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 [...]

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 [...]

Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

So you’ve finally decided to take the plunge on your dream home. But are you really ready to own it, or should you consider renting? There are so many questions that you'll run into once you decide to buy a home. Buying a home is not something you do on a whim. Rather, it’s a deliberate process [...]

Can You Buy a Home With No Down Payment?

One of the most important financial investments you’ll ever make is the purchase of a home. For many, this will also be their largest purchase in their lifetime. Owning a home has many benefits, and the biggest is building up equity. However, being able to get a home means you need to have all your [...]

Home Selling 101: So You Want to Sell? Here’s What You Need to Know

In the first of three posts about home selling, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Specialist Les Christie walks us through what sellers need to do and consider when putting their house on the market. - Les Christie As the housing market continues to rebound from the depths of the Great Recession, many homeowners find themselves ready [...]

By | Friday, July 15, 2016|Categories: Seller Resource, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

9 Pieces of Advice from Actual Owners for Buying a Vacation Home

Summer is officially here and hopefully at some point you’ll be taking a vacation. While you’re on your getaway this summer or even in summer’s past, I’m betting a question has popped into your head at some point: what if I bought a home here? Ah, the vacation home. It’s a dream for many, but [...]

3 Reasons Your Real Estate Search is Better in the Summer

Spring and summer are hot when it comes to real estate, and it is often seen as a seller’s market. However, there are great reasons the summer season can aid buyers in their real estate search. Here are the top-three reasons to buy in the summer. It’s no secret that spring and summer are hot [...]

By | Tuesday, June 7, 2016|Categories: First Time Buyer, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Ask These Key Questions Before You Hire a Home Inspector

Buying a home is a huge financial and emotional commitment, we know that. Most of us purchase a home just a few times in our lifetime. It’s full of countless decisions: Is this the right house for my family? Is the neighborhood where we want to live? Can we afford it? Unfortunately, one of the [...]

4 Things to Know About House Hunting in Nevada County Hot Market

Get Pre-Approved I tell my buyers their first step should always be to get pre-approved. This is an important first step for a few reasons: You and your realtor will know what kind of budget you are working with. You will find out if you are stretching your budget or perhaps you can afford more! [...]

By | Wednesday, April 13, 2016|Categories: First Time Buyer, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How To Take the Stress Out of One of the Most Painful Parts of Moving

China packed? Check. Picture frames packed? Check. Clothes packed? Check. Suddenly, you look into your office and family room, the music from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho plays in your head. The computer, stereo, and home theater all glare back at you, taunting you – “Go ahead pack us, we will never come back to life again.” [...]

By | Wednesday, April 6, 2016|Categories: Homeowner Resource, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments