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When, and Why: Tankless Water Heaters

When, and Why: Tankless Water Heaters

Should you power your water-based machines with one of these long life and energy-efficient units? If your conventional water heating unit is more than 10-years-old, is showing signs of leaks around the base, or operates erratically, it may be time to consider purchasing a replacement. Here is how to find the right water heater that’s

The Homeowner’s Guide to Buying Brand-New Kitchen Appliances

Tips On Cutting Kitchen Remodeling Costs

Sometimes, being presented with too many options can be more difficult than not being given enough. If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then its major appliances are its corresponding chambers that keep it beating. If your home’s last remodel came before you moved into the home, or your appliances are just too old,

How to Avoid Fixture Misunderstandings

How to Avoid Fixture Misunderstandings

Finishes, furniture, and fixtures: what you see isn’t always what you get. Many sellers realize that staging their home is a great way to sell. Staging involves hiring a professional to move in furniture (that isn’t yours) to help sell your empty home. Sometimes, however, sellers will display really nice furnishings and buyers will want

Planning to Sell Your Home? Implement These 4 Tasks

Planning to Sell Your Home? Implement These 4 Tasks

Make your house the talk of the market by taking these 4 steps. Selling your home isn’t a one-step process. It’s a job that takes meticulous planning and hours of preparation. To increase the chances of your home being sold within a short period of time, your home has to hit the market in tip-top

Know What 4 Things Won’t be Inspected by Your Home Inspector

Know What 4 Things Won’t Be Inspected by Your Home Inspector

Don’t forget about these areas that may be outside of your home inspector’s knowledge.  Your home inspector examines every square inch of your house to determine if there are any faults with your home. They check everything from faulty electric wiring, bad construction, inefficient insulation, and everything else in between. Home inspectors try to avoid

The 4 Kinds of Home Buyers

The 4 Kinds of Home Buyers

Be on the lookout for these 4 types of buyers when it comes to selling your home in the San Ramon Valley Selling your home can be quite a stressful process. You’ll have open houses to attract potential buyers, and you’ll come across a variety of different people—some good, some… not so good. It pays

Glazer Bill & Local School District Savings

Glazer Bill and School Districts

New bill hopes to increase education reserves. In 2014, a California state bill was passed that capped educational reserves at three times the recommended reserve for tougher economic times, which generally limited the amount school districts can save to around 6 percent. Prior to that bill, most school reserves were at levels closer to 30 percent.

What Do Most HOA Fees Cover?

What Do Most HOA Fees Cover?

Understanding Your HOA Fees When you first start looking for a home, you might be attracted to condos and communities of townhomes or homes that offer amenities. These can include community centers, pools, street cleaning, and other nice-to-have benefits. However, these benefits are not free. These amenities and services are covered by an HOA fee