Common Plumbing Issues: Do You Know When to Call a Professional?

The average lifespan of most residential pipes is between 20 and 50 years, depending on the material used (brass and copper last longer than galvanized steel). Even though that sounds like a long time, you can experience leaks and breaks much sooner. Depending on the workmanship and installation of key plumbing parts — you could … Continued

Inheriting a House with a Mortgage: What’s Next?

So, you inherited a property. Maybe you were expecting it, maybe not. Now what? It can be difficult to know which steps to take when you take ownership of a home. Hopefully you have a great attorney or estate executor to guide you along the process. Especially if the home is not paid off. Inheriting … Continued

Selling a House with Mold: What You Need to Know

Roof leaks, floods, and old plumbing can all allow moisture to infiltrate your home. And that’s not even the worst part. The aftermath of a water-related mishap can be a bigger disaster than the original catastrophe. Mold means trouble. If you’ve discovered mold in your home and you want to sell the property, what is … Continued

Selling Your Home to an Investor? Don’t Get Scammed!

For most homeowners, selling your home via the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) with the help of an agent is the best way to hand over your property. However, it’s not always possible. If you don’t have a lot of equity and your home requires a ton of repairs, you may not make enough money to … Continued

3 Ways to Pull Cash Out of Your House

If you find yourself short on cash to pay off credit cards, put your child through college, or fun a necessary home improvement — the solution may be right under your nose (or your feet, in this case). Tapping into home equity can be a lifesaver. But how exactly do you pull cash out of … Continued

What is the True Cost of Selling a House?

Listing your home on the MLS is often the best way to invite competitive bids on your home. You can also list it for sale by owner. Either way, if you have equity in your home, you probably see dollar signs at the prospect of selling your house. Unfortunately, you may not always make as … Continued

Pros and Cons to Selling a House This Fall

They say the best time to list your house for sale is in the spring. People are inspired to move during the summer, when their kids are out of school and they don’t have to deal with so much snow and rain. If you list your home in mid-April, you could be closing by June. … Continued

Keep Your Home Out of a Sacramento Property Auction

For potential buyers, a property auction represents the chance to get a great deal on a house. For the former owner, it’s a pretty depressing event. Auctions can happen for a few reasons (we’ll explain that later), but the bottom line is that you won’t benefit as the former owner. In other words, if you’re … Continued