Remodeling our home.

When it comes to remodeling your home in Missoula, it really makes a difference as to which company you choose, even if there aren’t many in Missoula to choose from. For kitchen remodel Missoula, we chose to go with CJ Remodeling because they had a great portfolio, and frankly, they were just really easy to work with.

And we even hired them before we knew that they were going to be able to finish our kitchen remodel Missoula in less than 30 days. If you know anything about kitchen remodels, you know that making a promise like that is pretty exciting!

And we were still pretty excited to see the final product of our kitchen remodel Missoula! It was great to see the progress they were able to make in such a short time without skimping on anything important. I was very happy to know that I was able to get such a great contractor to do our new kitchen for us without much ado! If you need your kitchen remodeled Missoula, call CJ Remodeling!

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Sweet Teeth!

For infomation on Dr Bernstein visit his San Francisco Cosmetic Dentistry YouTube Page.

I had a ten year high school reunion coming up and I wanted a quick way to feel confident. And other than lopping off an arm or two, there was no way I was gonna loose 30 pounds in 2 weeks. So, I went to All New Smiles in Piedmont, a cosmetic dentist, and got my teeth whitened for a quick refresher.

I actually did a bit of research on the subject because I knew that I didn’t have the luxury of time on my hands. And, turns out, the quickest and best way to look ten years younger is to whiten your teeth. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t look 10 years younger when I left the dentist’s office, but I did feel ten years younger, so I’d have to admit I was very pleased with the outcome.

I went to my ten year high school reunion proud and mighty. I was a successful realtor in the area, was married with a few kiddos, and now had white and shiny teeth. I just wanted to look as good as I felt. And boy, did I feel great walking into that sad and dark banquet hall that night. I had a great time and everyone kept telling me how great I looked. That’s a win in my book!

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Precision Glass to the Rescue!

I had some business to take care of in the Sacramento area and when I got on the freeway, I saw that there was a huge crack in my windshield. For safety reasons, I figured I shouldn’t wait to get it fixed and looked to the internet to find a windshield repair company in Sacramento. I found one called Precision Auto Glass that completely filled my need and even met me at the location I had a meeting.

They were really friendly and helped me figure out what the best way to take care of the situation was. They agreed with me that I should take care of the broken windshield sooner than later because sometimes they can cause auto accidents for which my insurance company wouldn’t cover. But do you know what they did cover? My windshield repair!

Precision Auto Glass works directly with my insurance company so I don’t have to even worry about it. They are authorized to bill my insurance company directly, so I didn’t even have to pay a cent upfront. I was pretty excited that I was going to be be able to work that out and feel safe on my drive home. Thanks, Precision Auto Glass!

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New School, New Teeth, All New Smiles


San Francisco Cometic Dentistry

When I started med school at UCSF, I decided to call All New Smiles, a San Francisco cosmetic dentist, because I wanted to start my medical career off on the right foot. I wanted to look exactly how beautiful I feel. And with my crooked teeth, I didn’t feel very beautiful I decided that I would invest in myself and finally get the veneers I’ve always wanted.

Sure, it would set me back some money, but I was tired of waiting for the day I became a doctor, or when I get married, or when I finally pay off my student loans (I would be about 80). It’s just something that is important to me, for whatever reason. When I called All New Smiles in Piedmont, they were more than happy to discuss financing and to help me decide what option would be best for me and my budget.

Even while I am paying for my new teeth (and my new smile), I will never regret having my teeth fixed. My veneers look incredibly natural and they make me feel so much better. Especially since I won’t be taking too much time to care for my appearance in the next few years, I’m happy that I will finally feel pretty just when I wake up and smile in the mirror. All New Smiles has given me that beautiful gift!

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Sacramento Therapist

It’s hard to find a therapist that you like, especially one who’s accepting new clients. Well, we’ve got great news for you: there’s a new therapist in town. It’s called Empathy Therapy and it’s right in the heart of Midtown! In addition to offering therapy services, this facility has anything and everything you could want in a mental health facility.

First of all, we mentioned that Empathy Therapy is conveniently located in midtown Sacramento. This is great for people who live in midtown, and/or live in outlying areas like Roseville or Folsom, because it is still easy to get to by the freeways. Also, Empathy Therapy offers more than just therapy visits, it’s a center for psychiatry, executive life coaching and psychotherapy.

Whether you are looking for a therapy session or someone who can prescribe you medication, Empathy Therapy is a great place to see that all of your mental health questions and issues are answered in a professional and completely comfortable way. Dr. Chofla and his staff are there to help you through a process that isn’t always so easy. The easy part is calling them now to schedule an appointment.

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Gold Fever

I was never interested in selling gold until I got a ton of it when my great aunt died. She just had it lying around in her house! So, I did what any person who doesn’t want a large sum of gold just sitting around in their house: I called Oxbridge House to see how much I could get my gold for. I was pleasantly surprised with the results.

Of course, the people at Oxbridge House told me that the rates could decrease by the time I got there because they pay the price of gold to the minute. But, I said that was fine because it was still a pretty solid price. To my excitement, when I arrived, the rate had actually increased! That meant I was going to get even more money than what I originally thought! Win!

So, in exchange for all the gold I gave them, I got a) to get rid of some things I didn’t even need/want, and b) I got to get rid of some things for CASH. That, my friends, is a win: win situation. And I am glad I chose Oxbridge House in San Francisco to take my gold and exchange it for MONEY!

 

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Knowledge is Power

I was looking to buy my first home in the Sacramento area and thought purchasing a short sale home might be a good route for me. I decided to contact my local Short Sales Agent in Sacramento to get some more information on the process and what homes are available in my Elk Grove neighborhood.  My Sacramento Short Sales Agent informed me that short sales are real estate transactions that provide alternatives to foreclosure. The lender approves a sale in which the proceeds are less than the amount owed. The terms of the sale must satisfy all claimants on the home–short sale properties might have multiple loans taken out against it. Tax liens and mechanic’s liens can complicate negotiations. In order to protect short-sale sellers, the California Legislature passed laws that prevent lenders from suing sellers for the amount still owed after short sales close.

Short Sales Sacramento was very helpful and let me know that buying a short sale is that it is not just a two party transaction.  Even if I made a full price offer to the seller and have them accept it, but if the bank reviews it and decides that it isn’t good enough they will not accept it.  When making an offer on a short sale, be prepared for a counter offer from the bank and leave yourself a little room in your asking price to negotiate with. I was very appreciative of my Short Sales Agent in Sacramento being so upfront to the entire process. As a first time home buyer it is refreshing to have a Short Sales Agent in Sacramento I know I can trust and will advise me honestly.

Short Sales Agent in Sacramento is a Elk Grove and Sacramento based short sales real estate agent.

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Historic and Modern

I recently purchased an older historical home in San Jose and needed to replace all of the windows. I am aware to some degree the energy savings that can be realized with the right replacement windows in my house. So I wanted to make sure I would be choosing replacement windows that would be energy efficient but also compliment the historical integrity of the home. The dilemma of moving forward with these efficiency upgrades while limiting the aesthetic architectural damage that might come to a coveted home as a result, is a more common problem than I would have thought. While posing my replacement window problem to a friend one day they suggested I call California Window Masters to get more information on what would be best for my San Jose home.

When speaking to California Window Masters about replacement windows I had a lot more information. California Window Masters even told me that sometimes historic homes require some energy math to find saving improvements where they can best be implemented, especially when it comes to windows. Extra attic insulation, high efficiency furnaces or boilers, tight seals on all of the windows and doors and basement insulation are effective measures. About 10% of your heat is released through uninsulated windows but the biggest bang can first be had from these other improvements. As for the windows, it’s likely they’re not all of the intricate design variety and replacing the ones that aren’t can help. Finally, storm windows can be installed on the interior or exterior of the home during the coldest months for these instances where history must take precedence. This made me feel confident in using California Window Masters to replace my home’s windows because they seemed to understand my dilemma and wanted to work with me to increase the energy savings, but to keep my home’s integrity in tack.

I decided to have replacement windows installed by California Window Masters, they offer wood framed replacement windows which are excellent insulators and insulate 1,800 times better than aluminum. I am very excited to start seeing the energy savings from my new replacement windows!

California Window Masters is a Northern California based Window Replacement Company

 

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August Cool Down

I spent quite a bit of time researching A/C before purchasing and installing in my Sacramento home.  We live in Sacramento and it doesn’t get too hot but there’s a month or two in the summer where the heat can get oppressive in the house. I wanted an inexpensive, small, window A/C to increase the comfort. I wanted something small enough that I can store it the other 10 months if needed, without having to have an expensive central air system installed.

Anyway, I have a window A/C unit  installed in our main living room. We are in a 1940′s box bungalow so this room is about half of the width and length of the house. The bedrooms and kitchen connect to it. With it on HI cool/Max(7) the entire house has been very cold and huge amounts of water have been pulled out. We keep a few box fans around to circulate air so I can move the cold air around. Unfortunately our portable A/C unit started to lose power when August rolled around and the heat in Sacramento started to creep into the 90s. So we called Alley Heating and Air. A local air conditioning repair service we had used in a previous house to see if they could help repair our portable unit.

Alley Heating and Air came out the same day and did a full inspection on our A/C. Although they suggested the cost of repair would outweigh the cost of buying a replacement, I appreciated their quality of service, their honesty, and their prompt arrival to fix my A/C.

Alley Heating and Air is a Sacramento based A/C repair service

 

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Windows to Sell

We were having trouble selling our home when someone told us that the best way to update your home without spending a lot of money is by upgrading and/or replacing your windows. Wanting to sell our home once and for all, we called up California Window Masters. They were able to do a quick and dirty install and we had brand new replacement windows in just a few hours.

The great thing about getting replacement windows is that it immediately makes everything look newer and more put together– both inside and out. Plus, it makes for a pretty cool selling point to say that the windows are energy efficient and will cost less to maintain. That information goes a long way in the Bay Area.

We are really happy with the work that California Window Masters was able to do for us on such a short notice. Within the month, we had an offer, and a week later, our home was finally sold. I have to believe it had something to do with those new windows!

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