Homes For Sacramento Blog -Rick Delgado

home-staging-tipsEveryone wants a beautiful home. They want it to stand out to their guests when they walk in, but what stands between having a beautiful home and having the home you have now? Style, organization and the right tips to help you along the way. Anyone can have a comfortable, stylish and beautiful home when items are placed just right throughout it. Use these home staging tips, and sell your home in no time.

Go with the Right Paint

Having a white or cream colored ceiling can make the room appear larger than it is. Using tones on the walls that mesh with skin colors can be inviting. While choosing darker colors provide the room with a more relaxed feeling, and gives the professional, yet modern appeal that you see so often inside magazines.

Your

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sacramento-eventsDon’t miss your chance to be a part of these events happening throughout Sacramento for the month of May. Enjoy them on your own, with a friend or with the whole family. Sacramento opens up and provides a lot of great ways to get out there and have a great time.

May is Bike Month Morning Kick Off Event

When: May 1 - 7am to 9am
Where: Capitol Rose Garden
15th Street & Capitol
Admission is free for all

Come out and enjoy the sunshine and great times with people from the area. Complete with free coffee and pastries, this event is set to provide everyone with a cleaner, greener and brighter future ahead. Promoting the use of bikes, instead of vehicles and making today’s world a better, cleaner place to live in. Log your bike miles throughout the month

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home-cleaning-hacksA clean home is something we all want, but perhaps do not have. You might pinpoint small things around the home you could do to change the look, feel or overall ambiance but it is time consuming.

These home hacks will give you a way to make your home more fresh, more inviting and cleaner without having to spend hours doing chores.

Nix fingerprints on stainless steel with olive oil

Hate fingerprints on your stainless steel appliances? Put a thin coat of olive oil on the surface using a cloth.

Clean soap scum with dryer sheets

Clean water spots, your shower and baseboards using dryer sheets. They smell great and really clean.

Rub out sink stains with toothpaste

Rust stains in a porcelain sink are easy to tackle with toothpaste. Place

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amazon-echoAmazon Echo is the newest in home technology and quite frankly, the only smart home device you will ever need. It answers to the name Alexa and is able to answer questions, play music and do a handful of other commands. It is voice controlled, so no need to press buttons or worry about losing a remote, though one does come with it. It can be plugged into an outlet inside the home, and doesn’t have batteries that constantly need to be replaced. What's more is the price. This amazing device is only $150 (for Amazon Prime members) and $199 for the general public. Here are some of the amazing features of Amazon Echo.

Amazon Echo Will Answer Any Question

Stay informed when it comes to finding out answers to your questions. You can ask the unit anything

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buying-a-house-togetherKeeping your relationship steady during the process is one of the biggest key factors when choosing a home. Many couples will go into turmoil after the process and end up alone, with a home. Others will be well on their journey to being happy homeowners. Which will you be?

Use these tips before buying a house together. They may prove to be just what you need to be the happy homeowners.

Be on the same page with one another.

All too often, couples will find themselves wanting different things from a home. With everything from choosing where the home is, the type of home and what to do the home; couples find themselves bickering over things they can straighten out using a guide on the ‘must have’ or the ‘nice to have’ features of a home.

Know

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real-estate-photo-tipsReal estate photos can say a thousand words, whether they are truthful or not. The person seeing the pictures will want to know more about the home you’re trying to sell. If you’re purchasing the home, consider what pictures you’d like to see in the listing and then capture your home being sold in the same light.

Poor Lighting

Poor lighting is one of the most common real estate photo errors. With the proper balance of light, you can make the room really stand out and shine. Too dark, and the room looks small and depressing. Too light and your photo is overexposed.

A Cramped, Cluttered Room

Pictures of cluttered rooms does not do much for the prospective buyers. Busy rooms also look smaller. Keeping one or two of the larger items, such as the

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sacramento-eventsLooking for fun events coming to the greater Sacramento area this April? Look no further, here are a handful events you should mark your calendar for.

Friday Night’s at Revolution Wines

Every Friday night from February 27, 2015 to January 27, 2017
Time: 5 to 10 PM
Reservations are welcome, and you can call ahead to find out what is being served.

Start your weekend off right with a wine tasting, and pairing with a delicious meal that is different each and every Friday that you show up. Each month is a different seasonal dish and wine, all for just $15 per person.

15th Annual “Passport to a Cure” Diabetes Gala

The afternoon of April 16, 2015
To buy tickets, get additional information or sponsor tables, contact the foundation at 916-920-0790,

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bedroom-trends-2015In the past, everything matched from the bed set to the dresser to the linens throughout the room. However, designer experts all agree that this might not be the best for the upcoming year in bedroom styling. There are other ideas that are more popular for this upcoming season for the master bedroom in your home. Here are the biggest bedroom trends in 2015.

Furniture That Coordinates

The bedroom should be approached much like your living room. Find furniture that coordinates and goes well together, but doesn’t necessarily match exactly. This will bring out the lines, the colors and the comfort of the bedroom as a whole.

Rustic and Raw Wooden Materials

When you add a little natural beauty throughout the room, it brings it out just a bit more.

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Granite Bay is a great living option for professionals, families and retired individuals who want to come and explore the beauty of California. If you’re considering a relocation, you’re going to want to find a beautiful home that speaks to you. In Granite Bay are known for their artfully crafted homes with beautifully landscaped lawns and phenomenal views! Let's not forget sparkling Folsom Lake, which provides a wealth of outdoor recreation.

The homes throughout the area are upscale, and range from $580,000 to $760,000. With expansive floor plans, and welcoming front porches; entertaining is easy to do.

8132 W Granite Drive, Granite Bay CA 95746

8132 W Granite Drive$764,500
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
MLS#: 14073317

When you move into 8132 W Granite Drive, you're

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home-bidding-warSo you've found the home of your dreams. You put in an offer only to discover that there are other similar offers on the table.

You're in a bidding war.

Here are some tips to minimize stress and maximize your chances of surviving a bidding war.

Be Heartfelt

A bidding war is stressful for everyone, even the seller. Sending the seller a heartfelt letter detailing why their property is perfect for you is a great way to set yourself apart from the other buyers. This might seem like a small thing to do, but it can make a huge difference. When a seller has someone interested in putting their heart into the home, it can help them with their difficult decision.

Close as Quickly as Possible

In a bidding war, time is money. If you're well

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