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2011 

A new study by the Center for Neighborhood Technology has found that a growing number of communities that are considered affordable aren't quite so affordable when transportation costs are factored in to the median income.   Its analysis of 377 metropolitan areas, which includes 161,000 neighborh...
01/31/2011
Here's some recent bits of information I came across today discussing California Real Estate: California home sales hit seven-month high in December. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 520,680 units in Decem...
01/28/2011
First, let's quickly define "Escrow."  Escrow is a neutral third party that has the responsibility of seeing that the buyer and seller agreed upon terms and conditions are carried out.  Escrow is the vehicle by which the interest of all parties to the transaction are protected.  At the end of esc...
01/27/2011
Here's a recent article from the Wall Street Journal's "Smart Money."  Everyone has their own opinion on this topic, many of them upset homeowners that are either upside down or have been foreclosed on recently.  Wherever you are coming from, you've got to at least admit the signs are much better...
01/26/2011
Getting a historic designation for your neighborhood can boost your home's value by as much as one-third. Home values rose 5% to 35% per decade in more than 20 historic districts nationwide, compared with home values in undesignated neighborhoods in the same communities, according to a 2007 anal...
01/25/2011
Low-VOC paints are kind to your health, and they won't break the bank, either. Learn more about these eco-friendly ways to brighten a room. VOCs health hazards Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are solids and liquids that convert easily to gas or vapor at room temperature. VOCs are contained in ...
01/24/2011
Here's an interesting article i found by USA Today discussing the recnet trends in Green Homes.  Green Homes are house that utilize sustainable resources and consume a minimal amount of energy through technology and other creative solutions.  Often times using recylced products in the constructio...
01/21/2011
Here's a great article for sellers putting their house on the market this Winter, Spring or Summer by Amy Hoak of MarketWatch.  As discussed in my video updates and previous posts, you know that i strogly agree with the first point of pricing it right from the start in this buyers market of Sacra...
01/20/2011
Here's a quick article from the Sacramento Business Journal by Ron Trujillo.  I want to welcome McMartin to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate as the company is growing their market share in the Greater Sacramento area and all over northern california.  Here's the quick article. clear skies, Do...
01/19/2011
Anything free is always good these days.  This event is sure worth while so plan to stop by one or two of these great Museums.  My wife, little one and I are going to be there, probably checking out the new Crocker, the Railroad and maybe the Auto Museum.  WHere will you be?? Sacramento Museum Da...
01/18/2011
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