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The Importance of Good Quality Real Estate Photos
Posted on 08/18/2019
The Importance of Good Quality Real Estate Photos
There's a misconception many home sellers have that may be causing them to miss out on opportunities to have their house sell more quickly. Perhaps you're among them. If you believe your home does not need to be staged, neatly organized, and thoroughly cleaned well in advance of the first scheduled showing, then you're overlooking one crucial step in...
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4 Common Dog Behavior Problems
Posted on 08/11/2019
4 Common Dog Behavior Problems
If you’re a new dog owner, you definitely will misinterpret or misunderstand some common dog behaviors which might cause you to start worrying unnecessarily. Although some practices are supposed to give you concerns, some shouldn’t. Here are some common dog behaviors you should pay attention to: 1. Barking. A lot of dogs bark, howl, and whine for different...
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110 Shelter Lagoon Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 is now new to the market!
Posted on 08/10/2019
110 Shelter Lagoon Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 is now new to the market!
Beautiful, serene, newly remodeled condo for rent near all that Santa Cruz has to offer. This 2 BR/1.5 BA is a perfect retreat. Renovated from top to bottom including new flooring, double pained windows and fresh paint throughout. Two outdoor areas face the quiet interior courtyard with a spectacular pool view. A cook's kitchen awaits you with all the bells and whistles. Open concept living with a breakfast bar and a deck. Perfect for morning coffee or unwinding after work. Both bedrooms have plenty of storage and the new bathrooms are clean and modern with vessel sinks and beautiful tile work. In unit laundry room with washer & dryer...
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The Importance of Balancing Your Credit
Posted on 08/04/2019
The Importance of Balancing Your Credit
It's easy to get stuck without a mortgage approval or with a smaller home loan than you want, just because you don't understand how your credit score works. Most of the things you've done to prepare: budgeting your income, balancing your bank accounts and saving up for a down payment, aren't reflected in your FICO credit score. It...
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5 Attic Cleaning Tips
Posted on 07/28/2019
5 Attic Cleaning Tips
How long has it been since you've deep-cleaned your home attic? The attic is one of the most overlooked spaces in the home. It is important to shake out the dust ever so often before your attic becomes a source of germs and allergens in your home. Here are some tips to help you keep your attic clean...
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Finding Time Together as a Family
Posted on 07/21/2019
Finding Time Together as a Family
Something must give. You know you are running at top speed most days. Then you read an article or two about how when families do such and so together, it benefits each member. Benefits like improved mental health, better school and work performance, and greater communication. In theory, you agree wholeheartedly, but in the practical application you know...
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Go Green in your Kitchen
Posted on 07/14/2019
Go Green in your Kitchen
Are you conscious of your environment? Fact is, almost every kitchen is causing some level of harm to the environment, no matter how environmentally-conscious the homeowner. That being said there are things you can do to "go green" and reduce your negative environmental impact.Here some ways to go green in your kitchen, at no additional cost. Wash dishes...
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1625 Brommer, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 is now new to the market!
Posted on 07/13/2019
1625 Brommer, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 is now new to the market!
A wonderful place to call home in Live Oak! So central on 17th and Brommer Streets with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. VERY CLEAN and spacious with all new paint and all new floors throughout! A very well taken care, clean and quiet park while having close access to the beach, simpkins pool, schools, the yacht harbor, gyms, cafes all within short distances. This is a family park welcoming all...
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Another Property Rented - 606 Washington Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Posted on 07/13/2019
Another Property Rented - 606 Washington Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Updated 2 bedroom/1 bath duplex ideally located on a quiet street in downtown Santa Cruz. The eat-in kitchen is entirely renovated with brand new appliances and cabinets. Spacious living room has French doors that lead out to a private garden and large deck perfect for BBQ's and morning coffee. The interior features new paint and flooring with energy efficient windows. Both bedrooms have sizable closets. This unit has a private laundry area located in your very own 1-car garage. Also comes with one assigned parking space in the driveway and permitted off-street parking. Rent includes gardener. One small dog or cat is negotiable. Walk to...
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Another Property Sold - 7910 Hihn Road, Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Posted on 07/11/2019
Another Property Sold - 7910 Hihn Road, Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Sunny Ben Lomond Colonial Beauty in the Santa Cruz Mountains. SO PRETTY, on coveted Hihn Road. Practical layout with 3 bedrooms downstairs - master suite has access to the backyard, built-in closet space/custom closet space, and a spacious bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Upstairs you will find a guest room and family room with high ceilings, a marble bar and built-in bookcases, custom stained glass windows, and built-in projector and automated slide down movie screen. Yes it's like your own personal theater! Library/Executive office features built-in book cases and cherry wood folding doors. Oak hardwood flooring throughout,...
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Caring for an Ill Family Member
Posted on 07/07/2019
Caring for an Ill Family Member
Illness or an accident may strike a family member at any time. Or, they may require surgery or other care. And when they need in-home care during recovery, you may find yourself woefully unprepared. Prepare your home Caring for an invalid or person recovering from an illness reveals many areas in a house that do not work well...
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606 Washington Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 now has a new price of $3,390!
Posted on 07/06/2019
606 Washington Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 now has a new price of $3,390!
Updated 2 bedroom/1 bath duplex ideally located on a quiet street in downtown Santa Cruz. The eat-in kitchen is entirely renovated with brand new appliances and cabinets. Spacious living room has French doors that lead out to a private garden and large deck perfect for BBQ's and morning coffee. The interior features new paint and flooring with energy efficient windows. Both bedrooms have sizable closets. This unit has a private laundry area located in your very own 1-car garage. Also comes with one assigned parking space in the driveway and permitted off-street parking. Rent includes gardener. One small dog or cat is negotiable. Walk to...
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