If you’re planning on applying for a mortgage for a new home, you’ll want your credit score to be its best. Your credit score can be the difference between being approved or denied a mortgage and even your mortgage’s interest rate! Is your credit score less than stellar? Don’t worry; all is not lost. With some work, you can you’re your score around....

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Preparing for emergencies, whether natural or otherwise, isn’t usually on the top of our minds. It’s understandable that you’d rather think about anything other than the worst happening. However, we know that the worst does happen from time to time and when they do, we always wish we were more prepared. Instead of wishing you were more prepared, take so...

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Babies are adorable and very curious! You’ll be surprised how they can get into a lot of random places in your home. While you don’t have to worry too much when you first bring home baby, once they start crawling, you’ll want to make sure your home just as safe for them as it is for you! Here some straightforward baby-proofing tips to makes sure your hom...

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It’s the season for outdoor entertaining! While there’s more to hosting a fabulous outdoor party than just having a stylish backyard, putting on an outdoor soiree is relatively easy. Here are some tips and tricks for hosting a practically effortless outdoor party on your patio or backyard. Spruce up your backyard Just like you clean up your home before ...

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It’s often said that a home purchase is the single largest purchase a person will make in their life. That’s probably why it’s so common for prospective homebuyers to feel overwhelmed by the idea of finding a home they love they can afford, let alone figuring out how to save for the down payment! If buying a new home in the Bay Area is in your future, pre...

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SummerHill Homes has been building Communities of Distinction in established neighborhoods through the San Francisco Bay Area. We have completed more 50 developments representing over 5,000 single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, and apartments! We take pride in building quality homes for our homeowners and look forward to welcoming you to one of our many...

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Each year designers of all stripes eagerly await Pantone’s announcement of its Color of the Year. We can expect to see this color pop up everywhere in the new year, from clothes to furniture. If you like to keep up with trends, it can be difficult adding the color into your, especially if you don’t want to repaint or update your furniture on an annual basis! ...

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After years of languishing in the shadow of their multi-story cousins, single-story homes are gaining in popularity once again. If you’ve been thinking of buying a new home, you probably debated whether or not you wanted a single story, or ranch style home, or a multi-story home. There’s plenty to love about having everyone on the same floor: they’re easi...

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‘Tidying up with Marie Kondo’ has captured the nation’s imagination since it’s New Year’s Day premiere. The show has sparked a national conversation (there’s a good chance you’ve seen the show mentioned on social media) on home organization, and even thrift stores, consignment shops, and donation centers have experienced a rise in donations in Januar...

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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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