5 Repairs You Might Encounter During the First 5 Years of Owning a Home

5 Repairs You Might Encounter During the First 5 Years of Owning a Home
Routine inspections and maintenance can help keep these issues from becoming bigger problems. Fact: Things in your home can break. Faucets might leak, windows can stick and ceiling fan motors occasionally burn out. Whether your home is newly constructed or listed on the historic registry, repairs will be needed. Here are five common household problems you’re likely to encounter within the first five years of owning your home, plus tips for dealing with

How to Renovate Your Home This Year for Under $10,000

How to Renovate Your Home This Year for Under $10,000
Finding a home requires trade-offs, whether in the house or neighborhood. And though it’s not easy to change your neighborhood, you can certainly change the way your home looks and feels. This is why we’re excited to showcase the Trulia Design Panel, an expert group of interior designers, home stagers and organizers from across the nation who will provide the advice and insights homeowners and renters need to make their house a home, wherever it is...

SOLD – 311 RIVERWOOD LN Rio Vista 2bd/2bth 2048sf

SOLD – 311 RIVERWOOD LN Rio Vista 2bd/2bth 2048sf
SOLD $390,000 Property Description for 311 Riverwood Ln, Rio Vista CA 94571 This beautiful Burlingame model, provides a move in home, just waiting for your furniture. Two bedroom, 2 full baths, with living room/dining and a great room with a large kitchen. Tile floors throughout with upgraded carpet in bedrooms and den. Den has double doors that provide a 3rd. Light cherry cabinets with slab granite in kitchen with more space than the adverage ...

SOLD 937 Linda Vista Way Rio Vista 3bds/2bths 1567sf

SOLD 937 Linda Vista Way Rio Vista 3bds/2bths 1567sf
SOLD $320,000   Property Description for 937 Linda Vista Way, Rio Vista CA 94571 Room for RV and multiple cars/toys, can accommodate 6 cars or 2 cars with nice workshop. Great mature neighborhood, home located on a nice lot with sun room approx. 33'X20'. Three bedroom with two baths, 1567 sq ft of living space. Wood burning fireplace with insert, living/dining area, larger kitchen and dual pane windows. Enjoy the country living of Rio V...

What is Tax Assessed Value, Tax Appraised Value, and Market Assessed Value?

What is Tax Assessed Value, Tax Appraised Value, and Market Assessed Value?
What is the value of your home? It depends on what you mean by "value." Tax assessed value This figure varies throughout the U.S. since it is determined by the taxing authority of the city, county, or state where you live. Sometimes it is the same as the market assessed value and other times counties will multiply the market value by an assessment ratio to get the tax assessed value, which is often lower than the market assessed value. For example,

SOLD – 368 PEBBLE BEACH DR Rio Vista 2bds/2bths 1359sf

SOLD – 368 PEBBLE BEACH DR Rio Vista 2bds/2bths 1359sf
SOLD $320,000 Property Description for 368 Pebble Beach Dr, Rio Vista CA 94571 Renovated Big Sur model, no bonds. Just bring your beautiful furniture and enjoy life in the active adult community. Home is located near the Vista club house, so you can walk to it. New paint inside/out, new flooring throughout, laminate and carpet, baseboards, etc. Oak cabinets and white tile counters. Larger backyard Property Class: Single Family Resident...

Mortgage rates rise to nearly four-year high on inflation concerns

Mortgage rates have climbed to the highest level in close to four years, according to data released Thursday. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.38% in the week ending Feb. 15, up from 4.32%, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said. A year ago, the benchmark mortgage averaged 4.15%.  The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.84%, up from 3.77%, and the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.63%, up from 3.57%. ...

SOLD – 812 RIVERWOOD LN Rio Vista 2bds/2bths 1689sf

SOLD – 812 RIVERWOOD LN Rio Vista 2bds/2bths 1689sf
SOLD for $379,000 Property Description for 812 Riverwood Ln, Rio Vista CA 94571 Very private lot, popular Hillsborough model, 2 bedroom, 2 bath with den. Patio wraps around from side to back yard. Beautiful wood laminate floors with carpet in 2 bedrooms. Large island kitchen with lots of cabinets and pantry. Nook and island provides area for bar stools. Den/dining room, provides alternative uses. Property Class: Single Family Residential

SOLD – 1048 Larry Pl. Concord 4bds/2bths 1860sf

SOLD – 1048 Larry Pl. Concord 4bds/2bths 1860sf
SOLD -  $610,000 Property Description for 1048 Larry Pl, Concord CA 94518 Great Rancher on 1/4 acre with own well for landscape & pool water. Lots of room for RV on left side of home, and lots of room for children to play. Home has some renovations, newer oak flooring throughout, roof/gutters, dual pane windows, master bath, stainless appliances (Wolf electric stove top/double ovens) washer/dryer and refrigerator. Home needs paint inside an...

Stock Market Plunge: Is Real Estate Safe?

Stock Market Plunge: Is Real Estate Safe?
Is the stock market crashing? The short answer: no—the Dow is just a little bumpy right now. Monday’s Wall Street frenzy had people from all over the world fearing that a U.S. real estate bubble might be the culprit after the stock market suddenly took a nearly 1,600-point (4.6 percent) plunge. According to CNN Money, it was the biggest point decline in history during a trading day. However, experts say there’s no reason to worry. While homeownership ra