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6 Reasons Why Selling Your Home Alone Doesn’t Work

Here are six brutally honest reasons you cannot afford to sell your house on your own: You’re not thinking with your head. Remaining level-headed throughout a real estate transaction is hard because it’s a naturally emotional process. If a potential buyer comes into your house to take a look and offends your decorating style or…

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6 Easy Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

There are six easy ways to increase your home’s value for a summer sale: Repaint. Adding a fresh pop of color updates the look and gets rid of the smudges, blemishes, and fingerprints on the walls. If you really want that modern look, try going for some of the popular gray tones you see on…

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What Effect Will the Election Have on Sacramento Real Estate?

Buying a Sacramento Area Home? Search ALL Homes For Sale Selling Your Sacramento Area Home? Get a FREE Home Value Report   We’ve got some specific market updates to share with you today for the 2nd quarter of 2016. We’ll let you know what’s been going on in the Sacramento area, and what you can…

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Feds Pass Debt Forgiveness Tax Relief Extension

In 2007, the Federal Government passed The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Relief Act as a means of enabling upside down property owners to possibly avoid paying income tax on unpaid loan debt after a foreclosure, short sale, or even a loan modification.  The Act was passed in response to the collapsing real estate market as we…

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The 20 Hottest Home Features Right Now

Must-have home features are constantly evolving. After all, just a half century ago, shag carpeting in all hues – gold, orange, and purple – were all “in.” But what’s hot with home owners and buyers now. Realtor.com® set out to find out, evaluating what must-have home features are hot right now by analyzing millions of…

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Mortgage Rates Still on a Downward Trend

Mortgage rates continue to defy forecasts, as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage falls even lower this week. This marks the second consecutive week where 30-year fixed-rate mortgages declined. “Long-term Treasury yields continue to drop, dragging mortgage rates down with them,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “Turbulence in overseas financial markets is generating a flight-to-quality…

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5 Things to Never Say When Selling a Home

It’s a lesson worth remembering: Home sellers need to watch what they say to home buyers and their real estate agents. Real estate professionals recently shared with realtor.com® the phrases they say sellers should never utter: 1. “Our house is in perfect condition.” “The home inspection may reveal otherwise, and, as a seller, you don’t…

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