Cari Torres, Broker's Blog

Posted on 12/07/2022
How to Make Your Own Lemon Bars
If you need a dessert for a potluck, lemon bars might be the answer. A classic treat, lemon bars are both tart and sweet. They’re also easy to make in large quantities and cut into small pieces for sharing. While it might seem intimidating to make them from scratch, the process is simple and the ingredients are relatively...
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Posted on 11/30/2022
Property tax: Late fees, estimation & more
Like most recurring expenses, property taxes have late fees if not paid on time. While the amount and specific consequences vary from one municipality to the next, property tax late fees are something homeowners will want to avoid. Here are some basic facts about paying your property taxes on-time and in the correct amount: How property taxes are...
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Posted on 11/23/2022
Does home insurance cover water damage? 3 Things to remember
Homeowners often wonder, “Does home insurance cover water damage?” Water damage comes in many forms and from many sources, but your standard homeowners insurance policy may not provide coverage for every type. To help you better understand the limits of your homeowners insurance, here is a basic guide to the types of water damage your policy won’t cover:...
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Posted on 11/16/2022
Simple drainage solutions for yard & garden
If your yard is plagued with puddles and soggy spots, it might be time to consider drainage solutions. For yard drainage, there are plenty of DIY options you can handle without spending a fortune. Once you understand the causes of your drainage issues, you can find the best approach for improving a swamp situation. Here is a basic...
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Posted on 11/09/2022
Planting a wildflower garden: Benefits & tips
For gardeners who enjoy a natural aesthetic, planting a wildflower garden might seem like the well-known choice for enhancing a home landscape. Many seed companies offer instant wildflower gardens in various solutions, but it takes more work than simply scattering seeds and hoping they become wild plants. If you want to know more about wildflower gardens and whether...
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Posted on 11/08/2022
Santa Rosa, CA Real Estate Market Update 11/8/2022
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Posted on 11/02/2022
Interior design inspiration: Bedroom style trends
Inspiration for interior design can come from many places. If you're trying to find some new ideas, one easy way is by learning about the latest trends in interior design. There are plenty of up-and-coming trends to inspire you if it's time for an upgrade to your bedroom décor. Here are some of the major bedroom design trends...
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Posted on 10/26/2022
The coolest house plans to know right now
Whether buying or building, most would-be homeowners want...
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Posted on 10/19/2022
Checklist for buying a house: What to do once you find the perfect home
If you’re ready to become a homeowner, it’s a good idea to create a checklist for buying a house. It can be especially beneficial to make a list of what to do once you find your dream home. While the house hunting might be over, the next stage of your home buying process has just begun. Here is...
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Posted on 10/12/2022
Entertain Outdoors Anytime With These Weatherproofing Tips
With the right preparation, you can host a comfortable outdoor gathering any time of year. Whether you live somewhere that gets a lot of rain or just cold temperatures, there are many ways you can adjust your porch and patio to accommodate guests. Here are some simple tips for weatherproofing your next outdoor gathering: Invest in Heat Lamps...
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Posted on 10/09/2022
Santa Rosa, CA Real Estate Market Update 10/9/2022
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Posted on 10/05/2022
Paying a mortgage and student loan: A homebuyer's guide
It's common for homeowners to have both mortgage and...
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