OPEN HOUSE: Walnut Creek Condo 10/15 & 10/16 1PM-4PM

OPEN HOUSE: Walnut Creek Condo remodeled Top to Bottom. Move-in ready for the most particular buyer.

OPEN HOUSE Martinez 10/1 & 10/2, 1-4pm

OPEN HOUSE Martinez Townhome 10/1 & 10/2, 1-4pm . End Unit Townhouse – Newly Remodeled Priced at $449,850
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,396 Sq.Ft. Built In 1976
Tastefully done. Move-In Ready! End-Unit with spacious open floor plan, vaulted ceilings.
Outside decks & patio areas for relaxation and entertaining.
Sleek, modern kitchen with high ceiling, plenty of cabinet space. extra storage. Beautiful views of hills.

It will be a joy to cook in this modern, contemporary space.

Features Include:
NEW Mfg. Wood Floors
NEW Carpeting
Freshly Painted In & Out
NEW Roof
NEW Decks
HOA $415
Inside Laundry-Hookups only
Carport Parking
Community Pool, Tennis Courts, Club House
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Inexpensive Kitchen Updates

Inexpensive Kitchen Updates. A neighbor called me yesterday asking what she should do to get her kitchen updated should they decide to sell their home. She stated she was getting bids to tear down walls, rip out cabinets and do a total remodel. Wait! Did you know you could give your kitchen a makeover without breaking the bank? I suggested they may want to skip the custom cabinetry, as a few key changes could make a huge impact.

1. Reface or paint cabinets

Buyers like bright, clean sleek looking kitchens. If your is rocking the 70’s with a dark oak finish, why not paint them a soft white, light grey or even sage green? Think out of the box. Look at pictures in magazines or on TV for looks that are popular. You get an entirely new, fresh look for little expense.

2. Buy new hardware

Have you thought about changing the knobs and pulls? New hardware comes in a myriad of finishes, and looks.  Hardware to cabinets is like earrings that set off an outfit you are wearing. When you go shopping, bring a current drawer pull to ensure your new pieces match the size of your old hardware and holes that are already drilled into doors and drawers. If your cabinets and drawers don’t have any hardware, consider installing pulls and knobs or handles and see how it adds that finishing touch!

3. Replace your faucet

Another easy update is adding a more modern, statement faucet. Look for a finish and style that works well with your kitchen’s aesthetic. I would consider leaning more towards the modern and bold. The finish should work with the other metals in the room.

4. Purchase new lighting fixtures

Update your lighting fixtures with stylish, modern replacements. Do you have a space, perhaps over a breakfast counter where hanging pendants in a bold colored glass would work? Take out florescent tubes and replace with canned lights. Think about adding under cabinet lighting to set the mood. Work surfaces should be well lit, and the lights can be an amazing addition to the overall look of your kitchen.

5. Replace counters and backsplashes

If your cabinets are in good shape, but you have tile counter-tops, there are inexpensive sold surface alternatives, like granite, that are pre-cut and ready to be installed. Couple a new counter with a updated backsplash and your kitchen will look modern, fresh and ready for your first open house! Other lower cost updates that won;t break the bank include: new window coverings, doors, fresh coat of paint on the walls and a thorough cleaning. Make it shine. Remember, the kitchen is the heart of the home and the old adage that ‘kitchens and baths sell a home’ still ring true. So, if you plan on staying put and enjoying your homes for many years to come, go ahead and knock down those walls. But, if you are preparing your home for sale, consider the information shared above. For more seller tips to preparing your home for sale, please contact Dayna Wilson Real Estate for a personal consultation.

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NEW Listing-Best Value for home for sale in San Ramon

Wonderful Opportunity in a great school district! List price is $699,000.

Come see this super home waiting for your personal touch and updating.

Four Bedroom, two bathrooom, 1,479 s/f home on 7,000 s/f flat lot.

Central A/C, hardwood and fireplace in family room, master suite opens to garden in backyard.

San Ramon Valley School District. Steps to Iron Horse Bike Trail. Close to Highway 680, shopping and more.

Please contact Dayna Wilson Real Estate for details on this wonderful listing or others “Coming Soon!”







4 Curb Appeal Trends for 2016

Research has found that improving a homes curb appeal can boost it's value by 17Research has found that improving a homes curb appeal can boost its value by 17%. Folks see the photos online and drive by the home. Make the buyers want to come inside to take a closer look! Here’s how:

  • Lights: Update the exterior with elegant lighting. Make it bright and cheerful. Think about up lighting trees or architectural features to make your property shine day or night.
  • Garage Door: Do you have an old wood one? Perhaps it even sags in the middle. Time to make a change! Choose a popular carriage-style or a steel roll up version with windows to let some light into the garage. Match the garage door to the style of the home.
  • Look at the Landscaping: Create a pop of color by planting flowers and adding colorful pots with more flowering plants. Trim hedges, bushes and trees. Mow and edge the lawn. If you have adopted the belief that ‘Brown is the new Green’ due to the drought, there are companies that will paint it green! Or, take advantage of the Contra Costa Water District’s Drought Program and take the lawn out completely, replacing it with drought tolerant plants.
  • Front Entrance: Your front door should send the right first impression. Replace with a new door or paint your existing door a color that compliments your yard and the house. Bright bold colors like pumpkin or peacock blue are gaining in popularity. If there is room, add a piece of furniture on the front porch with a colorful pillow or cushion.

Home Sellers – Preparation gets Results

Home Sellers – Preparation gets Results! It can take anywhere from two weeks to two months to prepare your home for sale. Did you know that my team has a full service program to make that happen?

Home Sellers - Preparation gets Results

Home Sellers – Preparation gets Results

If you are like our other sellers you are busy and feeling overwhelmed with what it may take to get your home ‘market ready.’ Just the thought of having to locate a reliable painter, picking out new carpet, dealing with a handyman for small repairs during work hours could make your head spin. My recent Walnut Creek home seller had no idea how much all this would cost, or even where to store his belongings during the process. I showed him how our contractor quotes the updates and repairs, line by line. I acted as his project manager-overseeing all the vendors, from handymen and cleaners to stagers and photographers. As the home seller, he can now just focus on his plans to be married in January! His home was prepared according to his budget and it is scheduled to close escrow next week!

Want to learn more? Call for a 15-minute consultation and I’ll show you how we’ve made this same plan work for our other happy clients!

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Heather Farms Townhome for Sale

Location, Location! Popular Heather Farms Townhome for Sale.

Heather Farms Townhome for Sale

Heather Farms Townhome for Sale

Three Bedroom and Two and a half Bathroom tri-level home. Master Suite is open to Living Room. Soaring Ceilings in Living Room and Master Bedroom. Each bedroom boasts it’s own deck. Eat-In Kitchen with White Cabinets, and Family Room/TV Area. Separate Formal Dining Space.
Close to Heather Farms Park with it’s Dog Park, Equestrian Center, Playing Fields and Play Ground. Minutes to bike path, John Muir Hospital, Shopping and Dining. Convenient access to freeway, BART and all that Downtown Walnut Creek has to offer! Fresh Paint, new carpet, bright and ready for you. Enjoy entertaining and relaxing in your backyard spa. Property backs to Diablo Hills Golf Course. Homeowners Association monthly dues of $279. includes: pools, tennis courts, greenbelt and Club House.

Please contact Dayna Wilson – Walnut Creek Listing Specialist with Keller Williams Realty for further details.

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