All Blog Entries by Rick Delgado

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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. 

The…

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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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How to Get Rid of Household Odors

 

Did you know that the human nose can detect at least one trillion distinct odors and that evolutionarily the sense of smell is the oldest sense we possess? But when some foul odor wafts through your home, you may not want a nose so keen. Don’t fret; there are plenty of ways to rid your home of unwelcome smells.

 

  1. Identify the source: sometimes the source of your odor is evident, as in a garbage can fill to the brim with scraps from last night’s dinner, while other malodorous mysteries require a little detective work. Here are some common causes/areas to check for stink.

  • Garbage disposals

  • Old sponges 

  • Refrigerators

  • Dishwashers

  • Washing machines

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The home office has become much more than a couch or a bedroom, and the need for in-home office furniture has skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Choosing the right furniture that fits your home decor and helps you work comfortably is needed to remain productive. Kicking off the process by assessing any physical needs that you have is where you should start, and the following home office furniture will enable those who work from home to perform at the best of their ability. 

 If Comfort is Critical, Then Ergonomically Designed Furniture is What You Need

 For anyone looking for furniture that also benefits their health, ergonomically designed pieces can help combat aches and pains, improve posture, and help anyone working from…

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Deciding on hiring a real estate professional can be a tough decision initially because many people feel that they are better off buying or selling a home on their own. This can cause frustration and burn-out, and having an advocate on your side is one of the best things you can do to reach your goal of either buying or selling your home. Real estate agents are market experts that know the ins and outs of the real estate biz that consistently changes at an accelerated pace. They are able to provide insight into market trends, handle much of the necessary legwork, nail down the correct listing price to accelerate sales, and have insight into pre-market listings on the buying side. Here are four more reasons to hire a real estate professional that will…

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