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…

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…

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…

Housing affordability weakening at fastest pace in quarter century

With weakening housing affordability, home prices will begin to ease bringing buyer relief. Rising home prices, rising mortgage rates and rising demand are colliding with a critical shortage of homes for sale. And all of that is slamming housing affordability. Source: Housing affordability weakening at fastest pace in quarter century

Closing Day Tips / Home Closing Process & Final Walkthrough Checklist

These closing day tips will help you understand the home closing process. Also what to bring to a house closing (some ID is usually required). And don’t forget the final walkthrough: here’s a final walkthrough checklist. Source: Closing Day Tips / Home Closing Process & Final Walkthrough Checklist