Resources

Convenient resources and helpful tips to personalize your new home

 

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Home & Garden Decor and Furnishings Resources

Helpful resources for home and outdoor furnishings

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Home Maintenance

Home maintenance schedule

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Home Financing

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Pre-qualifying for a loan

 


Home and Garden Tips Decor and Furnishings

Helpful resources for home and outdoor furnishings

 

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DECORATING

San Francisco Design Center [SFDC] is the West’s best destination for fine home furnishings and accessories. SFDC is free and open to the public for browsing Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Sitting at the heart of the San Francisco’s Design District [known as Showplace Square], the SFDC is comprised of three buildings; the Showplace, Galleria and Garden Court. Together, they house over 100 showrooms.

www.californiahomedesign.com

 

 

 

 

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LAWN AND GARDEN


Learn about many things you can do to conserve resources while installing and maintaining your home’s landscaping, lawn and garden. You can find many valuable resources at SF-GATE, one of the Bay Area’s most popular Home & Garden resource websites.
www.sfgate.com/homeandgarden

 

 

 

 

 

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Outdoor spaces can be as important as any room in the house. Spruce up your outdoor spaces with patio furniture, outdoor garden furniture, outdoor tables or just outdoor decor with this trusted list of California outdoor furnishings vendors.

www.californiahomedesign.com/resources/outdoor-furnishings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Energy-saving Tips

Easy low-cost and no-cost ways to save energy

Energy Saver Tips provides homeowners with tips for saving money and energy at home and on the road. By following just a few of the simple tips here in the Energy Saver Guide, you can make your home more comfortable and easier to heat and cool — while you save money. Energy Saver provides information on efficient, energy-saving technology.

energy.gov

Tips to save energy today

• Install a programmable thermostat to lower utility bills and manage your heating and cooling systems effciently.
• Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle.
• Turn things off when you are not in the room such as lights, TVs, entertainment systems, and your computer and monitor.
• Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use
• Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F.
• Take short showers instead of baths and use low-flow shower heads for additional energy savings.
• Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.
• Air dry clothes.
• Check to see that windows and doors are closed when heating or cooling your home.
• Look for the ENERGY STAR® label on light bulbs, home appliances, electronics, and other products. ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Visit the links to learn more:

Your Home’s Energy Use
Air Leaks
Insulation
Heating & Cooling
Cool and Green Roofs
Landscaping
Water Heating
WindowsLighting
Appliances
Home Office and Electronics
Renewable Energy


Home Maintenance                                                       Download PDF

Home Maintenance schedule

Maintenance Item: Attic
Maintenance Item: Burrowing Animals
Maintenance Item: Cabinets
Maintenance Item: Caulking – Exterior
Maintenance Item: Caulking - Interior
Maintenance Item: Chimney Flues
Maintenance Item: Concrete Cracks
Maintenance Item: Crawl Space
Maintenance Item: Crawl Space
Maintenance Item: Decks
Maintenance Item: Decks - Built Up
Maintenance Item: Drainage, Swales, Catch Basins
Maintenance Item: Drywall Cracks & Nail Pops
Maintenance Item: Electrical Cords & Appliances
Maintenance Item: Exterior Wood or Fiberglass Doors
Maintenance Item: Faucets
Maintenance Item: Fences
Maintenance Item: Fire Sprinklers
Maintenance Item: Flooring, Carpet, Vinyl, Tile & Hardwood Floors
Maintenance Item: Garage Door
Maintenance Item: Garbage Disposal
Maintenance Item: GFCI Electrical
Maintenance Item: Gutters, Downspouts, Valleys & Flashings
Maintenance Item: HVAC-Filters
Maintenance Item: HVAC or Heat Pump
Maintenance Item: Irrigation
Maintenance Item: Irrigation
Maintenance Item: Paint, Interior & Exterior
Maintenance Item: Plumbing Drains
Maintenance Item: Roofs
Maintenance Item: Ensure extinguisher(s) are fully charged and safety supplies are on hand. Rotate perishable goods.
Maintenance Item: Security Systems.
Maintenance Item: Siding.
Maintenance Item: Smoke Alarms
Maintenance Item: Soil Settlement
Maintenance Item: Stucco
Maintenance Item: Stucco Weep Screeds
Maintenance Item: Tile Grout
Maintenance Item: Vents/Foundation & Attic
Maintenance Item: Water Heaters
Maintenance Item: Weather stripping, Doors and Windows
Maintenance Item: Window Screens
Maintenance Item: Windows/Sliding Doors

 


Home Financing

Contact a loan officer
Estimate a mortgage
Pre-qualifyng for a loan

Preferred Lenders
We have established Preferred Lenders for all of our communities that offer competitive financing programs and provide excellent service. These select lenders are very familiar with our communities, and the new home financing process. Please contact the Preferred Lender for the community you are interested in to complete an application for loan pre-approval. Davidon will require a pre-approval with our Preferred Lender as part of the home buying process. You are under no obligation to obtain a loan from our Preferred Lender in the event you purchase a home, and you will not incur any cost with the pre-approval.

Northern California

Jeff Ryan
NMLSR#459531
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
590 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Suite 103
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
Email:  jryan@fairwaymc.com
Cell:  925-570-9880