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May 18, 2019

The Hottest Ideas for Cool Backyard Living

Someone once said you can tell a lot about the nature of a man and his home by catching a glimpse of his backyard space. There […]
May 12, 2019

Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership!

When we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We ask our friends and family members who […]
May 3, 2019

12 Short, Sweet Stories About Moms (That Will Make You Want to Call Yours)

In 100 words or less, readers share their poignant tales of the bond between mother and child. As borrowed from Readers Digest. In celebration of Mother’s […]
April 26, 2019

Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less

In a recent Insights Blog, CoreLogic reported that rent prices have skyrocketed since 2005. Meanwhile, the typical mortgage payment has actually decreased. “CoreLogic’s national rent index was up 36% […]
April 14, 2019

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize

The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would […]
April 7, 2019

What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

The Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing […]
March 31, 2019

How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You

There has been a lot written about the benefits of homeownership. One benefit that continues to rise to the top is the added wealth homeowners gain […]
October 20, 2018
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List of Local Pumpkin Patches for Solano, Napa and Surrounding Area’s

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Marin and Sonoma Counties in California?  Scroll down and you will […]
October 20, 2018
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4 Tricks for Better Sleep Habits

Getting at least seven hours of sleep a night is imperative, yet many of us get much less and never feel truly rested. There are a […]
October 6, 2018

Budget-Friendly Tricks for Updating Your Older Home

When it comes to updating an older home, you can make big style statements on a small budget, experienced decorators say. “Start with a pop of […]
September 29, 2018
5 Ways to Protect Outdoor Wood Furniture

5 Ways to Protect Outdoor Wood Furniture

While wood furniture is gorgeous outside, you’ll need to protect it to lengthen its lifespan, or you could face rot and unsightly discoloration in no time. […]
September 22, 2018
How Music Lessons Can Help Your Child’s Development

How Music Lessons Can Help Your Child’s Development

Music is an integral part of life from an early age. Parents sing and play soothing music for babies to help them fall asleep. Music can […]
September 17, 2018
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9 Ways to Save on Life Insurance

Buying life insurance can seem like a difficult and expensive endeavor if you haven’t done it before. Both can be overcome if you have a good […]
September 9, 2018
Is Adding a Deck a Good Investment?

Is Adding a Deck a Good Investment?

Enjoying a meal with family and friends on a deck is the perfect way to relax. Depending on where you live and the choices you make, […]
August 31, 2018

The History of Labor Day

Labor Day: What it Means Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and […]
August 26, 2018

5 Tips to Keep Work Burnout at Bay

Have you been getting worn down lately? If you’ve been feeling overly tired, lacking in motivation and generally ill-at-ease, it could be the early signs of […]
August 19, 2018
3 Things Every Homeowner Should Know How to Do

3 Things Every Homeowner Should Know How to Do

You don’t have to be a pro to tackle every home fix-it problem that arises. Home repair expert Bob Vila offers simple fixes for three very […]
August 12, 2018
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7 Tips to Hosting a Summer Party

It’s summer—when the sun sets later and patio furniture is on sale! Now’s the time to dress up your backyard and host your friends to a […]
August 4, 2018
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Expert Insights: How Can Owning a Home Pay off at Tax Time?

A home provides many tax benefits, literally from the time you buy to the time you sell. The mortgage interest paid on a home loan up […]
July 28, 2018
What to Ask a Home Inspector Before Hiring Them

What to Ask a Home Inspector Before Hiring Them

If you’re looking at hiring a home inspector to get to the bottom of your dream home (literally), congratulations! This probably means your offer has been […]
July 15, 2018
5 Positive Things to Do When Stuck in Traffic

5 Positive Things to Do When Stuck in Traffic

Sitting in traffic can be a major mood drain. When it happens at the start of the day, it can leave you feeling grouchy for hours. […]
July 7, 2018
Why Home Inspections Are a Must

Why Home Inspections Are a Must

Buying a house is one of the best decisions you may ever make, and it’s always a thrill to go through the process. But there are […]
July 1, 2018

4th of July Rockets For The Kids

SUMMER CAMP: 4TH OF JULY ROCKETS We borrowed this idea from Moms Craft Space and I’m so excited to be sharing another fun kid’s craft idea. […]
July 1, 2018

4 Tips for Buying a New Sofa

While it can be exciting to hunt down that perfect sofa, with so many options online and in-store, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. And considering the […]
June 16, 2018
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Making the Most of a Small Backyard

Summer weather brings backyard suppers to mind; picnic favorites, savory barbecues, chicken roasting on a spit. But it calls out for company, and entertaining can be […]