Summer Home Maintenance Guide

Nevada County homeowner beware: Summer does not mean vacation when it comes to your house. It’s easy to put off regular home maintenance during these long, lazy days of summer. But a little bit of effort now can save you a lot of time — and money — down the road. Here are five must-dos [...]

Why Your Backyard May Be Making You Healthier This Summer

Whether it’s dining alfresco, tending to the garden, or getting in a run, summer living is an outside affair. Climbing down to the river, hiking along the numerous trails, or just going on an evening walk through the neighborhood, Nevada County residents spend a lot of time outside . But, did you know that buying [...]

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 [...]

Is It Better to Buy in the Winter or Summer?

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 [...]

Most Important Summer Home Maintenance Projects

With the bright sunlight and warm temperatures that accompany summer, you may be spending more time outside — and you may be noticing areas of your home’s exterior that need repair. But there’s more reason to tackle your home maintenance projects this summer than simply cosmetic appearance. Maintaining your home will prevent major damage that [...]

Do You Know How to Prep Your Home for Summer?

Although the weather today doesn't really show it, summer has arrived to Nevada County. While summertime is perfect for outdoor gatherings with friends and family, it can also be a dangerous, and inefficient, time for your home. That’s why it’s important to have a preparation strategy in place before the hotter months arrive. These quick [...]

Real Estate Search is Better in the Summer

We know we keep saying it, but it is so true! Spring and summer are the best time for real estate in Nevada County, and it is often seen as a seller’s market. However, there are some great reasons the summer season can help buyers in their real estate search. Here are the top-three benefits [...]

How to Open Your Pool

Spring is in full bloom and this can mean a lot of things for many different people. For many it means you need to start to clear off the patio to make it a beautiful place for the summer. For the lucky ones who own a pool, you’re surely thinking (probably dreading) about opening it for [...]

Energy Efficient Window Treatment

It’s almost that time of year where any room in the house is a welcomed relief  as long as it’s air conditioned! But your ice-cold interiors come with an associated cost for your utilities, and if you’re not careful, that first summer electric bill can be shocking. While it’s tempting to just hop over [...]

Which of These Patio Umbrellas is Right for Your Home?

We spend a lot of time discussing how to decorate the interior of your home. We've got tips on everything from furniture to paint colors. But one aspect we forget to talk about is the exterior of your home. More specifically the patio. Your patio space is a direct reflection of your style, and neighbors [...]