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Thursday, November 1, 2018


Looking to diversify your portfolio?  
You might consider investing in Real Estate.  

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Trying to navigate through the new tax laws for 2018?  Following you will find some great advice provided by:

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Monday, October 22, 2018

MYTH: Buying a home in the fall is a bad idea.

5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall


The days may be getting shorter, but the list of home-shopping benefits is getting longer.
Real estate markets ebb and flow, just like the seasons. The spring market blooms right along with the flowers, but the fall market often dwindles with the leaves — and this slower pace could be good for buyers.
If you’re in the market for a home, here are five reasons why fall can be a great time to buy.

1. Old inventory may mean deals

Sellers tend to put their homes on the market in the spring, often listing their homes too high right out of the gate. This could result in price reductions throughout the spring and summer months.
These sellers have fewer chances to capture buyers after Labor Day. By October, you are likely to find desperate sellers and prices below a home’s market value.

2. Fewer buyers are competing

Families who want to be in a new home by the beginning of the school season are no longer shopping at this point. That translates into less competition and more opportunities for buyers.
You’ll likely notice fewer buyers at open houses, which could signal a great opportunity to make an offer.

3. Sellers want to close by the end of the year

While a home is where an owner lives and makes memories, it is also an investment — one with tax consequences.
A home seller may want to take advantage of a gain or loss during this tax year, so you might find homeowners looking to make deals so they can close before December 31.
Ask why the seller is selling, and look for listings that offer incentives to close before the end of the year.

4. The holidays motivate sellers

As the holidays approach, sellers are eager to close so they can move on to planning their parties and events.
If a home has not sold by November, the seller is likely motivated to be done with the disruptions caused by listing a home for sale.

5. Harsher weather shows more flaws

The dreary fall and winter months tend to reveal flaws, making them a great time to see a home’s true colors.
It’s better to see the home’s flaws before making the offer, instead of being surprised months after you close. In fact, the best time to do a property inspection is in the rain and snow, because any major issues are more likely to be exposed.

**About the Author...

Brendon DeSimone

Brendon DeSimone is the author of Next Generation Real Estate: New Rules for Smarter Home Buying & Faster Selling. A 15-year veteran of the residential real estate industry and a nationally recognized real estate expert, Brendon has completed hundreds of transactions totaling more than $250M. His expert advice is often sought out by reporters and journalists in both local and national press. Brendon is a regularly featured guest on major television networks and programs including CNBC, FOX News, Bloomberg, Good Morning America, ABC’s 20/20 and HGTV. Brendon is the manager of the Bedford and Pound Ridge offices of Houlihan Lawrence, the leading real estate brokerage north of New York City.

Our thanks to Zillow for sharing this article with us! Great advice for the fall months!!

Friday, October 12, 2018

How to Create Your Own At-Home Relaxation Space to Practice Self-Care

Thank you to the LyonLocal blog post for this article.  
It's just in time to help reduce your stress during the upcoming holiday season.

Having a relaxing space in the home to escape to at the end of a busy workday can help to not only reduce stress levels but leave you feeling refreshed and energized to tackle the week. Research has shown that employee burnout not only contributes to poor work performance, but lower retention, and higher levels of healthcare spending due to ailments caused by stress and exhaustion. Having a place to rejuvenate when you come home is a great self-care solution to keep you in good health, and thriving in both your professional and personal life.

 Here's to a stress-free holiday season!  Click here for the entire article! 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Your Guide to Apple Hill Farms During the Fall

Fall is truly one of the most magical times of the year. It’s synonymous with cozy sweaters, roaring fires and all things apple and pumpkin. One of the most stereotypical (and kid-friendly) activities is a trip to a nearby farm where you can pick your own apples, embark on a hayride, pet farm animals and pick out the perfect pumpkin for your front porch.

Apple Hill Farms just outside of Sacramento is the ultimate destination for all of these fall rituals — plus bakery treats, picnics, wineries and more! Fall is their busiest and most popular season, so it’s a great time to visit if you haven’t already.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

25 Halloween Events in the Sacramento Area 2018

It’s officially October and that means one thing — Halloween is creeping up around the corner! Get in the spirit for this spooky holiday by filling your calendar with a few festivities leading up to the 31st. There are so many incredible Halloween events happening in the Sacramento area — from kid-friendly trick-or-treating events to boozy costume parties for adults.

Thank you to the LyonLocal Blog for sharing this article!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

21 Essential Fall Events in the Sacramento Area 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 
And no, we aren’t talking about tinsel and Santa Claus — yet. We’re talking about glorious autumn and all its glory — including bright orange trees, crisp air, cooler temperatures and pumpkin-themed everything. Take advantage of these quintessential characteristics at these events happening in the Sacramento area this fall!
And because we can’t wait until the official first day of fall, we are starting the harvest party a bit earlier in the month of September! From farm-to-fork events and pumpkin festivals, here are the essential Sacramento events you can’t miss this fall.
Click here for the LyonLocal Blog to see all 21 Fall Events!