Housing Market Outlook – Slight Improvement in 2020 Despite having a double-digit decline in the first half of the year, California home sales only dipped slightly in 2019 as low interest rates boosted the market in the last six months of the year. With the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) dipping more than 100 basis…

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Happy Holidays! We found this helpful and hope you do too! Here’s How to Stay Sane During a Hectic Holiday Season by Kate Donovan The holiday season is all about fun and merriment, but if we’re being honest, it can get intense.  A towering to-do list, complicated family dynamics, and excess everything can get overwhelming…

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Helping your aging parents prepare to sell and move into either independent or assisted living is not easy, even if they are willing to make that move. And over the years, we’ve seen many situations where adult children need to step-in to assist. Sometimes a parent dies and the family members are left with dismantling…

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The real estate market continues to appreciate as it has ever since it bottomed-around 2011. The rate of appreciation has been slowing over the past 2-3 years and I predict this trend will continue. There are three main reasons for this:   1.) Affordability – as prices increase, it becomes harder for buyers to qualify.…

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  City of Citrus Heights – 2019 State of the City   (Content Correction: Our recent blog on the Citrus Heights’ State of the City stated that the City will be facing a $65 mil deficit, the information should have read “The City needs $65 mil to do all of the road repairs in the…

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Friends and Clients — Fall is upon us, we have experienced the first big rain of the year, and with it the end of the high season for real estate. However, if you’re thinking you’ve missed your chance to sell your home, let me reassure you. This fall actually presents a fantastic moment to sell.…

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You spend most of your day in your office so why not find ways to make it a more enjoyable place to be? Try a few of these simple tips to create a more inviting and relaxing office space. Change Up Your Lighting:  Try getting a nice desk lamp and a floor lamp to help…

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Many home owners ask, “What are the things I should or should not do to net the most money when I sell my home?” This is about your net bottom line after the sale, not the highest possible sales price. In order to get the highest sales price possible, a seller may need to do…

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When it comes down to it, the most important advice a real estate agent can give sellers is how to price their home. No matter how beautiful or well-maintained a property may be, how many upgrades it has or how well it shows, if a home is not properly priced, it’s going to be a…

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3 Tips to Sell Your House in the Fall Although the real estate business tends to slow down in the fall, the season still can be an attractive time to put a home on the market. If you want to sell your house in the next few months, it can be done. Potential buyers—such as empty nesters…

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