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Annie Oehler

First Stats

Bank of America and USA Today recently released their Better Money Habits Millennial Report for Fall 2015. The report reveals the attitudes, priorities, and concerns millennials have regarding their financial lives. Among their findings are the following interesting statistics: Regarding their financial future: Factors affecting their choice of where to live: The following percentages reflect…

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How to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Home

How to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Home by Angela Alupoaie Energy efficiency is both beneficial for the environment as well as your wallet, so why not try to reduce your energy bill and usage with a couple easy steps? Most of us are aware of the common and most recommended ways to save energy,…

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Why Choose a New Home? Infographic

If you’re thinking about purchasing a home right now, you may be wondering whether you should give serious consideration to purchasing a new home instead of a resale home. Since new homes are generally believed to have a slightly higher price tag than resale homes, are the benefits of a new home purchase really worth…

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What Amenities Are Luxury Home Buyers Most Interested In?

What amenities are most desired by home buyers who plan to spend more than $500,000 on their home? That was a question recently posed in a National Association of Home Builders’ study. Below is a graphic showing the percentage of buyers who rated each amenity as a strong preference. What about you? Which of these…

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Home Staging on a Budget

Home Staging on a Budget It’s no secret that home staging is a key component to selling a home quickly and for top value. But what if you don’t have the budget to hire a professional home stager? Here are some simple tips to help you stage a home attractively: Choose Wisely If you cannot…

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Why Sacramento is a Great Place to Call Home

Why Sacramento is a Great Place to Call Home Home prices are rising in many markets all across the United States right now, but few places are seeing as much growth (and resulting attention) as Sacramento.  Long-time Sacramento residents find this no surprise since they’ve long known what a special place their city is. But…

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Why Choose a New Home?

Why Choose a New Home? Earlier this month the Sacramento Bee featured a story detailing home builders’ plans to construct upwards of 10,000 new homes in the Folsom region within the next several years. Just a few days later that same journal ran a story highlighting the forecast for major new home growth all over…

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Real Estate 101: The Final Walk-Through

Real Estate 101: The Final Walk-Through So you’ve finally come to the finish line of the home buying process. You are just a few days away from closing and getting the keys to your new home in your hot little hands. You are more ready than ever to move in and start your new life.…

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The Blackstone Mystery – Questions Answered

The Blackstone Mystery – Questions Answered Lately it seems you’d have to be hiding under a rock not to hear something about the mysterious Blackstone and all the real estate they’ve been scooping up in recent months. What are Blackstone’s objectives? How are they affecting the current real estate market? And what is behind their…

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