How Long Does It Take to Sell a House?

You’ve decided to move out of your Sacramento home. Should you start looking for your new abode now, or wait until you’ve got some nibbles on your current property? And how long does it take to sell a house, anyway? While the amount of time your home sits on the market depends on a lot … Continued

What is Escrow? Understanding Escrow Accounts for Home Sales

If you’ve ever bought or sold real estate (or even thought about it), you’ve probably heard to term “escrow.” But what is escrow? For many home buyers and sellers, it’s a vague financial concept. In reality, escrow is a helpful part of many traditional home sales. It keeps money secure during the transition from one … Continued

Selling a House with Foundation Issues: What to Know

You’ve heard about cracked foundations, but that could never happen to you, right? The bad news is that foundation issues often creep up over time and take you by surprise. By the time you notice a diagonal crack or other visual sign of foundation issues — you’re in deep. The foundation isn’t the part of … Continued

7 Causes of Roof Leaks (And How to Fix Them)

Is there anything worse than being tucked into bed, snug as a bug, and then hearing water dripping somewhere nearby? You check the bathroom sinks to get rid of the annoying noise, but it’s worse than you feared: you have a roof leak. Not only do roof leak issues put your home’s furniture, flooring, and … Continued

7 Tips for Selling Your Home in 2020

If you’ve got a “New Year, New Home” attitude, listen up. Selling a house in 2020 comes with some specific advantages and challenges. Between the current mortgage rates, most likely buyers, and popular amenities, you may need to adjust your strategy from the last time you sold a property. If you’re selling your first home, … Continued

What Can You Do When Your House is Not Selling?

You put your house on the market and you expected the offers to start rolling in… but they didn’t. Or maybe you accepted an offer but it fell through in escrow. When you’re ready to move but you can’t find a buyer, frustration sets in fast. What are you supposed to do when your house … Continued

How Hard Is It to Sell Your Home Yourself?

Most people go through a real estate agent when they want to sell a property, but younger generations are increasingly interested in selling their home without professional help.  According to a Zillow report, 36% of Millennials and 26% of Gen Xers are willing to sell their property as the owner. Even 22% of Baby Boomers … Continued

Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

You spent some time winterizing your house — but are you ready for spring time? The rain, wind, and cooler temps that happen from November through February can wreak havoc on a number of different essential systems and materials at your home. Even if you did your best to prepare for winter, you should still … Continued

How to Add Curb Appeal During Winter

When you’re selling your home, adding curb appeal is a must-do. If someone drives by your house and thinks “Erm, no thanks,” they’ll never make it past the driveway. Creating curb appeal in the summer is simple. The weather in Sacramento may be super hot, but it’s still largely on your side. You can keep … Continued