Taking On Your Partner’s Debt: What to Ask Before You Consolidate

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Calonia. Having candid conversations with your partner about debt can feel uncomfortable, especially if you’re newlyweds or planning a marriage and future together. The reality, however, is that money is often the leading cause of anxiety and stress in a marriage. According to a 2018 study by [...]

Writing the Perfect Dear Seller Letter

A dear seller letter is one thing that can give the buyer a distinctive edge in a seller’s market. When competing for a home, there are many ways to make your offer attractive to the seller. When a seller is reviewing multiple offers on their home that may be very close in price and terms, [...]

4 Things to Know About House Hunting

This expert advice on house hunting in a hot market will help you in your search! Get Pre-Approved I tell my buyers their first step should always be to get pre-approved. This is an important first step for a few reasons: You and your realtor will know what kind of budget you are working [...]

How To Take the Stress Out of One of the Most Painful Parts of Moving

Guest Post by NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm China packed? Check. Picture frames packed? Check. Clothes packed? Check. Suddenly, you look into your office and family room, the music from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho plays in your head. The computer, stereo, and home theater all glare back at you, taunting you – “Go ahead pack us, [...]

Stage Your Home for the Millennial Buyer

In 2015, real estate sales sharply shifted toward the Millennial buyer and there are many ways sellers in Mendocino County can prepare their home to attract this buyer. Here are ten things Millennials look for, and how to implement them in your home. MELINA GILLIES In 2015, real estate sales sharply shifted toward the Millennial [...]

The Reason First Time Homebuyers Should Shop Around

Homebuyers, particularly inexperienced ones, often become enthusiastic about pursuing the first home they look at. I can personally attest to this as I am in the process of house hunting for the first time. It is common for first time buyers to contact an agent after seeing a property and say they are sure they [...]