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Survive Hurricane Season While Maintaining Your Property Value
Posted on 08/25/2019
Survive Hurricane Season While Maintaining Your Property Value
So many people face two choices when it comes to natural disasters. Do you stay in your home to protect it, or do you evacuate with your family? Whether or not they like it, the truth of the matter is that nobody has to face their problems alone if they only know how to plan. If you are...
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The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home
Posted on 08/18/2019
The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home
It has been written; the kitchen is the heart of the home. So, when walking through a model or open house, the kitchen is a significant appeal or detractor. Where the kitchen is relative to the rest of the living space is essential. The layout of the workflow can make or break the impression of the house as...
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1258 Via Del Cerro, Vista, CA 92084 is now new to the market!
Posted on 08/18/2019
1258 Via Del Cerro, Vista, CA 92084 is now new to the market!
VRP $799,000-$819,000.Enter through the Rose-vine etched glass w/an eye to the dramatic grand staircase. Orig owners blt hm w/ 28 ft ceilings, massive windows,country views. Gourmet kit incls 6ft of Subzero freezer&refrig, harmoniously blended woods. MBth lg jac tub w/seat.Surrounded by white marble, step-dn shower. lg custom windows open to pleasing tropical paradise atrium 2Lg Bd+custom office can be 3rd bd. 600sf Entertainment rm incls media center& pro lighted bar.FULL Solar System assumable.See Suppl Unable to duplicate this elaborate one-of-a kind contemporary custom-built home Enter through the Rose-vine etched glass to the foyer...
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What to Consider When Choosing an Area Rug
Posted on 08/11/2019
What to Consider When Choosing an Area Rug
When selecting an area rug, several factors will go into determining the size, shape, material, and even the thickness you want. Just like buying a home, it is all about location, location, location. Ask yourself these questions: - Where will you use the rug? - How much traffic does that room get? - Must it hold up to...
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Donating What You Don't Need
Posted on 08/04/2019
Donating What You Don't Need
The time has come to go through and clear what has become clutter in your own home. Hopefully, you can give the items more life and someone else the opportunity to have the use of these items. After all one man’s trash is another man’s treasure right? The answer is maybe not. There are some things that donation...
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Enjoy that Snowbird Lifestyle
Posted on 07/28/2019
Enjoy that Snowbird Lifestyle
Whether you're an active senior or have a mobile job, heading to warmer climes in the winter, or cooler temperatures in the summer offers unique challenges and advantages. Buying a second home in your favorite locale, rather than living in an RV or rental, could be the perfect decision for you. Be close to family When your adult...
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5 Awesome Ways to Boost Your Self Improvement Goals
Posted on 07/21/2019
5 Awesome Ways to Boost Your Self Improvement Goals
Personal development goals require practical efforts to achieve. While it may seem as if these activities are insignificant, they quickly add up to just what you need to grow. Take the time to practice these few tips that are sure to strengthen your stand on the personal growth front. Start with a New Hobby An excellent way to...
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Dollar Store Playroom Hacks
Posted on 07/14/2019
Dollar Store Playroom Hacks
If your children's playroom is also the guest room or family room or office, you need lots of organization to keep all its uses available at a moment's notice. But busting your budget for fancy boxes and bins is entirely out of the question. A quick trip to the dollar store offers up a trove of options to...
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6 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Home's Street Cred
Posted on 07/07/2019
6 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Home's Street Cred
The exterior of your home makes its first impression. It gives outsiders an idea of what is inside. If you are looking to sell your house or you just want your home to look more attractive, then there are many ways that you can make your home look more beautiful without spending too much money. Flowers and greens...
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Funding Your Retirement
Posted on 06/30/2019
Funding Your Retirement
For many homeowners, your most significant financial asset is the home in which you live. Most assume, like previous generations, that their home will play a large part in their retirement plan. What part? That depends. You could sell your home, move into something smaller and use the excess to fund your retirement plans. If your home is...
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1258 Via Del Cerro, Vista, CA 92084 is now new to the market!
Posted on 06/30/2019
1258 Via Del Cerro, Vista, CA 92084 is now new to the market!
Enter through the Rose-vine etched glass w/an eye to the dramatic grand staircase. Orig owners blt hm w/ 28’ ceilings, massive windows,country views. Gourmet kit incls 6’of Subzero freezer&refrig, harmoniously blended woods. MBth lg jac tub w/seat. Surrounded by white marble, step-dn shower. lg custom windows open to aesthetic pleasing tropical paradise atrium 2Lg Bd+custom builtin 2 desk office &cabs can be 3rd bd. 600sf Entertainment rm incls media center & custom cabs, lighted bar.See Suppl for details Unable to duplicate this elaborate one-of-a kind contemporary custom-built home Enter through the Rose-vine etched glass to the foyer...
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Downsizing to What Works for You
Posted on 06/23/2019
Downsizing to What Works for You
People downsize their living-space for all kinds of reasons. Making the decision to downsize shouldn't be a negative experience and shouldn't feel like your downgrading your home. Follow these tips to level up your lifestyle and home enjoyment while downsizing your accommodations. Find a space that works for you. You might be moving from a large home with...
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