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Posted on 11/14/2021
Accessibility: Pier and Beam May Be More Appropriate Than You Think
Photo by 1778011 from Pixabay Although concrete walls and slabs rank among the most popular types of foundations, the vast majority of new construction relied on pier and beam designs until the 1960s. Pier and beam, commonly called as “post and beam,” was viewed as the most effective and cost-efficient way to elevate a structure above grade. In...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Looking to Buy a Home? Let's Start with Your Loan
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via Pixabay If you’re in the market to purchase a home, it can be a confusing process. Interest rates, types of loans and what may apply to you can all sound like a foreign language. It’s always best to have some background knowledge before going to see a mortgage broker to make sure you’re...
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Posted on 11/06/2021
Another Property Sold - 74 Black Walnut Lane, Napa, CA 94559
Nestled in a quaint cul-de-sac neighborhood of just seven almost-new designer homes stands this gorgeous executive residence. With a striking large Live Oak as its centerpiece, this tight-knit community enjoys unique privacy in its special enclave within beautiful Napa Valley. Enjoy benefits of being on a hospital power grid (no more dealing with power outages!), 1000mbps internet speed (work from home with stability!), mere minutes from shopping, dining, movie theatre, In-Shape Fitness, Napa Valley College, Skyline Park, and closer proximity to Highway 29, I-80, and the 101 (shortest commute into The City from Napa!). This two-year-old home...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
Tips for Buying in a Hot Market
In real estate, a “hot market” refers to a market with lower inventory and higher demand. When the market is hot, there is more competition for property and this can make buying a home more difficult. If you’re trying to buy a home, here are some tips for how to navigate a hot market. Start With a Broad...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
How to Make Eggshell Fertilizer for Your Houseplants
We often use dried eggshells as fertilizer in outdoor gardens. Their extremely high calcium content makes them an excellent way to add extra nutrients to the soil. When properly prepared, eggshells can make for great indoor plant fertilizer as well. Here we’ll go over how to use this common food waste to nourish your houseplants in 5 steps....
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Shower Like Royalty with Digital Control Panels
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you want to take a nice hot shower, all you have to do is turn on the water, set the pressure and hop in. But would you believe that there’s a way to take a simple shower to the next level? It’s true. All you need is a digital control panel hooked...
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Posted on 10/14/2021
74 Black Walnut Lane, Napa, CA 94559 is now new to the market!
Nestled in a quaint cul-de-sac neighborhood of just seven almost-new designer homes stands this gorgeous executive residence. With a striking large Live Oak as its centerpiece, this tight-knit community enjoys unique privacy in its special enclave within beautiful Napa Valley. Enjoy benefits of being on a hospital power grid (no more dealing with power outages!), 1000mbps internet speed (work from home with stability!), mere minutes from shopping, dining, movie theatre, In-Shape Fitness, Napa Valley College, Skyline Park, and closer proximity to Highway 29, I-80, and the 101 (shortest commute into The City from Napa!). This two-year-old home...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Simple Elements That Make a New Construction Home More Accessible
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels New construction continues to embrace open floor plans and increased spaciousness in traditionally small rooms. These types of home designs are already on a pathway to making residential properties more accessible to people with mobility limitations. Given that fully accessible homes would only increase the field of potential buyers, making them comply with...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Average Costs for Remodeling a Home with Major Upgrades
Making major upgrades to your home can allow you to design the home you’ve always wanted in terms of its style and functionality. Since these projects are larger in scope compared to minor upgrades, you should have some idea of how much they’ll end up costing you. Knowing rough figures for major upgrades can help you create a...
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Posted on 09/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 2595 Wine Country Avenue, Napa, CA 94558
Perfectly situated near Alston park in a highly sought-after Napa Valley location! Beautifully appointed home in one of Napa's most desirable neighborhoods. Just minutes to parks, schools, shopping, and world-class dining. Features include, recently updated primary bedroom en-suite offering dual sinks, walk-in shower, new luxury vinyl flooring, sliding barn style door, and quartz countertops. Fresh interior paint, ceiling fans in nearly every room, hardwood floors, an updated kitchen with granite counters, and newly painted cabinets. Beautiful backyard with a patio for entertaining, lovely raised garden areas, pad wired for hot tub, large...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
How to Build a Barn Door
Barn doors aren’t just for actual barns. These doors have been a common choice among homeowners because of their rustic appearance. You can install barn doors in almost any part of your home to achieve this charming, down-to-earth look. However, buying one from a store could cost you quite a bit of money. Instead of making a big...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
4 Easy Ways to Transform the Lighting in Your Home
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay In most homes, the base lighting is drab and dull, often doing little to light up your life. Thankfully, it is quite easy to transform the lighting in your home and create the perfect atmosphere for your everyday activities. All you have to do is follow these four tips and watch as...
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