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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.…

Consider New Construction When Housing Inventory is Low

Tight Seller’s Market? Consider New Construction Most of the country is experiencing a very tight real estate market. Inventory levels are historically low, perhaps owing to the concern of strangers traipsing through the home during this time. Additionally, because most people are staying home, they have been able to focus on their property and how…

Working From Home?

Working From Home? What Home Buyers Are Looking for Now With major employers now stating that their employees will be working from home for the foreseeable future, many homebuyers have adjusted their list of desirables in their next home. Some not only need to plan for a home office space, but also need to accommodate…

Home Issues That Shouldn’t Be Ignored When Purchasing

Home Issues That Shouldn’t Be Ignored Home Issues That Shouldn’t Be Deal-Breakers – and a Few That Are! Finding the right home can sometimes feel like hunting for a needle in a haystack. Unless you’re buying brand-new construction, every home has some drawbacks, whether it’s style or real maintenance issues. If you’re looking for your…

Q: Interested in Winning Prizes This Holiday Season?

   Here’s the scoop on our holiday season giveaway; spread the cheer! Today we’re dressed in some mighty fine North Pole attire to tell you all about our 12 Days of Christmas giveaway, which officially kicked off December 1. We know you’re getting this on the first weekend of December, but you still have…

Q: Why Buy New Construction (And Hire an Agent to Do So)?

   If you buy new construction, you need an agent by your side.   Why should you consider buying new construction in our market? Why do you need an agent to help you do this? To answer the first question, some people just like new homes. Additionally, inventory is very low in our marketplace,…

Local Pumpkin Patches to Visit this Weekend

Looking for a fun fall day with the family?  Give any of these favorite places for pumpkins a visit! Continue the fun with a family carving contest, and roasted pumpkin seeds!  Get fancy and try new flavors!  There are a few listed at the bottom of the recipe I linked! Share your pics on our…

Q: What’s Been Going on With Sacramento Real Estate?

   Here are the latest news and notes from our fall 2020 real estate market.   I get asked every single day to explain what’s happening in the Sacramento area real estate market, and this crazy year, it hasn’t been unusual for me to get asked that several times in one day. We’ve seen…

Q: Why Is a Buyer Consultation so Important?

   Here’s what goes into a buyer consultation and why it’s so important.   As a homebuyer, the most important conversation you’ll have is the initial buyer consultation with a real estate agent(s). The buyer consultation is where we get to sit down with you to discuss the home-buying process, your wants and needs…

7 Things That Affect What You Pay for Homeowner’s Insurance

7 Things That Affect What You Pay for Homeowner’s Insurance                 Homeowner’s insurance is a non-negotiable. Not only does it protect you in the event the home is damaged, but it also includes liability insurance in the event someone is injured at your home. When evaluating the policy,…

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