Many first-time homebuyers spend months, if not years, debating whether they’re ready to buy a home. Any hesitance is understandable! Buying a home is a major financial commitment and there are a lot of factors to consider. One of the first things to consider is whether you want to buy a home and if you are ready. This differentiation is important. Wanting to bu...

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Do you drink coffee? If you have a multiple-cup-a-day habit, then an at-home coffee station is a must-have. With a little bit of planning, you can elevate your daily coffee experience without breaking the bank. If life begins after coffee, here are our top tips for creating an at-home coffee station. Pick your spot Take a look in your home and figure out where...

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Working for yourself comes with plenty of benefits: you set your own schedule, pick your own projects, and can work wherever you want. But have you also given up on your chances of owning a home when you kissed corporate life goodbye? Not quite! Getting approved for a mortgage isn’t always a straightforward process, especially if you’re self-employed. The mor...

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A fun part of moving into a new SummerHill home is redecorating a new space. Maybe you’re welcoming a new baby or your kid is ready for a change in their bedroom. It’s time to break out the paint swatches and find a new color scheme! We spend a lot of time selecting a theme and the accompanying details but don’t spend too much time thinking about the right c...

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SummerHill Homes is excited to announce the Grand Opening of Bellaterra @ North40, a new community in Los Gatos on Saturday, October 9 from 11:30AM to 4:00pm. Bellaterra brings cutting-edge urban housing designs to the charming town of Los Gatos. Located at Lark Avenue and Los Gatos Boulevard, Bellaterra offers 253 homes with open bright floor plans, loft living, ter...

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Most home sellers dream of a smooth and stress-free sale but the reality is that selling a home includes a lot of moving parts. There’s much more to it than just sticking a ‘For Sale’ sign in the front yard and waiting for the offers to roll in! Your home is your most valuable asset so it’s important to thoughtfully prepare a strategy so you can attract th...

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Whether it’s across town or across the state, moving is one of the most exciting, yet stressful adventures you’ll experience. Not only is it time-consuming to plan and execute, but it can also be expensive. While some costs are unavoidable, there are some ways you can save on the total bill. To help you do that, we’ve complied XX ways you can save on your n...

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After deciding you’re ready to buy a home, your first major step is to save for a down payment. Most people will have to spend some time saving for the down payment. It takes time, commitment, and discipline to save enough to put down on a home. Here’s how to save for a down payment the smart way. Start with a plan Your first step is finding out how...

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Build a Smarter Home

Having a connected home is no longer a science-fiction fantasy. Today’s smart home technology can help us feel more like the Jetsons than ever before. You can use your phone to unlock your door, adjust the lights, and even turn on the air conditioner. You can answer the door even when you’re not at home. And robots can vacuum your living space. It’s easy to ...

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Homeownership isn’t just for married couples. While renting is always an option, owning a home remains a priority for many people. Buying a new home is a complicated process for most buyers, but navigating the homebuying process as a single buyer can be especially challenging. As a single buyer, it can take longer to save for a down payment on your own. Plus, mo...

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