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Posted on 01/17/2022
How to Design a Safari Style Bedroom Getaway
The safari style in interior design includes the rich and earthy elements of African design and combines them with the clean comfort of traditional European style. If you’re looking to try out this design style in your own home, the bedroom is the best place to start. Here we’ll go over some ideas to create a beautiful and...
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Posted on 01/10/2022
Closing Day: What First-Time Homebuyers Need to Remember
You've gotten an offer accepted on your first home. The appraisal and inspection came back fine. Now, all that's left to do is eagerly await your closing date. This is the day when you will sign all the paperwork that makes your first home purchase official! So, what should you expect as you prepare for this big day?...
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Posted on 01/03/2022
The Top 5 Pet-Safe Houseplants
Keeping houseplants can enrich our lives and beautify our homes. Unfortunately, many popular houseplants are toxic if ingested by your pets or fellow humans. To keep your furry friends and family safe it’s important to know which plants are safe to keep in your home. Here we’ll go over some of the best choices of pet-safe houseplants. Areca...
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Posted on 12/27/2021
Green New Construction: What to Look For
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay There are multiple trends in green home building these days, so much so that it can create confusion as to what a green home actually is. People might claim that their home is sustainable without actually qualifying how. We'll look at the parameters and how to identify an environmentally-friendly home that works...
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Posted on 12/20/2021
4 Ways to Visualize a New Home Before It’s Finished
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay When you build a new home, you want to see the house as clearly as possible even before it’s finished. Visualizing your new home throughout the building process isn’t only exciting, but it also helps ensure everything is constructed to your liking. Here are four concrete ways to visualize your new home...
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Posted on 12/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 400 N 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95112
What's more desirable than living in a spacious loft in the center of the city, having your own little private yard to enjoy the quietness and breeze the fresh air. Loft 107 at Ryland Mews is truly the perfect home for your city living life style. Walking distance to light rail, SAP center, San Pedro Square and Japantown, this home is updated with modern fixture, high ceiling with extra large windows. Master Bedroom opened to downstairs, additional catwalk space is perfect for your in home office. In-unit laundry room, tons of in-unit storage space, walk-in closet, spacious open kitchen, 2 car parking, and extra storage! Enjoy rich amenities...
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Posted on 12/13/2021
Home Office Design Basics
Having a functional and comfortable workspace is essential for those who work from home. Even if you use your office for things other than work, a dedicated place to focus can be much more than purely utilitarian with the right design choices. Here are some ways to make your office a place where you can enjoy your work:...
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Posted on 12/06/2021
5 Fun Ways to Display Your Air Plants
Since air plants do not need any soil to grow and thrive, the sky is the limit in how you can display them. You just have to fire up your imagination to find fun ways to put them on display around your household. Running low on ideas? Here’s five options to help get you dreaming of all the...
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Posted on 11/29/2021
What to Look for in a New Neighborhood
There is much more to buying a home than choosing the right features. The location of your new home is just as important, as it’s where you’ll be choosing to spend most of your time. It may be difficult to pick the right area or neighborhood when home searching, but there are some key things to search for....
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Posted on 11/25/2021
Another Property Sold - 800 Madrid Street, San Francisco, CA 94112
Amazingly reimagined! Madrid corner house is the icon of luxury living in the vibrant Excelsior District! Boosting 2,225 sqft, this 2-level single family home comes with 4 spacious bedrooms, all accessible to the easy maintenance backyard, 4 bathrooms and 1 office. Brand new beautiful engineer oak wood floor throughout, and abundance of natural light is pouring in from every corner of the house through all new dual pane windows and remote-controlled, sound proofed skylights. Opened spacious living room with floor to ceiling picturesque window and lovely fireplace, modern built-in media wall highlighted with changing colored LED lightings....
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Posted on 11/22/2021
How to Keep Your Pets Happy While House Hunting
Photo by Samson Katt from Pexels Before finding your perfect house, you’ll undoubtedly visit at least 10 different properties for a good look around. If you’re navigating through a seller’s market, that number could increase considerably. All the while, your pet is likely waiting impatiently for things to return to normal, so they can enjoy having you home...
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Posted on 11/15/2021
Thinking About Solar Panels? Here's What You Need to Know
Image by Jukka Niittymaa from Pixabay When it comes to renewable resources, there is nothing quite as powerful as the sun. Solar energy is the one resource that we have on our planet that will never run out, and people are discovering that there are many innovative ways to harness the sun's energy in order to power our...
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