If there’s one thing that everyone can agree on, it’s that filing taxes should be a whole lot easier. But you don’t have to stress about the coming tax season and put all preparation off until next spring.
Continue reading to see some of our tips and strategies for early planning to best prepare for the next tax season.
The first course of action to an easier tax filing season is to stay organized. As you go throughout the year, keep all of your tax-related documents in one place.
Plus, you’ll want to keep past year’s returns easily accessible in case you’ll need that data. Come time to file your taxes, you’ll be grateful that you don’t have to scramble to gather all…
Placer County real estate is among one of the fastest and most desirable markets to live around the Sacramento region. Popular cities for new construction in Placer County include Roseville, Rocklin, and Lincoln. With good schools, abundant shopping choices, such as the Galleria Mall, and many employment options in Placer County and the surrounding areas, such as Folsom, Sacramento, and Rancho Cordova, it’s no wonder so many people are looking to move into Placer County.
Do you love the outdoors? Then you're in luck! Placer County is home to several national protected areas including El Dorado National Forest and Tahoe Natural Forest. Between the two, you can enjoy plenty of recreation ranging from hiking and camping to fishing and water sports.…
This week, we feature listings from two communities in the greater Sacramento area: Elk Grove and Roseville, CA.
Featured Elk Grove Home For Sale
Elk Grove is one of the fastest growing communities in Sacramento County and has plenty to offer any homebuyer. Home to around 161,007 residents, commuters are conveniently located about 15 miles from Downtown Sacramento. Homebuyers of all shapes and sizes have options when it comes to Elk Grove homes for sale. Millennial homebuyers can find lots of affordable starter homes in the form of single family ranchers, and condos. Growing families can move-up into reasonably priced single-family homes for about $300,000.
Looks like home prices in the Sacramento area are pacing ahead of wages earned.
According to RealtyTrac, a real estate information company out of Irivine, Calif., Sacramento's home prices are 9% higher than they were last year at this time, but the growth of the wages and earnings is up 5%.
Home prices Sacramento and the Tri-County region have steadily been on the rise since bottoming out in early 2012, however earnings haven't been able to keep pace with the rapid rise of homes.
RealtyTrac reports the least affordable region in the area is El Dorado County, where an average wage earner living there must spend 67% of their earnings to purchased a home worth $430,000.
The most affordable area to live in the region remains Sacramento County,…
With housing statistics and sales released for the month of May in Sacramento, lower inventories have pushed home price up slightly on a year-to-year basis.
A report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage shows the median sale price on all single-family homes in Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer Counties was at $345,000, a jump of 7.5% from May 2015 when the price was $321,000.
The reason for the increase is there aren't as many homes for sale in the Tri-County area, where the total number of listings in May was 4,474 - down a staggering 27% from a year ago. According to the report, the largest inventory drop came in Sacramento County, where there was 33% fewer homes for sale last month.
Of the three counties, Sacramento County showed as the…
Looks like the average home price in Sacramento and El Dorado Counties has trended slightly downward in May, while single-family homes in Placer County have basically remained unchanged.
In Sacramento County, the median list price of single-family homes selling for less than $250,000 dropped 2.75% to $209,000, while single-family homes listed for more than $250,000 dropped 4.24% to $416,553.
Meanwhile, condos and townhomes in Sacramento saw a large jump in price - 10.12% for units listed at more than $100,000. The new median price is now $234,000, showing these residences are in high demand.
Then there's the average price of condos and townhomes (listed for more than $200,000) in El Dorado, which has jumped big time by some 62.99% to an average…
Sales of Sacramento homes, condos and townhomes took a large leap in March compared to the number of sales in February.
According to the Sacramento Realtors Association, the sales volume last month jumped 33.1% from February with 1,440 units selling, compared to 1,082 in February, showing that the Greater Sacramento area real estate market is enjoying a solid early spring.
For year-over-year sales, this March is up 4.7% after 1,376 homes were sold in March 2015.
Additionally, pending sales went up for the second straight month, up 15.4% from 1,251 to 1,444 from February - another significant jump.
In terms of home prices in the Sacramento area, the month-to-month median sales price went up from $299,000 to $307,000, a 2.7% increase and a 9.2%…
New home sales in Sacramento reach highest numbers in eight years
Looks like the new homes real estate market in the Sacramento area is picking up steam.
According to the North State Building Industry Association, some 447 new homes were sold in the Sacramento area in February. That's the highest monthly total since 2008 when the recession began, and only 59 new houses were sold that February.
New home are being built in some 123 subdivisions in the region, the most in seven years, including West Roseville.
These numbers come at a time when new homes are still fairly expensive compared to resale or older homes. The average new-home sales price in the Sacramento region last fall was $478,000, just 5% less than it was during the height of the…
Many people put their homes on the market during the spring season. It's a good time because many folks are looking for a new home. Check out these tips to separate your home from the rest and help it sell quickly.
Make A Great First Impression - The most important thing is for your home to make a good first impression. A potential buyer doesn't want to drive up and find the front lawn unmowed and full of weeds, with unkept landscaping. Buyers don't want to see paint flaking off the front door, so make sure the first thing a prospective buyers sees with your home makes a good impression.
Declutter and Clean everything - This is very important. When someone walks into your home, they don't want to see your stuff lying around everywhere, so clear…
Many people moving to, or within, the Greater Sacramento area are looking for newer homes at reasonable prices. If you're looking for a safe, quiet area to call home, look no further than West Roseville.
Located west of Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., you'll find many great neighborhoods in West Roseville including Blue Oaks, Solaire, Placer Ranch, and amazing master planned communities like Westpark.
Westpark is a 1,500-acre development that will have 5,800 homes when it's built out. Builders in Westpark include Centex Homes, Pulte Homes and Lennar Homes.
This community is slated to have 42 acres of parks along with 350 acres of open space, so it certainly won't feel too crowded.
Solaire is a 400-acre development south of Pleasant Grove Blvd., near…