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7 Surprising things about the home buying process with Michelle Rowland!

Did you know about these myths? 1. No upfront costs to a buyer Generally it’s the seller proceeds that pay your Realtor’s fees Normally no up front costs to a buyer for hiring a Realtor The same applies to a lender 2. Rent payment versus mortgage payment. Which one is higher?  Many times [...]

By |2019-03-22T21:15:23+00:00February 12th, 2019|Buying, Real Estate Advice|Comments Off on 7 Surprising things about the home buying process with Michelle Rowland!

8 Major Steps to Ownership with Mikki Cardoza

The Home Buying Process 1. Find your purchase power Meet with a lender. Get pre-qualified. Shop in your price range. Discuss best options with your lender and Realtor®. 2. Choose your Realtor® You have a choice. We encourage a Realtor® who loves their job and who wants to work for you. Find someone [...]

By |2019-01-23T20:01:34+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Buying, Real Estate Advice|Comments Off on 8 Major Steps to Ownership with Mikki Cardoza

Energy Saving Blog by Michelle Rowland

7 Surprising Energy Saving TipsWhen it comes to saving energy in your home, there are some things most of us have heard (‘Use LED’s instead of traditional incandescent lighting’ and ‘Take advantage of the sun, use your blinds and shades’.) But here are a few ideas that you may find useful and surprising:1.) Utilize power [...]

By |2018-03-30T00:04:14+00:00March 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Energy Saving Blog by Michelle Rowland

Prepping Your House for Sale

10 Ways to Prep Your House for Sale By Michelle Rowland MichelleRowland@MikkiMoves.com Broker #01469380 First impressions are everything. A small investment of time (and maybe a little money) will give your property the edge over other listings when it comes time to show it to prospective buyers. Below are some suggestions to help you [...]

By |2017-10-03T21:55:53+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Real Estate Advice|Comments Off on Prepping Your House for Sale

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+00:00June 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00June 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