san jose condos and lofts for sale: 5 Ways to Add Chic Vibes to Your Bathroom - 01/16/22 04:35 PM
5 Ways to Add Chic Vibes to Your Bathroom Looking to add some of your own personal chicness to your bathroom? Below are a few ways you can add a little oomph to your powder room.
Climbing plants. Climbing vines indoors can add a jungly, naturalistic element to your space. Some of the coolest vines for interiors are ivy, heartleaf philodendron, jasmine and betel leaf plant.
Art. Don’t be afraid to add some unique art to your bathroom! A cool painting or sculpture can make a great focus piece.
Lighting options. From an interesting lighting fixture to a colored bulb or recessed lighting beneath, … (0 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: Real Estate Professionals Are Experts at Keeping You Safe When You Sell - 01/10/22 09:23 AM
If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. For nearly two years, real estate professionals have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of buyers and sellers during the pandemic.
Today, they’re seasoned experts, not just in the art of buying and selling homes, but also in how to keep you safe throughout the process. Real estate professionals have learned new technologies plus safety and sanitation measures. As new variants emerge, those lessons continue to be key ways agents add value.
Real Estate Advisors Stay Current on Guidance for In-Person ShowingsAgents don’t leave your health up to chance. … (2 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: Contribute to a 529 College Savings Plan With Gift Cards - 01/09/22 01:13 PM
Contribute to a 529 College Savings Plan With Gift Cards Parents contributing to a 529 college savings plan may find it difficult, if not a little time-consuming, to transfer cash and checks that their children receive on their birthdays, Christmas and other celebrations into the popular college savings fund.
Instead of not knowing if their cash gift is going to pay for college or for a night out on the town, grandparents and others can buy gift cards and have the money deposited in the student’s college savings plan.
The 529 gift cards are used at GiftofCollege.com, a registry for online … (3 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: Maintaining Your Kitchen Appliances - 01/09/22 01:07 PM
Maintaining Your Kitchen Appliances Being a homeowner can be costly, but some expenses can be trimmed with regular maintenance. Since so many appliances run in the kitchen, it’s one of the best places to start.
Here are some of the best ways to keep your kitchen appliances running well so that they last through their normal lifetime, and hopefully beyond:
Refrigerator
Refrigerators have a life expectancy of 13 years, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Mold should be the main thing to try to prevent the spread of in a refrigerator. This requires regularly removing all food from it … (2 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: Smart Thermostats: Top 4 Expert Picks - 01/09/22 01:03 PM
Smart Thermostats: Top 4 Expert Picks Programmable thermostats let you set the temperature in your home and have the thermostat change it based on the time of day. What makes them ‘smart’ is that they can learn from your behaviors, let you control the climate remotely, show you energy consumption in real-time and even adjust themselves based on conditions like humidity.
You can tell them to shut off after you leave for work and spring back into action in time to ensure the house temperature is comfortable by the time you get home. Many models can be managed from your phone … (2 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: How to Check If a Debt Collector Is Legitimate - 01/07/22 11:05 AM
How to Check If a Debt Collector Is Legitimate Figures from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) show that about 70 million people—more than a quarter of adults in the United States—either have a debt in collection or have been contacted about one.
Some of those people are wrongly contacted by debt collectors. Reasons include contacting the wrong person for the wrong amount, or for debt that can’t legally be enforced, according to the CFPB.
Some calls are from debt collectors who aren’t legitimate and don’t represent an original creditor or don’t own the debt. In other words, they’re outright scams.
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san jose condos and lofts for sale: Retro Colors Make a Comeback: What's Hot in Decor Right Now - 01/07/22 10:57 AM
Retro Colors Make a Comeback: What's Hot in Decor Right Now Everything old is new again, and that goes for decorating with color. While the last decade in home décor has largely been defined by white and varying shades of beige and gray, today’s designers are harking back to yesteryear with paint colors, furniture and even kitchen appliances.
Part art deco, part ‘50s suburban and part ‘60s mod, these awesome retro colors are fresh and refreshed to fit today’s tastes, say the color mavens at Sherwin Williams, whose wall color faves this year include shades of pink, aqua and pale or … (3 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: Financial Priorities for Newlyweds - 01/07/22 10:55 AM
Financial Priorities for Newlyweds Deciding where to live, if you’re going to have children, and who takes out the garbage are some of the big and small decisions newlyweds have to make together after the wedding gifts are put away and they’re ready to start their lives together.
There are also financial decisions to make as a married couple, though they may not be as easy to discuss as who’s making dinner on Sunday nights.
Here are some financial priorities newlyweds should set — together:
Set a budget: A good way to start is by living within your means and setting a … (1 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: There Won't Be a Wave of Foreclosures in the Housing Market - 01/06/22 10:45 AM
When mortgage forbearance plans were first announced and the pandemic surged through the country in early 2020, many homeowners were allowed to pause their mortgage payments. Some analysts were concerned that once the forbearance program ended, the housing market would experience a wave of foreclosures like what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago.
Here’s a look at why that isn’t the case.
1. There Are Fewer Homeowners in Trouble This TimeAfter the last housing crash, over nine million households lost their homes to a foreclosure, short sale, or because they gave it back to the bank. Many believed millions of homeowners would face … (0 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: How to Sneak in More Veggies - 01/05/22 11:12 AM
How to Sneak in More Veggies Trying to munch more veggies on the reg, but sick of salads and steamed sides? Below are a handful of simple ways you can up your veggie count with ease.
Blend them. If you’re a smoothie fan, you’ll be thrilled to know that adding a handful or two of baby spinach to your morning blend won’t alter the flavor or texture of your favorite drink. It will, however, give you an added vitamin punch and a bright color.
Juice them. Dust off that unused juicer and aim to make a fresh juice at least once a week. … (2 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: How to Choose the Best Houseplants - 01/05/22 11:09 AM
How to Choose the Best Houseplants Just like picking paint and furniture, it’s important to spend time choosing the best plants for your interior space. Not only should you be considering the care your new plant friends will need, but also how they will impact your space as they grow to their full forms. Below are several tips for picking the best houseplants.
Understand sun exposure. The quickest way to shrivel a houseplant is by giving it the improper amount of sunshine. Take the time to get to know the sunniest and shadies areas of your interior, and pick plants that … (1 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: What Is a Negotiated Debt Settlement? - 01/05/22 11:04 AM
What Is a Negotiated Debt Settlement? If you’re buried by credit card debt, a negotiated debt settlement with your creditor may be worth checking into. Negotiated debt settlement is a general term for discharging debt in a way that appeals to the credit card holder and the card’s issuer.
It’s best to negotiate from a position of strength by not having submitted late payments or having missed them, which can cause a credit score to fall. If that happens, cardholders will likely have a harder time getting concessions in a negotiated debt settlement. Instead, they should start talking to their creditor … (1 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: Why Waiting To Sell Your House Could Cost You a Small Fortune - 01/05/22 11:02 AM
Many homeowners who plan to sell in 2022 may think the wise thing to do is to wait for the spring buying market since historically about 40 percent of home sales occur between April and July. However, this year’s expected to be much different than the norm. Here are five reasons to list your house now rather than waiting until the spring.
1. Buyers Are Looking Right Now, and They’re Ready To PurchaseThe ShowingTime Showing Index reports data from more than six million property showings scheduled across the country each month. In other words, it’s a gauge of how many buyers are out looking at homes … (1 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: Love whom you work with! - 01/05/22 10:59 AM
Happy Valentine! Love is always something to celebrate not just today, but daily. Love is everywhere if you choose to see it. Par of mine is loving what I do. Love is seeing the excited face of a first time home buyer or home seller getting the price they wanted. Homeowners making their house a hoe and creating memories, sacred space and all it's suppose to be. Most of all I love working with you and thank you for your trust in my commitment to get you what your heart desires in regards to your Real Estate holding. It's one form … (0 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: 5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money - 01/03/22 11:16 AM
5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money The savings rate in America is pretty abysmal. Fifty-seven percent of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts, according to a 2017 GOBanking Rates survey.
Without savings, people can be forced to take on debt when they lose their job, get sick or have major car repairs. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to trick yourself into saving money, whether for retirement, college, a new car, vacation or a rainy day. Here are five:
Automatic Transfers
Having money automatically moved from your paycheck to a retirement account, or from your checking account … (0 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: Apps to Make Saving Easier - 01/03/22 11:14 AM
Apps to Make Saving Easier Saving for a home, retirement, a vacation or anything else can be difficult.
The median retirement savings of all working-age families in the United States is $5,000, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Given that many financial advisers recommend having about $1 million in retirement, that leaves many families far short of their retirement plans.
Don’t let such big goals keep you from striving for them. Many mobile apps help people reach multiple savings goals, often in painless ways that only require the change you’d normally get at the cash register.
For a retirement plan, home … (1 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: Homeowners: Know How to Complete These Basic Tasks - 01/03/22 11:01 AM
Homeowners: Know How to Complete These Basic Tasks Owning a home is infinitely rewarding but issues do pop up, and there’s no need to call a handyman every time something goes haywire. The home repair experts at HGTV suggest four things every homeowner should know how to do:
Change smoke detector batteries. Do this twice a year or anytime you hear a loud chirping. Get up on a ladder and twist the body of the unit off the bracket. If it isn’t hardwired, it will completely remove. Change the battery and twist it back in place.
Find the main water shut-off valve. If you ever … (4 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: Homeownership is a Dominant Gene - 12/30/21 10:51 PM
There are many things that factor into the decision to buy a home. New research from the Urban Institute suggests that one of those things may be inherited from your parents.
Children are More Likely to Own a Home if Their Parents DidAccording to an analysis of millennial homeowners, the homeownership rate of those whose parents rent their homes is 14.4%, while the rate amongst millennials whose parents are homeowners is 31.7%!
“A young adult’s odds of homeownership are highly correlated with their parent’s homeownership.
Without controlling for such factors as age, income, education, marital status, and race or ethnicity, there is a 17 percentage-point gap between the homeownership … (2 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: This Isn’t a Bubble. It’s Simply Lack of Supply. - 12/30/21 10:31 PM
Some Highlights
In a recent article, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), discussed the state of today’s housing market. When addressing whether or not today’s high buyer competition and rising home prices are evidence of a housing bubble, Yun said that this “is not a bubble. It is simply lack of supply.” Today’s housing market is healthy, and rising prices are driven by real buyer demand. Let’s connect to talk about the best ways to navigate such an energetic market. … (0 comments)

san jose condos and lofts for sale: Your Journey to Homeownership - 12/30/21 10:26 PM
Some Highlights
When it comes to buying a home, there are a number of key milestones along the way. The process includes everything from building your team and understanding your finances to going house hunting, making an offer, and more. When you’re ready to start your journey, let’s connect so you have trusted guidance at every milestone in the process. … (1 comments)

 
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