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Posted on 05/05/2021
Should I Use a Selling Agent?
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There is a lot of discussion today about whether or not a real estate agent is necessary for the most successful sale of your home. You may have all the required skills and experience to handle it yourself, but that’s hard to figure out if you don’t know what a real estate...
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Posted on 04/28/2021
Should You Choose a Basement for Your New Construction Home?
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels When you start designing a new home, you need to decide which type of foundation you want: crawlspace, basement or a slab foundation. All three have pros and cons that you need to consider. Basements in particular have many advantages, but some important disadvantages to consider. Here we will go over both...
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Posted on 04/24/2021
Another Property Sold - 575 Zinnia Court, Sonoma, CA 95476
One of the very few 55+ single family residence communities in the North Bay. A fabulous location in Creekside Village with open space on one side and at rear of property. Well-maintained in original condition, this home is ready for immediate move in. The perfect palette for modern upgrades and potential structural remodeling. Large side and rear yards contain beautifully mature foliage and lovely views of the Creekside pond. Plan 4 with study/office attached to living room. Plantation shutters on all windows. Very low HOA dues that include use of beautiful clubhouse, pool, spa, tennis/pickle ball, bocce ball and much more! Within...
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Posted on 04/24/2021
Another Property Sold - 196 E Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
Location, location, location! Cared for by the same family for over 100 years is a very large corner lot with home and remnants of a farm complex which include a barn and outbuildings located one block from the historic Sonoma Plaza. Possible uses for this property include residential, hotels, mixed use, professional service use, restaurants, and vacation rentals as described under City of Sonoma adaptive...
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Posted on 04/21/2021
Indoor Pools Provide Fun Throughout the Year
Photo by Michelle Maria via Pixabay Having an indoor pool provides a convenient place to unwind and have fun throughout the year. Depending on the layout of your home and other factors, you can design a visually striking indoor pool that offers plenty of space for swimming. Consider the following design ideas for your luxurious indoor pool. Outdoor...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
The Most Versatile Trend in Home Design
\ Photo by Karl Solano from Pexels The open concept took over several years ago, and now, homeowners are reluctant to give up the flexibility that this optimal layout provides. Unfortunately, this versatility often only extends to meal prep, dining, and living areas. Other critical spaces tend to be far more difficult to adapt, making them problematic for long-term...
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Posted on 04/13/2021
Another Property Sold - 914 W Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
Turnkey single level 2 bd, 2 ba Sonoma PUD w/a private yard, attached garage & pool. Featuring an open floor plan & quality upgrades throughout. The living room has vaulted ceilings, a cozy fireplace & floor to ceiling glass looking onto the backyard. The kitchen is light & bright w/ample cabinetry, newer appliances, stone countertops & a pantry. The master en-suite has a walk-in closet & a remodeled bathroom w/a walk-in shower. Enjoy a view of the hillsides & greenbelt with lush landscaping. There is an attached 2 car garage + laundry. The private backyard is cheerful w/a spacious patios, mature tree & low...
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Posted on 04/10/2021
Sonoma, CA Real Estate Market Update 4/10/2021
Click here to view Sonoma, CA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 04/07/2021
Millennials: What Influences Homebuying
Photo by Tatiana Chekryzhova via Shutterstock As more millennials leave consumer and student debt behind, they enter the housing market. Being savvy researches in the information age, this demographic has begun to fuel the housing economy. Many purchase homes as singles, with a partner or even a friend or group of friends. Where is Preferred? Unlike past generations...
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Posted on 03/31/2021
Don't Hesitate to List Your California Luxury Residence
If you are on the fence about listing your luxury home in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles or another California city or town, there is no need to worry. In fact, if you plan ahead for the Golden State luxury home selling journey, you may boost the likelihood of enjoying a successful property selling experience. Now, let's take a look...
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Posted on 03/24/2021
How Your Credit Score Affects Your Monthly Payment
Image by Tierra Mallorca from Unsplash One of the most important things to check once you decide to start the home-buying process is your credit score. The three major credit bureaus keep track of how you pay for your credit and how much credit you have. Your score fluctuates, sometimes daily, depending on how much you owe and...
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Posted on 03/17/2021
Home Improvement: Reasons to Hire a Professional
Photo by oneSHUTTER oneMEMORY via Shutterstock When it comes to home improvement, renovations, upgrades and expansions, seek the assistance of a professional. Why do you need a pro? Unless you built your home yourself, you might not understand all the factors that combine to engineer a house such as the electrical needs to support the load and the...
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