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13 Rebelo Lane, Novato, CA 94947 now has a new price of $1,645,000!
Posted on 01/21/2020
13 Rebelo Lane, Novato, CA 94947 now has a new price of $1,645,000!
Fresh price for 2020 and a newly updated quartz kitchen to create & entertain to your wildest dreams! 4900 s.f. 2.93 acres gated estate high atop a cul-de-sac in Novato's prized Vineyard Road neighborhood just a few minutes to Pleasant Valley School. Dramatic entry with grand open staircase. Formal dining room and living room plus office/library. 2 Bedrooms and 1.5 baths on main level. Gather in the huge kitchen and breakfast room with 48 dynasty gas range, center island. Family room with fireplace and media center. Master suite with fireplace & balcony have breathtaking vistas from Mt. Burdell to the East Bay. Enjoy captivating sunsets from...
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Brick: How to Refresh Your Home Exterior
Posted on 01/19/2020
Brick: How to Refresh Your Home Exterior
Photo by Karsten Bergmann via Pixabay Take a tour through the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium or Holland, and you’ll see beautiful historic homes with painted brick exteriors. Wander down streets of hundreds-of-years-old houses, and the most memorable ones are those with painted brick exteriors. But if your brick is in perfect condition, why would you paint it? Odd-Colored...
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House-Flipping Tips
Posted on 01/12/2020
House-Flipping Tips
Image by Andy Dean Photography from Shutterstock In past housing markets, it was common for investors to flip houses. Unfortunately, when the housing bubble burst, many buyers couldn't update and sell the homes they'd bought. After a bit of a downturn, the trend has picked back up. However, savvy investors know that the housing market has much tighter...
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Factors that Could Break a Home Buying Deal
Posted on 01/05/2020
Factors that Could Break a Home Buying Deal
Photo by Edar via Pixabay Before you sign on the bottom line, know which items are negotiable and which negate the deal entirely. Clearly defining these in advance can save you significant headaches when the buying bug takes over. Your agent will remind you of your non-negotiables and keep you on the right track. Here are some big-ticket...
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Another Property Sold - 49 Santa Maria Drive, Novato, CA 94947
Posted on 01/05/2020
Another Property Sold - 49 Santa Maria Drive, Novato, CA 94947
This beautiful home offers 6 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms plus family room. AC. Double pane windows. Sliding doors open to a relaxing, magical and sunny patio/backyard garden with roses, cherry, lemon, magnolia and olive trees. Freshly painted in and out with lots of natural light. Spacious rooms with beautiful views. Remodeled bathrooms and kitchen. . Two car+ attached garage. Near open space preserve. Excellent location close to the best local...
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Home Seller Tips: How to Deal with an Aggressive Buyer
Posted on 12/29/2019
Home Seller Tips: How to Deal with an Aggressive Buyer
A home seller may dread the thought of dealing with an aggressive property buyer, i.e. an individual who submits many requests for property improvements or price reductions prior to the closing of a home sale. Fortunately, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of dealing with an aggressive homebuyer. Now, let's take a look at three tips...
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Know Your State: Weird Real Estate Laws
Posted on 12/22/2019
Know Your State: Weird Real Estate Laws
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Only Two Toilet Per Building Many homes have two and a half or more bathrooms. If you want to move to Waldron Island in Washington, you’ll have to give up the idea of having a bathroom for every bedroom or even having that extra half bath. Waldron Island is very small and...
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Extending Your Offers: Sell While You Buy
Posted on 12/15/2019
Extending Your Offers: Sell While You Buy
Photo by DraganCFM via Shutterstock It’s always a quandary: can I buy my new home and sell my old house so that the timing of both matches? Well, yes! There are several ways to do this. Here’s a breakdown of how it can work. Buy a Home on a Contingency. Just what is a contingency? It’s an agreement...
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DIY Towel Racks for Your Pool
Posted on 12/08/2019
DIY Towel Racks for Your Pool
Photo by Engin Akyurt from Pexels The stunning tile, the landscaping and even the pool itself -- you spent a lot of time and money to make this the most delightful and attention getting part of your home. All that work could go to waste, though, if the pool area itself looks messy and unkempt. Few things look...
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61 Broadmoor Court, Novato, CA 94949 now has a new price of $1,599,000!
Posted on 12/07/2019
61 Broadmoor Court, Novato, CA 94949 now has a new price of $1,599,000!
Major Price Improvement! Now Absolutely the best value in Novato's prestigious Marin Golf & Country Club on a quiet cul-de-sac and 3,608 s.f. All SINGLE LEVEL for a comfortable, elegant lifestyle. Unique floor plan with 2 master suites Offers multi-generational living possibilities. 12,960 sf level lot situated on a quiet cul-de-sac. 4 bedrooms plus office, 4.5 baths with high end finishes and built-ins throughout. Formal living and dining rooms, open island Chef's kitchen with top of the line appliances. Wonderfully large family room with vaulted ceilings, solid oak hardwood floors and custom circular wet bar with wine fridge and...
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Tent Camping on the Oregon Coast
Posted on 12/01/2019
Tent Camping on the Oregon Coast
Family vacations can be a great time to bond and create memories. One of the most economical ways to travel and enjoy the great outdoors is to tent camp. If you happen to travel the Oregon coastline, there are many State Park campsite options. Oregon boosts fifty-two tent campsites, many you will find along the picturesque coastline. Whether...
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Another Property Sold - 73 Seminole Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
Posted on 11/28/2019
Another Property Sold - 73 Seminole Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
Classic 1935 vintage fixer just 2 blocks from Balboa Park Bart station. Spacious living room has corner fireplace. Formal dining room opens to center patio. Bright kitchen and breakfast room. 2 Bedrooms and one art deco tile bath on main level plus original room down with 1/4 bath + wet bar. Plenty of charm & character with period details intact. Oak hardwood floors, mahogany trim and doors. 2 car tandem garage with expansion potential. Many systems upgraded. Never before on market! Same family has owned since built. Close to all Balboa Park, Ocean Ave & Mission Street amenities. Excellent commute location near 280. Make this your urban...
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