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Thursday, June 13, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

16 Times Homeowners Got Overly Creative With Their Garage Doors

16 Times Homeowners Got Overly Creative With Their Garage Doors




Ever get tired of those cookie-cutter garages with blank doors? Boring! Check out these examples of amazing garage doors that will definitely make those that pass by to a double take! Some of these are pretty mind-bending.


1. John Scarratt turned this into a brilliant ad as a catchy piece of art. I suppose the wall needed better coding.

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2. Have that rare car you want to protect? Do you just want to feel more like a secret agent?

McMills Construction and Beausoleil Architects created this hidden garage to maximize rent for a tenant as well as avoid penalties from city coding. The reasoning may have been a bit dastardly, but the results are quite cool.


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3. This is a 3D garage sticker. And an accident waiting to happen.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

Multigenerational Homes Are On The Rise

Multigenerational Homes Are On The Rise





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As loved ones start to get older, we start to wonder: how long will they be able to live alone?  Will they need someone there to help them with daily life? There’s a reason to ask those questions now more than ever, as the average life expectancy in the U.S. is 78 years old!  As a result, 41% of Americans in the market are searching for a home that can accommodate a multigenerational family.
The graph below shows the number of people by generation that purchased a multigenerational home because they will either be taking care of an aging parent or they just want to spend time together.
Of those buyers, 26% indicated they will be taking care of an aging parent, and 14% said they want to spend time with an aging parent. These numbers do not come as a surprise. According to Pew Research Center, 64 million Americans (20% of the population) lived in a multigener ...

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Friday, May 24, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Napa

Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Napa
 
Whether it’s the natural beauty of the valleys, or you just want to be closer to Sandra Bullock, moving to Napa is really a great choice.
 
The City of Napa is simply one of the most stunning places in California, and right at the heat of the Napa Valley wine region. It’s a perfect destination for a permanent relocation or purchasing a vacation home, particularly if you want to embark on hiking trails or live close to lovely parks.
 
But moving anywhere in this county requires quite a bit of preparation, particularly if at the moment you’re miles away from Napa or even California. Luckily for you, we’re presenting everything you need to know about moving to Napa!
 

 
Napa 101
 
A quick Google search for Napa results in countless breathtaking photos, which are enough to make anyone want to move here. However, it is a big life decision, and you should know a few thin ...

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

What to Repair Before You List

What to Repair Before You List





When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are our top five recommended repairs to make before selling your home.


Repaint walls.


Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to spruce it up, and generally, it can be a do-it-yourself project. Make sure to cover any walls with scratches and chips and consider updating any accent walls with a more neutral coat.


Repair floors.


Hardwood floors are a very desirable feature in a home, so you want to ensure they look their best by fixing scratches or dull areas. If your carpet is worn or stained, consider replacing them. And don’t forget the tile in your kitchen or bathrooms. Re-grouting can go a long way in making ding ...

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Monday, May 06, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

The Cost Of Renting Vs. Buying This Spring

THE COST OF RENTING VS. BUYING THIS SPRING [INFOGRAPHIC]







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Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.
Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.5%), the choice becomes obvious.
Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find out if you can put your housing costs to work by buying this year!

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