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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,…

How to Make Your Offer Stand Out

Getting Outbid? Strategies to Make Your Offer Stand Out and Get Accepted                 Summer is traditionally a busy time for buyers and sellers. This year has been no exception—and with lower interest rates, many homebuyers are finding the competitive environment challenging. With multiple buyers competing for properties, even…

Elk Grove’s real estate market is continuing on it’s HOT trend!

Elk Grove’s real estate market is continuing on it’s HOT trend! These are our latest pending sales in Elk Grove!!! Home Buyer traffic has increased month over month recently due to low interest rates and prices have been rising with multiple offers due to low inventory.  Chances are there are home buyers looking for a…

Q: What Happens if an Appraisal Comes in Low?

 Here’s what happens when an appraisal comes in low.   Our real estate market has been red-hot recently, and as a result, more and more sellers are asking me an important question: What happens if the appraisal comes in low? For example, say you list your home at $450,000, receive multiple offers for it,…

Our Client Appreciation Party Is Going to Be a Little Different

Here are the details about our upcoming client appreciation event.   We’re back to announce our 10th annual client appreciation party. Typically, we’d get everyone together for a lovely evening at McConnell Estates Winery. Unfortunately, we can’t have it there this year due to COVID, so we’re doing things a little differently. Come say hi…

Q: What’s the 2nd Step of the Home-Buying Process?

Here’s how to find the perfect representation for your home purchase.   It’s time to cover Step 2 in our series on the home-buying process: Finding the perfect agent.   A great real estate agent is an essential guide to navigating this crazy market right now. Not all real estate agents are created equal, however.…

Q: What Should I Consider Before Buying a Home?

Here’s why you need to be ready, willing, and able before you buy. We’re back and very excited to be starting our brand new series, “Path to Homeownership.” Today we’re focusing on making the decision to buy a home. Buying your first home is not an easy decision, but it can be very rewarding. We…

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