5 Tips from New Home Builders When Purchasing a House

Shopping for a new home is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Whether you’re in the market for new modern homes or one that was previously owned, it’s important to look past a curb appeal to avoid extra expenses and disappointments after you’ve unpacked.

Landscape Maintenance & Design: Increase Curb Appeal & Better Your Investment

Buyers are magnetized to homes with attractive exteriors. That gorgeous remodeled kitchen, bath, or master bedroom may never be seen if buyers can’t first make it past your front door. Indeed, the Real Estate Agent Community Trends survey has found that “82% of surveyed agents have had potential buyers decline to look at the interior of a house due to its exterior appearance.”

Benefits of Incorporating Reclaimed Wood into Your Property

Hardwood has always been an attractive feature in a home. Who doesn’t like gorgeous hardwood flooring? As design trends turn green, more homeowners are opting for the eco-friendly counterparts of this perennial favorite – often in the form of reclaimed wood – to make their dwellings more efficient, sustainable and durable. As you gather ideas to make your home more appealing to buyers or to give your fixer-upper a facelift, don’t neglect the advantages reclaimed lumber offers.

3 Remodeling Projects with High Resale Value

Before embarking on any home improvement project, it is important to consider a project’s potential return. Luckily for homeowners, there are a number of remodeling projects that provide the potential for a high return on investment when you turn around to sell the home. Exterior remodeling projects are a cost-effective option as they are typically less expensive to complete and are more likely to make a good first impression on potential buyers.

Top 10 Real Estate Mistakes Home Buyers Make

Top Ten Real Estate Mistakes Buyers Make

We’re all humans, and humans make mistakes. That’s just a fact of life. Unfortunately, when mistakes happen, they are often costly. Therefore, we owe it to ourselves to mitigate mistakes as best we can. We’ve written about all kinds of mistakes people make in real estate. Here is our list of the top 10 mistakes people make when dealing with real estate and real estate transactions.

Benefits of Homeownership - Why You Should Buy A Home in California

What are the benefits to owning a home?

We often talk about the How To’s of homeownership, but today we’re going to talk about the Why’s of homeownership. There are many benefits to being a property owner. Some might be obvious to you, others might not. Take a look at the list below and let us know in the comments section any benefits of being a homeowner that we might have missed.

Understanding Real Estate Expenses

True Costs of Home ownership in California

Before you begin making offers on homes, make sure you understand all the expenses associated with buying and owning a home. Whether you are a first time home buyer or you’ve owned a home for many years, understanding the expenses associated with homeownership is critical. As we said previously, knowing is half the battle, at least you can plan for it.

Choosing Your Contractor

Choosing a construction contractor in California

Having a contractor on your team will prove to be an incredible investment for many reasons. A general contractor can help you perform basic home upgrades like installing lighting fixtures all the way up to complex construction like building an addition or converting a half bath into a full. It’s important to have a relationship built with a contractor prior to needing one to do the work.

Who Are Your Real Estate Team Members?

People Involved In Real Estate Transactions

Each avenue of real estate requires certain expertise. It’s important to build your team prior to buying a home because you can benefit greatly from your team’s support. Each avenue of real estate requires certain expertise. You’ve heard the expression “Jack of all trades, master of none.” This is especially true in real estate due to how quickly things change with laws, financing programs, building codes, and individual markets.

Two Extremely Cost Effective Ways to Improve Your Property For Sale or Lease

Inexpensive Ways to Improve Your Property For Sale or Lease

Even the inexpensive property upgrades start to add up. With that being said, I want to provide two extremely cost effective ways to improve the look and feel of your property for sale or lease.