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Entries from February 26th, 2016

I Have Expanded My Service Area!

February 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Auburn, buying a home, Grass Valley, home seller, homebuyer, investor, Lake of the Pines, LOP, Nevada City, real estate, real estate advice

I recently bought some property up North and learned a lot about these 3 small towns. I love being up there, so I wanted to share with you that I have expanded my service area for selling homes. Of course, the Bay Area is my absolute MAIN service area of which I have been seliing […]

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Will Mortgage Rates Be Dropping?

February 23rd, 2016 · No Comments · first time buyer, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice

I thought this article was interesting… Mortgage Rates May Be Headed for Record Low:The industry has been concerned about higher mortgage rates in 2016, but so far, rates have been low. And they may even head into record-low territory soon, according to analysts. About two months ago, the Federal Reserve raised its funds rate for […]

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5 Tips to Spruce up the Back Yard and Deck…

February 17th, 2016 · No Comments · real estate, real estate advice, selling a home

1. Reupholster cushions and seats in need of updates or repair. Consider using water-repellent, UV-protected fabrics for slipcovers or fitted, zippered cushion covers. These changes will instantly update the outdoor space. “It makes it feel fresh and tidy, ready to use,” Vasilios says. 2. Repaint garage walls. “It’s a good investment,” says Vasilios. “You can […]

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The 20 Hottest Features in 2015 per Realtor.com…

February 3rd, 2016 · No Comments · buying a home, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice

The 20 Hottest Home Features In 2015: Must-have home features are constantly evolving. After all, just a half century ago, shag carpeting in all hues – gold, orange, and purple – were all “in.” But what was hot with home owners and buyers in 2015? Realtor.com® set out to find out, evaluating what must-have home […]

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