In The Neighborhood

Mid adult woman painting chair with paint roller with yellow color. Are you getting ready to haul that so-called junk out of...
Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds, and other Halloween activities in Marin and Sonoma Counties in California?  Scroll...
History of Labor Day Labor Day 2019 On September 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor celebrates and honors the greatest worker...
With everything that goes into selling a home, it can be easy to forget some of the last-minute details. But, beware—buyers can...
Do the in-laws and their brood stay at your home for the holidays? Do long-time friends drive up with their kids to...
In 100 words or less, readers share their poignant tales of the bond between mother and child. As borrowed from Readers Digest....
For-sale listings with cool, neutral wall colors sell for more money, according to Zillow analysis. A fresh coat of paint in the...
It’s an interesting time in the market. Buyers are hoping prices continue to come down and homeowners are rushing to get their...
How to Keep Relatives From Spoiling Your Kids
It’s natural to want to make children happy, but they also need rules and boundaries. Sometimes well-meaning relatives spoil kids in ways...
Real estate agent welcoming visitors
Many real estate agents consider an open house a vital part of the home-selling process. An open house allows several prospective buyers...
How to Keep Your Home Safe When You Go Away
If you’re planning to travel for several days or weeks, you need to take some precautions before you leave to protect your...
Hoping to renovate or remodel a space yourself? While certain jobs should be left to the pros, there are a few you...

December 17, 2017
Selling Costs

Expert Insights: Are Home-Selling Costs Deductible?

If you sell your home and realize a taxable gain even after the exclusion, you can reduce your gain with selling costs. Your gain is defined […]
December 23, 2017
New Construction

Expert Insights: Who Should Be Called to the Project First—the Contractor or the Architect?

Opinions vary about which professional to call first. Some say the architect comes first because “you have to design it before you can build it.” The […]
January 20, 2018
Friends at cozy winter vacation.

Make the Most of Your Fireplace

One feature that many people look for when buying a home is a fireplace, but not everyone understands what exactly goes into getting a nice fire […]
January 30, 2018
tax_saving_strategies

The Fiduciary Rule Explained

Asking a financial expert if they’re working in your best interest when giving you advice on your retirement account seems like a simple enough question. That […]