How Much House Can You Afford?

HOUSE POOR [adjective | hous – poo·r] A person who can afford his or her home mortgage payments, but can’t afford much of anything else. Discretionary spending on restaurants, furnishings, travel and clothes are severely cut back, due to a large proportion of his or her income going towards the mortgage payments, upkeep costs, and [...]

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How to Choose the Most Important Home Features

Buying a home can be a long process. It takes time to get pre-approved, find a Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty agent, start figuring out what you want, finding a home, putting in an offer, and so much more! Approaching it correctly from the beginning can save a great deal of time and effort later [...]

Moving a Closet: Pack and Unpack in Three Stages

We all know your closet is miraculous because it holds everything you ever bought. But, that miracle is turning into a horror story. You’re about to move. Do you really want to move everything in that closet? Think go-go boots, prom dress and sequin leggings. Items you haven't worn (or used) in years. This is [...]

How to Write the Perfect Dear Seller Letter

A dear seller letter is one thing that can give the buyer a distinctive edge in a seller’s market. In Nevada County, like many other parts of the country, listing inventory is low and buyers find themselves competing for a limited number of available properties for sale. When competing for a home, there are many [...]

The Value of a Home Inspection

Buying a house is probably the single largest investment you’ll ever make, and you want to ensure you get the best value for your hard-earned dollar. That’s why more and more home buyers today are turning to professional home inspection experts. A professional home inspector takes a close look beneath a house’s surface, and then [...]

What Are the Benefits of Buying or Selling a Home for Cash?

Most people try to avoid getting into debt; it’s a much wiser financial decision. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible. On big-ticket items such as higher education, purchasing a car, and buying a house, loans are a common occurrence. If you had the option, would you buy these big ticket items for cash? If you can [...]

Is Buying a Home Foreclosure Right For You?

For many home buyers, price and location is at the top of the list of must haves in a home. So what happens when those elements come together in a foreclosed home? If you’ve never considered a home foreclosure, you may be wondering if it’s really much different from a regular market sale. While each [...]

Five Often Ignored Things to Look at Before Buying a Home

Although the aesthetics of a new home is a vitally important element to consider, there are a few more things that should be examined when viewing your prospective home. While size of a home matters to many people, you should ensure that there are no underlying potential problems that can cost you a grave amount of [...]

12 Simple Ways to Make Your Home More Awesome

Moving is kind of a big deal — there’s organizing, prioritizing, packing and unpacking — it’s a lot to handle, but it doesn’t stop there. There’s the whole settling in thing to think about too. Before you decided to up and move, you’d finally gotten your old space feeling like home — furniture arranged into [...]

What is a Property Survey and Why You Should Get One Before Buying a House

When buying a home, the last thing you want is a surprise. Most people worry about leaky roofs or rusty boilers. But there may be property issues that can come to light and cost you a lot of money if you’re not careful. One way to avoid getting in over your head is to get [...]