August 2014

Found 7 blog entries for August 2014.

placerville-homes-for-salePlacerville, CA has come a long way since its beginnings as a Gold Rush town. Located in beautiful El Dorado County, this modest town of over 10,000 residents can be found in between Shingle Springs and Camino. Convenient access to US Highway 50 and I-49, brings you to world class attractions in Sacramento to the West and recreation at Lake Tahoe to the East.

Attractions Near Placerville Homes For Sale

Homebuyers are attracted to Placerville real estate however for reasons outside of location. With a wonderful selection of historical landmarks, charming downtown area, local wineries and farms, and a wealth of nearby recreational activities, Placerville really does appeal to all ages. The community is located in the scenic foothills of the Sierra

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difference-between-mortgage-typesWhen buying a new house, most buyers would need to get a mortgage to finance their home purchase.  When you sit down with your mortgage professional, you will see that there are a few types of mortgage loans for you to choose from.  Which program is best for you however?  It can be a little overwhelming in trying to decide which program is right for you, so here is an explanation of some of the more popular mortgage types so you can make an education decision.

FHA Loan

FHA Loan is designed to help people who don’t have a lot of money to put down in a house.  The FHA loan only asks for 3.5% of the purchase price as a down payment, while the 30 year fixed mortgage typically asks for 20% of the purchase price.  The catch in a FHA loan is that you have

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sierra-vista-lincolnSierra Vista is a beautiful location to raise a family. Located in Lincoln, CA this community developed by KB Home is drawing homebuyers from all over for their affordable homes, ample parks and highly regarded school district. If you're considering moving to the area this will help you decide if this is the ideal place to live with your family. Considering both can put you in a better position to move.

The Community of Sierra Vista

Within a beautiful town with many beautiful homes nestled together, you're able to find peace and quiet in Sierra Vista. Nestled in a picturesque rural setting, Sierra Vista homes for sale pair scenic sights with convenience. Direct access to Hwy 65 makes commuting a breeze. Just a short drive to Auburn, Rocklin and

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roseville-daycaresSummer is winding down in Roseville, and now is the time to start looking for child care for your children come September. Locating a quality day care anywhere can be challenging. You have to trust those running the day care, ensure that they can work around your busy schedule, while also being able to provide affordable services. Roseville day cares are plentiful and many families in and surrounding the area are using them. If you're new to the area, have a child that is too young for school or in need of an after school program for, consider these Roseville child care providers offering exceptional services to those parents looking for a high quality, affordable day care.

Childtime

Childtime is a well known national child care center. There are

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kitchen-design-trendsThis year is paving the way for new kitchen design trends. That old stainless steel, sterilized look is now a thing of the past. If you're looking for more of a “pop” or “spark” when it comes to a kitchen, 2014 has some of the best, most loved top kitchen design trends that beat the previous years' trends. Consider upgrading your kitchen, or finding one like these listed and enjoy the space that you're in for most of your life. After all, a beautiful, open, well designed kitchen is a large selling point for many homes.

These 2014 trends are paving the way for even better 2015 kitchen trends that will always stay in style.

Backsplashes Made of Slab

You used to have to piece together little tiles to make the backsplash that you wanted. You no

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habitat-for-humanity-sacramentoAs a realtor, I understand how important a home can be. This is something that perhaps you've thought about for a while. If you already own a home or are considering purchasing one in the near future, Habitat for Humanity, Sacramento Chapter has many programs that can help you get started. So what programs are important to know about as a homeowner or future homeowner? With the right resources, you'll be well on your way to getting more for your buck and obtaining the knowledge needed to move forward.

Homeowner Orientation and Help

With the homeowner orientation from Habitat for Humanity, you're able to learn tips and tricks to owning a home. They will walk you through the process, give you an idea of your finances and where you credit score has to

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Second quarter gross domestic product is up a whopping 4%. This is up from and adjusted first quarter negative  2.1 %. Housing was also up 7.5 % in the second quarter, which is fantastic news for the economy and for homebuyers if you are in the market for real estate in the US. 

What does this mean for for real estate? GDP growth usually means more activity in the real estate market. When the economic outlook is positive, developers start building homes and homebuyers start buying homes. On a municipal level, local governments start funding new projects which fuel local businesses and economy. As businesses thrive, local areas start to see more capital investments in real estate. This translates into better housing options for homebuyers as well as

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