Most Common Mistakes Home Buyers Make Searching for a Home Online

For 42 percent of home buyers, the first step in the homebuying process was searching online. They search numerous sites and gather a list of homes that they then bring to a real estate agent. Sound like something you have done? While technology has a number of benefits, it also comes with some potential pitfalls. [...]

By | Tuesday, June 13, 2017|Categories: Buyer Resource, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Looking Beyond Price When Buying a Home

As a home buyer, you may focus too much on a home’s sale price. You question whether or not it's in your budget, if it fits your bedroom and bathroom requirements, and if it's in the right zip code. Before you begin the home search, make sure that you take into account other factors such [...]

By | Monday, June 12, 2017|Categories: Buyer Resource, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Real Estate Search is Better in the Summer

We know we keep saying it, but it is so true! Spring and summer are the best time for real estate in Nevada County, and it is often seen as a seller’s market. However, there are some great reasons the summer season can help buyers in their real estate search. Here are the top-three benefits [...]

Tops for May 2017

ongratulations to our Tops for April! Our top producing agent is Pam Amato, top selling agent is Greg Bulanti, and top listing agents are Tim Fahey and Greg Sharp. Our top producing, selling, and listing team is the Congdon Group. Congratulations to all and thank you for all of your hard work!

Seven Under the Radar Features You’ll Want in Your First Home Together

Ready to buy your first home as a couple? No doubt, you’ve both been keeping wish lists for your humble abode. Some dream features may fall in the “nice to have” category—separate bathrooms, walk-in closets and a swimming pool, anyone? But others—like extra storage space or a digital thermostat—really do make life easier, not to [...]

By | Tuesday, May 30, 2017|Categories: First Time Buyer, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Nine Questions to Ask When Searching for a Family Home

Unless you’re planning on doing your own version of Fixer Upper, the general home-buying rule of thumb is to look for a place you’ll be able to live in for five years or more. So if you have kids (or are about to), you’ll need to look not just at the number of bedrooms and [...]

Ten Things to Look for in a House If You Have Children

If you have kids (or are planning to) and you’re shopping for a house, your what-to-look-for checklist is probably already a mile long. It's probably a combination of what you need and what your kids need. Your home also needs to be able to transition between being a home to raise young children in to being a [...]

By | Thursday, April 13, 2017|Categories: Buyer Resource, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Before You Fall Head Over Heels for an Old Home

Nevada County is full of Victorian homes. There can be something quite romantic about buying an older home. Maybe it's the turrets or the low wrought iron fence that surrounds the property. Whatever it is, the Victorian homes dotted around Grass Valley and Nevada City catch many prospective buyers eyes. Prospective homebuyers are often smitten [...]

Read This Before Making an Offer on a House

We have calculus and chemistry classes, but there is no formal education system to prepare for one of the biggest events and purchases of a lifetime: buying a home. There are countless resources about the process and legalities of buying a house—and you’ve read and studied them all. But buying a home also raises some [...]

By | Tuesday, April 4, 2017|Categories: Buyer Resource, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Questions for Your Real Estate Agent

Since buying a house is an enormous investment, it’s best to know what questions to ask at the beginning of your home search. While there are lots of questions you should be asking, the most important ones revolve around your agent and any homes you see. Acquiring information about the qualifications of your agent and the [...]