Home Buyer's Guide and Tools

Buying a NorCal Home is an exciting process that begins right here! If you already know the neighbrohood, city, zip code, or MLS® number, simply use the search bar above, or browse through the Home-Buying tools below if you need a little extra help. Watch some general tips on the home-buying process:

It's becoming increasingly important that you work with a qualified local Realtor® who understands the ups and downs of the NorCal Real Estate market. You need an experienced advocate who can not only provide you with up-to-date market information, but who has the skill to negotiate the very best price and terms possible. We will provide you with practical, realistic, and sound advice that will put you into the best home-buying situation possible. The best part? As a Home Buyer, our services come at no cost to you. So, put our experienced team to work for you and let us help you find your dream home today!

In the following video series, Buyers and Sellers can access quick tips on how to do everything from prioritizing your wants vs. your needs, to staging your home yourself. Watch one or all videos on the playlist by clicking the 3 bars in the top left-hand corner, and let us know what questions you might have about how these tips could apply to your home search.

Be sure to register here to establish your free account, set up search alerts, and get notified instantly by email when listed properties matching your criteria hit the market. It's free, you can manage your account and change your home-search criteria at any time, and is the fastest way to find your new home. Click the links below or use the ones to the right above to check out all resources.

  • Search Homes For Sale: Use the MLS search tool to browse the wide variety of single-family homes, duplexes and condominiums on the local real estate market.

  • Local Real Estate Resources: Browse a long list of local tools and resources for things like a change-of-address form, municipal utility information, etc.

  • First-Time Buyer? Read about some things you need to be aware of if you're new to the home-buying process.

  • Learn About the Communities and homes in the surrounding area before you invest. Refer to the Featured Areas section for community information.

  • Buy Your Home with a REALTOR®: Read our buyer's guarantee and find out why working with a REALTOR® takes the guesswork out of buying a home.

  • Use our Mortgage Calculator to figure out what your mortgage payments might be on the home you want.

  • Connect to our Professionals: Contact us anytime you need to know more about the area or any property that interests you. When you're ready to take the next step toward purchasing a home, we're here to help. You can also inquire about any listing you see here with the click of a button!

  • Out-of-Country Purchases: We can help you buy property here, even if you're in another country.

Below are current Placer County real estate market trends for all areas combined. You can customize the search results with the county and/or neighborhood you're interested in by clicking "here" at the top of the graph. See data for Sacramento and El Dorado Counties here:

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