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DIY - Kitchen Sink Faucet
Posted on 05/20/2019
DIY - Kitchen Sink Faucet
That kitchen sink faucet needed replacing for a while, but between the cost of the new faucet and the cost of paying the hourly rate of the plumber and his helper, it is still the same old faucet. It works—sort-of—at least water comes out. Then, while watching one of those shows (that is either remodeling a house to...
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Tips for Training Your Puppy
Posted on 05/13/2019
Tips for Training Your Puppy
Your Puppy is finally home! You need to begin training it immediately if you care about the new center rug you just got and wouldn’t want to smell like dog pee. You also don't want to be worried about coming back home to a kitchen (turned playground) filled with broken utensils. Whether you choose to train your puppy...
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How to Avoid a Complex Property Buying Journey
Posted on 05/06/2019
How to Avoid a Complex Property Buying Journey
For those who want to enjoy a seamless homebuying experience, it helps to prepare accordingly. That way, you will be ready to identify and address any hurdles that come your way during the homebuying journey. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to avoid a complex homebuying journey, such as: 1. Establish Homebuying Criteria If you enter...
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Thinking About Renting Versus Buying
Posted on 04/29/2019
Thinking About Renting Versus Buying
There are several ways to think about renting versus buying. Conventional wisdom might say that buying, and therefore owning, a home is always better. However, your situation may be different. Before you jump in the buying pool, consider how the costs might stack up for you. How to think about housing. Say that you are moving to a...
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Some Ridiculously Easy and Affordable Curb Appeal Ideas
Posted on 04/22/2019
Some Ridiculously Easy and Affordable Curb Appeal Ideas
The exterior of your home tells all the story about your aesthetic taste and interior design. Make it a place anyone would love to walk into whether you are selling or not. It is your haven, and it deserves treatment as one. So, don't wait until you are listing your home to make it a paradise worth living....
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How to Focus on the One Thing
Posted on 04/15/2019
How to Focus on the One Thing
It's easy to let everything that needs doing cloud our focus on the essential things. There are meals to fix, a house to clean, errands to run, bills to pay, yard work, school work, work-work! There doesn't seem to be a truly simple or easy way to get it all done. Sometimes you want to give up and...
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Don't Get Lost in Your New Town
Posted on 04/08/2019
Don't Get Lost in Your New Town
New to an area or just finding yourself lost more often than you would like. There is a remedy! All it takes is the courage to explore. For some, this will be more about the courage, and for others, you may look at this and say who has time for that, but it is much easier for you...
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Silicon Valley tech pours another $10 million into housing crisis.
Posted on 04/08/2019
Silicon Valley tech pours another $10 million into housing crisis.
Investment by NetApp is latest in a string of tech contributions. The Silicon Valley tech industry is ponying up another $10 million to fix the region’s housing shortage, this time with a contribution from Sunnyvale-based NetApp. The cloud data services company on Friday announced a $10 million investment in building and preserving low-cost housing in the Bay Area...
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Tech layoffs to top 1,000 in Bay Area by late May, state reports show
Posted on 04/08/2019
Tech layoffs to top 1,000 in Bay Area by late May, state reports show
SAP, Oracle, PayPal, Thin Film Electronics, Instacart plan job cuts by Memorial Day Tech and web-based companies intend to cut well over 1,000 jobs in the Bay Area between now and Memorial Day, according to new official filings with state labor officials. SAP, Oracle America, PayPal, Instacart and Thin Film Electronics are among the technology companies that have...
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Shocking number of homeless students in San Jose sparks outrage
Posted on 04/08/2019
Shocking number of homeless students in San Jose sparks outrage
The mayor and several members of the San Jose City Council have offered the city’s support Starting college is hard enough on its own. But starting college while living on the streets? That’s a whole other level of stress and uncertainty. https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/03/26/shocking-number-of-homeless-students-in-san-jose-sparks-outrage/ photo credit; Patrick Tehan....
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Is the Bay Area pushing people to the breaking point?
Posted on 04/08/2019
Is the Bay Area pushing people to the breaking point?
New poll reveals striking, widespread dissatisfaction Despite a booming economy, pleasant climate and natural treasures, nearly two-thirds of Bay Area residents say the quality of life here has gotten worse in the last five years, according to a new poll. They cite a litany of reasons: high housing prices, traffic jams, the cost of living and homelessness. It’s...
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Boom! Bay Area job surge is led by South Bay, San Francisco, East Bay
Posted on 04/08/2019
Boom! Bay Area job surge is led by South Bay, San Francisco, East Bay
Bay Area job market surges in February, gains 7,000 jobs. The Bay Area job market powered to sturdy increases in February, with technology employment in the South Bay, Peninsula and San Francisco continuing to grow even as companies shift distribution, back-office and other functions to states with lower costs of living and fewer commute hassles, state labor officials...
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