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Posted on 06/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 717 Best Court, San Carlos, CA 94070
This contemporary home at the top of the San Carlos Hills offers breathtaking mountain & canyon views of the Pulgas Ridge Preserve. Resort-style backyard, sparkling solar-heated pool, spa, multiple entertaining areas & landscaped grounds. Situated on a large lot at the end of cul-de-sac, this stunning 5-bedroom, 4.5 bath estate offers views from every room. 4 bedrooms located on upper level including a Master Suite with seating area & walk-in closet. 5th bedroom on main level,currently used as gym/workout room. Open floor plan. Chefs kitchen features 5-seat center island, granite counters & backsplash, stainless steel...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Top Tips for House Shopping From Afar
Photo by Bruce Mars via Pexels House shopping when you live far from your new community is not easy, but technology makes it much simpler to tackle this big task. While nothing beats in-person visits, if you live across the country, or even in an international destination, you may not have that option. Here’s a look at how...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Pros & Cons of Buying Vacant Land
Photo by Jahoo Clouseau from Pexels Purchasing an existing property isn’t the only way to invest in real estate. Undeveloped or vacant land is another type of real estate you can purchase for investment. Why invest in vacant land? There are definitely some advantages to this choice with some drawbacks as well. Here are some of the main...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Victory Gardens & Container Planting: Pros & Cons
For those who wish to plant a victory garden, container planting might be the best option. Many vegetables and other edible plants grow successfully in containers and may give you the flexibility you need. However, there are some disadvantages to consider, especially when deciding between container gardening or planting directly into the ground. Here we’ll go over some...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
What Are The Pros & Cons of Taking Out House-Flipping Loans?
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels The golden rule of house flipping states that entrepreneurs should never pay over 70% of a property’s value after subtracting the cost of renovations and associated fees. Known as the “70 Percent Rule,” it sets a standard for improving the chances of turning a profit even if unexpected financial challenges arise. Few...
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Posted on 05/13/2021
337 East 39th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403 is now new to the market!
Welcome to this charming ranch style home in highly sought after San Mateo Village. This updated home features a light filled living/dining room combination. Beautiful kitchen with wood cabinets, granite counter tops, tile floor and stainless steel appliances. A separate family room with tile floor is showered in light from large picture windows, skylight and a sliding glass door which opens onto a flagstone patio. Four bedrooms and two baths including the primary bedroom with en suite updated bath of marble, tile, stall shower and hydra tub. The 2nd bathroom was completely remodeled in 2021 with designer stone. This spacious central hall...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Buying a Penthouse 101
Photo by Mostafa Safadel on Unsplash The penthouse is the pinnacle of real estate in many markets -- and places like New York and Miami -- have plenty of options to choose from. It's easy to get caught up in great decor or fall in love with a view, but there are other considerations as well. Here's what...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
6 Tips to Appeal to Millennial Home Buyers
Image by fancycrave1 from Pixabay Those men and women from the millennial generation are now the largest segment of first-time home buyers. A full 66 percent of people who are purchasing their first home fall into this age group. Not only that, but millennials also comprise more than one-third -- 34 percent -- of the overall home buying...
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Posted on 04/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 3508 Casanova Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
San Mateo Village living at its best! This open and light filled single level floor plan promotes indoor and outdoor entertaining. Home features formal living and dining rooms, a beautiful kitchen with wood cabinets, new hardwood floors, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen flows into a sunny large family room which opens onto a wood deck in rear yard. Behind the family room is located a den/office which is perfect for "work from home" individuals. Designer master bathroom which was remodeled in 2018 is complete with large walk in shower, double marble vanity and beautiful tile work. Master bedroom features a...
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Posted on 04/28/2021
Video Tour - 717 Best Court, San Carlos, CA 94070
This contemporary home at the top of the San Carlos Hills offers breathtaking mountain & canyon views of the Pulgas Ridge Preserve. Resort-style backyard, sparkling solar-heated pool, spa, multiple entertaining areas & landscaped grounds. Situated on a large lot at the end of cul-de-sac, this stunning 5-bedroom, 4.5 bath estate offers views from every room. 4 bedrooms located on upper level including a Master Suite with seating area & walk-in closet. 5th bedroom on main level,currently used as gym/workout room. Open floor plan. Chefs kitchen features 5-seat center island, granite counters & backsplash, stainless steel...
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Posted on 04/28/2021
717 Best Court, San Carlos, CA 94070 is now new to the market!
This contemporary home at the top of the San Carlos Hills offers breathtaking mountain & canyon views of the Pulgas Ridge Preserve. Resort-style backyard, sparkling solar-heated pool, spa, multiple entertaining areas & landscaped grounds. Situated on a large lot at the end of cul-de-sac, this stunning 5-bedroom, 4.5 bath estate offers views from every room. 4 bedrooms located on upper level including a Master Suite with seating area & walk-in closet. 5th bedroom on main level,currently used as gym/workout room. Open floor plan. Chefs kitchen features 5-seat center island, granite counters & backsplash, stainless steel...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
5 Smart Home Devices to Help You Save
Photo by ready made from Pexels By now, you’ve probably heard of home automation. You might wonder what the big deal is or what it can do for you. Other than making aspects of home life more convenient, it can also bring your insurance premiums down because of the efficiency and safety of smart technology. Here are a...
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