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Dec. 27, 2017

How the New Tax Bill Affects Silicon Valley Homeowners

Just last week, President Trump signed into law a new tax bill. For some, it may help. For others, it may not. How will the new tax bill affect Silicon Valley homeowners? You might want to consider paying some extra money before the new plan begins on January 1st, 2018 ...

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Aug. 15, 2017

Energy Saving Tips for Your Silicon Valley Home

Energy costs for an average Silicon Valley home add up to approximately $1300 per year.  Programs like Silicon Valley Clean Energy's GreenStart and GreenPrime utilize clean renewable energy.  While they help reduce our carbon footprint, they don't necessarily reduce your monthly expenses.  However, you can lower your costs ...

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Jan. 30, 2017

How to Prepare for Silicon Valley Earthquakes

If you aren't used to dealing with them, you must learn how to prepare for Silicon Valley earthquakes before, during and after they happen.As any Silicon Valley resident will tell you, earthquakes will eventually happen.  While tornadoes and hurricanes broadcast their paths ahead of time, earthquakes are not as predictable.  They seem to strike out of nowhere.  "Earthquake weather" is an urban myth.  They can and do happen at any time ...

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Nov. 29, 2016

Men's Input in Kitchen Design is on the Rise

Now that more and more men are sharing the meal preparation work at home, men's input in kitchen design is on the rise.Have you heard the saying "a woman's place is in the kitchen"?  In today's world, that no longer applies.  According to the Women's Bureau, women make up approximately 47% of the workforce.  Thanks in part to the "foodie" trend, more and more men find themselves cooking ...

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Nov. 1, 2016

Silicon Valley Fall Home Checklist - Preparing for Colder Weather

Use this Silicon Valley Fall home checklist to identify potential problems and fix them before you have an issue.Welcome to the first day of November.  Just two more months until we usher in the new year.  Where does the time go?  Crisp temperatures signal that Autumn has arrived.  Before you know it, winter will be here in full force.  Be prepared for cold weather now.  Use this Silicon ...

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