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Wow Your Guests With These 6 Design Tips
Posted on 09/15/2019
Wow Your Guests With These 6 Design Tips
To impress guests, your décor needs to be outside the box in a tasteful way. If you’re tired of getting the same polite applause and want to drop your visitors’ jaws (metaphorically), conventional patterns and colors won’t do. Read on if you’re a little short on ideas and need something to reawaken the creative you. Hang eye-catching pendant...
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3320 Tracy Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95051 is now new to the market!
Posted on 09/14/2019
3320 Tracy Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95051 is now new to the market!
Best schools in Santa Clara County! Located in the very heart of Silicon Valley! Great home, great neighborhood! Virtually no other properties in this neighborhood at this price point. Nice floor plan with natural light. Hardwood floors and brand new carpet, new interior paint, crown moulding. Fireplaces in both the living room & family room. Large backyard with patio, lawn & side yards. Backs up to creek. Near Maywood Park, Forest Park Cabana Club Swim Club (FPCC), all shopping & amenities.Easy access to Lawrence Expressway & Highway 280. Near Apple Spaceship Building and all tech companies. This home will go...
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I Go, You Go, Ego
Posted on 09/08/2019
I Go, You Go, Ego
Ego, Latin for “I,” in other words, self. The part that makes up your psyche, or how you see yourself. It is that sense of who you are that you carry through your life. History has long wondered if ego is an ingrained part of your DNA; something you are born with. There is a general regard today;...
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Toy Storage Ideas
Posted on 09/01/2019
Toy Storage Ideas
It’s amazing how much stuff those little ones have. Between the multiple outfits required each day, the toys they love but are growing out of and the ones they aren’t quite into yet, a small home soon overflows with kids’ things. Add to that the required equipment (high chairs, boosters, car seats, strollers, walkers, swings, and a plethora...
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How to Pay Off Debt - Avalanche, Snowball, or Snowflake?
Posted on 08/25/2019
How to Pay Off Debt - Avalanche, Snowball, or Snowflake?
Like most Americans, you probably carry some debt. Reaching your dreams such as saving for a down payment or registering for a class takes longer when you're also paying on money you owe. Paying it off might seem daunting when the only way you know is to either make more money or reduce expenses. There are other ways,...
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Curb Appeal - What’s That Mean?
Posted on 08/18/2019
Curb Appeal - What’s That Mean?
What is curb appeal? The definition is a different concept for everyone, no doubt. First, let's state that it is not a bundle of money you do not have spent to impress someone you do not know. However, it’s purpose is to attract people you do not know. Well, at least that is the purpose when it comes...
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Another Property Sold - 855 Cabrillo Court, Gilroy, CA 95020
Posted on 08/14/2019
Another Property Sold - 855 Cabrillo Court, Gilroy, CA 95020
This gorgeous Mediterranean home has all the space you need! 4TH BEDROOM POSSIBLE WITH MINIMAL WORK! Great flowing floor plan. Large master suite, loft/office area, high ceilings & recessed lighting throughout! Large kitchen/breakfast nook/family room. HUGE walk-in closet with extensive shelving & storage in the master. Gas fireplace in the great room. Stainless steel appliances and GE Monogram hood. Formal dining room & living room. Bosch electric car charger. Beautiful electric gate leads to a covered courtyard parking area in front of the garage offering several extra parking spaces. Plantation shutters throughout the entire home....
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4 Tips for Teen Bedroom Decorations
Posted on 08/11/2019
4 Tips for Teen Bedroom Decorations
Teenagers have a different view on their bedrooms. While adults might see it as a room to sleep in, teens often see it as a place to escape from the world and crawl into themselves - a place they most confidently rule. Teens tend to be vibrant, social, and energetic, and so, their perspective of a bedroom is...
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Organizing Your Makeup
Posted on 08/04/2019
Organizing Your Makeup
Pretty bottles of nail polish, handfuls of eye pencils, tubes of lip colors, palettes of blushes, pots of eye color litter the bathroom vanity but the meager drawers are already full, so what to do? Short of purchasing expensive vanity organizers (or a new house with a more substantial bath and more drawers) you can tame and tidy...
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Don't Get the Sniffles From Your Bedroom
Posted on 07/28/2019
Don't Get the Sniffles From Your Bedroom
It's the season of the year when one of the top priorities on everyone's list is to keep away from getting sick. While washing our hands and taking extra vitamins are important your bedroom could be a lurking danger to that goal. We spend on average 7 hours a night asleep or in our bedrooms each day, typically...
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Treading Lightly - Creating a Home Gym from Nothing
Posted on 07/21/2019
Treading Lightly - Creating a Home Gym from Nothing
Just because your new house doesn’t have room for a gym doesn’t mean you can’t get a workout there. Items all over your home make perfect gym props, so all you need is a little floor space—no special rooms required. Built-in Workouts The most natural workout in your home is to use the stairs. If you have more...
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Do you Know How to Pick the Right Paint?
Posted on 07/14/2019
Do you Know How to Pick the Right Paint?
Every wall in your home has a chance to change the entire look. No matter if you are prepping you’re home for sale or visualizing what each home you want to buy will look like, knowing the differences in your choices makes all the difference. The plethora of paint colors available can be overwhelming, but even once you...
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