The holidays are here and it’s time to deck the halls. Decorating for the holidays can sometimes be daunting, especially if you’re starting from scratch, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are a few simple tips that will make sure your home is both merry and bright all season long. Select your theme Everything begins with a plan. Before you begin purchasi...

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If you’ve been looking for a new home in the Bay Area, chances are good you’ve come across terms like single family, townhome, and condo. Single-family is pretty easy to decipher but understanding the difference between a condo and townhome can be a little confusing, especially when some people use the terms interchangeably. Let’s start off with some quic...

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Friendsgiving has become increasingly popular, especially as we’re now more likely to be living further away from our immediate families than ever before. Whether you’ll be marking Thanksgiving with family on the actual day, hosting a Friendsgiving party is a great way to show your gratitude to your chosen family of friends. Ready to host your own Friendsgi...

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It can be challenging to keep up with home design trends. Not only do they change rapidly, it can also be difficult to stay up to date (remember those sunken conversation pits?) Here are a few of the top features new home buyers are looking for in their next home: Open concept living: open floor plans continue to be popular among home buyers who prefer the clea...

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In essence, most of Interior design is a matter of personal taste, but there are a few design principals that are fundamental to creating a pleasing design in any style. The most important part of reaching design nirvana is understanding the powerful effects of scale and proportion. What’s scale and proportion? Before we delve into the nuances of scale and...

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Whether you’re moving to a larger home or relocating for work, selling a home takes a lot of work. From the moment you decide its time to sell your home, there are a lot of tasks to take care of: finding a real estate agent, cleaning, prepping, and staging, and finally packing and moving. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, especially if you’re buying a new home a...

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Deciding where to live and raise a family is an important decision for families. There’s a lot of criteria to consider: crime rates, quality schools, access to family-friendly recreation activities and venues, and cost of living to name a few. Each family has different needs and desires when it comes to finding the right place. For parents looking for a great...

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Families looking for a new home in Mountain View will have two new options coming in 2019: Montecito Place and Trio. Montecito Place Located at 2054 Montecito Avenue, Montecito Place will offer 52 tri-leveled townhomes. These new townhomes will feature 2-3 bedrooms and 2.5-3.5 bathrooms in approximately 1,406-1,708 square feet. There will be four different f...

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Getting your kitchen in a good working order is a satisfying feeling, but it’s easy to feel overwhelmed trying to keep up. It can feel especially daunting when you’ve been in your home for a while. Here’s a quick guide to the best ways to organize your kitchen and stay on top of things. Empty Everything Yes, everything. The first step to getting your k...

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Summer is time for vacation, outdoor adventures, sunshine, and lots of fun. It also means that the temperatures will be at their peak. While the Bay Area usually stays pretty moderate, there are a few areas where triple-digit temperatures are the norm. Staying cool during the summer can be challenging. While it can be tempting to run the air conditioner all day...

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