Questions to Ask a Lender

What Should I Ask a Lender? By Michelle 'Mikki' Cardoza Mikki@MikkiMoves.com 6/6/2017 Home buying is a process, and the very first step is to find out your purchasing power. In order to do this, a good place to start is to interview lenders and ask questions. There are different types of lenders out there, and I [...]

By | 2017-06-26T23:34:03+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Buying, Real Estate Advice|Comments Off on Questions to Ask a Lender

Moving Forward! (A Selling and Buying Endeavor)

Life is a dynamic adventure! We are constantly growing and changing. What direction we walk in one day, converses toward another path we may have never anticipated! Ever since I was a youngster, I have always longed to buy a home! All I wanted was a place that I could be proud of and make [...]

By | 2017-04-27T05:47:58+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Real Estate Advice|Comments Off on Moving Forward! (A Selling and Buying Endeavor)

Buying and Selling in Sonoma County

Buying and Selling Property in Sonoma County Today Want to buy real estate? Sonoma County presents challenges today, making it no easy task for an entry level buyer. While the more one has to spend, the easier it is to purchase, Sonoma County is experiencing a "Seller's Market" and extremely low inventory. Supply and Demand [...]

By | 2017-04-27T05:47:58+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Real Estate Advice|Comments Off on Buying and Selling in Sonoma County

1031 Exchanges: Some Things are Just Addicting!

1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges: Two for One Strategy My husband was on the Big Island of Hawaii one Valentine’s day after I had just begun my new career in real estate. Mind you, I was not with him, as I was too and he was accompanying a friend who thought it would be a last [...]

By | 2017-04-27T05:47:58+00:00 October 17th, 2015|Real Estate Advice|Comments Off on 1031 Exchanges: Some Things are Just Addicting!

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location... MikkiMoves Real Estate, Santa Rosa is Open! We just opened our second location for MikkiMoves Real Estate, Santa Rosa hosts our new location in the Montgomery Village Shopping Center. They say that value is based on location. I am thrilled about the opportunities that our newest location will provide for us to [...]

By | 2017-04-27T05:47:58+00:00 October 17th, 2015|Santa Rosa Real Estate|Comments Off on Location, Location, Location

5 Tips to Optimize your Home’s Curb Appeal to Sell for More and Faster

Here are 5 ways to optimize your home's curb appeal before listing it for sale. Tip #1: Wash all the windows As a Real Estate photographer, one of the first things I look for is natural light. Best way to let it in is through clean windows. When you decide it's time to sell, look [...]

By | 2017-04-27T05:47:58+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Home Improvement, Real Estate Advice|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Optimize your Home’s Curb Appeal to Sell for More and Faster

Millennials Unaware of Closing Costs

A recent National Survey conducted by ClosingCorp reveals that two-thirds of Millennials, adults between the ages of 18-34, who plan to buy a home are unaware of closing costs. It also shows that one-third of all adults are also in the dark about the matter at hand. These fees are due towards the end of the home [...]

By | 2017-04-27T05:47:58+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Closing Costs, Real Estate Advice|Comments Off on Millennials Unaware of Closing Costs

Sometimes More is Actually Less

Is it possible to actually “pay more” to have less payment?  In Real Estate lending it is absolutely possible. Mix a great Realtor® with a great Lender, and an open minded Buyer, and you may get just that, less payment per month to make the home more affordable! There are many different lending products out [...]

By | 2015-03-09T18:14:29+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Real Estate Advice|Comments Off on Sometimes More is Actually Less