Have you upsized your home or had a kid finally move out so now you have some extra space? You may be wondering what to do with this newfound space. Don’t let that spare room turn into a nebulous dumping ground for all your stuff. While you can always use an extra bedroom as a guest bedroom or home office (or combine it with one of the options below), here are s...

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After months of staying home as much as possible, we’ve all learned the importance of creating a safe and comfortable space where we can relax. Being home has given us the chance to slow down. We’ve adapted to new routines and expectations created a new normal. Its also given us more incentive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment at home. With just a...

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Buying a new home is a big decision, whether it’s your first home or not. It can be both exhilarating and terrifying! There are a lot of factors to consider and while you can find information online to help you navigate nearly every stage of the home buying process, only you can answer the most important questions. Before you begin your homebuying journey, take ...

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You’ve decided to jump into homeownership and start searching for a new home in the Bay Area. Congratulations! Buying a new home is both exciting and overwhelming. There’s a lot of information to keep track of so we’re here to help! We put together this guide to get you started for your new home search so you can house hunt with confidence. Conduct research ...

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Robert Freed, CEO of SummerHill Homes, was recently a guest on The Registry’s Real Perspectives Podcast. The Real Perspectives Podcast explores the drivers of the commercial real estate market across the Bay Area and Puget Sound. In this episode, Robert Freed talks about the changes he’s witnessed within the industry in 2020, what those changes mean for homebu...

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Ditching your regular car commute for a bike is a thrilling idea. You gain a level of control you don’t have when driving or riding public transportation. Not only that, but it’s also great for the environment and your health! If you’ve been considering trading in your car for a bike to commute to work, here are some tips to get you rolling. Start with a ma...

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There are a lot of decisions surrounding purchasing a home – from the neighborhood, resale versus new construction, to the style of the home. If you’ve been thinking of buying a new home, you have probably debated whether or not a single story or a multi-story home is the better fit for you. These days, single-story homes have become popular for good reason! ...

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When it comes to pet parents, keeping their furry family members happy is a priority. This includes making sure they’re just as happy in a new home as their human counterparts. Not only do our pets capture our hearts, but they also change the way we live. One reason people opt to buy a new home is to avoid restrictive pet policies in rentals. These homebuyers a...

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A new home is one of the largest financial investments you’ll make during your lifetime. After spending time researching, preparing paperwork, visiting homes, and closing on your home, protecting your largest investment simply makes sense. Home insurance safeguards your family from financial risk in the event your home is damaged or someone else is injured on y...

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