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Low flow toilets will be required soon

As of January 1, 2017, all single-family homes in California built before 1994 will be required to have only low flow toilets and certain other water saving fixtures installed. What constitutes a low flow toilet? Low flow toilets will be

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Earthquake Insurance

Do you need earthquake insurance?  If you live in Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, or anywhere in Silicon Valley, you are probably aware that it is very likely that we’ll experience a violent quake within the next 30 years.  The San Francisco

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San Mateo County listings of homes for sale on the MLS

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Foster City, California Real Estate

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Hillsborough, California Real Estate

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Menlo Park, California Real Estate

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Burlingame, California Real Estate

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Can you buy a Silicon Valley home with ten percent down?

Silicon Valley Realtors have been seeing a “shifting market” for about a year now, at least in many segments of the real estate market. What does that mean for home buyers and home sellers? One major difference is the amount

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What is a cripple wall?

What is a cripple wall? If you are buying or selling real estate in Silicon Valley, you most likely have seen a seller questionnaire asking if the house has a cripple wall, and if so, has it been reinforced.  Most

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Los Gatos videos

On my YouTube Channel, you’ll find a Los Gatos videos and number of real estate and neighborhood films for Saratoga, San Jose, Silicon Valley, and California. There are some of me on camera, offering some real estate advice to home buyers

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