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 Humboldt 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 [...]

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 [...]

What you need to know about who is Buying Homes

There’s always a lot of news around housing numbers. Whether home sales are up or down, hot or cold, when they’re released, housing numbers grab headlines. According to the most recent numbers from the National Association of Realtors, nearly 5 million homes will be sold in 2014. That’s a lot of homes! One thing that [...]

11 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Moving Company

I know, you were thinking you would just Google “moving company.” Sure, you will find a zillion moving companies, but are you ready to handover your prized possessions into any stranger’s hands? So, how do you choose the mover you can trust? Here are some handy tips on what to look for when hiring a [...]

For Sale by Owner: Why Going Solo May Not Be Going Smart

Those that choose to sell their own homes often hope to avoid the commission paid to real estate agents. While those familiar with the housing market and process of selling a home may enjoy a successful sale, plenty of inexperienced home sellers have encountered nothing but headaches. Besides limiting the number of potential buyers, the [...]

Why Buy or Sell?

All of us have been inundated with depressing economic news for the past five years. The internet, television, radio, newspapers and social media are full of reports, opinions and statistics about the stock market, banking, interest rates, foreclosures, real estate and more. Many of these reports, forecasts and opinions vary dramatically on their conclusions leaving the average American very [...]

Eco-Friendly Home Tips Make Going Green Easy

Incorporating eco-friendly measures in homes has moved beyond installing energy efficient appliances and swapping out incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescents – going green is giving home sellers a competitive advantage. With luxury condos touting eco-friendly features like rain water recycling, and home builders incorporating energy saving features into new homes, it’s no wonder real [...]

Staying On Top Of Green Energy Trends

Homeowners are commonly advised to consider energy-efficient improvements before selling a home, but the ever-evolving field of environmental technology makes it tough to stay on top of the most beneficial – and practical – green energy developments. While it might impress the neighbors to convert a standard home into an energy-saving powerhouse, doing so can [...]

Tips on How to Pick the Right Real Estate Agent for You

A trusted real estate agent provides experienced counsel, guidance and unparalleled local expertise – all essential ingredients for anyone on the hunt for a home.  But for first-time home buyers, the first step can be one of the most intimidating. To help first-time home buyers, the professionals at Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty have provided [...]