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Which Down Payment Strategy Is Right For You?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from lenders.

How To Become A Morning Person

Ever wish you could become one of those rare morning people? The ones that wake with a start, feeling refreshed and energized. The ones that get in that morning workout or wrap up some work before many of us even hit the snooze button for the first time. Here are five tips to help you achieve that early bird status!

JUST LISTED IN SILVER MAPLE GATE OF BLACKHAWK!

Live the good life! Fabulous single story home on the picturesque 5th hole of the Blackhawk Country Club Lakeside Golf Course. Open floorplan w/ volume ceilings. Views of tranquil grounds from every window & slider. Sliding glass doors welcome you to backyard from Master, Dining, Living, Family & Kitchen.

JUST SOLD IN WALNUT CREEK!

What a find! Approximately almost 2/3 of an acre flat with oodles of potential!! Enjoy the peaceful approach to this home – like being out in the country! Creeks to jump in, hills to climb, always something to do. Wonderful floor plan! Very open concept with a great room and waiting for someone to make it shine!!

SALE PENDING IN VINTAGE HILLS OF PLEASANTON!

Impressive and Inviting! This beautiful remodeled Vintage Hills home has much to offer. Wonderful location, with a delightful ambience and privacy. Enter through a courtyard setting to a grand welcome. Handsome hardwood floors lead into an open floor plan with volume ceilings. Strikingly updated and enhanced with many improvements, including lighting and expansion.

What To Negotiate When Buying A Home

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the best possible deal for your money. So, what should you negotiate when buying a home?

4 Repairs To Make Before You List Your Home

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are our top five recommended repairs to make before selling your home.

IS IT TIME TO UPSIZE YOUR HOME?

Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become too small as families expand and multiple generations live under one roof.