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10 Tasks To Help Prepare Your Home for Sale

   Here are 10 ways to prep your home for the market.   Preparing your home to sell on the market can seem very daunting, but know that we’re here to help. That’s why I’m sharing the 10 things that you’ll need to do in order to get your home ready for sale:  …

The Importance of Having a Trust

 Here’s why setting up a trust is important for property owners.   Today’s topic is pretty serious. When someone you love passes away, it can be pretty tough. The last thing you want is to add a real estate headache on top of your grief. That’s why today I’ll explain the importance of having…

Why Our Real Estate Market Is Beginning to Slow Down

 Our market is slowing down slightly, and here are the reasons why.   Our market has been in a frenzy over the past few months, with homes drumming up multiple offers and selling within days or even hours of being listed. Now that we’re nearly at the end of the summer season, however, things…

Four Repairs You Need Before Selling Your Home

Four Repairs You Need Before Selling Your Home Selling your home is a complex process that may take weeks or months to complete. This is partially because your house may need to be updated or renovated before it can go on the market. What are some of the most crucial fixes that you should make…

What First-Time Homebuyers Should Know

 If you’re a first-time homebuyer, today’s video is for you.   Are you thinking about buying your first home? Today I’m joined by Karen Dunn of Big Valley Mortgage to answer some key questions you’re probably asking yourself. With the market as crazy as it is, knowing the answers to these questions will save…

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…

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