rush and excitement to find the perfect home and make it yours, there are some things best learned beforehand rather than through hindsight. Here are some suggestions from first-time homebuyers that would have made the entire process less challenging. Know where you stand. If you plan to buy a home, even...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Integrated Tech: Adding A Programmable Thermostat to Your Hub
Photo by Anete Lusina from Pexels As you go about your day at home, you might change the thermostat settings more than once to balance your comfort with saving money. But what if you were able to leave all that fine-tuning to a digital system and achieve your goals with little to no effort on your part? Well,...
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Posted on 06/02/2021
Another Property Sold - 10 Los Robles Court, St. Helena, CA 94574
Rare chance to reside in arguably the best location within Vineyard Valley in beautiful St. Helena. Adjacent to the heart of this fabulous Park with pond, meandering pathways and putting green just outside your door, you will find an updated 2 bedroom/2 bathroom home. Must see to truly appreciate this special...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Sustainable Luxury: What's Trending Now
Photo by Lukas Hartmann from Pexels Luxury real estate is often defined by elaborate interior design elements and state-of-the-art technology blended seamlessly into the home. These properties are designed to wow and amaze the average home buyer while enticing luxury buyers to invest in the ever-growing real estate market. In addition to lavish extras, the luxury homes of...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Why Homebuyers Should Worry About Easements & Right-Of-Ways
Photo by Andrew Martin via Pixabay It’s not uncommon for homebuyers to discover that the land they purchased may not be entirely their own. Another party may have gained a legal right to use or traverse your property. Easements and right-of-ways can be established by a number of mechanisms and go unnoticed, particularly in undeveloped parcels or when...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Preapproval vs Prequalified Letter: Which Is Better?
Photo by Lukas from Pexels If you're ready to get serious about your home buying journey, one of the first steps is seeing various lenders. As you become more familiar with the process, you'll likely hear the terms preapproval and prequalified mentioned again and again. We'll look at how each letter works and what you should know before...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Unique Ways to Disguise your AC
Image by triosolution1 from Pixabay When it comes to hiding an AC, it's vital to maintain proper airflow. But you don't have to block airflow to remove an air conditioner from your line of sight. Check out these five creative ways to hide your AC. A Hanging Garden To make this project easy, pre-made lattice works just fine...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Use a Pallet to Build a Porch Swing
Image by Lars_Nissen_Photoart from Pixabay A porch swing lends wistful ambiance to your home. Below are a few options on how to construct your own porch swing from 3 wood pallets, which local stores may be able to give you free of charge. Upcycling materials keeps useful scraps out of landfills and saves money. In addition, your weekend...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Feeling Cramped? Top Tips to Make a Small Living Space Feel Larger
Photo by Harry Strauss via Pixabay Whether it’s one room in your home that’s a little too small for your needs, or you’re living in a more cozy space than you’d prefer, sometimes you just want your space to feel larger than it is. This is particularly true if you are getting ready to list a home for...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
How to Hire a Real Estate Attorney
Photo by Succo via PixabayWhen you need a real estate attorney, be sure to do your research. Don’t just hire an attorney because your friend or a relative sings the attorney’s praises. The referred attorney may be great in the practice area they helped your friend or relative in, but they may not have the experience needed for...
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