Cathy Davis's Blog Posts

Homes In Stockton CA You Can Lease To Own

School is out for summer and you need to move. Instead of renting, why not lease your next home with an option to purchase later when you are ready? There are several reasons why this may be a good

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Top 5 Tips To Improve Your Credit Score To Buy A Home

Our Top 5 Tips To Improve Your Credit ScoreTrue or false? You need to have REALLY good credit to buy a house. The answer is: False! Yes, having a great score (above 720) will help you qualify

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From Your Dream Wedding To Your Dream Home

Newlyweds are saying "I do" to each other, and over half of them are also first-time home buyers that are saying "I do" to their dream homes. It makes sense! When you put two hearts together,

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Should You Remodel Or Move

How To Decide If You Should Remodel Your Elk Grove Home Or MoveAfter living in a home for several years, it can be easy to discover things you may not be crazy about. While some things can be a

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Lodi Stockton Market Report June 2019

Statistics on the Lodi/Stockton real estate market are noted in the graphics below. Click on the link in the images to get information about what is going on in your.

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Elk Grove Market Report June 2019

Statistics on the Elk Grove real estate market are noted in the graphics below. Click on the link in the images to get information about what is going on in your.

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Galt Market Report June 2019

Statistics on the Galt real estate market are noted in the graphics below. Click on the link in the images to get information about what is going on in your.

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Sacramento Market Report June 2019

Statistics on the Sacramento real estate market are noted in the graphics below. Click on the link in the images to get information about what is going on in your.

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Multigenerational Homes Are On The Rise In Sacramento

As loved ones start to get older, we start to wonder: how long will they be able to live alone? Will they need someone there to help them with daily life? There’s a reason to ask those questions

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Dreaming Of A Luxury Home In Sacramento

If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! Recently, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing released its 

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Free Summer Meals For South Sacramento Children

You may already know that summer is the hungriest time of year for children who depend on free school lunch. The organization, No Kid Hungry sponsors a much needed program to inform parents,

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What Is The Cost Of Waiting Until Next Year To Buy INFOGRAPHIC

Some Highlights: The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac 

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What Happens After You List Your Sacramento Home

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU LIST YOUR HOMEAfter all of the preparation required to list your Sacramento home, you are probably ready to relax and wait for offers. While most of the hard work is

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June 2019 Home Maintenance List

Smart homeowners don't neglect the task of maintaining their homes, even when vacations and gorgeous weather beckon them to do anything else but stay indoors!  This month's checklist actually

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Make Your Elk Grove Home Stand Out This Summer

As May comes to a close, school ends and the summer officially begins, that means one important thing - home selling season is upon us. With the kids home from school and vacation time accumulated,

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Top 3 Tips When Moving With Kids

HOW TO MOVE WITH KIDSAs if moving isn't already hard enough, adding your children into the mix can present a whole new challenge. Kids are resilient, but major changes like big moves can be

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Busting Real Estate Reality Show Myths

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths ExplainedHave you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire

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Top Reason To Stop Renting And Start Buying

While there may be concerns about the affordability of housing around the country, Sacramento area residents can still find a decent home for under 300K. Granted, you will need to do a little

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5 Tips When Searching For Your Dream Home

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home In Elk Grove? Here Are 5 Tips!In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be

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4 Tips For Sacramento Homebuyers

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call 'home,' and you've finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure you make a good

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7 Simple Tips To Beautify Your Stockton Home

There’s no place like home, so why not make your Stockton home the most beautiful and cozy place you can stay in? Let’s dive into some techniques that can help you showcase the best features of

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8 Best Moving Tips For Sacramento Residents

For Sacramento area residents, whether this is your first time moving or your 10th, there are always new tips and tricks to making your move a little more smooth each time. While we are so

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5 Things You Need To Know About Staging Your Sacramento Home

If you are considering selling your Sacramento area home, presenting the home in its best light is a crucial part of marketing in order to achieve your goal of attracting the most buyers to your

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Top 3 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home In Elk Grove

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A HomeIf you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at

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2019 Sacramento Easter Services And Activities

Here are a few activities and Easter services in the Sacramento area (and beyond) for Sunday April 21, 2019.Easter Sunrise Service1. Sunday April 21, 6:30 am Sunrise Service in McKinley Park's

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Home Maintenance Tips For Your Elk Grove Home

Here is your checklist of tips to maintain your Elk Grove home for the month of April. Check back each month to see how to keep your home in pristine shape so there is less work to do when

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Sacramento Pet Friendly Homes Are In Demand

Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High DemandOne of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that

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16 Things Sacramento First Time Homebuyers Should Know

For most people, the prospect of going to view homes they like is thrilling. It’s tempting to think that that is the first step to buying a home, but it’s not.  Assuming you have your down

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Avoid These Property Tax Mistakes

Did you know making even a minor mistake on your property tax can lead to serious debt?Confusing Your Escrow Amount for the Actual Taxes PaidIf your escrow lender funds pay for your property taxes,

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Importance Of Photos To Market Your Elk Grove Home

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again – your main goal in selling your home is to make money. Whether this is to make a profit or to pay off your current mortgage, your focus needs

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March Home Maintenance Tips

Download our monthly checklists to keep your Sacramento area home in the best shape and avoid costly repairs. Ready to find out your home's value? Ask for your FREE home value report!

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Add A Touch Of Spring To Your Sacramento Home

Even if the weather isn’t cooperating quite yet - spring is on the way! Cheering up your home with some spring decor is the perfect way to prepare for warmer days and more sunshine. Here are some

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March 16th Open House 10560 Sheldon Rd Elk Grove

Come stop by Saturday March 16th from 1 to 4 pm to view this lovely ranchette on 2 acres in Elk Grove.Spacious single story ranch style property with built in pool on 2+ acres. Country feel

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Elk Grove Homes For Sale

Elk Grove Homes For SaleClick link on the image above to see all the available homes on the market right now in Elk Grove.All Listings in Elk Grove  Total: 497  New: 63  

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Spring Forward Into Your New Sacramento Home

This weekend, many of us turned our clocks an hour ahead as we ‘spring forward.’ You may have lost an hour of sleep, but that doesn't mean you should lose hope on finding a home

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7 Easy Ways To Spruce Up Your Sacramento Home

Simple Sprucing Tips For Your HomeYou don't need thousands of dollars to refurbish your home and make it feel like new again. Instead, you can DIY a lot of features in your house to help spruce it

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12 Benefits To Becoming A Homeowner In Sacramento

What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner?Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4 percent of

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Terms To Know For Elk Grove Home Buyers

Home Buyer 101Elk Grove renters who are considering purchasing their first home in 2019 will be on a steep learning curve. Shopping for a home is exciting, as you search home shopping

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Happy Valentines Day Sacramento

Homes To Fall In Love With This Valentine's DayOn this day dedicated to love, why not find your perfect match in a home you can fall in love with? Here is a great selection of 

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How Much Down Payment To Buy An Elk Grove Home

One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a HomeThe largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which

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5 Ridiculously Simple Ways To Raise Your Credit Score

5 Ridiculously Simple Ways To Raise Your Credit Score Just ask anyone who has ever tried to apply for a home or car loan, for an apartment, or a job: Your credit rating can have a major

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20 Steps To Selling Your Sacramento Home For Sale By Owner

The goal of every homeowner is to get the most money for the sale of their home, and for many, selling their home "FSBO", or For Sale By Owner seems at first glance to be the best way to achieve

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January 2019 Market Update Elk Grove 95624

Here are the statistics for the month of January 2019 in Elk Grove, CA 95624:Total number of homes sold: 35Lowest price sale: $179,400 Highest price sale: $585,000  Average 

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Open Houses In Elk Grove This Weekend February 1 2019

Open Houses in Elk Grove This WeekendCheck the list of all homes being held open this weekend in Elk Grove: click HERE                    ;

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Sacramento Open Houses For The Weekend February 1 2019

Open Houses This Weekend In SacramentoFebruary 1-3 2019This is a model home being sold including the furniture!There are a total of 183 houses listed as open houses this weekend in Sacramento.

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Price Reduced Homes In Elk Grove

Check out a few of the homes with price reductions in Elk Grove:                                  ;

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Least Affordable Housing In The World INFOGRAPHIC

Last week the urban planning firm Demographia published their report on the world's least affordable housing marketsI read the list with interest because as a Realtor who is a native

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6 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In Sacramento

Million Dollar ListingsSacramento county is home to some beautiful luxury properties, not to be outdone by the neighboring counties of El Dorado and Placer. Here are the top six most expensive

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Sacramento Area Duplexes And Income Property

Investment properties include duplexes, triplex, fourplex, or properties with 5 or more units. Buyers who are ready to become landlords should certainly do their homework before

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7 Tips To Increase The Value Of Your Elk Grove Home

Whether  you are thinking about selling your home this year, or just want to make improvements that may increase your home's value, here are the top 7 recommendations to help you do

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800K Homes San Jose Vs Sacramento

Anyone following the Silicon Valley housing market knows that prices for homes in the area are astronomical. An interesting news story back in April 2018 indicated that a San Jose

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Top 4 Renovations To Complete Before You Sell Your Elk Grove Home INFOGRAPHIC

Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI).

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Top 10 Questions To Ask A Lender

This is the second blog post in our series for the first time home buyer. The home buying process must definitely begin with interviewing a few lenders to see which programs they offer and

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10 Things Your Lender Needs When You Apply For A Mortgage

                                                       

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Surprising Reasons Why Renting Costs You More

These excellent tips about the surprising but true costs of renting versus buying a home are brought to us today by guest blogger Sumer Lopes of Summit Funding in Elk Grove. What does it really

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California Renters Still Dream Of Homeownership

According to a study released by the California Association of Realtors (CAR) last month, renters in California are still optimistic about eventually owning a home. The study reports that

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Lease With Option To Purchase In Sacramento CA

What is the "Lease With Right To Purchase Program", and is it a good deal for the renter who is thinking about eventually buying a home in Sacramento?  If you've considered this

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Take Our Quiz To See If Your Home Is Ready To Sell

Selling your home is no easy task, but with the right preparation, you too can be ready to put your home on the market. Is your home already in pristine shape, or do you need a little help to

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Great Deals On Sacramento Homes For Sale

If one of your goals for 2019 is to purchase your first home, buy an investment property (less risky and volatile than the stock market these days!) or a vacation home, then click the links

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