Tips for First-Time Home Buyers 

Home buying can be a daunting experience.  Especially for a first-time home buyer! Check out these valuable tips and contact me if you need  someone to help guide you through the process. Buying your first home can be intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. Understanding every step of the process and planning ahead to…

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…

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…

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…

Benefits of Listing Your Home During the Holidays | California Home

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time to sing along to holiday favorites, hunt for the perfect gift, deck the halls and don your worst apparel for ugly sweater parties. But after stringing the lights and hanging the ornaments, there’s still time to put up the for-sale sign in your front yard….

Autumn in Nevada City and Grass Valley | Visit California

When gold miners poured into the Sierra foothills in the mid-1800s, they fought off homesickness by planting seeds from their hometown trees. That’s why Nevada Street in downtown Nevada City is decorated with century-old sugar maples and American sweetgums (liquidambars) that turn stoplight red in autumn. They’re show-stopping fall foliage champs. Take a stroll around…

Great weekend guide to Auburn, California-Foothills of the Sierras

Hi Guys, Many folks traveling along I-80 from the Bay Area to Lake Tahoe think of Auburn, California–about half way there–as a freeway stop.  Lots has changed since I passed through in the 70’s–stopping in for a beer at the legendary Shanghai bar.  The stories I could tell!  No longer a stop to wet your…

Negotiating a House Offer & How to Counter Offer

Negotiation is about priorities and coming to a consensus satisfying both parties… Negotiating a house offer requires some savvy. When your home is on the market you need to know what a counter offer is, and how to negotiate a house offer. These tips help you negotiate with potential home buyers. Source: Negotiating a House…