Wright Realtors Real Estate News - December 2018

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Dec 31

Looking at the Online Fuzzy Math Home Values
Ricardo Hernandez did a lot of hard work to turn his 3,500-sq.-ft. stucco home in the Stockton suburbs into an ultimate pad for grown-up parties, It included a custom wine cellar, game room, plus a infinity-edge pool that overlooked Lake Lincoln. When interest rates recently dropped, Mr. Hernandez, took a look into refinancing his $350,000 loan. And that is when he received the news that his home had gone down over $150,000 in value as he was renovating it.

Dec 29
5 Cheap Makeover Suggestions Before Selling Your Home
No perfect recipe exists for efficiently selling your home, although by going along with these five suggestion before you put your home on the market you increase your chances of selling faster and for more money. If you don't want to spend the money for painting all of your house, only painting the trim can make a major difference in the curb appeal. While painting the entire house can get time consuming, expensive, and delayed by the weather; only painting the trim will freshen look the appearance of your. Also the Interior trim is every bit as...
Dec 28

Trends in Cohabitation Increase Financial Challenges
Initially comes love, then marriage, then there comes. Hold on just a darn minute! We’ve now entered the 21st century. Today's relationships have taken a completely new turn that many do not think could also entwine personal finances. The big change is that more couples are putting off getting tying the knot and instead just moving in together. In a report by the U.S. Census say as high as 1 out of 5 households are headed by a couple not legally married. While last month the Canadian government said it is no longer tracking marriage or divorce statistics due to more people just living together without benefit of marriage may distort the statistics.

Dec 27

No More Procrastinating, Start It Now!
It doesn't matter if it’s cleaning up the garage, paying your monthly bills, filing your tax returns on time, or just getting up out of bed, everyone have a propensity to procrastinate at times. Robinson Crusoe was the only man to ever have his work all accomplished by Friday. Are you the personality type who tackles their tasks head on and accomplishes their projects right away, or are you more apt to put things off by procrastinating? The procrastination habit is a type of self-defeat and it's the grave where opportunity becomes buried.

Dec 19
Tips for Baking Awesome Cookies
Baking cookies is somewhat like a family: Every ingredient contains its own unique quality, and mixing them all together, results in awesome. So, here are a few cookie-baking tips.

Prepare for your baking schedule. Often we mix up the dough and then freeze it for baking the cookies later, or bake the cookies then subsequently freeze them; or select a day when there's no one is doing anything else. (Lots of luck with that!) Remind the children (and the adults alike) to thoroughly wash up before they get begin. When picking up supplies for baking your holiday cookies, use only premium ingredients. After all, It is the holidays, and you're making the cookies for friends and family, so indulge in the best.

Dec 18

What Is The Holiday Season All About?
It's easy to get over-involved in a whirlwind of attending holiday parties, decorating our homes, and finding the perfect gifts for friends and family. It seems the Holidays show up and then disappear in the bat of an eye. The holidays bring about many splendid opportunities to share good time with our loved ones and create many fond memories that will spend a lifetime in our minds. We should give thanks for all the blessings we hold within our lives and to not ever take any of them for granted.

Dec 14

Christmas Wreaths - History
The ancient Romans used ornamental wreaths as a victory sign. Many think that this is when hanging of wreaths upon doors originated. A special category of wreath, often labeled an Advent Wreaths, is employed to denote the passing of four Sundays in the Christianity Advent season. Also they are used as a festive type of headdress as apparel in ceremonial proceedings in numerous cultures around the world T

Dec 13

Today's Real Estate Market, An Agent's Point of View
With all the hoopla in the newspaper, on TV and the Internet stories talking how much the value of real estate has gone down during the past few years, buyers in the market today are without a doubt looking for deals. And with the flood of distressed real estate, buyers are typically either looking at a short sale that more money owed on the loan than what the property might be worth or a foreclosure property that a bank owns. In California during September, 45.5% of the escrows closed were either an REO (Real Estate Owned, usually by a Lender, (24.2%). or short sales (20.3%) and In a few markets the distressed property ratio is much greater.

Dec 11

Big Begonias A 'I Gotta' Have For Next Year's Garden
If you'd like begonias that can take the heat of the growing in full sun, then remember the word 'Big'. Gig the hot new variety of begonias that was introduced about three years back and has bounded off the sales charts. Now you are probably wondering why I am bringing up begonias in the middle of winter. Well, it's a form of therapy, by taking our minds off the cold winter days while we wishfully dream of getting our hands in the warm soil of spring.

 Selling Your Home During the Holidays
The holidays are approaching us quickly. Regardless of the religious denomination you belong to - the next few weeks will probably be more chaotic to the majority of you as you are preparing to wind down 2011 with family and friends. If you have your home the market, this season of year can be particularly complex. Fortunately I have great news for those homeowners desiring to get on with selling home over the holiday season (Also this does not include removing your home from the market).

Dec 10

Just use the word 'no' to holiday obligations at work
It's the season when your phone rings and it's your Aunt Alice saying: "Hi dear, I'm just making certain I have your correct address . I'll be sending you one of my my fruitcakes" And politely you say: "Thanks, Aunt Alice It's a tradition of the holiday!" When the fruitcake comes, although you don't dare eat it as you just know the taste is similar to horse p..... It sits around the house a few days, until you take the kids to the backyard and through it around some.

Dec 09

Christmas Stockings - How they Began
There was once a kind nobleman who had a wife that passed away from an ailment leaving the man and three daughters in desolation. After wasting all his money on bad and worthless inventions they had to relocate into the cottage of a peasant, where the daughters had to do their own cleaning, cooking and sewing. When the time arrived for his daughters to be married, the father became ever more disheartened as his daughters would not be able to marry without having a dowry (property and money given to a new husband's family).

Dec 08

Read more Christmas Tree Beginnings
Long before the arrival of Christianity, trees and plants which remained green year around carried a special meaning in the winter for people . Similar to the people of today who decorate their homes with pine, fir and spruce trees during the holiday season, our ancient ancestors hung boughs of evergreens over their windows and doors. In many countries people thought that evergreens would fiend off the ghosts, witches, illness and evil spirits away.

Dec 06
Home Hardware and Materials
The hardware selection for your home begins at the front door. When you are ready to refresh the entry of your home, you'll be looking at an array of of dead bolts, doorknobs,, door levers, hinges, handle sets, door knockers and house numbers. If it's the garage entrance that needs refreshing, take a look at remote controls, garage door openers, and gate hardware. while sprucing the exterior means replacing rural mailboxes, wall mount mailboxes along with looking into window insulation kits, weather stripping, window-dressing hardware and window screens. Paintbrushes, painting preparation materials, paint sprayers, paint, stain, and paint solvents are handy for both the exterior and the interior.
Dec 04

12 days of Christmas
Twelve Days of Christmas, celebratory days which start on Christmas Day December, 25. This timeframe is additionally known as Twelvetide and Christmastide. This Twelfth Christmas Night always occurs on the eve of January 5, however this Twelfth Day may either follow or precede the Twelfth Night in accordance to which Christian custom is followed Twelfth Night proceeds a Feast of the Epiphany held on on 6 January. In some practices, the beginning day of Epiphany January 6, plus the twelfth day of Christmas coincide.

Dec 01

Prudent Shipping Ideas
Have you shortened your shopping list for the holidays now that the Black Friday and the Cyber Monday have come and gone? As you are going over your list again, you’ll soon begin shipping presents that must get to loved ones in far away places. Now is the time to seek out shipping solutions which are not as wasteful and are easier on you and our planet. If you order online, give some thought to shipping your gift direct to the recipient. A great number of online retailers feature gift-wrapping options. And Amazon has begun a new idea that I’m convinced many shoppers are going to love. They call it ‘Frustration-Free Packaging.’ An option which is available on over 70,000 products meaning those items will be delivered without plastic bindings, hard plastic clamshell casings, or wire ties.

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