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By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
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Lately, there has not been much visible difference to our home. However, much has progressed. The electricians have been here every day for two weeks, the plumbers were here for a week, and in the past two days, the HVAC people have been here to redirect and install new heater vents. Naturally, ...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
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On Day 3, they cleaned all of the fallen insulation off the floor and covered it. I can hardly believe that our hardwood will survive that. At the end of the day, the electrician came to check out our old knob and tube wiring. The place looks like Snakes on a Plane. Funny thing is, it is totally ...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
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By the end of day 2, or “demolition day”, we learned that despite our many hours of prep work, we weren’t prepared at all! Here’s why: we had thought (hoped) that the house would roll out in stages. Apparently not! The deconstructionists wanted to take down the walls for the bath, the French doo...
By Glen Mitchell, Broker, CDPE, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay,El Granada
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
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If you are selling a home on the Coastside you are required to have the fire department inspect your smoke detectors.  Cost is approx $25 and its kind of exciting as they drive up to your home in one of their fire engines.   Point-of-sale smoke detector inspections are required for all existing G...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
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Day One is our prep day. We set up our kitchen and dining room in our office. We emptied every cupboard and shelf. We boxed up anything that was attached and hid it in the garage or basement. So now we begin! Here are our “before” photos: The Guest Bedroom The Kitchen     The Mud Porch The Quarte...
By Glen Mitchell, Broker, CDPE, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay,El Granada
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
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4Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House, 2560 sqft.   Glen Mitchell | 650-260-4536mitchellinvestmentsandrealty@gmail.com | 1131 Columbus St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 Harbor Views in El Granada 4Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House   $989,000 Year Built 1996 Sq Footage 2560 sqft. Bedrooms 4 Beds Bathrooms 2.5 Baths ...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
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My 1920s home has a mud porch which currently leads into kitchen through French doors. I love it; It’s great for bringing in groceries! However, in order to remodel the kitchen, we’ll have to remove part of it and make some updates. We’re going to remove one of the walls and the old wood stove v...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Today's real estate market is a challenge for buyers in the Silicon Valley and San Mateo County. More often than not there are multiple offers. More often than not one writes offers two, three, four or more times before a buyer is successful. That was the scenario for a set of buyers I'm currentl...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
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One primary goal of our remodel is to get rid of our long hallway. Right now, all our bedrooms and bathrooms branch out from it, and we want to make our house feel more open. So, we’re taking down the wall between the hallway and the kitchen/mud room. This will make the house bright and create a...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
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We are turning our full bathroom into a half bathroom and a master bathroom! Remember, our overall goal with our remodel is to add modern conveniences while preserving our home’s original 1920s character. However, our biggest priority for the bathrooms is comfort and convenience, both for us and...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
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By popular demand, here are the blueprints for my home renovation project, along with a detailed explanation of the plan. To recap, here are the changes we’re making: Removing part of our old-fashioned mud-porch Taking down a wall between two bedrooms, and improving the master bedroom and bathro...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
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Our overall goal with our remodel is to add modern conveniences while preserving our home’s original 1920s character. This goal is especially relevant for our kitchen, which has lots of old-timey features that we love. We’re keeping our original root cellar and milk drop, and we’re moving our cla...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Today is a special day - not because it's my birthday (although that's nice) but because today 266 Beachview #8, Pacifica, closed escrow. The new owners are wonderfully excited. They worked hard to make this happen in a competitive environment. From the moment they walked into my open house, they...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
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This delightful 1928 bungalow just went on the market. It has three bedrooms, one bathroom and all modern necessities. Contact me for details! (650) 399-5505. Open house this Saturday and Sunday: 1 pm - 4 pm. Formal entry, large living room and dining room Original hardwood floors! Eat-in kitche...
By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
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The time has finally come! I am going to remodel my very own home, and you’re invited to come on the journey with me. In this new series, you’ll see the entire process, including before and after videos. I love my house. It’s 1500 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a quarter bath. It wa...
By Glen Mitchell, Broker, CDPE, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay,El Granada
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
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$3,500/mo, 3Bd/2Ba Single Family House, 1600 sqft.     Glen Mitchell | 650-260-4536 154 Madrona Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 4BR/3BA Single Family House - El Granada 3Bd/2Ba Single Family House   $3,500/mo Sq Footage 1600 sqft. Bedrooms 3 Beds Bathrooms 2 Baths Parking 2 Garage Lease Duration 1 ...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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I really enjoy my work where we see homes coming back to life, quite often after many years of neglect.  Looks okay from the first impression but there was no foundation under most of the home and a failed brick foundation under the remaining portion.  Removing the brick foundation     No foundat...
By Phil Caulfield, Mortgage Lender - San Francisco Bay Area
(Opes Advisors)
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By Mary Ann Teixeira, REALTOR, SRES, GREEN
(Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage)
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It’s raining cats and dogs on the Peninsula! I am so thankful because California desperately needs it. With so much rain, it’s easy to forget that the drought isn’t over. Also, heavy rains create new challenges for keeping your home clean and green. This infographic has some great tips for saving...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Pending Sale in Pacifica, California 266 Beachview #8 is under contract. If all goes as expected, the happy new owners will be moved in before Christmas. These buyers came to the last open house I held on November 23. One look at the view of the ocean, where the buyer surfs, and the light came on...

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