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    New state housing laws & the future of San Jose housing

    By Golovko Homes | October 12, 2021

    New state housing laws & the future of San Jose housing Earlier last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two new state laws that could significantly change the way housing is built in the Bay Area. Senate Bill 9 allows for the development of up to four dwelling units on single-family lots throughout the state of... Read More

    Skylights Vs Solar Tubes

    By Golovko Homes | September 29, 2021

    Skylights vs. solar tubes: What’s the difference? Want to add natural light to a meh room? Skylights and solar tubes are two options to consider. Let’s see how each one works and which one might be the better fit for your home 🙂 SKYLIGHTS Skylights are windows installed onto your roof, typically made out of plastic... Read More

    Conserving Electricity – Tips from PG&E

    By Golovko Homes | June 18, 2021

    Conserving Electricity – Tips from PG&E With the cycles of seasons and changes in weather patterns, perhaps your utility bill is giving you sticker shock trying to keep cool. Here are a few tips from PG&E on how you can help conserve energy usage and lower your bill: Avoid using your oven on hot days.... Read More

    Housing Bubble… Or Something Else?

    By Golovko Homes | May 20, 2021

    This article was originally published by Jeff Ostrowski at Bankrate The U.S. housing market is on fire. Double-digit appreciation is the rule. Giddy sellers are sifting through multiple offers. Frantic buyers are forced to pay more than asking prices â€” sometimes by $100,000 or more. The real estate party is in full swing. The National Association of... Read More

    Tips For Moving

    By Golovko Homes | April 28, 2021

    Moving is always a big milestone, whether its across the country or across the street! After experiencing moving quite a few times and helping countless families move too, here are our top tips we’ve picked up over the years: Time to purge… That’s right! Moving is the perfect time to pull everything out and sort... Read More

    Gardening Rules 101

    By Golovko Homes | April 7, 2021

    This article was originally published by The Mercury News. Even though we’re blessed in California with being able to grow vegetable and flower gardens the year round, there are some seasonal rules. Fortunately, Mother Nature can be as forgiving as she is harsh, but here are some guidelines for growing in each season. SpringMarch, April,... Read More

    The Classic (and Totally Avoidable) Mistake People Make When Installing Kitchen Cabinets

    By | December 28, 2020

      Published by Lydia Geisel via Domino.com on December 16, 2020 So you want new kitchen cabinets—are you prepared for all the costs that come with them? On average, it will run you around $5,100 just to have them installed (prices for fully custom cupboards can range from $13,000 to $30,00), according to an estimate... Read More

    What Prop. 19 means for Bay Area real estate

    By | November 18, 2020

    New property tax revenue generated from Prop. 19 will help establish a California Fire Response Fund, with 20% of funds allocated to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and 80% of funds going to local special districts for fire suppression. Two propositions on this year’s ballot would have overhauled property tax laws in California,... Read More

    Being Prepared for Wildfires

    By | November 11, 2020

    For the full list of tips and checklists, please visit Calfire’s website.  BEING READY—WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS Being Ready for wildfire starts with maintaining an adequate defensible space and by hardening your home by using fire resistant building materials. Defensible space is the buffer you create by removing dead plants, grass and weeds. This buffer helps to keep the fire away from your... Read More

    2020 Fall Activities

    By | October 5, 2020

    This article was originally posted by KRON4 News.  It’s that time of the year again! Time to get in the holiday spirit by carving pumpkins and dressing up in fun costumes. While COVID-19 has presented some challenges in people’s plans this year, there are still ways to get festive this 2020 season 🙂 This includes going to... Read More