How to Pack Your Garage In Five Steps

When it comes to packing up your home for a move, the garage is often the last room packed. Let’s face it, we put it off due to the sheer number of things piled up over the years. Garages are full of tools, landscaping equipment and things you don’t want to look at. Often, our [...]

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 [...]

Stellar Agents and Sky-High Sales

The truth is that brands hold value to people. They like having or using certain name-brand items because they might give off a sense of confidence, quality, or clout. Are you guilty of buying a $4 cup of coffee from Starbucks, just because it is Starbucks, even though you could make a cup of coffee [...]

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 [...]

Coldwell Banker Perfectly Positioned to Win the Real Estate Game

Charlie Young, Coldwell Banker president and CEO, spoke with Patrick Kearns of Inman to discuss why Coldwell Banker is in the leader’s spot when it comes to the future of real estate. The full article covers why Coldwell Banker has the upper hand when it comes to the competitive landscape, real estate tech and brand. [...]

Moved In and Cash Strapped? 6 Tips to Cut Expenses

Moving into a new to you Nevada County home brings with it the promise of a fresh start and new experiences, but it can also bring some financial challenges. Rental or mortgage costs, paying for movers, and new furniture can quickly add up. If you find yourself needing to cut back on spending, it doesn’t [...]

Spotting Foundation Issues When Buying a Home

When touring homes, keep an eye out for the following signs of foundation problems. Pay extra attention if you’re looking at homes built more than a decade ago or in an area with clay soil, which is notorious for damaging foundations. What to look for on the outside: • Horizontal cracks in the foundation itself [...]

Six Home Buying Tips to Get You Ready for the Summer Real Estate Season

Whether it’s your first or fifteenth time, the key to home buying success in Nevada County is preparation. This is especially true in the summer months when the market heats up, and competition gets fierce. Luckily, with a little prep-work, home buying during the busiest season of the year can still work out. Here are [...]

Buying a Home? Here’s One Flaw You Should Never Ignore

One of the most stressful things about buying a home is ensuring that the property you end up with doesn’t have any hidden surprises. If you think you sense a musty smell while touring a property, don’t ignore it. Moisture issues and mold can be one of the most expensive problems to correct and, according [...]

A Mindful Move: Home Is Where the Om Is

We are all trying to be more mindful. No reason to “try;” instead, relax and be. Easier said than done, right? We all strive to be mindful: aware of emotions, present in the moment, attentive to the needs of others, conscious of our planet, and calm. But, in our mindful practice, we tend to let [...]