In today’s hyper-competitive market, buyers are often willing to overlook cosmetic or minor repair needs if it means snagging a home in their price range.
Fall is a great time to plant seeds outdoors. Many hardy annuals and perennials happily germinate in winter’s cooler temperatures. Certain seeds will germinate on their own while you’re busy planning your Aromas, California spring and summer gardens, clearing and preparing garden beds, and planting your vegetables. For these seeds, it’s best to wait several days after a deep frost, then pick your spot, amend the soil with a bit of compost, and rake it level. Push or scatter the seeds closer together than the package recommends, and tamp them down a little. Cover them lightly; the rains will help them settle.Continue reading “2020 Fall Planting Ideas”
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While I sit on my back patio enjoying another beautiful Aromas afternoon, I realize it’s time to start thinking about our seasonal fall gardens.Continue reading “Planning Your Fall Garden”
As a direct result of COVID-19, homeowners are rethinking where they want to live.
Once drawn to cities in droves, stay at home orders are driving Americans to look toward their own homes as a space to work/live/play, resulting in a lifestyle that requires more room than most urban properties can provide.Continue reading “Is Urban Living Losing Its Draw?”
As the health crisis started making its way throughout our country earlier this spring, sellers have been cautious about putting their homes on the market. This hesitation stemmed primarily from fear of the spread of the coronavirus, and understandably so. This abundant caution has greatly impacted the number of homes for sale and slowed the pace of a typically busy spring real estate season. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American notes:Continue reading “Are You Ready for the Summer Housing Market?”
Spring is a fun but hectic season. We spend our time cleaning, pruning, mowing, and planting our summer gardens—and in our spare time we’re taking advantage of the beautiful outdoor weather, relaxing, and simply enjoying the gorgeous area we live in. So by the time the end of June rolls around, our plans to start flowers & veggies from seed have passed us by.Continue reading “It’s Not Too Late to Plant in Your Garden”
Every day, people need to buy and sell homes. For some, that need doesn’t stop just because there’s a pandemic going on. If you’ve had a major life change recently, whether as a result of your job or your family situation, you may be in a position where you need to sell your home – and fast. If you feel like timing isn’t on your side, rest assured, making a move is still possible. With technology at your side, and fewer sellers on the market in most areas, you can list your house safely and effectively, especially if you follow the COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Continue reading “If I Need to Sell My Home Right Now, What Can I Do?”
The plants we grow in our gardens can influence our moods and emotions, as well as affect how much we enjoy our yards.
Spending time outdoors is the best way to put a smile on your face and enjoy the beautiful area we live in. Whether you’re growing plants from seedlings or purchasing them at the store, the task of planting them in the soil allows us to connect with nature in a more intimate way.Continue reading “Plant Colors Can Determine How Your Garden Makes You Feel”
The housing market has started off much stronger this year than it did last year. Lower mortgage interest rates have been a driving factor in that change. The average 30-year rate in 2019, according to Freddie Mac, was 3.94%. Today that rate is closer to 3.5%.Continue reading “Thinking of Selling? Now May Be the Time.”
I’m not sure about you, but I’m feeling a bit of Spring Fever (even though it’s only the middle of March).
I was wandering through my new yard the other day when I happened across an old bistro set that had seen better days. It was originally green, but had become rusty and stained. I had some leftover spray paint on hand, so I decided to try my hand at refurbishing the set.Continue reading “Spring Fever!”