Though the housing market is no longer experiencing the frenzy of a year ago, buyers are showing their interest in purchasing a home. According to U.S. News: “Housing markets have cooled slightly, but demand hasn’t disappeared, and in many places remains strong largely due to the ... Continue Reading » about What Buyer Activity Tells Us About the Housing Market
2 Things Sellers Need To Know This Spring
A lot has changed over the past year, and you might be wondering what’s in store for the spring housing market. If you’re planning to sell your house this season, here’s what real estate experts are saying you should keep in mind. 1. Houses That Are Priced Right Are Still SellingHouses that are ... Continue Reading » about 2 Things Sellers Need To Know This Spring
4 Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home
Are you planning to buy a home this spring? Though things are more balanced than they were at the height of the pandemic, it’s still a sellers’ market. So, when you find the home you want to buy, remember these four tips to make your best offer. 1. Lean on a Real Estate ProfessionalRely on an ... Continue Reading » about 4 Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a Home
How To Make Your Dream of Owning a Home a Reality
According to a recent Harris Poll survey, 8 in 10 Americans say buying a home is a priority, and 28 million Americans actually plan to buy within the next 12 months. Homeownership provides many financial and nonfinancial benefits, so that interest is ... Continue Reading » about How To Make Your Dream of Owning a Home a Reality
One Major Benefit of Investing in a Home
One of the many reasons to buy a home is that it’s a major way to build wealth and gain financial stability. According to Freddie Mac: “Building equity through your monthly principal payments and appreciation is a critical part of homeownership that can help you create financial ... Continue Reading » about One Major Benefit of Investing in a Home
What You Should Know About Closing Costs
Before you buy a home, it’s essential to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down payment, many are surprised by the closing costs they have to pay. To ensure you aren’t caught off guard when it’s time to close on your home, you need to understand what closing ... Continue Reading » about What You Should Know About Closing Costs
We've been blessed to be able to bring our own vision and style into each of the homes that we've lived in. This is our latest and hopefully longer term home that we purchased in late 2022. Though most visitors would, and did, get overwhelmed by the outdated wall paper, flooring, and general ... Continue Reading » about 4-WEEK REMODEL
The Top Reasons for Selling Your House
Many of today’s homeowners bought or refinanced their homes during the pandemic when mortgage rates were at history-making lows. Since rates doubled in 2022, some of those homeowners put their plans to move on hold, not wanting to lose the low mortgage rate they have on their current house. And ... Continue Reading » about The Top Reasons for Selling Your House
Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023
Over the past few years, many of us have spent extra time at home—and that means we appreciate the personal design touches that make a house cozy and comfortable more than ever. Some of us have adapted our dwellings in new ways, from creating functional home offices to upgrading the appliances we ... Continue Reading » about Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023
Jan 2023 Market Update
Welcome to 2023! Despite what the headlines are blasting, the reality of the Sacramento Housing market might surprise you! Take a look at this video to get some deeper insights into what the state of the market is at present as well as some trends to get an idea of where it's expected to go this ... Continue Reading » about Jan 2023 Market Update
Can I Buy or Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Agent?
We all like to save money. However, when it comes to your largest financial asset, forgoing professional representation may not always be in your best interest. Find out whether the benefits outweigh the risks (and considerable time and effort) of selling or buying a home on your own—so you can head ... Continue Reading » about Can I Buy or Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Agent?
Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers
Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is looked at on a whole new level. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.” With the start of the new year, now is the perfect time to do some holiday ... Continue Reading » about Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers
2023 Real Estate Market Outlook (And What It Means for You)
Last year, one factor drove the real estate market more than any other: rising mortgage rates. In March 2022, the Federal Reserve began a series of interest rate hikes in an effort to pump the brakes on inflation.1 And while some market sectors have been slow to respond, the housing market has ... Continue Reading » about 2023 Real Estate Market Outlook (And What It Means for You)
Are You Covered? A Homeowner’s Insurance Guide
No one likes to think about disasters. Severe weather, fire, theft—or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe—can wreak havoc on your home and result in thousands of dollars in damages. Fortunately, a good homeowners insurance policy can offer you peace of mind that you and your family will ... Continue Reading » about Are You Covered? A Homeowner’s Insurance Guide
Home for the Holidays: How To Stretch Your Budget in a Season of Inflation
You don't have to break the bank to celebrate the holidays in style—even in this season of inflation. Prices may be higher on everything from food to gifts to decorations, but there are still plenty of opportunities to eke out extra savings. For example, according to the U.S. Environmental ... Continue Reading » about Home for the Holidays: How To Stretch Your Budget in a Season of Inflation
‘Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a
Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home
‘It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months.
This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one is looking over the holidays. ... Continue Reading » about ‘Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a
Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home
10 Ways to Give Back to Our Local Community This Holiday Season
This year has demonstrated, perhaps more than ever, the importance of our family, friends, neighbors, and community. It truly “takes a village” to keep a community functioning effectively, whether that’s by keeping our waterways clean, feeding the hungry, teaching our kids, or supporting small ... Continue Reading » about 10 Ways to Give Back to Our Local Community This Holiday Season
Should You Buy a New or Existing Home?
Maybe your dream home has the intricate details that you usually find only in older construction - wainscoting and crown molding in the interior, the front porch with a swing, an older tree shading the back yard, and the white picket fence. Or maybe your dream home has all the conveniences of ... Continue Reading » about Should You Buy a New or Existing Home?