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What Questions To Ask Your Contractor Before Hiring Them?

With all of the home shows coming up this is a very helpful article to read. You want your next contractor to have what it takes to do the job right the first time. Word of mouth referrals are always a great starting point. Finding someone to call in your neighborhood is key. Once you [...]

What Questions To Ask Your Contractor Before Hiring Them?2019-01-14T21:54:26+00:00

What is a Senior Move Manager and How Can They Help Reduce Relocation Stress Syndrome?

A Senior Move Manager is a professional who specializes in assisting older adults and their families with the emotional and physical aspects of relocation and/or “aging in place.” They all have a profound commitment to connecting with older adults and a desire to perform meaningful work. Most Senior Move Managers provide a free initial consultation [...]

What is a Senior Move Manager and How Can They Help Reduce Relocation Stress Syndrome?2018-10-03T23:29:04+00:00

Moving Your Parents

  Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff Advice for boomers desperate to unload family heirlooms  The hard truth that others in their 50s and 60s need to know: Nobody wants the prized possessions of your parents — not even you or your kids. Admittedly, that’s an exaggeration. But it’s not far off, due to changing [...]

Moving Your Parents2018-10-03T23:29:04+00:00

What Are Senior Move Managers?

  How a Senior Move Manager Can Help Your Parents Relocate Your folks may be more willing to take a pro's advice than yours When Kathleen Key of Los Gatos, Ca.  helped her parents move from Florida to California five years ago, she faced a daunting task. “They had lived in the same house since [...]

What Are Senior Move Managers?2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

Real Estate Market Update San Francisco Bay Area

Will the Bay Area economy remain strong in 2017? What’s in store for commercial and residential real estate? How will Trump’s election affect our region? The ‘Bay Area’ Defined What is the Bay Area exactly? Which housing markets are included in this forecast? For reporting purposes, we are using the “textbook” definition of the San [...]

Real Estate Market Update San Francisco Bay Area2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

Buyer/ Seller Real Estate Tips From The Trotter Team

  With the economy on a slow rise back to normalcy, many are still unsure of whether they should be buying or selling a home. Despite the uneasiness you may feel, you don’t necessarily have to stay put. With low mortgage interest rates, it is the perfect time for first-time buyers, investors and existing homeowners [...]

Buyer/ Seller Real Estate Tips From The Trotter Team2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

7 Tips for Furniture Placement

7 Furniture Arrangement Tips Where you place your furniture in a room will instantly set the tone for how you'll live in that room. Here are seven must-know tips for arranging spaces, whether you're relaxing, watching TV or chatting with friends. Get Out the Tape Measure The first step in arranging a space is determining [...]

7 Tips for Furniture Placement2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

First Time Home Buyers Guide for Californians

  With current mortgage rates low and demand for homes high, it’s a sellers' market in Santa Clara County but its changing in Nevada County . Although anywhere, the right home at the right price sells quickly. As a first time home buyer, you want to enter this market with as much knowledge as possible. One [...]

First Time Home Buyers Guide for Californians2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

Home Winterization Tips

  Prepping your home for the winter will save you money, guard you from unnecessary repairs, and protect your home from winter’s harsh weather. Below are some specific tasks that will prepare your home for the drop in temperature:   1. Seal air leaks Even the most efficient HVAC system cannot stand up against a poorly [...]

Home Winterization Tips2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

Goldmining in Nevada County

The California Gold Rush..... what an era in American history!  Discovery of gold in 1848 carried California’s name around the globe. Nevada County produced twice as much gold as any other of the 12 gold producing counties in California since the gold rush at $440,000,000 from 1848 to 1965. For the most part, prospectors found [...]

Goldmining in Nevada County2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00