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Backyard Thanksgiving 


The world has a lot to be thankful for this year, and the best way to launch this year’s season of giving is with an unrivaled outdoor Thanksgiving bash. Eating turkey under the California sun takes the pressure off of hosting large groups indoors, is easier to clean up, provides an opportunity to host a potluck-style celebration, and offers more air circulation. Not sure where to start? Check out these tips and tricks to jumpstart your outdoor turkey day spectacular. 


Location, Location, Location


Choosing the best location for your Thanksgiving soiree is the most crucial decision that you’ll make about your event. A front or backyard is likely going to be the convenient choice for you. This will give you…

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Guide to Thanksgiving Placesettings

Setting a beautiful Thanksgiving table can be overwhelming, but in reality, with a few tips, you can set up a table that’s worthy of a home decor magazine. Our quick guide to Thanksgiving place settings will show you five different steps to create the perfect Thanksgiving table set to surprise all of your guests.  

1. Start With The Most Beautiful Dining Set

Start with the basics. You might want to take out the special-occasion China you have stored away for this occasion. Working with a beautiful dining set that includes your silverware and everything else you have for special days will make your table setting pop. 

2. Get a Festive Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Instead of focusing on tons of decorative…

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Financial Stresses on Home Buyers


You may have heard, particularly if you're someone seeking to buy a new home, that the prices of real estate are up in the post-pandemic era. Recent data from Case-Shiller House Price Index confirms that the cost of buying a home has increased roughly 14.9%. But house price is not the only factor that is placing financial strain on current homebuyers.


In September 2021, the inflation rate reached 5.4%. While a little inflation is natural and stimulates the economy, too much can stall the market and put prices out of reach of some homebuyers. To put this in perspective, most analysts suggest 2% inflation as a natural progression, but the current state of inflation is the first time the rate has crested…

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How to Choose the Best Materials for Your Kitchen Cabinets


The world of kitchen cabinetry is vast, but once you start searching for suitable cabinets to fit your kitchen aesthetic and everyday needs, you'll quickly see that all cabinets are not created equal. Different materials have their own special advantages or disadvantages, and it's essential to know your way around the vast array of substances that are predominately used to manufacture kitchen cabinets. Your assessment of cabinets should begin with a thorough analysis of your cooking habits and overall lifestyle. For example, suppose you or members of your household enjoy cooking. In this case, having durable cabinets that optimize your storage capacity would be the best choice. 


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California Sellers are Relocating to the Other States. Why?


California has long been known for sunshine, health, and Hollywood dreams. In the lore of America, starry-eyed youth flock to the promised land beckoned by the silver screen; retirees look for the good life along the coast or in the verdant fields of wine country; urban professionals seek their niche in San Diego, San Francisco, and L.A. But lore is lore, and the more recent truth is that California is losing more residents than it’s gaining.


Covid has certainly had an impact on movement away from the state. Lauren Hepler, an economy reporter for CalMatters, cites the statistic that “from July 2019 to July 2020, 135,000 more people left the state than moved here.” Something,…

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California Home Buying Slowing Down


The resurgence of the coronavirus in the form of the delta variant has thrown the economy into another loop, and the housing market is continuing to flounder in a still very bouncy market. Overall, the California housing sector specifically is seeing trends that point to some cooling. In comparison to last year, summertime home sales have slumped slightly at around two percent, but year-to-date home sales continue to trend upward, and the market still remains highly competitive. 


The Desire for the Home Office Continues to Reign Supreme


Since the post-pandemic era seems to be farther away than most have anticipated, the desire to move out of populated areas and into bigger homes continues to…

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Why Cash Buyers Are Relocating From SF to Cities Like Sacramento

After a year of remote work and COVID-19 restrictions, homebuyers in cities like San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles are looking elsewhere to find their new homes. One influx that’s raising everyone’s radar is the one happening from San Francisco to Sacramento. 

According to Redfin, about 26,247 homeowners are leaving San Francisco, and their top destinations are Sacramento or Seattle. Around 24% of local users are searching elsewhere as of July 2020. But why the sudden influx?

Realtors across the country are noticing these migration patterns happening in big cities. In particular, California’s realtors see a higher demand for cities like Sacramento, San Diego, and Los…

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Why Homes Are Selling for Over Asking Price

Imagine a home in Berkley, CA, selling to a buyer that paid $1 million over the asking price to beat out 29 other buyers. Why? A strange phenomenon has overtaken the housing market, and prospective homeowners are finding themselves in a seller’s market when they come to the table looking for a new home. The coronavirus pandemic has caused the perfect storm for homebuyers that is causing the price of houses to rise and made the home buying process far more competitive.

Here’s what caused the spike in home costs.

  1. COVID-19 shifted consumer habits in a very short period of time. People who lived in smaller spaces and commuted to work in big cities found themselves suddenly homebound and in need of…

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The Current Low Inventory of Available homes

While mortgage rates fluctuate, they’re still sitting at record lows, making it the perfect season for housing shopping. Still, Sacramento realtor, Rick Delgado, says there’s a massive shortage of available homes in the current housing market. The low inventory of available homes has created a shopping frenzy that characterizes this unique seller’s market. 

Bidding Wars

According to the National Association of Realtors, as of the end of February 2021, housing inventory remained at a record low of 1.03 million, down by almost 30% compared to last year’s numbers. The lowest number of homes available since 1982.

The average time of a house in the market was less than 20 days – a record low. 


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Cost Calculators to Help You Budget for Your Next Home Project

February 16, 2021 Evan Dunn

Moving to a new home or doing major renovations can be a stressful experience. If you don’t plan ahead, your important projects can end up putting you over budget and out of money. Thankfully, cost calculators can help you get a better idea of the average cost for a wide variety of home projects so that you’re armed with information going in and have peace of mind that you have enough to complete the project. Determining the cost in advance and keeping track of your budget will ensure that your next renovation or home update goes smoothly without breaking the bank. Knowing your project cost ahead of time will help you…

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