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Posted on 09/25/2022
4 Health & Safety Tips for Holiday Gatherings
For those with family and friends at close distance, holiday gatherings are much simpler. Without the need to travel, you can save time, money and avoid the risk of exposure to contagious germs and illnesses. However, even keeping a small, local gathering can be safer with some simple logistics. Here are some ideas for how to plan and...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
DIY Recording studio build: Nuances to remember
What exactly goes into a recording studio build? If you're...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Prayer Plants & Other Houseplants That Bloom Indoors
Most plants kept as houseplants are native to tropical regions where the conditions are considerably different than the average home. These plants are very adaptable and can flourish indoors in many climates, but they are unlikely to produce flowers unless they're grown in the wild. However, some houseplants like prayer plants can surprise you with blooms. Here are...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
The most popular styles of American houses
When asked to imagine American houses, many people would struggle to pick just one style. The many styles of American houses have developed over the centuries to accommodate cultural, climate and lifestyle needs, resulting in a plethora of architectural options. While you can find dozens of designs across the country and beyond, some, like Colonial style homes, are...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
Understanding Contingency Requirements for Buyers & Sellers
When making an offer on a home, a buyer may add contingencies to their contract. There are many types of contingencies that apply to myriad situations and can protect the buyer from unexpected issues in the transaction. Sellers can also add their own contingencies either on their own or in counteroffers to protect their interests in the sale....
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Renting vs Buying: Questions to Ask
How do you know if it’s better to buy or rent a home? With so much to consider, this big life decision may seem overwhelming. However, as long as you focus on some key questions, you can make the best choice. Here are the questions to ask yourself if you’re trying to decide between renting and buying: What’s...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
The best backyard projects to increase your home's value
Improving your home’s outdoor spaces will also improve...
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Posted on 08/09/2022
Another Property Sold - 1555 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612
Are you looking for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with 2 balconies and floor to ceiling windows as you gaze over Lake Merritt? 1555 Lakeside #23 is your next home! Situated right on Lake Merritt you'll find yourself across from the famous Lake Chalet restaurant (in photos) and an easy 10 minute walk to 2 BART stations. In a quick 20 minute drive you can be in downtown San Francisco and you get the perfect Oakland weather. 1555 Lakeside #23 is a split level, 2 bed, 2 bath, condo, complete with parking, storage and a 24 hour doorperson. The floor to ceiling windows in the living room and dining area, enhance the sweeping views of Lake...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
Avoiding Epipremnum Aureum: Pet-Safe Trailing Plants for Your Houseplant Collection
For some pet owners, hanging plants in baskets is not always enough to keep animals safe from eating them. Trailing plants such as epipremnum aureum and philodendron are beautiful and easy to care for, but toxic to cats and dogs if their vines hang down to nibbling height. Luckily, there are options for non-toxic trailing plants you can...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
Lawn care: Centipede grass nuances to remember
Centipede grass is possibly one of the easiest grasses to plant, maintain and fix if necessary. It’s particularly grown in southeast regions, but can be grown anywhere that temperatures are warm. However, it can have its nuances. Keep it hydrated Centipede grass may be a warm-season grass, capable of sustaining higher temperatures. However, this type of grass has...
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Posted on 07/24/2022
3 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent to Find Your New Home
Should you hire a real estate agent to help you buy a home? While it might seem simpler and more affordable to do it alone, the home buying process can be made much easier and more rewarding by hiring a real estate agent. Here are some of the major benefits of hiring an agent to help you buy...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
5 Building codes you should know
Engineers and architects adhere to building codes when creating structures like your home and other buildings. A building code makes sure everything is constructed safely and correctly to protect a building’s occupants and the building itself. Even if you’re not an engineer yourself, it’s important to know about relevant building codes before any major construction project. Here are...
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