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Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second House
Posted on 07/14/2019
Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second House
The decision to purchase a second home may be one of the biggest choices you will make in your lifetime. As such, it is important to consider all of the factors associated with a house purchase before you embark on a quest to acquire a second residence. Now, let's take a look at three key factors to evaluate as...
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Updated Vanity Nook for $75
Posted on 07/07/2019
Updated Vanity Nook for $75
A thrifty homeowner turns to materials she has on hand to overhaul an awkward...
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Another Property Sold - 1112 Marina Drive, Napa, CA 94559
Posted on 07/06/2019
Another Property Sold - 1112 Marina Drive, Napa, CA 94559
Beautifully remodeled Marina condo with newer kitchen, baths and flooring. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. Large master with walk-in closet. Newport North offers a community pool and shared boat...
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Harness the Healing Power of Steam
Posted on 06/30/2019
Harness the Healing Power of Steam
Once considered an extravagance, steam rooms are now more attainable than most people may think—they can simply (and affordably) be added to an existing shower enclosure. Here’s how you can transform your bathing experience with a spa-quality steam shower, and begin to reap the healthy benefits of...
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Saving for a Down Payment
Posted on 06/23/2019
Saving for a Down Payment
When considering becoming a homeowner, one of the decisions you can make that will be beneficial to you is to deposit a down payment. However, the question is how do save up that hefty down payment? One of the biggest roadblocks for prospective home buyers is securing a down payment. Fortunately, though, technology seems to be playing a...
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Design Idea: Add Punchy Colors to a Vintage-Style Bath
Posted on 06/16/2019
Design Idea: Add Punchy Colors to a Vintage-Style Bath
An exuberant wall covering and a trio of punchy paint colors add up to one charming vintage-style...
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Another Property Sold - 154 Wilson Way, American Canyon, CA 94503
Posted on 06/13/2019
Another Property Sold - 154 Wilson Way, American Canyon, CA 94503
Pride of ownership shines throughout this beautifully maintained home. With the updated kitchen and bath, newer paint, and newer flooring this home is ready for you to move right in and enjoy. The large backyard has plenty of space for entertaining and gardening-featuring irrigation, 2 concrete patios and a utility room with storage space. All this conveniently located close to shopping, schools and freeways for easy...
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Saving for a Down-Payment
Posted on 06/09/2019
Saving for a Down-Payment
You've assessed your budget, changed your habits, and made spending cuts but you still need to reach your down payment faster. Consider these significant steps to help you get there. Take on a second part-time job. If your work schedule allows you to add a second job find a part-time option that will enable you to earn one...
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Get the Best Value When Hiring Home Contractors
Posted on 06/02/2019
Get the Best Value When Hiring Home Contractors
If you've ever experienced the frustration of paying more than necessary for home repairs, remodeling, or upgrades, you're not alone! Most of us have done it at one time or another, and it's not a pleasant feeling! The good news is that if you make up your mind to do a little research, ask questions, request a free quote,...
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Meet Our Jamestown-Generation NEXT Apprentices
Posted on 05/26/2019
Meet Our Jamestown-Generation NEXT Apprentices
Mary McGuire Smith and Kevin Barker applied to our Generation NEXT Casting Call and nailed it! They will begin working with TOH TV in Jamestown, Rhode Island, this...
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Other Fall Perennials: Move Over, Mums!
Posted on 05/19/2019
Other Fall Perennials: Move Over, Mums!
Looking for an alternative to the old standbys for fall garden color? We found some striking perennials that will be arriving at garden centers over the next few weeks, ready to be planted once summer’s heat has...
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What You Missed: Live Q&A
Posted on 05/12/2019
What You Missed: Live Q&A
Tom and Kevin take on stair railings, antique doors, and cracked...
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