Ted Stumpf
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Posted on 07/11/2021
How to Create Indoor-Outdoor Concrete Floors
Sometimes the idea of a large backyard with a perfect lawn doesn't balance a homeowner's desire for functionality. When people want to spend more time outdoors, they typically hire contractors to build wooden decks of brick patios. One best-of-both-worlds trend involves using finished concrete to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor livings spaces. Both new construction designs...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Buying a Home Remotely: Finding the Right REALTOR® for the Job
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay So, you're buying a home remotely. Because you probably don't want to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a house that smells like cats or that features weekly invasions by the SWAT team of the building next door, it's important to find a long-distance realtor you can trust. You need someone who...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Planning Your Flip: Choosing the Right Property
Photo by Jonny Lindner via Pixabay Making a flip profitable starts with one straightforward requirement: find a great deal. These tips are straightforward but crucial if you want to nail your first flip or your tenth. 1. Spread the Word that You're In The Market By this point you should have a rock star team nailed down--a few...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
All About Crawlspace Foundations for New Construction
Photo by Life Of Pix from Pexels When determining what type of foundation is best for your new home, you need to take several factors into consideration. Going through the list of the pros and cons of each type of foundation instead of looking at one type of foundation at a time will help you determine which method...
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Posted on 06/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 135 Wingard Circle, Napa, CA 94558
Spectacular open plan, feels like a model home! Tucked away in a private setting, you can enjoy a beautiful low maintenance yard with a tranquil spa, shed for extra storage, and new fencing. This modern and tastefully updated home boasts quartz counters with glass tile backsplash, quality gas range and natural wood look embossed grey tone floors. Interior Laundry. Yes, it already has your EV charging system and ample 2 car garage with expansive driveway. Large Mstr Bed/Bath has dual sinks, and walk-in closet with custom shelving. The stylish dream loft allows for multiple use options. Front courtyard bonus is perfect for wine sipping...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Calm the Noise: Ways Smart Speakers and Intercoms Can Bring You Peace
Photo by Athena from Pexels Although smartphones make it easier than ever to relay a message across the household, listen to videos and blast your tunes, they simply don’t compare to a fully integrated speaker and intercom system. Although home intercoms might seem like a blast from the past, they are back and better than ever. And as...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
3 Tips for Buying Land for Residential Development
Photo by Benjamin Balazs via Pixabay Buying land can be a tricky matter for many people, especially when they're first getting started. No matter how valuable a property may seem at the time, it may not take very long to realize there were more strings attached than you thought. But while there are a few red flags to...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
New Construction Mistakes to Avoid
Photo by George Becker from Pexels While it’s common for mistakes to occur during any project, new construction mistakes can be costly. These are complex projects involving a lot of details that homeowners might not be aware of. Learning more about new construction mistakes to avoid can help lower your risk of ending up with costly errors. Being...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Invest or Pay Down Your Mortgage Quicker - Which is Better?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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Posted on 05/19/2021
Another Property Sold - 3961 Black Oak Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Situated in Sonoma County's new Wine Road District with world class wineries, Hook & Ladder and DeLoach to name a few. Right around the corner from a world-renown Waldorf School. Canoe on the Russian River, Wind Surf Bodega Bay or just enjoy the boutique shopping, gourmet dining, and Farmer's Markets Sonoma County is famous for, all within an hour of San Francisco. A wonderland of nature's abundance: quails, blue herons, foxes, flocks of birds, and ancient 450-year-old Valley Oaks. An enchanting and unique place to call home, yet only 5 to 15 minutes from all major necessities. Situated on a private lane with beautiful 360 views, double...
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Posted on 05/19/2021
Another Property Sold - 3961 Black Oak Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Situated in Sonoma County's new Wine Road District with world class wineries, Hook & Ladder and DeLoach to name a few. Right around the corner from a world-renown Waldorf School. Canoe on the Russian River, Wind Surf Bodega Bay or just enjoy the boutique shopping, gourmet dining, and Farmer's Markets Sonoma County is famous for, all within an hour of San Francisco. A wonderland of nature's abundance: quails, blue herons, foxes, flocks of birds, and ancient 450-year-old Valley Oaks. An enchanting and unique place to call home, yet only 5 to 15 minutes from all major necessities. Situated on a private lane with beautiful 360 views, double...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Pros & Cons of Owning a Rental Property
Photo by George Becker from Pexels One of the most popular ways to invest in real estate is through owning rental property. Owning an apartment building or other multi-unit property allows you to rent out the space to tenants and collect a regular income. There are advantages to this type of investment but also some downsides to consider....
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