Common Issues When Buying a Home to Remodel

Remodeling a home starts with a dream. A gourmet kitchen! Skylights! A gigantic walk-in closet! But, the dream may turn into a nightmare if you don’t plan ahead. Buying a home will arguably become your most important financial investment, as well as a major emotional investment. And remodeling that home can make it better suited [...]

4 Investments Worth Making in Your First Home

In today’s post, we’re offering some advice for first-time homeowners on areas where spending a little bit more is likely to pay off in the long-run. From valuable aesthetic updates in key areas such as the kitchen, bathroom and living room to installing smart heating systems and insulation to prioritize energy efficiency, our tips will [...]

How to Prepare Your Home Plumbing for the Winter

Winters in Nevada County can sometimes be harsh, and if you don’t prepare your house before the freeze warnings arrive, you could find yourself faced with a number of unwanted plumbing issues. Luckily, it’s relatively simple to prepare your home plumbing for winter using basic items that you can find at your local home improvement [...]

Selling Your Home: 5 Bathroom Renovations That Will Pay Off

On the journey to selling your Nevada County home, it can be all too easy to focus solely on finding your new dream property and forget to ensure the home you leave behind is a dream property for its next inhabitants. Creating a beautiful living space that you’ll soon be leaving may seem counterproductive, but [...]

5 Things to Do to Your Grass This Fall

By the time fall comes to Nevada County, pleasant springtime memories of fresh-mown grass smell have long passed. Still, you must get the grass ready for winter, especially if you’re planning to put the house up for sale next spring. Fall is the best time for lawn care, so when it comes to planning your [...]

5 Home Features That Could Impact Your Insurance Rate (and Upgrades That Can Lower It)

The way home insurance rates are calculated can seem like a mystery. However, once you understand the mindset of the insurance company, it becomes easier to figure out. To lower your home insurance rate, you’ll need to honestly review some key features of your home that could be costing you big bucks. Take these upgrades [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Six Steps for Designing Your Garden

Spring is coming, which means it is almost prime time for gardening. Whether you are a novice gardener or an old pro, there are a few critical actions to take when you set out to design a garden. Read on for six steps for designing your garden–and get started stat! Step 1: Location, Location, Location [...]

How to Swap Rooms to Make Your Old Home Feel New in 2019!

 Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to give your Nevada County house a makeover or declutter? Tired of the old paint colors, the piles of catalogs, over stuffed closets and toys that your kids haven’t touched since 2013? Is your tween not lovin’ the Winnie the Pooh theme room anymore? Well, then its time to [...]