Collect Moments

It’s a reflective time of year, right? We look back at the previous twelve month’s highlights, challenges, and moments that created a shift in our perspective. In this cute book, “Present not Perfect”, it suggests that you revisit your childhood by: driving by your childhood home, listen to a song you loved as a kid, […]

Strategies for Buyers in a Seller’s Market

As many Buyer’s have come to experience in this frantic real estate market throughout the Sacramento region, it’s a TOUGH time for Home Buyers.  Most listings are getting multiple offers, well over list price, and with Buyers coughing-up the payment of most,  if not all,  escrow and title fees. But don’t get discouraged!  I’ve been […]

Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows. Could They Fall Even Further?

One of the few bright spots for home buyers and owners in 2020—a year marred by a pandemic, economic recession, social unrest, wildfires, hurricanes, and a highly polarized presidential election—has been rock-bottom mortgage interest rates. Mortgage rates have been tumbling since COVID-19 disrupted the nation’s economy, achieving what many experts had believed was impossible: They […]

Interest Rate Buy Down

An interest buy-down is a real estate financing option that Buyers can use to offer list price AND retain an affordable mortgage. By providing a credit to the Buyers, it allows Sellers to get their List Price from a qualified deal. It’s a win-win for both parties. If you have questions, please let me know […]

6 Mistakes to Avoid After Mortgage Pre-Approval

Once you’re pre-approved for a home loan…STOP! Homebuyers: Be sure to follow these six simple steps while you’re home shopping and while you’re in escrow. Also, TIP #7: DON’T purchase new furniture, appliances, etc. until after you’ve closed escrow. Want to learn more: http://nexthomebydonna.com/home-buyers-guide/

Take a Virtual Tour

Whether due to your out-of-town location or the current Covid-19 shelter-in-place restrictions, there’s no reason to halt your search for the ideal home. Many current listing provide a 3D tour but working with me I can take the experience one step further. Let’s plan a Facetime call that allows you to see the home through […]

Real Estate Market Update April 1 – April 19, 2020

With a shortage of homes on the market, the properties for sale that are priced right are selling at almost full price…and in less than a month!  See the latest stats for Sacramento + Placer + El Dorado counties. All data provided by the Metrolist MLS.

Home Buyer’s Guide

    Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, purchased several homes but it’s been a while, or you’re looking to buy an investment property, “Your Complete Guide to the HOME BUYING PROCESS,” can help you explore your options and answer many, if not all, of your questions.  This is NOT a 50-page book (who has time for […]

2020 Home Value Predictions

As recession fears mount, I wanted to share some information on why home prices are predicted to stay level (from MarketWatch). The last, “great recession” of 2008 was fueled by a series of events happening in sequence that in hindsight were avoidable: An explosion in both home-building activity and mortgage credit to home buyers with […]