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1604 Crestmont Ave., Roseville CA, 95661 had multiple offers and is now SOLD over list price! This home represented a fixer-upper opportunity for the right buyer who's willing and able to see the long-term potential in the 3 bedroom, 2-bath home, and invest some money and time to bring it back to its former glory. Popular Cirby Ranch neighborhood is close to schools and shopping. There's a lot of potential in this home, so don't wait to schedule your private showing. If you would like a printable flyer, click here. For more school and neighborhood information, click here, and if you're on your cell simply text NORCALHOME to 1-800-701-6509.

This home has had some updating over the years, but needs a new owner with vision, time, and the ability to…
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Thinking about remodeling your kitchen? Kitchens play an increasingly more important role in homes today, and remodeling yours can not only result in a higher price when you sell, it can provide a lot of pride, comfort and satisfaction in the meantime. There's a lot to consider in remodeling; for example: What's the optimal design and flow of the space? What are the spacial limitations and what's the best way to modernize and maximize at the same time? What can be added and what may need to be taken away? One thing we often see in kitchen remodels is a failure to maximize the light - both natural and artificial, so don't forget that important consideration. A dark kitchen - especially a newly-remodeled one - is a mistake. Click below to read more about 7…
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There's been a popular trend over the past few years in home maintenance - particularly with older homes - for home owners and house flippers alike to paint the brick exterior of homes. There are some good reasons this has been the case, aesthetically, at least, because it can really update the look of a tired, old exterior and give it a fresh, new look. However, as easy and effective as this may sound and as tempting as it may be to fire up the spray gun and paint away, there are some pretty good reasons not to paint your brick exterior. If you do decide to go this route, there are some exterior paints out there that may be the best choice for this application because they will let the brick "breathe". To read more about the pro's and con's of this…
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Are you planning a move in 2018? One of the things that creates a lot of stress for people is dealing with a lot of last-minute details that inevitably pile up when you're moving, so start now! Whether you're planning to move next month or later in the year, planning the move and dealing with a few issues at a time will definitely help. Here are a few tips:

Get Your Loan Approval Done Now: Work with your lender to get your loan ducks in a row, so to speak, and deal with any lingering issues now. Having the ability to provide a clean loan pre-approval with any offer you make might make the difference in getting the house you want or not. This pre-approval process will also help you identify the price range you'll be able to work with, so you won't waste time…
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What's your home worth today? If you're considering selling, this is normally one of the fist things that comes up. We've added a new tool to our website that will help you get an idea of what your home is worth in the current market, and it is very effective because it not only gives you search options, it's an interactive tool. It let's you examine some "what-if" scenarios by editing the property-search radius on the map, or even draw a polygon around a specific area like a neighborhood to see what impact, if any, that might have on price. This new tool shows you a range of value, an estimate based on your input, and also shows you details on the properties that are considered comparables. Pretty slick!

Click Here To Use Our Home Valuation Tool

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The new tax law has been passed and it contains some changes that may affect real estate markets - some more than others. For example, the threshold for mortgage interest deductions has been lowered from the previous limit of $1,000,000 down to $750,000. Also of particular interest to high-tax states, like California, is the new limit on the SALT (State and Local Taxes) deduction, which will now be limited to $10,000. As a caveat, I am not attempting to provide tax advice here, only your tax professional can do that, but I do want to provide you with some information on the differences in the new law vs. the old one. Click on the chart below to see a summary of the real-estate side of things provided by the California Association of Realtors®:

This summary…
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570 Caine Rd., Alta, Ca 95701 is now SOLD! This is a private, country setting that will make you feel like you're back in the woods, yet you're just minutes from civilization! Serene country property conveniently located just minutes from I-80 in Alta. Treat yourself, relax on the porch and smell the pine trees with this serene, private and beautiful 5-acre property; features include 4-bedroom main home with a gorgeous remodeled kitchen with stainless gas cooktop, and a downstairs master suite. The property also features a 3-stall barn for you horse lovers, and a functional 1-bedroom apartment upstairs that is currently being rented for $1,100 per month and the tenant would love to stay and help pay your mortgage! Detached shop, woodshed with storage,

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4240 Great Oak Cir., Granite Bay, CA (MLS #17064837) has just been listed and is now SOLD! Built in 2012, this stunning contemporary 2-story home is located in the small, gated community known as The Collections in Granite Bay. This is a small community of higher-end homes, conveniently located just north of Douglas Blvd. off Cavitt Stallman, and is coveted due to its convenient access and proximity to schools and local shopping. Features include 3/4 bedrooms, 4 baths, a chef's kitchen with island, 2 sinks and stainless-steel appliances, a 3-car garage, stunning outdoor entertainment spaces, a large .47-acre lot, and an open floor plan. For more listing, school and neighborhood info, click here or simply text NORCALHOME to 800-701-6509. For a property

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208 Southgate Rd., Sacramento CA 95815 just hit the market (MLS #17063199), and this well-kept and spacious home is located in one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Sacramento, Woodlake. The large backyard is made for outdoor entertaining as you sit by your sparkling pool and spa. This home also features a brand new HVAC system, and is conveniently located near downtown and shopping. Opportunity for boat or RV on wide side yard as well. The gourmet kitchen is well-appointed and there's plenty of room for entertaining both inside and out. Extra large bedroom upstairs could also be a game room. So much more, come see your future home. Call/text Rob Locke at 916-417-5987 to see this home or for more information. If you would like to se an interactive,

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2723 Penny Lane, Lincoln, CA 95648 just hit the market and is now SOLD with multiple offers! Don't miss this Single-Story country estate on 10 acres that's only minutes from Lincoln and Roseville and only 11 minutes or so to the Interchange of Sierra College and I-80. The property is located at the end of a private road off Sierra College Blvd. near Catta Verdera, just south of 193, and features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, built-in pool, personal spa, a total of 5-car garage(s), a barn with stalls, water rights, a pond, pasture, and more! A gated entry leads to a long, private drive that brings you to mature landscaping, fruit trees, grape vines, lawn and planter beds, and this private, tranquil location is both rare and unique. Click the link above for

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