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Posted on 01/18/2021
Buying Your First Home: Keys to Remember
Photo by Roman Samborskyi via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting! And scary! But you don’t have to fear the process if you take the time to become fully prepared for homeownership. Below are the seven primary keys to preparing yourself and smoothing the process. How to Know You’re Ready Determine how much you can afford. The...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 1044 Bradley Way, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Newly remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch style home has been upgraded with the finest of finishes. This home features a new kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances, new bathroom, recessed lighting throughout, double pane windows, new doors with tempered glass front, concrete pavers and much more. Situated on a 10,000+ SF lot, this home is ideal as a starter home or for an investor looking to add an additional 1,000 SF ADU to create a cash flowing asset (Buyer to verify with the city). Excellent location with easy access to Highway 101, Downtown Palo Alto and Menlo Park, minutes to Facebook, Amazon and University...
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Posted on 01/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 441 Northlake Drive #38, San Jose, CA 95117
Nice end unit with excellent floor plan. This beauty features 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, light, bright and airy with lots upgrades including new interior paint, new stainless steel stove and sink in kitchen, new laminate flooring throughout, new fireplace tiles, recessed lights in kitchen/dining/bedrooms/bathrooms, new vanity sink and faucet, new granite countertops in master bath & half bath, in unit laundry, wood burning fireplace and nice patios. Great location with easy access to freeways and shopping, minutes from Santana Row and walking distance to Harker School. Don't miss this...
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Posted on 01/11/2021
Understanding Funding Options for Land Purchases
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay You’ve decided it’s time to build the dream house you’ve always wanted. An exciting time! Prior to hiring builders to construct your home, it’s critical to understand the financials involved before you start the planning process. Securing funding for land is different than obtaining a traditional home mortgage. For starters,...
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Posted on 01/09/2021
20 2nd Street #429, San Jose, CA 95113 now has a new price of $745,888!
Located away from the street, this top floor unit has a lot to offer. Open floor plan, lots of natural light, hardwood floors, granite countertops in kitchen and baths, stainless steel appliances, in-home washer & dryer, on site gym and attached 2 parking reserved spaces. Walking distance to VTA, light rain and SJSU. Close to San Jose Diridon station. Easy access to highways 280, 87 and 101. Don't miss this opportunity to own a place in the heart of the new downtown SJ expansion awaiting Google, Adobe and...
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Posted on 01/05/2021
Another Property Sold - 1605 Edmundson Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Beautiful single level ranch home with amazing views! Owner has put over $700K in upgrades since purchased. Beautiful quartz island gourmet kitchen, new hood, kitchen cabinets and gas range. Kitchen open to fantastic family room with exposed beam ceilings with Canterra iron doors leading to loggia. Beautiful primary suite with gas fireplace, inviting master bath, his and her vanities, claw tub, large shower with two walk in closets plus organizers. 3 en suite bedrooms with walk in closets. All interior light fixtures replaced. New landscaping and irrigation plus french drains added around entire home. New sparkling saltwater pool and spa!...
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Posted on 01/04/2021
How to Prepare for Renting Your Multi Family Home
Photo by Tumisu via Pixabay Before renting out a multi-family property, you should take steps to protect yourself from personal liability if anything were to happen. Without the right protections in place, you could end up on the hook for damages caused by fires, crimes and more ­– even if you did not cause the situation yourself. Thankfully,...
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Posted on 12/28/2020
Tips on Choosing the Best Home Improvement Projects Before Listing Your Home
Photo by bidvine via Pixabay Some home projects and improvements can't wait - a leaking hot water heater or a water damaged floor need to be replaced right away. Other, planned renovations and upgrades are optional. Consider not only your current needs, but the potential impact of any large planned upgrade on your home's value before you proceed....
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Posted on 12/21/2020
DIY: Build a Fire Pit in Your Backyard
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay A fire pit adds a cozy and fun element to any backyard. Think of the roasting of marshmallows or just enjoying a toasty fire on a chilly fall night. Building a fire pit is a relatively straightforward DIY project. To get started, you’ll need the right materials, tools, location and confirmation you will...
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Posted on 12/15/2020
34343 Tupelo Street, Fremont, CA 94555 is now new to the market!
Gorgeous remodeled, well-lit home is located in the prestigious Ardenwood Elementary School neighborhood. This North East Facing home features an open floor plan to provide you with a modern style living, vaulted ceilings with recessed lighting, updated laminate flooring, separate family room, spacious remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, new paint upstairs, updated bathrooms, lots of natural light, A/C, newer water heater, security system and beautiful backyard with many planters and trees. Enjoy this convenient location close to shopping, restaurants, minutes to Coyote Hills Regional Park, historic...
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Posted on 12/14/2020
Does the Appraisal Impact a Home's Sale?
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay As the home buying process nears the closing, both buyers and sellers need to prepare for the appraisal. This often the last step the lender requires before approving financing for the buyer, so it’s an important part of the home sale process. What is an Appraisal? An appraisal is an unbiased, professional evaluation...
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Posted on 12/09/2020
Another Property Sold - 34157 Donahue Terrace, Fremont, CA 94555
Stunning home with the most desirable floorplan in Ardenwood with 1 bedroom, 1 bath on lower level. Awesome location on a quiet street, this home features dramatic vaulted ceilings and large dual pane windows that bring in lots of natural light. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances & quartz counter/backsplash. Recessed lights throughout and laminate flooring throughout including garage. Spacious master suite with newly remodeled master bath. Remodeled guest bathrooms. Fireplace facade in master bedroom/family room. Freshly painted interiors. Central heating. Prime location, walk to award winning Forest Park elementary, Frank...
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