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 [...]

By |2019-05-24T18:04:36+00:00Friday, May 24, 2019|Categories: Buyer Resource, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-02-28T22:59:34+00:00Thursday, February 28, 2019|Categories: Buyer Resource, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

Five Easy Upgrades for New Homeowners

Congratulations! You’re now the owner of a new Nevada County home. Whether it’s your first place or the newest in a series of homes you’ve bought over the years, it’s important that you take maintenance steps immediately following the purchase. While the seller probably did some work before putting it on the market, you want to [...]

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 [...]

By |2018-10-02T18:17:51+00:00Tuesday, October 2, 2018|Categories: Buyer Resource, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Captivate Home Buyers By Capturing a Hotel Vibe

When it comes time to sell your home, you need to keep one thing in mind: buyers don’t want to see or feel you in the house. What we mean is that buyers are looking for a blank slate that they can envision making their very own. They don’t want your family pictures, unique style, [...]

By |2018-08-17T17:03:59+00:00Friday, August 17, 2018|Categories: Seller Resource, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]