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How to become a millionaire! (Hint: buy real estate!)

When it comes to achieving wealth, being worth a million dollars is a lasting benchmark, no matter how much times change. For those of us that aren’t quite there yet, the good news is that there’s a clear path to being worth seven figures (including owning plenty of real estate!) Here are some tips and…

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8 Ways to hold title on your house in California

When you’re buying a house, you have a whole lot of documents to sign, each of them with their small print, definitions, and legalise. But one distinction that shouldn’t be ignored when buying a home is how you will hold title. In California, there are 8 basic ways you can hold title to your house…

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These Three Cities in the Sacramento Area Rank Best For Families

Living in the greater Sacramento area affords a high quality of life for those with young families, a distinction that’s just been recognized in a national survey by NerdWallet.com. In fact, several Northern California cities ranked in the top ten for best cities to raise a family in the state, including some of Sacramento’s closest…

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Color tips for each room so you can design your perfect home!

“Color is one of the great things in the world; that makes life worth living to me.” –Painter Georgia O’Keefe In part one of this blog, we started looking at the characteristics of different colors and the feelings and emotions they inspire when painted on the walls in your home. Now, we’ll examine more variations…

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Your top-10 real estate blog posts of 2016!

As we turn the calendar from 2016 to 2017, it’s a great time to reflect on what an eventful, sometimes challenging, but fulfilling and blessed 365 days it’s been. So I decided to commemorate 2016 and the transition to 2017 by bringing you our top-10 blog posts of 2016, as determined by the number of…

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The important difference between Realtors and real estate agents.

When you’re buying a home, you’ll often hear the terms “Realtor” and “real estate agent” bandied about, often interchangeably. But, in fact, there are significant differences among the real estate sales professionals with these designations. Today, we’ll break down the fundamental differences between a Realtor and real estate agent, and give you some idea which…

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Celebrating Christmas traditions from around the world.

Does your family celebrate the Christmas holidays with certain traditions? If you’re like the majority of families, whether you recognize the religious significance of Christmas or just enjoy the modern holiday, you get excited for the festivities every December 25. But in fact, people around the world celebrate Christmas much differently, even though the spirit…

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30 Things You Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving.

For many of us, Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday of the year, a time to get together with family and give thanks for all the wonderful blessings in our life… not to mention eating way too much great food, too! So in honor of Thanksgiving, here are 30 things you didn’t know about our favorite…

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The Psychology of Color in Your Home

What color are the walls in your favorite room at home? Rich red? Earthy tan? Clean off-white? The color you painted the walls may be one of the reasons it’s your favorite room according to the broadening field of color research. In fact, psychologists and other experts now think that the colors you surround yourself with on…

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The Top Homeowner Regrets

Wouldn’t it be great to live a life with no regrets? Hindsight being 20/20, that may not be realistic for most of us, but at least we can learn from others’ regrets and try to not follow suit, at least when it comes to buying a home. That’s because a new survey from a national…

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