If you’re afraid you may have a brown (or black) thumb, don’t fret! Keeping your houseplants alive doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a few tips on how to care for your plant babies. Choose your plant wisely Not all plants were created equally. There are some that require a lot of maintenance and others are relatively low-maintenance. If you’re n...

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Open concept floor plans have continued to grow in popularity. While there is plenty of love about them, like the open and airy feeling they provide, they also present a challenge when it comes to selecting paint colors. How do you make each area in your home look and feel unique without disrupting the flow from room to room? There’s a careful balance to stri...

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Life is filled with stressors, from work, school, and everyday life in general. It’s easy to forget to take the time to take care of ourselves but it’s important to take the time to de-stress. Doing so helps your mind and body relax and maintain a healthy overall well-being. While those enviable resort spa vacations are dreamy and relaxing, they’re also p...

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Another holiday season has come and gone and we’re enjoying the start of a brand-new year. For many, it’s an annual tradition to resolve to eat healthier and exercise more (especially after the holiday indulgences!), save more money or learn a new skill. While you’re making plans for a new year, have you considered creating resolutions for your home? Here...

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There’s an excitement in the air as SummerHill Homes is preparing for the grand opening of our newest community of townhomes and condos in Santa Clara! Nuevo is an innovative urban town offering 331 homes with outdoor living spaces, including rooftop terraces and decks on some plans. Nuevo provides three unique home collections: E-States: 41 4-story single...

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Do you dream of buying a new home next year but you’re not sure where to start? Now is a great time to start getting ready. While you probably won’t have time to get your down payment together this year, there are still plenty of other steps you can start taking now so you’re ready to make the leap in to homeownership next year. Do a credit check Your ...

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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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