Cari Torres, Broker's Blog

Posted on 01/19/2022
Easy Ways to Keep Your House Warm
For most homeowners, lower temperatures outside mean a spike in utility bill costs. Gas and electric bills can skyrocket with extra use from HVAC systems and hot water consumption in order to stay comfortable. This can be especially problematic for homes with subpar insulation. Whether you live in a drafty house or you just want to save some...
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Posted on 01/12/2022
Cleanup: Tips for After Your Home Shindig
Getting together with friends and family can be a very rewarding experience. Good food, great conversations, time well-spent with the ones you love and a chance to show off your home. However, when all the festivities are done, you’re often left with a mess you probably don’t want to contend with. Here are 3 simple ways to minimize...
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Posted on 01/05/2022
Outdoors: How to Spruce Up Your Exterior Living Space
No matter what your local climate is like, you don’t have to stay cooped up in your home throughout the year. If you spend little time in your yard, adding an outdoor living space is a great way to encourage you to get outside more. Outdoor living spaces provide a way for you to enjoy fresh air while...
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Posted on 12/29/2021
Santa Rosa, CA Real Estate Market Update 12/29/2021
Click here to view Santa Rosa, CA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 12/29/2021
Boost Your Curb Appeal With These DIY Landscaping Ideas
If you’re trying to improve your home’s curb appeal, landscaping is usually the best place to start. Even with tiny outdoor spaces, there are some simple improvements that will make a big difference. Here are some simple DIY landscaping tips for curb appeal: Refresh or Add Mulch Mulch might seem like something only needed in elaborate gardens, but...
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Posted on 12/28/2021
Another Property Sold - 106 St John Place, Cloverdale, CA 95425
Highly desirable turn-key home in the Cherry Creek Meadows neighborhood which is within walking distance to Vintage Meadows Park. Large 5 bedroom model that has an additional bonus room in garage for a large family to work from home with plenty of space and universal options. It's a great location on a quiet cul-de-sac and backs to a creek providing great privacy. The high ceilings and open feel welcome you into the large living room with an abundance of natural light. The home has new roof, new interior and exterior paint, and new carpet upstairs. Large side yard with gate. A very well kept home. A true must...
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Posted on 12/22/2021
4 Budget-friendly ways to upgrade living spaces for seniors
Home changes happen throughout the years. Whether they're for improving quality of life or peace of mind, these upgrades and renovations often cost a significant amount of money. And for those with a fixed income, living on a pension or receiving retirement/social security, it can make a hefty dent in the wallet. Here are a few ways to...
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Posted on 12/15/2021
3 Ways to Stay In-Touch Virtually
Most of us are fairly accustomed to using long-distance technologies. But did you know you can use those same long-distance technologies to do more than communicate with the office? Here are 3 excellently entertaining ways to stay in-touch with your loved ones while having a blast. Virtual Tea/Coffee Having a warm cup of tea or coffee with loved...
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Posted on 12/08/2021
Safari Style Design Essentials for Your Living Room
Safari style in interior design describes the harmony of rich and earthy elements of African design combined with the clean comfort of traditional European style. If you’re looking to try out this design style for your next living room makeover, this is a great place to start. Here we’ll go over some ideas to create a beautiful and...
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Posted on 12/01/2021
Avoid Common First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes With These Tips
Photo by William Fortunato from Pexels Buying a home is a big decision made up of dozens of smaller decisions. With so many moving parts in the process it's difficult to know you’re making the best choices. Some of the most important choices in buying a home have to do with finances. Here we will go over some...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Santa Rosa, CA Real Estate Market Update 11/28/2021
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Posted on 11/24/2021
Gallery Wall 101: How to Get Started
If you’re not sure what to do with an empty wall in your home, a gallery wall might be your answer. Gallery walls have been a huge trend in interior design and continue to evolve and inspire both designers and homeowners alike. A unique way to display art, photos and other decor in a curated collection, gallery walls...
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