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To Flip or Hold Real Estate

The idea of flipping a house and making a healthy profit in a relatively short period of time holds a lot of appeal for investors, but is it always the right option? It may be better, depending on your situation, to buy and hold, rather than flip. The following are considerations to keep in mind…

New Construction or Older Home Purchase

If you’re considering the purchase of a home, you have one big decision to make as you get started: Do you buy a newly constructed home or an existing property? There are pros and cons to each, and you have to weigh them carefully during the decision-making process. It used to be that buying a…

Outside The Box Lending

Most mortgage lenders offer the same suite of loan programs. In fact, most loans approved today are either conventional loans underwritten to standards set by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac or are government-backed programs to the tune of VA, FHA and USDA programs. Individual lenders can also apply their own internal requirements on top of…

How Much Does it Cost to BUILD A HOME?

Have you ever found yourself dreaming of your own custom home? With construction prices becoming more affordable in some areas, custom builds can be a viable option for some, but the costs can vary widely. The cost of building a custom home depends a lot on individual factors: where you live, the materials you use,…

How Do You Buy & Sell in This Market?

 Here’s a quick example of how you can buy and sell in this market.   If you need to buy and sell in this crazy spring market, you still can, and today I’ll tell you how.    When it comes to selling your home, a lot depends on what you want to do. If…

Easter Egg Decorating Contest Details

Easter Egg Decorating Contest Details! We’re so excited you want to join in the Easter fun!  We can’t wait to see what you have created!   Email or Text your photo to Lori@ModeREGroup.com/916-230-0371 by Sunday 5 pm, making sure to note age of creator or creators!   Make sure you are following our Facebook page:…

How Prop 19 Affects California Homeowners

   Here’s what the passage of Prop 19 means for you.   Prior to the passage of Proposition 19, if you wanted to sell your primary residence and take your property tax basis with you, you had to stay in the same county and buy a home of equal or lesser value to the…

What’s Going to Happen This Year With Real Estate?

   Here are my thoughts on what to expect from our 2021 real estate market.   Let’s talk about some 2021 market predictions, shall we? As I’ve warned you before, my crystal ball is very, very murky (you can see what I mean at 0:45 in the video above). Though my predictions are based…

What Happens After Forbearance?

After Forbearance – Now What?                 Covid-19 has impacted homeowners across the country. With job losses and income reductions, many have taken advantage of the ability to enter a forbearance program with their lenders. During the forbearance program, the agreements state that no late fees will be assessed,…

10 Home Inspection Issues That Are RED FLAGS

10 Home Inspection Issues That are Red Flags                       Most homebuyers realize that they can’t expect a perfect home inspection report when buying a resale home. Cosmetic flaws and minor repairs are easily managed and shouldn’t be deal-breakers. That said, there are some issues that…

First Time Home Seller Tips

Tips for the First-Time Home Seller                       There is a lot of attention paid to first-time homebuyers. Most real estate agents and lenders have some kind of guide to help first-time homebuyers navigate their first home purchase, but what about the first-time seller? Selling your…

How Did 2020 Stack Up to 2019?

 Here’s how 2020 stacked up to 2019 in Sacramento County. Welcome to 2021! I’m sure we’re all glad that 2020 is over with. We went through a lot last year, with the pandemic, social unrest, and everything else. The real estate market, however, learned to pivot, and things turned out pretty well for us.…

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