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     How much of a down payment to homebuyers need to purchase a home?  Here is a very thorough post by Lyn Sims summarizing typical down payments for conventional, FHA and VA loans. When getting ready to purchase a home, it is so important to pick a great lender to walk you through your purchase...
02/27/2021
     Welcome to 8349 Delicato Way! This house is sure to make you happy with its open kitchen looking into the dining room and family room featuring a cozy fireplace. There are beautiful, brand new laminate floors in the family room, kitchen, living room, hall and both bathrooms. The interior of ...
02/24/2021
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     My usual way to cook eggplant is to slice it, rub it with a little olive oil, add salt and pepper and then grill it on the bbq.  We love it that way, especially if we make some homemade aoli to top it off.  Recently, we saw a new technique (to us) and thought we would try it, burnt eggplant....
02/21/2021
     We are always worried about bubbles and rightfully so.  When markets get out of control, it can really be devastating.  Lise Howe has summarized why our current market is very different than the market just before the Great Recession.  There is limited supply, high demand from well qualified...
02/20/2021
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     We are Number 1 ! ! !     Realtor.com recently named the Sacramento area as the top residential real estate market in the nation for 2021.  It looks like they are right so far.  The market is as hot as I have seen it in my career.  Prices are up just over 18% year over year.  Homeowners are ...
02/19/2021
Elk Grove, January 2021Buyers     The market in Elk Grove is very difficult for home buyers.  You get a hint of how hard it is when you look at the numbers.  Prices are way up year over year.  Few homes are on the market and, when the few houses available hit the market, they are in contract very...
02/15/2021
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) can be a really creative way to add value and/or income to a homeowner's property.  Maybe it is the solution for a homeowner to age in place or even make a little money to support a little more travel time.  There are some pitfalls to watch out for, though, and sol...
02/08/2021
I agree with Joan Cox, there is a new trend, many buyers are looking to buy their last homes.  In California, people have been thinking about moving to their forever home for a long time now.  I think the pandemic has moved up many Californian's timelines.  They have realized that they can do muc...
02/07/2021
     My wife and I have been looking for our retirement home.  One of the areas we are considering is the North Carolina area.  The Charlotte region is beautiful and has a lot going for it so we like to keep up with the market there.     Nina Hollander has been very good at posting regular update...
01/29/2021
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I always appreciate the inspirational quotes that Will Hamm shares with us, but this week the quote by Peter Drucker really resonates with me, "The only thing we know about the future is that is that it will be different."  If we did not know that prior to 2020, we sure know it now.  My positive ...
01/28/2021
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