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Posted on 10/16/2022
All about seller financing
Seller financing is an option for buyers and sellers to...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
VA Loan Benefits for Veterans With Disabilities
If you're a qualifying U.S. veteran, a VA home loan can be your quickest path to home ownership. However, if you're legally disabled, there are even more financial benefits available. Here is a basic guide to VA loan benefits for veterans with disabilities: Funding fee exemptions VA loans don't require down payments, but come with funding fees instead....
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Posted on 10/15/2022
Another Property Sold - 771 Gia Court, Hollister, CA 95023
Summer heat got you down? Enjoy this BEAUTIFUL SPARKLING SWIMMING POOL and a home that has been updated to the nines! Spacious backyard, easy care landscaping, fish pond and raised planting boxes with plenty of room to add your custom outdoor kitchen and living space! Hard surface flooring throughout home, fresh paint inside and out. Spacious chefs kitchen with granite, 8 foot custom island, SS appliances with double ovens and LG refrigerator. Central a/c for those warm summer nights and a cozy gas stove for those chilly winter nights. One bedroom on ground floor with full bath. Large primary BR with walk in closet complete with custom...
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Posted on 10/09/2022
Tips for Basement Wall Finishings
Basements with unfinished walls can make this part of a home an unpleasant and uncomfortable place to be. Wall finishes for basements offer a way to turn these areas into comfortable and functional spaces. When you have finished walls in your basement, you and your family can get more use out of this part of your home. Whether...
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Posted on 10/07/2022
Another Property Sold - 1112 Peppermint Court, Modesto, CA 95355
Triplex! Great income flow if your looking to grown your portfolio or start investing this is your opportunity. Newer Roof on all three units. All units are rented. They are two bedrooms with one bath, kitchen and family room and laundry. Each unit has their own carport. Extra room for parking. Close to grocery stores, shopping centers and more. Do not miss this...
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Posted on 10/04/2022
1311 Standridge Ct, Tracy, CA 95376 now has a new price of $599,900!
Great New Beginnings! This beautiful cul-de-sac home features 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and offers many opportunities. Freshly painted exterior/interior. Newly installed roof, newly installed gutters, newer ceiling fans in the living room, kitchen, and master bedroom. Open kitchen floorplan with granite counter-tops and plenty of kitchen cabinets. An ample parking space at the front of the house with the extended driveway and huge side access for RV parking, leading into a huge backyard for your family gatherings and entertainment. Or to simply build a splashy swimming pool or an ADU to offset your mortgage payments! Backyard provides...
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Posted on 10/02/2022
Basics of Building an Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor kitchens are ideal when you want to cook outside when the weather’s pleasant. Instead of being cooped up in a stuffy kitchen, you can get some fresh air and sun while preparing lunch or dinner on the grill or outdoor range. Your outdoor kitchen can also include an area for dining, so you don’t have to go...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
Ways Homeowners Can Reduce the Risk of a Chimney Fire
Homeowners sometimes visualize a chimney fire as an event that involves flames shooting out of the top like a flare. While that type certainly happens too often, slow-burning chimney fires tend to go undetected and place unsuspecting household members in harm's way. The good news for homeowners with fireplaces is reducing the risk of a chimney fire ranks...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Banana Trees & Other Tropical Plants for Cold Climates
Cold winter weather doesn't necessarily mean you must give up your dreams of having a tropical garden at home. There are several varieties of cold-hardy tropical plants you can grow in the ground or in containers to bring the atmosphere of the tropics anywhere you are. Here are some suggestions for tropical plants that grow well in colder...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Lighting: Finding and Choosing Your Perfect Light Fixtures
The right type and amount of lighting in each part of your custom home can make a big difference in the way it looks. Having a well-lit home also provides additional safety. When you’re working on your custom home design, plan to go through lighting fixture options. While there are plenty to choose from, it’s important to understand...
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Posted on 09/09/2022
Another Property Sold - 538 Canton Drive, San Jose, CA 95123
Welcome Home! This beautiful tri-level home features 4 bed, 3 full baths, and 2,483 sq ft of living space! As you walk through the door you are greeted by a large living room w/vaulted ceilings & natural lighting and a beautiful bay window. Upgraded Kitchen w/white cabinets, granite countertops and a beautiful bay window. A formal dining area. Lower level offers a separate family room w/built in bookshelves, and access to the backyard. Downstairs bedroom & full bathroom. Huge master bedroom w/ walk-in closet, an in-suite bathroom w/a big tub with jets, perfect for you to relax after work. Two additional bedrooms upstairs w/custom...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
5 Houseplants Perfect for Your Entryway
Many houseplants are high maintenance, but luckily you don’t have to work hard to keep some of the most impressive looking plants. If you want to add plants to your entryway for decoration and a good first impression, there are excellent options that don’t require a green thumb. Here are some suggestions for impressive but adaptable houseplants to...
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