Tina Broyles' Blog

Posted on 07/25/2021
Things to Consider When Buying an Older House
Photo by Wulfman65 via Shutterstock When you’re thinking about purchasing a home, an old house versus that new one is something to ponder. If you’ve thought about buying an older home, consider each of these areas before making an offer. Have your agent write contingencies into your contract, and by all means, don’t forego an inspection. Consider HazMat...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Easiest Ways to Control Pests
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Getting rid of a pest infestation in the home can be an expensive and stressful endeavor. Enjoy a comfortable, pest-free home with a few best practices. Preventative Control Every homeowner should invest in preventative pest control. Either hire a company to come and treat the inside and outside of your house on a...
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Posted on 07/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 711 Old Canyon Road, Fremont, CA 94536
SIMPLY GORGEOUS! Walk in and feel like your in a single family home! Light bright and airy! Cozy fireplace, Central A/C & Fans. KITCHEN MADE FOR A CHEF; Marble counter tops, Travertine flooring, gorgeous appliances, gourmet gas stove and glass tile back splash. LUXURIOUS MASTER BATH! Lucious orange tree. Located close to the pool and community room. Lovely landscaped backyard, fenced in. LOVELY back splash view of the foothills. Extra storage in the Florida room & sheds. Washer/dryer/refrigerator stay! Just across the street is Historical Vallejo Mills park. Walking/hiking trails nearby! Senior park 55+. Driveway to be redone...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Is Being a Rental Property Owner Worth the Hassle?
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay It’s only a hassle if you’re not in control. There are a lot of ways to do investment property wrong, but here are the ways to do it right so that it’s an asset, not a nuisance. Be picky about the property. While you don’t need to purchase anything high-end, always choose something...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Comparing Decks and Patios
Photo by Im3rd Media on Unsplash Modern backyards are about more than having space to grow a garden or toss a ball with your kids. Today's yards are designed to be an oasis from the stress and rigors of every day life. They create outdoor living spaces that are ideal for personal use and for entertaining guests. So,...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Benefits of Financing With a Credit Union
Image by annca from Pixabay You’ve finally found the perfect home. It’s got the number of bedrooms you wanted, a spacious kitchen, updated bathrooms, and even a beautiful vegetable garden out back. Now comes the tricky part—how to pay for it. Numerous home buyers find financing their mortgages through a credit union to be a good option. According...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
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 06/13/2021
Creating a Simple Welcome Wreath to Boost Curb Appeal
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Whether you're looking at selling your home or just want to make it a little more appealing, one easy option to consider is creating a welcome wreath to keep on your front door. This creates a pleasant focal point for your home's entrance, and takes a minimum of investment to make it...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Tips on Creating a Functional Space Out of an Old Garden Shed
Photo by Sue Rickhuss via Pixabay Do you have an old garden shed in your yard that's outlived its original purpose? Perhaps your gardening tools and supplies have moved on to a new shed or been relocated to a convenient spot in the corner of your garage. If so, you may be considering tearing down your old shed....
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Conforming Loan Limit Increase and the Jumbo Market
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay If you bought a house that was over $484,350 prior to 2020, you had to get a jumbo loan, which is a non-conforming loan. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the limit on conforming loans to $510,400 in most areas. The FHFA also increased the loan limit to $765,600 in some...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Interior Design: What's Trending in 2021
Photo by RF._.studio from Pexels Once the floor plan has been finalized and construction work begins, you can start looking ahead to the interior design of your new home. When you take advantage of the styles that are trending today, you will be able to enjoy a fresh, contemporary look in every room of your house for years...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Headboard Ideas for Your Bedroom
Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash The headboard has become an integral part of bedroom furniture in the contemporary bedroom. Often the centerpiece of a bedroom, there are many design options available to you. Some are simple and understated. Others may feature cushioned back support, storage functions or built-in reading lights. Wooden Wooden headboards are a classic and timeless...
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