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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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:…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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