Moved In and Cash Strapped? 6 Tips to Cut Expenses

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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 [...]

Is It Better to Buy in the Winter or Summer?

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You hear it a lot – there are best and worst times to make any sort of purchase. It seems like every few months a new article comes out that says when you should buy certain things. Whether it’s a television, a car, or a home, statistics are available that may influence your decision on [...]

Can You Buy a Home With No Down Payment?

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One of the most important financial investments you’ll ever make is the purchase of a home. For many, this will also be their largest purchase in their lifetime. Owning a home has many benefits, and the biggest is building up equity. However, being able to get a home means you need to have all your [...]

How to Waterproof Your Home

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Do you know what the envelope of your home is? Just as the name “envelope” implies it is the skin of your home that protects you from the outdoor elements. The envelope of your home includes: the roof, walls and windows. These three areas are the keys to waterproofing your home. If they are [...]

Ask These Key Questions Before You Hire a Home Inspector

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Buying a home is a huge financial and emotional commitment, we know that. Most of us purchase a home just a few times in our lifetime. It’s full of countless decisions: Is this the right house for my family? Is the neighborhood where we want to live? Can we afford it? Unfortunately, one of [...]

4 Things to Know About House Hunting in Nevada County Hot Market

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Get Pre-Approved I tell my buyers their first step should always be to get pre-approved. This is an important first step for a few reasons: You and your realtor will know what kind of budget you are working with. You will find out if you are stretching your budget or perhaps you can afford [...]

Stage Your Home for the Millennial Buyer

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In 2015, real estate sales sharply shifted toward the Millennial buyer and there are many ways sellers in Nevada County can prepare their home to attract this buyer. Here are ten things Millennials look for, and how to implement them in your home. In 2015, real estate sales sharply shifted toward the Millennial buyer. [...]

10 Things You Need To Know Before Moving With Pets

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Moving? Let’s be honest, moving is stressful. But, imagine if you can’t read, understand all of the chatter around you and all you see is the chaos of boxes, your home in an upheaval and stressed out humans everywhere. Sounds even more stressful, right? That’s why it is vital to look after your furry [...]

Why is getting pre-approved on your mortgage important?

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Home - Where your story begins… To learn more about how Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty can help you buy or sell a home, please call one please call one of our four offices in: Grass Valley Office at 530-273-7293 855 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945 Nevada City at 530-265-3282 108 Union Street, [...]

The Reason First Time Homebuyers Should Shop Around

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Homebuyers, particularly inexperienced ones, often become enthusiastic about pursuing the first home they look at. I can personally attest to this as I am in the process of house hunting for the first time. It is common for first time buyers to contact an agent after seeing a property and say they are sure [...]

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