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2023 Home Decor Trend is the Opposite of …

2023 Home Decor Trend is the Opposite of …

Who doesn't love a trend report? It's so much fun seeing what materials, colors, textures, and decorating styles …

Better Than a Termite Report - Follow the …

Better Than a Termite Report - Follow the …

True confessions: I never had extermination done after buying my house years ago. After all, no termites were …

3 Home Buying Tips For Future Savings

3 Home Buying Tips For Future Savings

Beyond home insurance, there are a few things to ponder before embarking on home ownership. Here are 3 …

5 Oakland & Piedmont Family Friendly Holiday Events …

5 Oakland & Piedmont Family Friendly Holiday Events …

Holiday lights and cheer are ablaze this 2022 holiday season in Oakland, Piedmont, and nearby towns. Here are …

Audit Your House Feng Shui Before Staging and …

Audit Your House Feng Shui Before Staging and …

There is no shortage of explanations for why houses are sitting on the market and not selling in …

Trader Joe's Book Reveals the Secret of TJ's …

Trader Joe's Book Reveals the Secret of TJ's …

I grew up in Southern California, where Trader Joe's got its start. That's how a 1982 Trader Joe's …

What are Interest Rate Buydowns and how do …

What are Interest Rate Buydowns and how do …

"Interest rate buydowns" may be the official buzz phrase of the late 2022 sellers' market. However temporary interest …

Halloween House Ideas From Stephen King's Maine Neighborhood

Halloween House Ideas From Stephen King's Maine Neighborhood

Add "trick or treat near Stephen King's house" to your bucket list. Then add "go to Bangor, Maine" …

Oakland Real Estate School with Keller Williams and …

Oakland Real Estate School with Keller Williams and …

Getting my real estate license and joining Keller Williams in Oakland are some of the best decisions I …