Cleaning Your New Home: How to Get It Into Shape Without Wrecking Your Budget

Special thanks to Suzie Wilson at Happier Home for this week’s post. Cleaning your new home before you move in is a big job, but it’s an important one. Whether it’s newly built or previously owned, every house should be deep-cleaned to ensure that the air quality is in top shape before a family moves in. This is because dust, pollen, pet dander, and other debris can linger and become clogged in air ducts and filters, which can cause problems

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Decluttering? Don’t Donate These Items

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Somehow, it’s spring again and for many of us, it’s the time of year when we roll up our sleeves and do some serious decluttering. Whether you’re moving or not, there’s something satisfying about sorting all that stuff into “trash” and “donate” piles. But before you pat yourself on the back for all your self-less donations, read on. Your local secondhand store doesn’t actually want all of your cast-offs. If you’re decluttering, don’t donate these items. Mattresses and Box Springs

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Eight Things Your Realtor Needs You to Understand about Selling Your Home

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One of the smartest things someone can do when they’re in need is consult an expert. We do it when our tooth hurts, or we have a legal issue, or we’ve slipped and hurt ourselves. Turning to someone who has years of training and experience with a track record of proven successes — particularly in an area that is outside our own realm of expertise — is rarely a mistake. The same is true when it comes to selling a

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The SF Real Estate Headlines We’ll Probably See In About Eight Weeks

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As the city’s housing market ping-pongs around in the new normal of COVID-19, a few facts are emerging. First, single-family homes are selling and at a good clip. Second, we’re creeping up to a six-month supply of condos in the city — the largest I’ve seen since the Great Recession. And the mainstream press has yet to report on it.  What the Media is Missing Right now, current real estate headlines are touting: People are ‘fleeing’ cities, which is not

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Eight Tips for Buying a House During Times of Crisis

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Recession. Natural Disaster. Pandemic. These are experiences that put people to the test, and we all handle them in different ways. Some of us squirrel away every penny. And some of us… buy property! If you’re eyeballing the historically low interest rates and have enormous faith in your real estate agent, here are eight tips for buying a house during times of crisis. Spoiler — these insider secrets come from our very own Leonard Steinberg at Compass, who has put

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