Simple Ways to Improve Home Values This Spring

    10 Ways to Boost Your Home Value Dear Friends, One of the most common questions I hear from homeowners is “How do I improve my home’s value?” Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve been in your home for decades, you may wonder if there are things that you can do to improve your home’s value. The information I’m sending this month will help you improve the value of your home over time. Page one offers tips and … Keep Reading

How Does the Color of your Home Affect Buyers?

Are you getting ready for a big spring cleaning? While you are thinking about it, why not consider the state of your paint? Check out this interesting article about color, and you might just get inspired to invest in a new look and feel for your home. Source: RIS Media’s House Call It’s no secret that color is crucial when marketing a product. In fact, consumers come to a subconscious conclusion about a product within 90 seconds of viewing, and … Keep Reading

Vacation Home Sales Soar above 2006 Peak

Original Posted on RIS Media’s excellent website, on Friday, April 10: Vacation home sales boomed in 2014 to above their most recent peak level in 2006, while investment purchases fell for the fourth straight year, according to an annual survey of residential homebuyers released Wednesday by the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR’s 2015 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2014, shows vacation-home sales catapulted to an estimated 1.13 million last year, the highest amount … Keep Reading

Happy Valentines!

Dear Friends, February 14 kicks off three  different holidays in short order: Valentines Day, Presidents Day and Chinese New Years. While each has it’s own flavor, a theme for each is shopping. To that end, I’ve attached below a piece written by Megan Perkins of Russian River Vacation Homes on Shopping in and around the Russian River. Let’s support our local merchants! Russian River Shopping Areas  There are several distinct and fun shopping areas along the lower Russian River and … Keep Reading

Want the inside scoop on the national housing market?

  The housing market is back and better than ever in many areas of the country. If you’re in the market to buy a home, you’ll find that interest rates are still at historic lows and homes are still considered affordable in most areas. If you’re thinking of selling your home, it may sell for closer to its list price and may be on the market for less time. This month’s information features statistics that provide a snapshot of what’s … Keep Reading

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