Monday, June 19, 2017 / by Thomas March
The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.
The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 3.5% less expensive in San Jose (CA), all the way up to 50.1% less expensive in Baton Rouge (LA), and 33.1% nationwide!
Other interesting findings in the report include:
Interest rates have remained low and, even though home prices have appreciated around the country, they haven’t greatly outpaced rental appreciation.
With rents & home values moving in tandem, shifts in the ‘rent vs. buy’ decision are largely driven by changes in mortgage interest rates.
Nationally, rates would have to reach 9.1%, a 128% increase over today’s average of 4.0%, for renting to be cheaper than buying. Rates haven’t been that high since January of 1995, according to. ...
Friday, June 16, 2017 / by Thomas March
What better way to show the dad in your life how much you appreciate him than with the ultimate man cave?
For the Sporty Dad
Is your dad a sports superfan? Create his very own sports bar man cave!
Recreate this awesome Braves theme basement bar from HouseTrends.com!Pin it HERE
Check out this awesome Sacramento Kings wall art on Etsy!Pin it HERE
How about football displays courtesy of Hobby Lobby?
This amazing baseball bat American Flag is an easy DIY project from WoodItIs.com!Pin it HERE
For the Gamer/Movie Buff Dad
Vintage arcade games meet a personal movie theater? Yes, please!
Who wouldn't want their own Skeeball game?Pin it HERE
Create the perfect DIY concession stand full of yummy treats!Pin it HERE
How about this STUNNING home theater?!Pin it HERE
For the Outdoorsy Dad
Does your dad need a place to relax after a day in the woods?
This is perfect for any hunter!Pin it HERE
Add som! ...
Friday, June 9, 2017 / by Thomas March
Planning on Camping? Check out our list of campsites in Northern California.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 / by Thomas March
The current trends are all about utilizing rich color, maximizing texture and creating comfortable interiors you can’t wait to relax in. Use these trends to get inspired to makeover your home’s interiors and create spaces you love that also appeal to your personal style. Remember, if you plan to sell in the next few years, you may want to avoid doing anything dramatic and instead incorporate small changes that would appeal to buyers.
Why are these trends gaining popularity?
The underlying theme of these trends is creating a home environment you love; one that appeals to your emotions and feels like a retreat from the stresses of the world. Although the home is a place where you can relax and spend time with loved ones, work expectations are beginning to blur the line between work and home. Even if people don’t work from home specifically, many are stretching their work hours into their evenings and weekends to complete work projects.
It’s no wonder th ...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 / by Thomas March
Memorial day is observed to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, we remember their bravery and sacrifices made for the red, white & blue. Many of us commemorate this day by visiting cemeteries, memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades and other memorial day events. Unofficially, this day also marks the beginning of the summer season.
Get the most out of Memorial Day weekend in Sacramento! Mark your calendars for these Fun, Festive Events!
Sacramento Music Festival
May 26-27, within the streets of Old Sacramento
Old Sacramento’s streets will come alive with the eclectic sounds of many musical genres—from New Orleans jazz to bluegrass—for an event that has taken place every Memorial Day weekend since 1974. Over four days, music fans can catch 100 performances from the likes of jazz outfits The Crescent Katz, Cornet Chop Suey and Cell Block 7, as well as SuperHuey (a Huey Lewis tribute g ...