Why Wait Until Spring to Find Your Dream Home? | California Home

The Placer County market shows signs of softening and sellers are more willing to negotiate.  My sources say prices will still increase into next year but at a slower pace and lower rate.  Now may be your best opportunity to buy if you are thinking of buying in the near future. From California Home: While…

Love it, List it, Buy it?

Contact me, Sara Stryker, Coldwell Banker Realtor based in Auburn, CA if you are considering buying or selling in the Placer County foothills, or in nearby Sacramento, Nevada and El Dorado Counties. I possess over 15 years of experience working with all types of buyers and sellers, from first-time home buyers, investors, to up-sizing and…

Get Your Home Ready for the Spring Market | California Home

If you’re planning to put your home on the market during the busy spring selling season, you’ll have plenty of company. Here are a few things you can do to make your home stand out from the crowd, appeal to more buyers and sell quickly.Clear the clutter. Do you have a closet or two where…

Tackling the Big Game in Atlanta

No stranger to being the hostess with the mostest; Atlanta offers their best Southern hospitality (for the third time since 2000) as the host city for Super Bowl LIII. This year Atlanta will welcome t Source: Tackling the Big Game in Atlanta – Coldwell Banker Blue Matter

Martha Stewart on Marie Kondo: Learn how to declutter once and for all

E Whether getting ready to sell or just need to get a handle on your “stuff”, enjoy some valuable tips from Marie Condo, author of the run-away best seller “the life-changing magic of tidying up”.  It promises to declutter your home once and for all. Source: KonMari: How to Clean Up Your Home Once and…

2019 California Housing Affordability

Prices are still rising making affordability more difficult for many Californians.  Interest rates are still at historic lows. Check out some very good info regarding the housing market this year.

On the fence? Home Prices, Mortgage Rates to Rise in 2019 

Buying a home will be more expensive in 2019 as mortgage rates and home prices rise, according to economists with the National Association of Realtors® and realtor.com®.NAR’s chief economist Lawrence Yun predicts home prices will continue to rise in 2019, but at a slower rate, with the national median home price increasing to $266,800, up…

Placer County Events Calendar: Visit Placer

Placer County is home to hundreds of events each and every year. Browse Placer’s Calendar of Events and discover the many fun events you can attend this year. Source: Placer County Events Calendar: See Current & Future Events | Visit Placer

Win a Lowe’s gift card

Enter for your chance to win one of these great prizes in our home improvement giveaway sponsored by Coldwell Banker: GRAND PRIZE $1,000 Lowe’s Gift Card (1 winner) ADDITIONAL PRIZES $500 Lowe’s Gift Card (2 winners) $200 Lowe’s Gift Card (3 winners) $50 Lowe’s Gift Card (48 winners) Contest Entry Dates: January 8-31 Drawing Date: on…

The Most Important Repairs to Make Before Selling Your House

The most important repairs to make before selling a house? Here are 7 things to do before putting your house on the market. Plus, get tips on how to increase the value of your home so you can sell it for more — and get your investment back. Source: The Most Important Repairs to Make Before Selling Your House

Cozy Winter Lodges – Sunset Magazine

Check out #6, West Shore Cafe and Inn, Homewood–on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore. Ski, skate, sled, or just relax by the fire at the West’s ultimate winter lodges. Source: Cozy Winter Lodges – Sunset Magazine