5 Myths About Real Estate Reality TV Explained

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more, just in one sitting. When you’re in the middle of your real estate […]

Assumptions

Have you ever thought that your communication preference works for everyone? Do you immediately pick-up the phone for a quick call, head straight to email, or is texting your go to? Our communication assumptions come from an overload of options both “old school” and “new school”. Sometimes it’s our need for an immediate response or […]

Proposition 19

Understanding how Proposition 19 affects property tax implications tied to your property transfer is an important consideration when buying or selling a home. Starting April 1, 2021, homeowners who are 55 or older or those who lost their home in a natural disaster are allowed to transfer the taxable value of their primary residence to […]

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.