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

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

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

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

Deer Resistant Planting For Your Home

Deer-Resistant Plants | Keep Deer Out of Your Garden  If you live in and around Lake Wildwood some of these deer no- no's may not apply. For example, the deer love my peonies and they chewed my salvia down to the root!  Deer love narrow-leaf evergreens, especially arborvitae and fir, and show a preference for hostas, [...]

Deer Resistant Planting For Your Home2018-10-03T23:29:06+00:00

Real Estate Tips to Downsize and De-stress your move

Ten Tips to downsize and “de-stress” your move START EARLY. END HAPPY! It’s never too early to begin the downsizing process. Begin by focusing on typical problem areas such as the attic, basement, garage, closets, file cabinets. GET GENEROUS Since you can’t take everything you own to your new home, now is the time [...]

Real Estate Tips to Downsize and De-stress your move2018-10-03T23:29:06+00:00

Space Planner Makes Room for a New Life in a Modern Home

While undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer, interior designer Sarah Stacey's mother-in-law made a decision to edit down her life and get more enjoyment out of her home. "She had been living with boxes for years after downsizing and realized she wasn't going to live forever, so she wanted to surround herself with the things [...]

Space Planner Makes Room for a New Life in a Modern Home2018-10-03T23:29:06+00:00

6 Creative Open House Ideas To Sell Your Home Fast

It’s easy to see the value of an open house—a designated time for real estate agents and prospective buyers to scope out your home while on a Sunday spree of house tours. But if you’re worried about getting lost among the competition, creative open house ideas are a must if you want to make a [...]

6 Creative Open House Ideas To Sell Your Home Fast2018-10-03T23:29:06+00:00