Ted Stumpf
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Benefits of Buying a Single Family Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay You have been in the same home for several years, but you want to move. You'll need to decide whether to rent or buy and if you decide to buy, what type of home you want. Condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes all have benefits, depending on where you are in life. Many people...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Curb Appeal for ROI
Photo by Breadmaker via Shutterstock You may be thinking that your best investments are inside the home: a snazzy new kitchen, a spa-like bathroom or new wood floors, but you can actually get a high return on investment (ROI) if you focus on your home's curb appeal. The first impression potential buyers have of your home is the...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
3 Tips for Choosing Sensical Rentals
Photo by Photo Mix via Pixabay For many investors, purchasing a property to rent out just makes sense. But finding properties that'll help you meet your long-term goals can be tricky. Whether you're considering a turnkey property or a property to rehab and rent yourself, keeping these tips in mind will help you weed out low-performers while you're...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Host a Yard Sale Before You Buy a House
If you plan to buy a house, you may want to host a yard sale sooner rather than later. That way, you can sell items you no longer need and won't have to worry about moving these items once you find a new residence. Ultimately, there are many reasons why it may be beneficial to host a yard sale...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Probate and Real Estate Titles
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Sometimes a couple buys a house together but does not marry. Lawyers and closing agents often title the property as tenants in common. This causes major problems if one partner passes and the other expects the property to transfer solely to them. When a property is titled as tenants in common, the...
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Posted on 12/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 1517 H Street, Napa, CA 94559
Live the wine country life in this Turn-of-the-Century Home in the coveted Alphabet Streets of Old Town Napa's Spencer's Addition. Outside to in, this updated property exudes charm and comfort at every turn. Highlights include: period barrel ceiling in the welcoming and bright Living Room; sleek and sophisticated Dining Room; beautifully remodeled bathroom; spacious upstairs kids's suite with separate Zoom learning area; inviting and private custom stone back patio with large lighted pergola & chiminea; outdoor shower; and Carriage House Office/Gym with storage and two sets of double doors! Nods to music abound in the decor from one of...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
How to Accent Your Luxury Home with Landscape Lighting
Photo by Muffin from Pexels When you have a luxury home with impressive architectural features and landscaping, don’t let nighttime prevent you from showing it off. Landscape lighting provides a convenient way to draw attention to certain features of your home and yard when it’s dark out. This type of lighting can improve your home’s curb appeal while...
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Posted on 12/08/2020
Another Property Sold - 1600 Tallac Street, Napa, CA 94558
Welcome Home! 1600 Tallac St. is located in the highly desirable North Napa neighborhood of Bel Aire, close to shopping, dining, grocery stores, schools and convenient access to the highway. This single level three bedroom, two bathroom home with freshly painted interior offers warm, natural light throughout. Upon stepping through the front door, you are greeted by a comfortable living room area which leads to the kitchen/dining area with ample countertop workspace. The carpeted hallway leads to the guest bath and bedrooms. The primary bedroom suite features a closet, ceiling fan, and bathroom with vanity and shower. The two-car...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Open Houses: How to Stay Secure While Showing Your Home
Photo by Gino Crescoli via PixabayIf a stranger were to knock on your door and ask to come in, you’d likely say no. Yet when you’re showing your house, this is exactly what you’re doing. You’ll let stranger after stranger come in to tour the home and see if it’s a good fit for their needs. So how...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
What Can a Buyer Learn from a House Showing?
A showing enables a buyer to walk through a residence and envision what life may be like if he or she purchases it. And if a buyer crafts a home showing strategy, he or she can make the most of this opportunity. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan ahead for a house showing....
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Posted on 11/22/2020
5 Ways to Display Your Collectibles
Photo by H Wong on Unsplash Your collectibles are important to you, but all too often they tend to be tucked away in a closet attic, or the basement. Why hide all of the things that you spent so much time and care collecting? Instead, find ways to incorporate them into your existing decor so that your house...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Tips for Saving Energy in Your Kitchen
Image by Milly Eaton from Pexels Cooking or baking, refrigerating food and running the dishwasher all contribute to the amount of energy your home uses overall. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, refrigerators use the highest amount of energy in household kitchens. While large appliances require more energy, lighting and other sources of energy, such as water...
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