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How to prepare for a seamless transition:   If you're moving this summer, the busiest season for moving, you know how daunting it can be. But if you create a blueprint for your move, the transition from house to house will go more smoothly.Here are 10 things you can do to prepare for a seamless t...
06/26/2013
  Remodeling kitchen trends are creating stylish kitchens with cleaner lines, built-in dining, and pops of color, according to a recent article in RISMedia. Here are some recent trends in kitchens across the country. 1. Built-in dining areas. Eat-in kitchens are in high demand as more remodelers ...
06/12/2013
  Every house tells a story--if you know how to listen. Kenny Rhodes, a licensed home inspector for nearly 20 years, has a finely tuned ear for the messages a house is trying to send. That's why buyers hire him to give their potential new digs a thorough once-over before they close the deal. A ho...
06/04/2013
  “It’s a common misperception that the mortgage interest deduction benefits primarily the wealthy, as argued in the Washington Post’s January 1 editorial, “Trim the Excessive Tax Subsidy for Real Estate.”   “In fact, the MID actually benefits primarily middle- and lower income families. Sixty fi...
05/28/2013
  In a recent article By Tara-Nicholle Nelson, she muses that if you ask a roomful of homeowners what's so great about owning versus renting, and you'll hear them holler in unison: "the tax deductions!" And it's true -- homeowners who itemize their taxes are able to deduct 100% of their mortgage ...
05/22/2013
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  Happy Mother’s Day A favorite saying made famous by Dorothy is “There is no place like home!” While my blogs speak to the value and “peace of mind” home ownership typically brings, on this Mother’s Day weekend, I would first and foremost like to thank my Mother for truly making it heaven on ear...
05/11/2013
  YES! A good avenue to compete for the slim pickings found in today’s Real Estate market is HUD homes. What is a HUD home you may ask? A HUD home is one owned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. If a property was financed using an FHA loan, and that buyer defaults, the U.S. ...
05/08/2013
  Websites displaying homes in certain geographic areas that might be for sale, might be of value and might save you time OR it might be an utter waste of your afternoon. Because these websites don't charge you a fee, they look to advertisers as a way to make their money. When you go to these pop...
04/29/2013
  You may recall last week I bifurcate the subject matter into two weekly blogs, buyers and sellers. Last week was Buyers, This week – Sellers.   The seller typically pays Real Estate commissions. We discussed last week how the buyer is generating the commission mechanism by purchasing a piece of...
04/18/2013
Let me bifurcate this into two weekly blogs, buyers and sellers. This week – Buyers. Real Estate commissions are typically paid by the seller. Just because you are not personally writing the check, it’s your purchase of a property that results in a commission being received so let’s dispel the lo...
04/11/2013
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This blog is to help the general populace educate themselves and share their experiences in the real estate marketplace of Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado Counties.