Mortgage Fraud and You – How To Tell You’re Probably Being Taken For A Ride As A Buyer

A mortgage is the biggest, most important contract most of us will ever sign – and one with a certain sense of finality to it. We’re telling ourselves that this is it. This is where we’ve decided to put down roots, where we’re going to live for at least the next decade or more. Particularly [...]

There Is No Debate About It

Having the #1 most-visited real estate website means consumers trust and recognize the brand power of Coldwell Banker. This is especially important because 93% of customers start their search for their home online. We drive consumers to our websites then connect them with our agents.   via GIPHY How did coldwellbanker.com become the #1 most-visited [...]

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 [...]

Four Ways to Make Moving with Kids Easier

For Nevada County families (and numerous families across the US), summer is the most popular time to move to a new home because school is out. If there is any comfort in togetherness, nearly 40 million of us move in the summer. Don’t feel alone, we’re here to guide you! It’s no secret, no one [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]