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Curb Appeal in California : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Dean asked:
responsible for? This is basically a small, house lined, dirt road at the end of FERN WAY, and the name changes to DONEGAL CT.(Aka donegal road for some reason)
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
lornmastro answered:
I have been told that faux finishes are going out of style. The other thing you need to consider is when you are tired of the venetian plaster how hard will it be to get the walls back to normal. ... more
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Tue Oct 25, 2016
Carlene Blair answered:
Homeowners associations are created to protect and enforce the rules and regulations of the community. I advise you to talk with the association either by calling the president or attend a community meeting to voice your opinion. If the rules specifically state that you can't park in the driveway, then don't. If the rule is general and not specific, contest it at the meeting. (Please read your rules and regulations to know for sure, even if it sounds ridiculous.) ... more
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Thu Dec 29, 2011
Ann Ryan answered:
To me, a 2-unit dwelling would be a property that had one dwelling upstairs and a second downstairs. I've seen those in New York, where they're common in Staten Island, etc. The property may have originally been constructed as a single family home.

A duplex is sort of the ancestor of the townhouse. Two houses that share 1 common wall. I've seen those in many places.
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Wed Aug 20, 2014
Ron Thomas answered:
Beige! Definitely Beige.
You do not want the most noticible house on the block. You want one that blends in.
Most important of all, you want a color that is easy to remember and easy to spot and patch: You want to be able to return in three years and touch it up without having all the touches show up.

Think; easy to keep clean.

Good luck and may God bless
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Thu Jul 28, 2011
BG answered:
rule of thumb - you are standing at the door looking out to the West direction, that is a WEST facing door.

- prefer order : South, North, East and then West.
- major No No: T-corner , and front door facing the street directly.
- straight shot from front door to back door etc...
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Sun Jun 30, 2013
Lewis Bishop answered:
Hello Juha,

I am sure someone else will chime in with additional information. I believe that development is still on hold.

Here's a picture of the development

I believe the name is the "Delta Coves" ( I believe by SunCal?) and the last time I was out there the entire 300+/- acre site was locked and they had a chain-link fence around it.

I hope this helps...
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Mon Apr 28, 2014
Monique & Joe Carrabba answered:
Hello Lynn,

As long as you have City approval you could do a drought tollerant landscaping or grass. I think the main place to focus is the front yard and not the parkway area.


Monique Carrabba
The Carrrabba Group
Keller Williams Hollywood Hills
(323) 899-2900
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Fri Mar 5, 2010
Netta asked:
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Sun Dec 6, 2009
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not contact or visit local realty offices and make them aware of your services and ask to be recommended should the opportunity arise.

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Tue Nov 10, 2009
Michelle Hall answered:
Hi Joseph,
I think you are talking about a "mentor" relationship. At Keller Williams all new agents are given a mentor that will oversee their work for atleast the first three deals. I agree that a program such as that is in everyone's best interests.
If you ever have questions you are welcome to call, text or email:
Michelle Hall
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
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Sun Nov 15, 2009
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Thu Jul 16, 2009
Natasa Glamoclija answered:
If the tree is not blocking the view of the front of the house or if it is not too close to the house to make a damage in the foundation, then it is always nice to have a huge tree.
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
Michael Barron answered:
Hi there Cloverton, I would contact the City to get an approved vendor/painter that coud do this for you

Kind Regards
Michael Barron
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Thu May 21, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
Is there a question associated with this or are people supposed to flock to see your Midwick home?
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Thu Sep 24, 2009
Chris Mabry SRS,e-PRO answered:
By rock on the front of the house I'm going to assume that you mead some type of rock facing, like stacked stone for instance. This feature will definitely give the home more curb appeal and therefor make it more attractive and eye catching. Adding value depends on the rest of the neighborhood. There is such a thing as over improvement. Be careful of this. Driving through your area, do you see a lot of rock work? If you are thinking of a rock facing project to make your home more enjoyable for you to live in, then go for it. If you want to add resale value then be cautious. If the rest of the homes for sale in your price range, your competition, have nice exterior touches, then this project may be a good idea just for competition sake. You don't want your home to appear drab if the buyers in that price range are seeing lots of "bling." One rule with this type of project, good worksmanship is worth the money. Many do-it-yourself rock projects can end up looking like exactly that. It doesn't take a trained eye to pick out a poor job. I hope this helps. Best of luck. ... more
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Mon Apr 20, 2009
Scott Summers answered:
Hi. I'm not sure about the numbers, but I'll give you the benefit of my own mistake. Try to find a landscaper that is referred to you by someone you trust, at least then, the landscaper will think twice before trying to take advantage of you. I hired a guy off the street. He barely spoke English and I ended up paying too much for the quality of work they did. Never again. ... more
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Sat Mar 14, 2009
Ellie Shorb answered:
Since you already know the sq footage, you really do have the dimensions, but here is what I think you may be after:
If you are planning to mulch for example, take the length x width (in feet) x Depth I
f you are planning to have 3" of mulch do LxWx .25 or for say, 4" of mulch LxWx .33
Now you have the cubic feet. Take cubic feet and divide by 27 for cubic yards needed (of mulch or peat moss or whatever! Good luck!
Ellie Shorb, Realtor
Long & Foster, DC, MD, VA
cell 240-338-8919
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Wed Apr 23, 2008
Kirsten Hagen answered:
There is an expert on these radiant heating systems in Redwood City - his name is William Lipp, Wm. Lipp Hydronics, INc. 650-261-1457. He can tell you the benefits and drawbacks of your particular system, and do an inspection for you, if you're in his area. If not, maybe he can refer you to someone in your area who can help you. Good luck.

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