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Budget-Minded Lawn and Garden Hacks
Posted on 10/14/2019
Budget-Minded Lawn and Garden Hacks
Creating the curb appeal that you want does not have to be as complex as a full-scale remodel. If your home’s exterior is in decent condition, spend your time and budget on things that pack a big punch. Upgrade how your home looks from the street with these simple exterior, lawn, and garden hacks. Fill planter or window...
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8 Easy Green Living Steps
Posted on 10/07/2019
8 Easy Green Living Steps
Using the following simple steps, you can transform your home into a safer, healthier living space through the use of environmentally conscious household products. A ‘green’ makeover of a home can improve your family’s quality of life while reducing your carbon footprint. Wooden Furniture Furniture made out of wood or other natural materials is a safer and sturdier...
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Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Resolve Them
Posted on 09/30/2019
Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Resolve Them
If you plan to buy a home in the immediate future, there are several concerns that you should address before you embark on your house search. In fact, some of the most common homebuying concerns include: 1. Lack of Home Financing You know you want to purchase a house, but obtaining financing sometimes is difficult. Fortunately, if you meet...
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Vacationing in the San Juan Islands
Posted on 09/23/2019
Vacationing in the San Juan Islands
Just a day's journey from Northern California, the San Juan Islands are grouped right in between Washington State's northern border and Canada's British Columbia province. These islands boast a wide variety of wildlife, and you can often enjoy whale watching during late spring through early fall. The islands themselves offer up many undeveloped bays and inlets only accessible...
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Choosing Paints for Your Home
Posted on 09/16/2019
Choosing Paints for Your Home
Have you ever put on a favorite outfit and the perfect makeup, then walked into a different room and just hated the effect? The same thing can happen with your paint choices. The play of light in your rooms can significantly affect how your color choices look. Natural light and artificial light reflecting around the room at different...
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Another Property Sold - 8616 Graton Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Posted on 09/16/2019
Another Property Sold - 8616 Graton Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Turn-key in Graton! Newly renovated 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home. Beautiful finishes, lots of light. All new appliances, modern styling. Flat yard perfect for entertaining. Located just blocks from downtown Graton, the popular Willow Wood and Underwood restaurants, easy access to the West County Regional Trial, award winning wineries, local art gallery and much more! Close to Oak Grove Elementary...
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Creating Texture with Textiles
Posted on 09/09/2019
Creating Texture with Textiles
That great furniture sale filled the empty spaces in your home with a matching sofa and loveseat, coordinating side chairs and matching pillows. It looked great on that showroom floor, but now that it's in your living room it all seems a bit sterile and blah. The challenge with matching sets is that they lack depth and dimension....
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 Tips for Packing Your Dining Room
Posted on 09/02/2019
Tips for Packing Your Dining Room
In today's ever-busy world, many homeowners don't make use of their formal dining room except for special occasions, like Easter holiday. The fall of the dining room can be attributed to the kitchen. Often regarded as the heart of the home, the kitchen is now used as the dining area in most homes. Although the dining room table...
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Planning Your True Stay-cation
Posted on 08/26/2019
Planning Your True Stay-cation
What does it mean to go on vacation? Everyone has their definition, and if they are not able to get that exact type of vacation, they have not had a “real “vacation. From another angle, vacation means to vacate, to leave. However, it does not include a time or location in that definition. It merely means to get...
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Avoid Clutter in Your Entryway
Posted on 08/19/2019
Avoid Clutter in Your Entryway
The first thing you see when you come home is your entryway. No one wants to go back to a cluttered house, and organizing your entry is the first step. The challenge though is that because it is the first place you land, it becomes where everything else falls too. It’s the catch-all for the mail and magazines,...
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How to Bolster Your Chances of Closing the Deal
Posted on 08/12/2019
How to Bolster Your Chances of Closing the Deal
The infamous phrase - "the dress makes the man" translates to "the curb appeal makes the home" in the real estate world. Face it, the curb appeal of a house is the first thing home buyers see when they step into the property. And studies show that it takes a home buyer eight seconds in a property to...
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Stylish Window Coverings that Save You Money
Posted on 08/05/2019
Stylish Window Coverings that Save You Money
When moving into a new home, the first thing you want to do is make it your own. That means painting, upgrading fixtures, and the all-important window coverings. Instead of just looking for the most stylish option, take this chance to go with curtains, shades, blinds and screens will improve your bottom line. Most of the energy lost...
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