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We just launched our new Sacramento Valley real estate website,, a regional site with full MLS® listings on over 20,000 properties!  Websites are generally a labor of love and this one is no different, covering cities, neighborhoods, and real estate throughout Sacramento...
Pricing vs. pricing strategy: How often have we all discussed how important pricing is when it comes to listing and selling homes?  There's no question that under any set of market conditions, the process of arriving at an appropriate list price is critical.  However, not all home sellers want or...
The importance of a floorplan: All square footage is not created equal!  I was inspired to write this post after a conversation I had with another broker the other day; during our negotiations, he made the point that a particular home had recently sold for much less and, based solely on the squar...
When is it a good idea to pay points on a mortgage loan?  This is a common question for people buying a new home, but it also comes up when an existing mortgage loan is re-financed.  In general, the practice of paying "points" on a loan is fairly common and is often viewed as simply a cost of obt...
What is the Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), and what does it mean?  Looking at historical home-sales statistics gives us some market trending perspective, but a forward-looking indicator, like the PHSI, gives us a good way to gauge what's ahead in the real estate market.  Also known as a "leadin...
Buying a Granite Bay Home is a great long-term, wealth-building strategy.  As part of that strategy, getting a home inspection can help ensure the soundness of your investment.  There are numerous areas that offer a variety of housing options and finding that "dream home" is an exciting thing.  D...
Selling a home in today's real estate market can be an eye-opening experience for many sellers.  Many acknowledge the changing real estate landscape, but since their home is clearly the "best one in the neighborhood", short sales and foreclosure sales are often dismissed as irrelevant.  This perc...
This article deals with some of the issues and potential pitfalls of home sellers considering a rent-to-own scenario.  It is not intended to be legal advice, but if you consider some of these potential problems you may avoid a situation that will be much more trouble than it's worth and may not h...

Phil Boren

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