Just Sold in Dublin Ranch Neighborhood

5124 Georgetown Cir. – Sold for $625,000

  •  Just Sold in Dublin Ranch Neighborhood

4 Bedrooms, 2.5, 2,221 Sqft.

Spacious Dublin Ranch home on quiet street. Great open floorplan with a bright open kitchen that has an island and breakfast bar. This house has the optional flex room off the kitchen and can be used as hobby/play room or office. Private yard with fruit trees
For more information on this property please visit DublinRanch.com

Two Unique Floor Plans in Dublin Ranch

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Livorno at Positano will have it’s second release this weekend. Their smallest home is a single story 3 bedroom 2 bath with 2427 square feet. The base price is under $730,000. They also have another unique home that has an option for a granny flat that includes a separate bedroom, bath, full kitchenette and living room. The base price is in the low $800,000s including the granny flat.

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Get Rid Of Cooking Smells in Your Home

images 2 150x150 Get Rid Of Cooking Smells in Your Home

Does your house have housitosis? Your home may have “bad breath” from all your delicious cooking. If cooking smells linger long after the meal is served, it’s time to take action.

The best remedy is to prevent the odors in the first place.  This is easily done through proper ventilation and air filtration.  Your cooktop or stovetop should be ventilated with an overhead or downdraft ventilation system that is matched to the needs of the burners. But it’s only useful if you turn it on your vented hood while you cook, even if you don’t like the extra noise.

Grease or smoke and water create a tough film that won’t go away without scrubbing.

Ventilation is key to the dilution of odors, limiting the concentration of carbon dioxide (very important for gas burners), particles suspended in the air, and fumes from compounds around the home, like paint. Respiratory problems can be triggered by nitrogen oxides produced by a gas oven or cooktop when not well ventilated.

Let a professional guide you as to the size and power of the vent that you need. Ventilation systems should match an appliance in size, but they can also can go larger, such as vented hoods suspended over an island. You don’t want to underdo it – for example, microwaves are placed over cooktops with a ventilator built into the unit, but that’s inadequate ventilation for most gas cooktops.

Your housekeeping may also be causing your house to smell like last night’s meal. Clean while you cook, so you don’t have a build-up of dirty pots and pans. Hard to clean pots and pans should be soaked immediately after use. Store leftovers immediately, instead of allowing them to sit on the countertop.

Some cooking smells like fish or fried foods are invasive. Make sure you remove the cooked oil and trash from the house as soon as you can.

Buy fresh sponges and wash dishcloths frequently. Used dishcloths get mildew odor and retain food odors.  Wash potholders frequently. Don’t let dust and odors accumulate on curtains or hand towels.

Appliances can add to smells. Make sure your cooktops are clean and not building up dried food stains.

Disposals can collect food debris that smells foul over time.  Freshen your disposal with ice and lemon wedges. Clean out your refrigerator weekly – leftovers can get ripe very quickly even when refrigerated.

Periodically wipe down your cabinet doors and drawers with a fresh smelling cleaner.  Change or wash air filters monthly or as directions dictate. Use washable area rugs or gel rugs that can be wiped down.

Finally, what foods seem to linger most? Foods like fish, broccoli, and spicy dishes may require a little preparation. Keep the house cooler (warm air makes odors linger), open windows in the kitchen, use your overhead fans and the cooking ventilation.

Fortunately, housitosis isn’t permanent. If you find odors lingering, you can also go for quick fixes like  baked cookies, or pots simmerings with potpourri. Anything citrus-scented also tends to cut the smells of grease and smoke. Just make sure the cure isn’t worse than the problem, so take it easy with candles and room sprays.

Dublin Market Update for Townhouses and Condos

36736 1151 Alicante Villa 150x150 Dublin Market Update for Townhouses and Condos Market Update December 2010 for Town homes and Condominiums built after 2003.

11 homes sold and closed escrow in November, 73% were distressed properties- 4 short sales and 4 bank owned. There are  26 active listings, 85% are distressed properties- 16 are short sales and 6 bank owned. Currently, 10 homes are pending sales, 70% are distressed properties- 4 short sales and 4 bank owned.

Dublin CA Market Update for December

 

Market Update December 2010

 Single Family Homes in Dublin built since 1998

 20 homes sold in an average of 39 days on the market. 50% were distressed properties-6 short sales and 4 bank owned.  Currently there are 22 active listings 68% are distressed properties- 13 short sales and 2 bank owned. There are 43 pending sales 65% are distressed properties- 23 short sales and 5 bank owned. Keep in mind that short sales take months to close so the percentage of distressed homes will be higher.