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Avoid getting the "You didn't get the house" call by writing and submitting a strong contract.  What is a strong contract? A strong contract is the BEST contract you can write... especially if you are in a Seller's market.  It is key that you are working with a Realtor that understands current ma...
10/26/2016
If you are the Seller of a home with a wood stove it is critical that you check for the EPA approval label..  Reason- If this stove is out dated, it is illegal in Placer County to transfer to a new buyer.If you as the Seller check into it BEFORE hand, you can replace the stove (and do a trade-in)...
10/20/2016
Thirty years ago staying in touch with my children was nearly nonexistent when they were out of the house with friends.  A pay phone or the phone at the friends house… That’s pretty much all there was.  Now how wonderful!!  Mobile phones with talk and text, tablets with Skype…  I am in the loop w...
03/24/2016
Did you know that owning a home may help your children to do better in school?  The NAR* Study of Social Benefits of Home Ownership and Stable Housing,reading scores for home owners children were 7% higher and math scores for children of homeowners were 9% higher.Also, 25% more home owners childr...
03/24/2016
 Are you looking for ways to avoid the last-minute rush for doing your taxes? Here are some stress-relieving tips to help you.      Don’t Procrastinate – Resist the temptation to put off your taxes until the very last minute. Your haste to meet the filing deadline may cause you to overlook potent...
02/16/2016
What is a Seller's net sheet and should you have one before you agree to a sales contract?  The answer is a definitive "yes".  In my years as a lender I found that most of my home buyers that were selling homes planned on using the "net" from that sale for down payment and closing costs on their ...
02/08/2016
     It was a difficult time, a time of financial struggles for us. The recession of the 80’s had worn us down.  We were in the process of closing our Real Estate Company, had taken over my dad’s small retail shop after his retirement trying desperately to make ends meet.  At church I had been wo...
01/30/2016
Some of the things to think about once you have determined to buy:. For example, are you interested in an older home or a new one? How big of a home do you need? Would you like to move closer to certain major roads or freeways? I can answer many questions about the homes and communities you’re co...
01/28/2016
 We enjoy good food and great wine.. and like many others we enjoy serving these at home.. just for us empty nesters and sharing with friends.  Over the years we have been asked for our recomendations and recipes.  So thought I would share our hobby with my fellow "Rainers"...  A bit here and a l...
01/26/2016
Holidays are over... the new items need space to "un-clutter" Could it be time to move up?The first few months of the year are a great time to buy.  Sellers are ready to move, many have put off listing until after the holidays and are now READY to sell. Consider these benefits: Best price and ter...
01/25/2016
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Brings fresh information about Placer County lifestyle information... specializing in vineyards, vineyard homes and vineyard lifestyles. Opportunities for Home wine making, and local color and activities centered around local wineries, and venues of Auburn, Loomis and Newcastle. Additionally, with my background in lending I bring information about short sales, changes on laws and lending that impact you as the Seller and the bank approval process.