Joe Schembri Real Estate

Coldwell Banker - fremont, california

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How to Repair Stucco Leaks

Stucco is a durable, attractive finish used for the exterior walls of homes and other buildings. As with all exterior wall surfaces, the integrity of stucco must be intact in order to prevent leaks. When cracks occur in the stucco and water leaks in, it can reach the sheathing of the house, which can cause rot. You can patch small cracks and holes in the stucco yourself, but if they’re larger than 1/2 inch wide or are vertical cracks around windows and doors, call in a professional to examine them, as it can be a sign of problems with your home’s foundation. read more

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually a good time for you to buy a home. read more