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Helpful Tips for Researching your new Neighborhood and Home

So maybe you’re getting ready to start researching the internet for your dream home. Perhaps you’re a first-time home buyer, it won’t be your “forever” home, but you know what you need to do, to get there … or maybe you’re a move-up buyer, looking to purchase a larger space (where you might have to list your home, to buy the next one) … or simply you just want a home in a new location (whether for need or relocation).

So not too long ago, I thought Steve O and I did a pretty awesome video on what buyers should look for when researching their next neighborhood at it was featured on the international Coldwell Banker website.

It’s not always about the data that everyone can find. It’s also the workings of the neighborhood at different times of day, knowing what’s important to you in your daily life and how quickly you can access those items when you need to or in regards to your schedule.

So check out our blog post, and we hope you enjoy, and I guarantee you’ll take some useful information from our video (and as usual, moderately entertained, while being educated). “Expert Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood to Buy In … by Steve and Heather Ostrom

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**Update: We’re back at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage on Douglas Blvd in Roseville, CA**

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More Helpful Buyer Tips:

If you’re looking to research utility information for Roseville or Rocklin, or the greater Placer County area – definitely check out our “good info” tab above. It’s awesome and houses much of what buyers are looking for when trying to track down school boundaries, utilities, and area information. http://rosevilleandrocklin.com/cityinfo/

Great Tips here: If You Need to Sell Your Current Home before Buying the Next – Click Here


Property Questions or Showings? 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – REALTORs Steve + Heather Ostrom
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See more informative posts at:  www.RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Roseville and Rocklin Real Estate + Lifestyle

Author: Heather Ostrom, Real Estate Marketing – REALTOR

Steve Ostrom, Primary Listing Agent + REALTOR – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Coldwell Banker  – Roseville, CA – CALBRE# 01344154 + 01899313 2200 Douglas Blvd B-200, Roseville, CA 95661

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Need to Sell before Buying? Understanding a Contingent Purchase

So you’ve been tossing around the idea of buying a bigger home … maybe you have outgrown your home, and now you have a bit of equity in the home … or perhaps now that you have some equity in the home, you want to downsize in preparation for the future. Or you’re ready to shift from a two-story to a single-story home … Whatever the reason, we’re seeing many “contingent sale” purchases amongst our buyers. This is not to be confused with “dual agency,” as this is two separate transactions … read up more on dual agency here

To explain better, you’re a current home owner that wants to buy another home, BUT in order to buy that other home, you must first sell your current home. Below in our video, we review the Contingency of Purchase form … because this form covers so much, we’re breaking this into a two-part series. We hope you enjoy and please feel free to ask us any questions.

If you’re needing help and entertaining this idea of buying and selling your home. We’ll be happy to help you with a detailed plan specific to you and your home, and situation. Give us a call at 916-308-2446 or shoot us an email (pew, pew) Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com


 More Helpful Tips:

If you’re looking to research Utility or City information for Roseville or Rocklin, or the greater Placer County area – definitely check out our “good info” tab above.


Property Questions or Showings? 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – REALTORs Steve + Heather Ostrom

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See more informative posts at:  www.RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Roseville and Rocklin Real Estate + Lifestyle

Author: Heather Ostrom, Real Estate Marketing – REALTOR

Steve Ostrom, Primary Listing Agent + REALTOR – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Coldwell Banker  – Roseville, CA – CALBRE# 01344154 + 01899313 2200 Douglas Blvd B-200, Roseville, CA 95661

Learn more about listing your home with us!

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Dual Agency + Contingent Sale: Knowing the Difference

What we’re familiar with in our industry, and what our clients are familiar with, are often two separate items … and there’s a lot of confusion with knowing the difference between a “contingent sale” and “dual agency.” We have had more contingent sales this year (and still to this day), more than we have had in our entire career. And apologies for my horrible imitation of Flavor Flav. My first video take was SO good and funny, but sadly, content won over best imitation. But back to topic …

Contingent contingency of purchase dual agency

So what cued this topic – this conversation:

Phone call: “Hi Heather, I have this friend that wants to sell their home, and buy a bigger one, but I know it’s probably not okay for you to work on a contingent sale.” Me: “Wait, what? Why do you say that …” After a few more questions, I asked … “Do you mean ‘dual agency?'” Friend: “Oh yeah, that’s it … dual agency. Sorry about that …” 🙂

After the third time of having one of our friends being confused on what the two are, I thought it was a blog post that was in order to be “vlogged.” (video blogged).

So here we are … if you’re considering moving up to a bigger home, you have equity in your home and you want to test the waters … give us a call. You might be surprised what your options are … there’s no doubt to be stress with timing of sales. Anyone that says otherwise, is blowing smoke in your face. BUT having stated, that you really do want to work with the same person for your listing, and purchase of your home. The less “cooks” in the kitchen, the less opportunity for confusion. All of course, within reason, and what works best for your interests. It’s all about good communication, trust, and coordination between all parties. The more we work like a team, the better chance for a smooth transition from one home to the next.

Watch the video and see our tips for what the difference is in contingent sales, and also the tricks to improving your “contingent” purchase experience!


Property Questions or Showings? 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – REALTORs Steve + Heather Ostrom

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

See more informative posts at:  www.RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Roseville and Rocklin Real Estate + Lifestyle

Author: Heather Ostrom, Real Estate Marketing – REALTOR

Steve Ostrom, Primary Listing Agent + REALTOR – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Coldwell Banker  – Roseville, CA – CALBRE# 01344154 + 01899313 2200 Douglas Blvd B-200, Roseville, CA 95661

Learn more about listing your home with us!

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5639 Harvest Rd, Rocklin 95765

SOLD: Property with a view. Fresh paint and carpet really make this one shine. Great room concept, with nice separation from master and other bed rooms. Great landscaping with a view.

This home has specific offer requirements, if you are working with an agent please have them check out the instructions on the Metrolist. Home is easy to show and don’t let the winter condition of the yard deter you, this backyard is awesome. This yard only needs a bit of Spring time and love to be roaring back in action and a gem of the neighborhood. The views at night are amazing.

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2268 Atrisco Cir, Sacramento, 95833

This is SOLD.

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This home is adorable. Comp roof, updated kitchen and baths. Brand new in March 2010, central heat/air system (Bell Bros). Back yard great for entertaining with an attractive stamped concrete patio; nearby raised garden beds allow for you to get your fresh veggie or flower fix. Lots of love was put in this home and we’re sure you’ll enjoy it too … FHA and VA offers welcome. All pictures shown, are not current, MINUS the front photo. Please note this is a tenant-occupied property, please do NOT disturb tenant!

We are told the interior has been well-maintained and the photos provided by the owner are from when they moved out of the property before the tenant moved in … please note. Thank you for visiting this awesome home during the open house.

There was a price increase on this property – short sale approved.


Property Questions or Showings? 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – REALTORs Steve + Heather Ostrom

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

See more informative posts at:  www.RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Roseville and Rocklin Real Estate + Lifestyle

Author: Heather Ostrom, Real Estate Marketing – REALTOR

Steve Ostrom, Primary Listing Agent + REALTOR – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Coldwell Banker  – Roseville, CA – CALBRE# 01344154 + 01899313 2200 Douglas Blvd B-200, Roseville, CA 95661

Learn more about listing your home with us!

 

609 Bellarine Ct, Lincoln, 95648

SOLD: A spectacular and spacious, single-story home, located at the end of a cul-de-sac. A green space lines two sides of the property – beautiful oaks in the distance frame gorgeous sunsets on the back patio. Backyard – attractive, custom salt-water pool w/a built-in spa. House shows like a model home – fresh, clean and attractive. Kitchen space is spacious and stylish. To re-create this home, and upgrades would cost much more than this list price. No hassling w/a bank – normal sale.  [property_details details="1"]


3129 Sceptre Dr, Rocklin 95765

SOLD – *VIRTUAL TOUR* A beautiful two-story, Rocklin home in the attractive neighborhood of San Marin. Mature trees in front, frame the home with a gorgeous splash of Fall color. Exterior of home is freshly painted (12/11). Wonderful features: 3-car garage, Geremia pool w/waterfalls, attractive home layout with a beautiful staircase, separate living + family room; 2nd floor: spacious Master and bath, jack-n-jill bath, plus a hidden laundry chute to downstairs laundry room (+ utility sink). FHA & VA welcome.

Click any photo below to enlarge view OR visit our  picasa photo channel with over 30+ photos.

Below is a virtual “walking tour” of the property. For ANY Questions, please give us a call or shoot us an email – 916-308-2446 • RosevilleAndRocklin@gmail.com

Walking “Virtual Tour” of
3129 Sceptre Dr, Rocklin 95765

Four Bedroom and Three Full Bathrooms (one bedroom and one full bath is on first floor • three bedrooms on second floor and two full baths)


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1749 Courante Way, Roseville 95747

SOLD: Attractive and fresh feeling home in Crocker Ranch. Kitchen features: granite counter tops, double ovens and a 5-burner stove. First floor: laminate flooring and plantation shutters. Attractive staircase, office space, loft/game room and spacious Master Suite with fireplace and double-door entry. 18-in tile in master bath with sep tub and shower – large walk-in.Courante Roseville [property_details details=”1″]