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The home down payment: What you need to know

A home is an expensive purchase — and it’s not something that you should rush. Like any other investment, buying a home requires downpayments. However, there’s more to it than just writing a check. To take on this journey safely, ...

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The outdoors as design elements for your indoors

Interior designers aren't only concerned with the interior of a home. We don't forget about the outside world! The ability to bring the outside in is an essential aspect of interior design. From the sidewalk to the door, we want to extend t...

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Bay Area hikes you should try in 2021

FGATE staffers, like other Bay Area residents, spent a whole bunch of 2020 hiking anywhere and everywhere, for sights and sounds and exercise and all the rest. And that's good news for you, reader with zero hiking experience — or reader who...

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Safety nets to observe as lockdowns ease

Safety nets to observe as lockdowns ease

The recent spike in the number of cases in California as of July 14 has driven Gov. Gavin Newsom to bring back restrictions and re-enforce shelter-in-place orders for a majority of its residents. While it is still uncertain when restrict...

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How to stay focused when working from home

How to stay focused when working from home

Working from home is probably the smartest option to take these days, especially with the unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases seen in the Bay Area in recent times. But let’s face it: the lack of face-to-face interaction with colleagues,...

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