Staging Tips for Selling Your Home in 2020

Are you ready to move on up and out in 2020? When it comes to getting a buyer fast, there is perhaps nothing more important than how you stage your home. Staging is all about strategically decorating and arranging your home in a way that makes it appealing to a potential buyer. You want people … Continued

How to Prevent Ice on Windows in Your Home (And Why You Should)

When nighttime temperatures start to drop in Northern California, you’ll notice dew and even frost on your car’s windshield in the morning. But what about your home’s windows? We don’t get snow storms in Sacramento, but that doesn’t mean your picture windows are safe. You may not worry about frost and ice on your panes … Continued

New Year, New Home? Tips for Moving This Spring

Take a moment, look around. Are you in the home of your dreams, or underwater in a home you can’t afford or living in a house that’s way too small for your growing family? If you can imagine yourself somewhere different next year — now is the time to start planning. Spring births not more … Continued

How to Avoid Frozen Pipes in Your House

Going south for the winter? Or leaving your rental unattended while you have it on the market? Lots of things can happen while you’re away. You probably haven’t accounted for frozen pipes. Left unattended in the wrong conditions, your pipes could wind up frozen, leaking, or otherwise compromised. It rarely gets cold enough in Sacramento … Continued

Can You Turn Thanksgiving Into a Chance to Sell Your House?

You need to move and it’s the holidays? Ugh. What a crap sandwich, right? Not so fast! If you’re savvy, you can turn holidays like Thanksgiving into a marketing opportunity. No, we’re not suggestion you make all of your guests make an offer on the house before they can have dessert. But you can turn … Continued

Do You Have to Disclose Spooky House Issues?

It’s October, that time of year when ghosts and ghouls are all the rage and we love to dig up scary stories to tell our friends. But would we want to live on the site of a famous supposed haunting or the place where a crime occurred? And, if you’re selling a haunted house, do … Continued

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