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Real Estate Concierge 0

Posted on 23, October 2014

in Category News, Real Estate, Stories

Is There a Concierge In Your Future?   by Danetta Kwasny   You may have seen one at the airport or maybe in a hospital or, more than likely, at your favorite hotel. Regardless of where you’ve seen a concierge, their mission is usually the same: help you get done what needs to get done quickly and easily. And when it comes to buying or selling your home, a personal concierge is a lifesaver, stress reducer, and superhero all rolled into one.   Home Buying and Selling Made Easy    Here are some of the things a personal concierge can help [&hellip

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Drywall Repair 0

Posted on 10, February 2014

in Category Home Repair

  DIY Simple Drywall Repair     The inside walls of most homes are created with drywall. Drywall is also known as wallboard or gypsum board. Drywall holds up well, but every now and then gets damaged. Fixing drywall is a fairly simple process.   To fix a small hole or dent one method is a simple 5 step process. Step 1 is prepare the damage. Cut out the damaged area. Make sure all the broken drywall is cut out. Generally a square shape is easiest to work with. Drywall cuts well in a straight line. Make sure that the [&hellip

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Preparing Sacramento lawn for winter 0

Posted on 4, December 2013

in Category Home Repair, News, Real Estate

  Preparing your lawn for winter   Now that the warm months are past, many folks don’t realize that there are a few things they should do to keep their lawn healthy for the coming year.  These are some of the more-important projects for saving your lawn from the cold.   Keep leaves from accumulating.  When leaves pile up they trap moisture and can act as a catalyst for diseases that will destroy your lawn.  In addition, these piles deprive grass of sunlight and can kill it in patches.  What is the simple solution?  Rake up leaves and dispose of [&hellip

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Home Security System 1

Posted on 27, November 2013

in Category Home, Home Repair

The Value of Having a Home Security System   “Measuring Safety Performance by the number of injuries you have is like measuring parenting by the number of smacks you give” – Dr. Robert Long   When we think of safety for our family and our valuables we think home security systems; without even contemplating all of the perks that come with them and the value they add to our homes.   Home Value Though a home security system may not increase the market value of your home it will increase the intrinsic value. If you plan on selling your home [&hellip

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Sacramento planting Hardiness zones maps 0

Posted on 10, October 2013

in Category Home Repair

  Northern California can be a hard place to grow plants Learning the different environments can be a big help   Every type of plant thrives in a different environment.  While one region may be ideal for some plants, it will spell certain death for others.  So before you plant this fall, you need to know what can be planted in your region. The USDA has what is known as a hardiness zone map.  It divides up the United States into regions based on the average minimum temperature that can be expected in that area.  This gives you an idea [&hellip

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Kitchen improvements increases home value 0

Posted on 4, October 2013

in Category Home, Home Repair, News, Real Estate

  How to justify that new kitchen   The kitchen is one of the most used parts of a house.  This makes it one of the best places to invest money and time. Not only does it make life more pleasant, it also raises the value of the house for when it comes time to move and sell. Many people don’t want to invest time and money in a house if they know they are going to leave. But the reality is that improving a house, especially the kitchen, increases the value of that house and the improvement can actually [&hellip

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First time Sacramento home buyers diy Sweat equity 0

Posted on 18, August 2013

in Category Home, Home Repair, News, Real Estate

  Two Important Considerations for First Time Home Buyer   First time home buyers are wise to buy with the end in mind. Thinking ahead in these two significant areas can pay big dividends in the future. Consider properties that will have a strong resale value and correctly evaluate the total cost of repairs and remodels. First: Buy with re-selling in mind. Home owners should plan to stay in the first home for a while to build equity and to maximize investment advantages.  The fact is that few people remain in their first home forever. First homes are often used [&hellip

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Creating a Theme Palette 0

Posted on 9, August 2013

in Category Home, Home Repair

  Creating a Theme Palette         Sometimes you want more than just nicely painted walls. Sometimes you want something that is unique, something that is exciting or calm or subtle. Creating a theme palette can help you get started to making those special, unique rooms in your home. A theme palette is a combination of colors that work together to create a beautifully painted and decorated room. Some of the colors can be paint on the walls and the other colors in the palette can be items that you use to decorate the room. Take your time [&hellip

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Cleaning up after a hoarder 0

Posted on 22, July 2013

in Category Home Repair

Life after a hoarder What do you do when you’re faced with an insurmountable mess?   Creating an assessment of the project is naturally the first step.  The old adage prescription without diagnosis is malpractice can save a lot of problems in the long run. Carefully understand the nature of the problem, then plan how to take it on. Only then begin in a timely manner. Why? If the project needs a permit in your area then there is a risk of a fine if you don’t get one. The issue of hazardous materials can derail the whole project and [&hellip

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Making the home green energy efficient: cleaning tips 0

Posted on 12, July 2013

in Category Home, News, Real Estate

  Living green isn’t only the right thing to do…it’s also the smart thing to do.   Cleaning Tips   Some commercial cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can adversely affect waterways, rivers, streams, aquatic life and indoor and outdoor air quality. Cleaning products can also be harsh to human skin, eyes and respiratory systems, particularly for allergy sufferers. Fortunately, there are some effective and often less expensive green alternatives that can be made with readily available natural products. It is always good to test in a small area unseen first. Some specialty surfaces react to natural or man-made cleaning [&hellip

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