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, [...]

How to Make Your Home Smell Great Before an Open House

Smell is one of our most important senses. Psychologically speaking, it’s the sense that is most closely linked with memory, meaning that good smells can evoke happy memories and experiences while bad smells can do just the opposite. Smell is also highly emotive; different fragrances can convey a vast array of emotions and feelings. So, [...]

The Five Best Self-Learning Smart Home Devices

Picture this: You’ve had an exhausting week — all you want to do is go home and relax. It’s hot outside, but you arrive to a perfectly cooled home. As dusk rolls in, your blinds follow suit, as if they’re chasing the sunset. You make your way to your bedroom and practically crumble into bed. [...]

How to Create a Drink Station for Your Backyard Party

With an indoor party, you know that everyone is going to mingle in the kitchen no matter how hard you try to get them to spread out. Outdoors, you can be sure that everyone will huddle around the beverages. With that in mind, it’s time to deliberately make your outdoor drink station the focal point [...]

Dedicated to the Love of People, Home, and Dogs

Humorist Josh Billings once said, “a dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” At Coldwell Banker, we have a love for home. It’s been our calling for 111 years and it’s why our agents love what they do. If love is an essential element of any home, [...]

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY 2017

We want to thank The Union's readers once again for naming Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty as Nevada County's "Best Real Estate Company"- and for the 11th time in the last 14 years!  We also want to thank you for voting: Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty Commercial Division for "Best Commercial Real Estate Company”Charlie Brock for [...]

Size Matters: Finding the Perfect Size Home for You

If you’re house shopping in Nevada County, there’s probably one question that’s been on your mind often: “What size home should I buy?” At a glance, the answer seems obvious: as big as you can afford! But that’s only a small piece of the puzzle. Home size matters on many levels from personal preference to [...]

February 2018 Tops

Congratulations to our tops for February 2018!  Our top selling agent is Carol Willis, our top listing agents are Carol Willis and Debbie Krogman, and our top producing agent is Pam Morey. The Sharp's are our top producing and selling couple, and the Bulanti's are our top listing couple. The Congdon Group is our top selling [...]

Effective Improvements for a Faster Sale

If you are like many Nevada County residents, you want to sell your home quickly and efficiently. You need to move or want those proceeds immediately, but how? Let’s go through the best ways to efficiently and effectively improve your home for a speedy sale. First, curbside appeal.  This is the first thing every potential [...]