Dena Kouremetis

Grandma was right: Good things can come to those who wait

Traditional home sales transactions have been the exception to the rule in today’s real estate market. Indeed, bank-distressed sales transactions have become more the rule th ...

State’s green codes not an issue with homebuilders

It seems that in California, builders have begun to actually embrace some inevitable trends. In a recent Builder Magazine article, Rich Binsaca wrote “Left Coast Formula,&rdq ...

Windows; vital for home’s energy efficiency

Window shopping – one of your favorite pastimes during the holiday season? How about shopping for real windows? At the risk of sounding like Tom Hanks’ character in Forrest Gum ...

Should you sell your home vacant or fully furnished?

There has been a long-running debate among both home sellers and real estate professionals whether a vacant or furnished home attracts more buyers and reaps a higher sales price w ...

Keep vacant homes from affecting values

Fortunately, the Folsom/El Dorado Hills areas have not been as hard-hit by the foreclosure crisis as a lot of other areas in the greater Sacramento area. Recently, however, when th ...

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Since California has historically been first on so many other fronts, it may come as no surprise that we also became the first state in the nation to adopt a building code for gree ...

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According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) annual “Cost vs. Value” 2007 report, published each year in partnership with Remodeling Magazine, it is revealed that an ...

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No one will deny that this buyer’s market has been a wild ride so far. The first thing that enters the heads of most buyers today, however, is how low a seller will go. Asking fo ...

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Sure, it’s not an easy task to sell a home these days. Besides being exhausting and time-consuming, buyers have hundreds of homes from which to choose. Positioning any house to s ...

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If you’re buying a home in the Folsom or El Dorado Hills area, whether new or previously lived-in, chances are good that your neighborhood has a homeowners’ association and its ...