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10 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

April 10, 2020

BanksPhotos/iStock; MentalArt/iStock; hikesterson/iStock poplasen/iStock; realtor.com There’s no denying that the kitchen has become the focal point of the modern home, the place where the outsize influence of the Food Network and HGTV converge. Prospective buyers want to imagine themselves gathered there among friends, sipping wine and nibbling on hors d’oeuvres with ease—or perhaps preparing a family […]


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California Housing Market Report & Predictions 2020

April 8, 2020

By Gord Collins California’s Housing Market Forecast In the midst of the unexpected Corona Virus pandemic and temporary work shut down, buyers are wondering if housing prices will fall and stay lower throughout 2020. Landlords are concerned about vacancies, rental income losses, and further rent payment defaults. Buyers and rental property investors are wondering if […]


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Quote for the Day

April 6, 2020

You are strong when you know your weaknesses. You are beautiful when you appreciate your flaws. You are wise when you learn from your mistakes -unknown


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TOP LANDSCAPING TRENDS FOR 2020

April 3, 2020

The landscapers association sees more geometry and technology, but also a bunch of blue. NALP photo The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) was out Friday with its official list of the top lawn and landscape trends for 2020. “Foundational landscape elements remain on homeowners’ wish lists, but modern updates and technology are now a top priority. […]


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Timing the East Bay Real Estate Market

March 31, 2020

PHOTO BY TERESA J. CLEVELAND We’ve all heard stories of lucky folks who sold their homes just as the real estate market crested, or bought when prices were at rock bottom. Is it possible for a canny homebuyer or seller to time the market in the East Bay today? Generally, the answer is “no,” real […]


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Quote for the Day

March 30, 2020

No one ever made a diiference by being like Everyone Else -P.T. Barnum


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5 Top Landscaping Trends for 2020

March 27, 2020

Ornate landscaping and weaving in a blue color palette are two big trends for yards in the new year, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals. The association recently released its list of the top landscaping trends in the new year. “Foundational landscape elements remain on homeowners’ wish lists, but modern updates and technology […]


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How to Find the Best Mortgage Rate

March 26, 2020

Let’s face it: shopping for mortgages can be a struggle. Checking interest rates, filling out loan applications, choosing a lender — all the choices and numbers can be overwhelming. But it’s worth the research and time. Comparing mortgage rates across lenders is one of the first steps in the home buying process. This allows you […]


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30 Dreamy Kitchens and Bathrooms

March 25, 2020

Your home’s two hardest working rooms can be both functional and stylish. Be inspired by these designer spaces to breathe new life into your kitchen and bathroom. Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links. By: Chelsey Bowen Beautifully Balanced Nothing adds a luxurious look quite […]


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Oakland: Real Estate and Market Trends

March 24, 2020

BY THAN MERRILL | @THANMERRILL  The Oakland economy has managed to keep pace with the entire state of California, but – through no fault of its own – has failed to keep up with its Bay Area neighbor: San Francisco. That is not to condemn Oakland’s economic standing, but rather identify the strength of San Francisco. In fact, Oakland […]


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