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Driveways to mailboxes: Ways to drive your home’s curb appeal

Driveways to mailboxes: Ways to drive your home’s curb appeal

Selling or staying, it makes no difference - everyone wants a home that looks great from the curb. Curb appeal comes together when all the elements of a home’s facade are in good shape and working together. Driveways that are cracked or pitted with potholes, dingy front doors and other seemingly minor complaints like a shabby, scuffed mailbox, can all significantly detract from a home’s overall curb appeal.

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Average 30-year mortgage at 4.20%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, after marking their largest one-week gain of the year the previous week.

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Posted: sep. 26, 2014 6:30 p.m. | | Average 30-year mortgage at 4.20%  Comments 0 Comments
Selling soon? 6 upgrades  to secure a speedy sale

Selling soon? 6 upgrades to secure a speedy sale

If you’ll be putting your home on the market this year, simple, cost-effective upgrades can help ensure a speedy sale at a good price.

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Do’s and don’ts: Art of tackling your tile project

Do’s and don’ts: Art of tackling your tile project

Do’s and don’ts for making your next tile project perfect

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Avoid bathroom remodeling blues with budget-friendly tips

Avoid bathroom remodeling blues with budget-friendly tips

Beautifying your bathroom sounds exciting but oftentimes renovation plans begin with good intentions and end up a long, costly nightmare. The national average cost for a bathroom remodel is $10,142, according to the Cost Guide from HomeAdvisor.com. That’s a hefty investment but one that can easily be reduced with a simple refresh of the space instead. Here are five cost-effective updates you can make to your bathroom in as little as a weekend.

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ON THE WATER

ON THE WATER

You don’t have to buy in Stockton’s Quail Lakes or Brookside neighborhoods if you want to live on the water.

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Simple, affordable ways to  personalize home decor

Simple, affordable ways to personalize home decor

Every generation of homeowners has its design priorities. Baby boomers look for home design that will let them age in place, while generation X wants features that facilitate busy lifestyles. Millennials crave interior decor that meshes with their technology, blending energy efficiency, family-friendly features and plenty of personalization. Since many millennials are starting out in their personal and professional lives, affordability is also a priority.

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Save money, time and energy  making improvements in tandem

Save money, time and energy making improvements in tandem

Most of us spend our day multi-tasking. At work or home, we want to maximize our time and resources in order to accomplish the most work while expending the minimum required effort. Home improvement should be no different. In order to make the most of your home improvement resources, it makes sense to undertake certain projects in tandem.

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Early season gardening tricks to help garden grow faster

Early season gardening tricks to help garden grow faster

Warm weather begs green thumbs across the country to break out their gardening gloves and till the soil for the season’s plantings. Whether this is your first year tending a home garden or it’s something you’ve been doing for decades, gardening offers many rewards, including time spent outdoors, the ability to feel closer to Mother Nature, and of course, the fresh fare plucked just steps from your kitchen.

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Upgrades that scream ‘luxury’  with less expensive price tags

Upgrades that scream ‘luxury’ with less expensive price tags

Hand-planed, reclaimed hardwood floors? Beautiful but pricey. Custom drapery? The cost can be blinding. When it comes to home decorating, it’s easy to blow your budget on one or two upgrades - and maybe that would be OK if those improvements also amped up the drama in your decor. Too often, however, costly decorating ploys disappoint, wearing out or becoming dated before you’ve paid off the financing.

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Supply crunch sends California existing home sales drop to 4-year August low

IRVINE (AP) — The number of homes sold in California fell to the lowest level for an August in four years as a supply crunch pushed prices higher and kept homes out of reach for many buyers, a real estate research company reported Thursday.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 6:46 p.m. | | Supply crunch sends California existing home  sales drop to 4-year August low Comments 0 Comments
COMPLETE PACKAGE

COMPLETE PACKAGE

River Islands at Lathrop — situated to become the most high-profile community development in the 209 for the next 20 years — is marking its grand opening today.

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Simple home updates are  environmentally friendly

Simple home updates are environmentally friendly

Green living not only helps the environment, it helps your pocketbook. When making upgrades to your home - whether it’s replacing a light bulb or a total living room makeover - incorporate energy-efficient and repurposed materials to make your living space more environmentally friendly.

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Modern man cave musts for you to keep in mind

Modern man cave musts for you to keep in mind

Whether in a workshop, garden or garage, American men have always enjoyed their personal spaces. With the rise of flat-screen technology, having a “man cave” became an official home improvement trend. In fact, a 2013 survey by online retailer Newegg found that more than half of American homes now have a man cave. Now, after more than a decade of partying, man caves have matured.

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