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March 16, 2019
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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying 2019

The latest reports indicate that homeownership is still cheaper than renting in the United States.
March 9, 2019

The First Step in Buying a Home

Are you planning on buying a home this year? Show homeowners that you are serious about buying by getting pre-approved for a mortgage!
March 3, 2019

Home Prices Up 5.73% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s an interesting time in the market. Buyers are hoping prices continue to come down and homeowners are rushing to get their home on the market.
February 23, 2019

3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash

With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash.
February 16, 2019

How to Save for Your Retirement

Having a student loan payment each month as a college graduate leaves little room in the budget to contribute to a retirement savings account.
February 8, 2019
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4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth

Recently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in Forbes explaining how investing in real estate could help build wealth. Many of the points he made also apply to a family owning their own home. Here are a few:
January 25, 2019

How to Properly Clean Your Painted Walls

Did your toddler scribble on the walls or perhaps a year or two of wear and tear have your interior paints looking less than pristine?
January 12, 2019
What’s Worth Buying at An Estate Sale

What’s Worth Buying at An Estate Sale

Garage sales can be full of deals, but if you’re really looking for pre-owned, high-quality items at great prices, look for an estate sale.
January 6, 2019
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How to Prepare Your Home for an Open House

Many real estate agents consider an open house a vital part of the home-selling process. An open house allows several prospective buyers to see a home in a single day. In some cases, the sellers receive one or more offers soon after an open house and are able to close the deal in a relatively short period of time.
December 29, 2018
More Homeowners Renovating Instead of Moving Up

More Homeowners Renovating Instead of Moving Up

More Homeowners Renovating Instead of Moving Up. More homeowners are staying in their homes longer than ever before, locked into historically low mortgage rates and choosing not to move up to another home despite rising equity in their current home.
December 15, 2018
Real Estate Insurance Policy Manual for Home and Property Protection

Title Insurance and Why You Need It

Title insurance can be one of those things that someone says you need when you buy a home, but you don’t understand why.
December 9, 2018
Is Renovating Your Bathroom a Smart Investment?

Is Renovating Your Bathroom a Smart Investment?

While remodeling your home can make it more convenient and comfortable for your family, some renovations can also increase the value of your house. Remodeling the bathroom can be a good investment, provided you make some smart decisions.
November 10, 2018
5 Tips for Decorating With Books

5 Tips for Decorating With Books

Are you a bookworm? Do you want to give your home a chic update using what you already own? Perfect. Below are five tips for turning […]
November 3, 2018

6 Renovations for the Average Joe

Hoping to renovate or remodel a space yourself? While certain jobs should be left to the pros, there are a few you can tackle yourself, regardless […]
October 28, 2018
Credit Card Habits Your Kids Can Take to College

Credit Card Habits Your Kids Can Take to College

Starting college is full of all kinds of new experiences. Students are left on their own for probably the first time in their lives, and it […]
October 20, 2018
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List of Local Pumpkin Patches for Solano, Napa and Surrounding Area’s

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Marin and Sonoma Counties in California?  Scroll down and you will […]
October 20, 2018
Wake Up Early

4 Tricks for Better Sleep Habits

Getting at least seven hours of sleep a night is imperative, yet many of us get much less and never feel truly rested. There are a […]
October 6, 2018

Budget-Friendly Tricks for Updating Your Older Home

When it comes to updating an older home, you can make big style statements on a small budget, experienced decorators say. “Start with a pop of […]
September 29, 2018
5 Ways to Protect Outdoor Wood Furniture

5 Ways to Protect Outdoor Wood Furniture

While wood furniture is gorgeous outside, you’ll need to protect it to lengthen its lifespan, or you could face rot and unsightly discoloration in no time. […]
September 22, 2018
How Music Lessons Can Help Your Child’s Development

How Music Lessons Can Help Your Child’s Development

Music is an integral part of life from an early age. Parents sing and play soothing music for babies to help them fall asleep. Music can […]
September 17, 2018
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9 Ways to Save on Life Insurance

Buying life insurance can seem like a difficult and expensive endeavor if you haven’t done it before. Both can be overcome if you have a good […]
September 9, 2018
Is Adding a Deck a Good Investment?

Is Adding a Deck a Good Investment?

Enjoying a meal with family and friends on a deck is the perfect way to relax. Depending on where you live and the choices you make, […]
August 31, 2018

The History of Labor Day

Labor Day: What it Means Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and […]
August 26, 2018

5 Tips to Keep Work Burnout at Bay

Have you been getting worn down lately? If you’ve been feeling overly tired, lacking in motivation and generally ill-at-ease, it could be the early signs of […]
August 19, 2018
3 Things Every Homeowner Should Know How to Do

3 Things Every Homeowner Should Know How to Do

You don’t have to be a pro to tackle every home fix-it problem that arises. Home repair expert Bob Vila offers simple fixes for three very […]