5 Home Features That Could Impact Your Insurance Rate (and Upgrades That Can Lower It)

The way home insurance rates are calculated can seem like a mystery. However, once you understand the mindset of the insurance company, it becomes easier to figure out. To lower your home insurance rate, you’ll need to honestly review some key features of your home that could be costing you big bucks. Take these upgrades [...]

8 Guides That Make You a Better Homeowner

Homeownership in the U.S. in increasing, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, the Q2 2018 U.S. homeownership rate was 64.3 percent, up from 64.2 percent in Q1 2018 and 63.7 percent in Q2 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Being a homeowner is exciting and rewarding—not to mention it comes with a lot of perks. No [...]

Coldwell Banker Knows Luxury

With real estate’s most robust global network of 92,000 who wear blue proudly in approximately 3,000 offices in 44 countries and territories, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Coldwell Banker affiliated agents sell more $1 million-plus homes than any other brand. Last year alone, our agents sold more than 30,000 $1 million-plus homes. via [...]

Feng Shui Living Tips

Feng shui has long been used to balance the energy in one’s home to provide better chances at succeeding in multiple spheres of life. Dating back to around 4,000 BC, this ancient pseudoscience is based on the principle that the arrangement of your home has a large emphasis on your personal chi (energy). Believe it [...]

6 Tips for Summer Lawn Care

Don’t you hate it when the grass is greener at your next door neighbor’s place? This summer you could have the lawn that turns everyone’s eyes green with envy and admiration, but you’ve got to get on it right now! Follow these tips to manifest the lawn of your life. BEFORE SUMMER 1. Inspect Inspect [...]

6 Decorative Ways a Concrete Driveway Can Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

The spring and summer months are a great time to add more curb appeal to your Nevada County home, starting with the first thing people see when they approach your house — the driveway. If your existing asphalt or plain gray concrete driveway is failing to make a good first impression, consider upgrading the look [...]

Five Ways to Pay for a Pricey Home Remodel

Remodeling your home can be a great way to change your living space without buying a new house. Whether your overgrown starter home needs an extension or you want to add luxury upgrades to your basic bathroom, a remodel can give you the home you want using the resources you already have. One roadblock, however, [...]

Six Steps for Designing Your Garden

Spring is coming, which means it is almost prime time for gardening. Whether you are a novice gardener or an old pro, there are a few critical actions to take when you set out to design a garden. Read on for six steps for designing your garden–and get started stat! Step 1: Location, Location, Location [...]

5 New Homeowner Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid (And How to Avoid Them)

Becoming a first-time homeowner in Nevada County is one of the most exciting and stressful times of your life, even after the closing papers have been signed and key is in hand. Suddenly, you’re faced with a whole new set of challenges: how to manage a home that’s yours, not your landlord’s. There are a [...]

Four Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient in 2019

If your resolution for 2019 includes cutting back on household expenses, making your home more energy efficient should be at the top of your list. You’ll find a wide range of products to help decrease your home’s energy consumption. Check out these four tips to make your home more energy efficient this year. Go Solar [...]