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 [...]

Questions a Buyer May Ask at an Open House

An open house is one of the greatest opportunities home buyers have to look around, visualize themselves living in the house and, most importantly, ask questions about the property. Sometimes they come with their agent, ready to put an offer in on a home that they love. Others come alone, trying to get an idea [...]

5 Walk-Through Surprises and How to Avoid Them

A house may look one way when it is decorated and furnished, but once vacated, bumps and bruises may show that could cause a wrench in the closing. Here are five common issues that arise during a walk-through and how to handle them. You’ve survived the inspection and loan approval process. You are almost [...]

5 Essential Tips for Staging Your Home in the Summer

With a flooded market and tons of competition, selling a home in the summer can be worrisome for sellers — but it really shouldn’t be. As any experienced real estate agent will tell you, houses sell every day in the summer, as long as they are priced right and are appealing to a buyer. [...]

Retirement Homes: 7 Things to Consider When Making Your Move

For older adults who may be tired of the upkeep and maintenance of a property, want more companionship, or simply need a little more help to remain independent, retirement living is the perfect solution. Shopping for one, however, is different than a regular house-hunt. Retirement homes and communities come in every shape, size, and budget you [...]

Home Selling 101: So You Want to Sell? Here’s What You Need to Know

As the housing market continues to rebound from the depths of the Great Recession, many homeowners find themselves ready to make a move. There are several things driving home sales. One of the main strengths of today’s market is in move-ups, according to Budge Huskey, Coldwell Banker Real Estate CEO. Existing homeowners are looking [...]

5 Things to Know About Installing a Patio Door

As the gateway to your home’s outdoor living space, patio doors provide beautiful, stylish transitions between your home and landscape. Choosing and installing a patio door is no simple task, but these five pointers can help any homeowner complete the process successfully. 1. Choose a style that fits your home Patio doors come in [...]

The 5 Spring Cleaning Trends that Go Way Beyond Clean

If you’re among the 68 percent of adults, as reported by OnePoll, who feel daunted and uninspired about the prospect of spring cleaning, you may want to consider the positive mental aspects of meeting the task head-on. Psychology Today reports on the negative impact clutter can have on our mind and bodies, and the long-term [...]

5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for the Spring Real Estate Market

Even though it’s the middle of the winter season, before you know it, spring will be here. Historically in Nevada County real estate markets, the spring is when it really begins to heat up. The spring real estate market generally yields the highest prices for those selling their home. This is only possible though [...]

Disclosaphobia? 5 Tips for Completing a Seller’s Disclosure

The dreaded seller’s disclosure – it’s that pesky document that asks you umpteen questions. How many ceiling fans are in the property, what’s the make and model of each appliance, how old is the roof, A/C system and so forth. Really? Do you have to answer these questions and all of them? Well if [...]