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Posted on 05/22/2022
Multiple Disclosures: When & Why to Use Them in Your Home Sale
When selling a home, it’s not uncommon to get offers from multiple buyers. This is especially true in a hot market with low inventory. If you’re dealing with multiple offers, the question can arise about disclosing those offers. If you’re unclear about how and why to factor this into your negotiations, here is some basic info to help....
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Ad valorem tax & other important tax terms to know
Ad valorem is a Latin term meaning "according to value." In tax language, ad valorem means a flexible value dependent on the specific asset. Ad valorem is just one of many important terms related to property taxes you should know. Here are a few more examples of important property tax terms: Assessed value Assessed value refers to the...
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Posted on 05/13/2022
Another Property Sold - 222 Fairview Drive, Vacaville, CA 95687
Beautifully renovated one story, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with living room and separate family room with fireplace. Kitchen has new stainless-steel appliances, double sinks, quartz counter tops, pantry and dining area. New premium laminated floors throughout with modern 3" baseboards. New dual pane windows. New interior doors. New interior and exterior paint -no popcorn ceilings-. Large covered patio. Corner lot with possible access for RV. 2 car garage. Owners are licensed...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Rain gardens: Design & benefits
When it comes to rain gardens, design matters for more than just aesthetics. Rain gardens are meant to serve an important purpose in capturing rainwater runoff, and both the plants and structure of the garden determine its effectiveness. To help you learn more about rain gardens, here are some key benefits and design elements to know: Why are...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Succulent Arrangements: How to Choose the Best Combination
Succulent arrangements make excellent natural decorative pieces. You can grow and maintain them inside and out and use almost anything as a container, making them extremely versatile and an easy way to enjoy the beauty of live plants. While you can purchase many succulent combinations pre-made, sometimes it’s more fun (and more affordable) to make them yourself. Here...
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Posted on 04/26/2022
Another Property Sold - 119 Birch Street, Vacaville, CA 95688
Fully and beautifully renovated 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home. Fantastic kitchen with new cabinets, new stainless-steel appliances, quartz counters. New roof, central heat and air conditioning, dual paned windows. The house is so quiet and comfortable. New premium laminated floors throughout. Modern 4 baseboards throughout, crown molding in living room, overhead lights in bedrooms and living room. New interior and exterior paint. New concrete driveway and steps. Updated bathrooms. Plus, a huge 16' x 45' covered patio to enjoy family parties and fiestas. Huge backyard with room for pool, garden or just...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Favorite weird features found in old houses
While trends and necessities change, some so-called weird features of old houses can still delight the modern homeowner. What some might consider useless and old-fashioned might be the perfect opportunity for timeless style and vintage charm. But which of these unusual features are the most-loved? From strange to whimsical, here are some of the best outdated and odd...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Benefits & Disadvantages to Higher Down Payments Homebuyers Should Consider
Buying a home requires extensive financial planning. While the widely accepted standard for down payments has been 20% of the purchase price for decades, many are wondering if that’s still required. In reality, there are ways to qualify for a mortgage with less than 20% down payment—even some options without a down payment at all. However, there are...
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Posted on 04/13/2022
222 Fairview Drive, Vacaville, CA 95687 is now new to the market!
Beautifully renovated one story, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with living room and separate family room with fireplace. Kitchen has new stainless-steel appliances, double sinks, quartz counter tops, pantry and dining area. New premium laminated floors throughout with modern 3" baseboards. New dual pane windows. New interior doors. New interior and exterior paint -no popcorn ceilings-. Large covered patio. Corner lot with possible access for RV. 2 car garage. Owners are licensed...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Want to Invest in Luxury Real Estate? Here Are 3 Ways to Start
Real estate investment opportunities come in many forms. Whether you own and manage a rental property, own shares in an investment trust or anything in between, it's possible to get great returns on investment. High-end or luxury real estate has always been considered a profitable way to go in investing. But how do you get started? Here are...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Houseplants: How to Start Growing Indoor Bamboo
Despite its sheer beauty, bamboo has a bad rap as an outdoor plant because of its rapid growth and tendency to spread across the property. But those reasons are exactly why it makes for such an excellent indoor potted plant. Beyond that, it’s a low maintenance plant that is elegant and brightens up the room in an instant....
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Posted on 04/01/2022
Another Property Sold - 481 Zachary Drive, Vacaville, CA 95687
In top shape, ready to move into! This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath one story home has an open floor plan with a fireplace in the living room and cathedral ceilings, laminated wood floors. Bedrooms have plush carpet. The lovely kitchen has double sinks, a gas range, a beautiful refrigerator with side freezer, plus a large eating area which overlooks the court. Located on a large lot at the end of a cul-de-sac in desirable Travis School District. There's more, the huge private lot includes a large covered patio and lawn. RV parking. Hurry and see this one...
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