Ted Stumpf
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Posted on 04/13/2021
Another Property Sold - 55 Village Parkway, Napa, CA 94558
Great Single story 1 bed, 1 bath end unit, with no above neighbors and a 1 car garage. The updated open layout kitchen, dining room, and living room is a rarity in this square footage. The unit boasts a private low maintenance patio which is perfect for sitting back and pouring a glass of vino in the evenings and enjoying the fresh air. Village Parkway has a park-like setting with large growth trees, beautiful pool/ spa, and in a quick and convenient location to highways leading in and out of the Napa Valley. In as little as 8 to 30 minutes you could be at world renowned wineries, lavish restaurants, and more! I don't think there is a...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
DIY Home Staging Basics
Image by Mylene2401 from Pixabay To get the best possible price for your home it’s a good idea to hire a professional home stager. However, there are still many things you can do by yourself to prepare your house for the market. Tackling the minor projects on your own before the staging professional even arrives will make their...
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Posted on 04/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 16 Marsala Way, Napa, CA 94558
Beautiful and spacious traditional home with a cool contemporary twist set in a prestigious North Napa neighborhood bordering the picturesque Oak Knoll District. Tastefully upgraded high end finishes throughout; including a striking kitchen with large center island, professional gas range, subzero refrigerator, a wine refrigerator, and a breakfast nook, all opening to a large family room. The private owners retreat is massive and features a sitting room, multiple walk-in closets, a huge shower, a soaking tub and a peekaboo view of the neighboring vineyards. Off the family room you'll enjoy an entertainer's backyard with a custom paver patio,...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Exploring 55+ Communities: Pros, Cons, & Home Values
Image by 47shadesofgray from Pixabay Thinking of buying your next home in a 55+ community? You'll likely want to know the pros and cons, and whether the restriction makes your property hard to sell or bequeath in your will. Here are the key points to know. The Upside: Worry-Free Maintenance These communities are designed for low-maintenance ownership. Over-55...
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Posted on 03/30/2021
Another Property Sold - 1049 Westridge Drive, Napa, CA 94558
Enjoy beautiful lake and gorgeous sunset views in this brand new, modern home. Open functional floor plan w 9'ceilings in every room. Gourmet kitchen with modern gray cabinets, white quartz counters, dining island, stainless appliances, large pantry. Dining area & great room lead to large 500+ sf entertaining deck with lake views. Private Master Suite with Master bath feature double sinks, free standing Princess Soaking Tub w separate shower. Two separate bedrooms on opposite Side of home are perfect for guests or home office. Close to Steel Canyon Boat launch and in the Napa School...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
A Beginner's Guide to Blueprints
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels If you're building your own home, chances are you'll come across the blueprints at some point early in the process. This can be frustrating for many homeowners as they might not have an architect's background. However, you don't need to be an architect to understand the basics. We'll look at the various...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Pros & Cons of Taking Out House-Flipping Loans
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels The golden rule of house flipping states that entrepreneurs should never pay over 70% of a property’s value after subtracting the cost of renovations and associated fees. Known as the “70 Percent Rule,” it sets a standard for improving the chances of turning a profit even if unexpected financial challenges arise. Few...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Should You Buy a Vacation Home?
Buying a vacation home may prove to be a great investment. It enables you to spend time at a terrific location at your convenience – all without having to worry about hotel or motel costs. Plus, a vacation home can be tailored to your individual needs. You can decorate your vacation house however you would like, and ultimately, find...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
How Long Does It Take to Craft a Home Listing?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to craft an effective property listing. Instead, a seller needs to allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure a house listing hits the mark with buyers. In fact, failure to do so may make it tough for a seller to generate interest in his or her home. Perhaps even worse, an ineffective home...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Buying and Selling: Buy or Sell First?
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay You’ve decided to sell your home to upgrade or even downsize, but you don’t know whether you should start looking and buy first or wait to sell first. The best-case scenario is to do both, but that takes a lot of planning. If you are sure your credit is good enough to...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Tips for Purchasing a Foreclosure
Photo by Alex D'Alessio on Unsplash Purchasing a foreclosure property is a great opportunity to own a home at an extremely affordable price. While many people successfully buy foreclosed homes and are happy with their decision, before making this large financial commitment, it’s a good idea to understand what you might be walking into—before you buy. Homeowner Left...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
How to Deal with a Low Appraisal
Photo by Light And Dark Studio via Shutterstock In a seller’s market, comparable sales and competition can drive up a home’s price. This is especially true in a seller’s market where offers from multiple buyers try to outbid each other. And, while this sounds like a fantastic deal for the seller, a low appraisal can kill the deal....
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