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Choosing the Right Mortgage Type
Posted on 11/10/2019
Choosing the Right Mortgage Type
Photo by Alexander Stein via Pixabay When it comes to a mortgage, most of us think of the same standard product; the 15 or 30 year conventional mortgage offered by banks and lenders. This is not the only mortgage option you have, though. Depending on your personal history and circumstances you may qualify for an attractive mortgage with...
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5815 Killarney Circle, San Jose, CA 95138 is now new to the market!
Posted on 11/04/2019
5815 Killarney Circle, San Jose, CA 95138 is now new to the market!
SILVER CREEK VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB Charmer with golf course location - The popular and highly coveted Highlands floor plan has 4 bedrooms/3.5 baths & includes a detached Casita with full bath and walk in closet. The home has 12 foot ceilings, travertine floors in living room and dining area, built in surround sound speakers, water softener, added garage storage unit, epoxy sealed garage floor, and built in cabinets in many rooms. The location and flow allows for easy inside & outside entertaining! Come live the good life at SILVER CREEK VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB . A "LIFESTYLE" LIKE NO OTHER! SCVCC Racquet membership could be negotiated in the...
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Automate Your Life
Posted on 11/03/2019
Automate Your Life
Life can get so busy that no matter what you do, you can’t seem to keep up. Between work, school, the kids’ sports, and activities, and a little bit of fun, those housekeeping and personal finance chores can slip past. Soon, you find yourself trying to catch up because a bill got missed or an undone task turned...
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Holiday Gifts: What to Get Your Mail Carrier
Posted on 10/27/2019
Holiday Gifts: What to Get Your Mail Carrier
Photo by Dference via Pixabay"Can I tip the mail carrier?" It's a burning question whenever the holiday season approaches. The short answer is no. Postal employees are bound by an Ethical Conduct code. Within this code, a rule lets carriers take a non-monetary gift worth up to $20. The annual total gift limit from one customer is $50...
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5647 Snowdon Place, San Jose, CA 95138 is now new to the market!
Posted on 10/24/2019
5647 Snowdon Place, San Jose, CA 95138 is now new to the market!
VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS! SILVER CREEK VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB - Gorgeous home located on one of the best streets in the Country Club gated community. Views in every direction! Home is ideal for entertaining inside & out. Classic rustic warm Tuscany open floor plan with soaring ceilings and beautiful tile flooring - grand formal 2-story entry leading to your formal living and dining areas. Sure to impress your guests. Convenient downstairs master suite with His & Hers closets. Current open upstairs loft was a builder optional 4TH Bedroom -or-2nd master suite -or- home theater -or- play room. Outside pergola and fire pit adds warmth for enjoying...
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Factors to Consider when Choosing Windows for Your Home
Posted on 10/20/2019
Factors to Consider when Choosing Windows for Your Home
Windows have both aesthetic and functional uses in the home. They help the keep the fresh air in the house and the elements out. Windows are also an essential source of security in a home, and poorly secured windows can be dangerous for you. Many people do not plan enough for windows when building or renovating a house....
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Upcycle an Old Bookcase into a Bar Cart
Posted on 10/13/2019
Upcycle an Old Bookcase into a Bar Cart
Time to expand your library? Repurpose your old bookcase and get to...
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How to Simplify and De-Clutter the Minimalist Way
Posted on 10/06/2019
How to Simplify and De-Clutter the Minimalist Way
It is one thing to organize your space, it's something completely different when you are also trying to create a minimalist lifestyle. Becoming a minimalist is not about finding all the right storage containers, matching bins, and lidded tubs. Instead, it is about removing the need for all those containers, drawers, and tubs in the first place. Making...
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Clear Out Old Condiments
Posted on 09/29/2019
Clear Out Old Condiments
Need fridge space for holiday cooking? Inventory seldom-used sauces and condiments to free up more...
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Common health Issues with Cats
Posted on 09/22/2019
Common health Issues with Cats
Cats are wonderful pets, but before you get one into your home, some illnesses are common to our little feline friends. Below are six common health issues to look out for: Cancer Just like humans, cats can have cancer too. In cats, the two common types of cancer are feline leukemia virus and lymphosarcoma. Lymphosarcoma is very deadly,...
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Is It Time to Downsize?
Posted on 09/15/2019
Is It Time to Downsize?
That time is coming if it is not already here. The kids are gone, and it is just the two of you—or, maybe there’s only one of you—and you feel like you’re rattling around the house like a couple of beans in a can. You’re tired of cleaning rooms that you never use. You’ve stopped visiting the basement,...
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Getting the Most out of Rugs
Posted on 09/08/2019
Getting the Most out of Rugs
Hardwoods, tile, and finished concrete make beautiful floor finishes, but to pull your look together, you want texture and the warmth a vintage rug brings. When buying a vintage carpet, here are a few things to which you should pay attention. Know where it goes Depending on where the placement, a rug can take a great deal of...
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