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The Best Way to Sell Your Sacramento House : Advice and Tips from the Experts

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // August 8, 2019

The Best Way to Sell Your Sacramento House : Advice and Tips from the Experts

When people buy their first house many believe they are purchasing their forever home. However, the truth is that most people will end up moving at some point and looking for something that fits their evolving lifestyle. Sacramento has become a hot spot for real estate. With an eclectic variety of neighborhoods growing and thriving, […]


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3 Reasons Your Home Just Isn’t Selling

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // July 12, 2019

3 Reasons Your Home Just Isn’t Selling

Have you ever found yourself in a sticky situation and the only option to overcome that obstacle is to sell your house? And to make matter worse, in this ugly situation, it takes way too long to close and get the cash you really need, or even worse, there is no one to buy your […]


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How To Sell a Home That Needs Repairs

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // June 15, 2019

We sat down with the Marketing Team at ThinkBox to discuss some of the options homeowners have when they’re looking to sell their outdated or distressed property. Keep reading below to check it out! 🙂 What should you do when you need to sell your home fast, but costly repairs are needed and often extremely […]


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Wallpaper is Making a Comeback… Joanna Gaines Tells us HOW!

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // May 23, 2019

We’re seeing in everywhere… wallpaper. A lot of us our hesitant about the trend coming back around, ESPECIALLY if we’ve had to remove this stuff a time or two. However, earlier this year, the Queen of Farmhouse wrote a blog showing us ways we can ease back into it, without going overboard. To check out […]


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How to Decorate That Empty Corner

Posted by Josh Hastings // April 25, 2019

How to Decorate That Empty Corner

We all have that one corner in our house that we just can’t seem to get “right”. You’ve tried side tables, plants, floor lamps and nothing seems to work. HGTV put out an article giving us a few quick and affordable tips to fill the void. To see the original article, click here. Use Unique […]


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Potrero Finishes: March Cocktails & Deals

Posted by Josh Hastings // March 20, 2019

During this month’s episode we talked about some of the finishes we’re using at our Potrero project. Below are (better) pictures and links to the products we featured during the episode! 🙂 Honeywell Ceiling Fans 50614-01 Carnegie LED Ceiling Fan 52″, Indoor, Rustic Barnwood Blades Industrial Cage Light Matte Black Peaha Square Kitchen Cabinet Pulls […]


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Sacramento – Fun Facts!

Posted by Josh Hastings // March 1, 2019

Growing up in Sacramento, you learn a lot about the city’s vibrant (and sometimes volatile) history. The other day I started thinking, “I bet there’s more cool stuff about my city that I haven’t heard before”. So today, I sat down at my computer and searched for some Fun Facts – Let’s just say, I […]


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Rainy Day Crafts – 3D Hearts

Posted by Josh Hastings // February 15, 2019

The stormy weather has had me feeling pretty lazy lately. All I want to do is light some candles and snuggle up with a new book! Unfortunately, my 4-year-old step daughter doesn’t share my same passion for literature but she does share my desire to stay dry… this puts me in quite the predicament.  In […]


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We Buy Houses in Sacramento & Surrounding Areas!

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // February 1, 2019

NorCal Homes has been buying houses in the greater Sacramento area years! In 2018 we purchased nearly 20 different properties! In August 2018 a seller came to us, overwhelmed with the condition of her rental property. The renters were hoarders and had let the home go, to say the least. The seller was relieved to […]


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2018 Kitchen Trends According to Houzz

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // January 29, 2019

Transitional is the No. 1 kitchen style and Shaker leads for cabinets, the 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study finds If you’re considering a kitchen renovation, perhaps the idea of white cabinets has crossed your mind — specifically, white Shaker-style cabinets. If so, you wouldn’t be alone.  The 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study gathered information from […]


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Cocktails & Deals: Potrero Edition

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // January 23, 2019

Cocktails & Deals: Potrero Edition

It’s that time again… Cocktails & Deals! It’s our first episode of 2019 and tonight we’re going to be focusing on several different topics. To kick things off, we’re going to go around the (kitchen) island and quickly review 2018. Once we conclude our brief recap, we’ll dive into Potrero. Let’s start from the VERY […]


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9 Reasons Moving to Sacramento is The Right Choice

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // January 15, 2019

9 Reasons Moving to Sacramento is The Right Choice

California is packed with desirable places to live. While other destinations might be more popular, moving to Sacramento is actually an ideal choice for folks looking to move out west. The city of Sacramento is home to approximately 500,000 residents. Although the city limits may be on the smaller side, there are an additional 1 million […]


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Follow This Weekly Moving Checklist for a Smooth, Stress-Free Transition

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // December 28, 2018

Follow This Weekly Moving Checklist for a Smooth, Stress-Free Transition

It’s Official – You’ve just purchased a NorCal Homes property and you’re getting ready to move! The paperwork was straightforward and simple, and everything’s going as planned. Now all that’s left is figuring out how to physically move your entire life from your old property into your new home… a task that can sometimes be […]


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Top 10 10 Low-Effort Ways to Transform a Tired Space

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // December 11, 2018

Top 10 10 Low-Effort Ways to Transform a Tired Space

It’s not too late to update! Quick story – I have a good friend who became obsessed with contemporary and modern designs when the trend first started making a comeback. She took pictures off the walls, put her KitchenAid mixer in a cabinet (say what?!), removed pillows from couches and made sure most of her […]


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5 Last-Minute Halloween Decor Essentials

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // October 26, 2018

For many, Fall is the best time of the year. It’s so cool, crisp and all-around wonderful that it flies by and, before you know it, Halloween has come and gone. Don’t worry! These last-minute decor ideas will ensure that this Halloween gets the spooked-out attention it deserves. Eye See You Ditch the lights, lamps […]


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HGTV Approved Kitchen Pendants

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // October 23, 2018

HGTV Approved Kitchen Pendants

Pendant Lights are Becoming the “Art” of The Kitchen … and they’re perfect for adding a little flair to this very important room. If you’re looking to freshen up the vibe in your kitchen without doing a major overhaul, switching up the lighting is a great way refresh the space without the price tag. HGTV […]


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Trendy Tile

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // October 18, 2018

Contrasting Colors and an eye-catching Patterns makes this Tile the Talking Point of the Room! This eye-caching geometric tile design, by clé, is grabbing the attention of interior designers. With a classic black and white color palette and sensational pattern, it’s easy to see why designers are loving the look of this tile. Continue reading […]


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Reading Trend Reports – A Quick Guide

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // October 2, 2018

WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?! … Well let me tell you. 😉 Nearly every Tuesday we use stats pulled directly from MLS to provide insight on how the Real Estate Market preformed the month before. While these numbers and figures are interesting, they’re not always easy to fully understand. Heck, I had been posting about […]


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DIY Lantern…

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // September 20, 2018

DIY Lantern...

… for $4.00!! I was just looking for chic and rustic lanterns to decorate my fireplace mantle and front porch. Little did I know, you can spend $100+ on a trendy, boho-chic lantern. HARD PASS. This super simple #DIY can be done literally in just a few minutes, and it’s so easy that it’s nearly impossible […]


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Free Up Counter Space With These Simple Tricks

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // September 19, 2018

Free Up Counter Space With These Simple Tricks

13 Storage Ideas That Will Free Up Your Counter Space Counter space is kind of like a purse… The bigger your purse gets, the more stuff you cram into it. It seems that no matter how much surface space – or purse space – you have, you seem to “grow into it”. That’s why, when […]


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Why Fall Real Estate Isn’t So Gloomy

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // September 13, 2018

Why Fall Real Estate Isn't So Gloomy

Fall Real Estate is Looking Bright!   It’s pretty widely accepted that Real Estate sales slow down in the Fall. The weather can be unpleasant to get out and “house shop” in, and even when buyers decide to, the rain-enhanced grime left on floors leaves homes showing more poorly than they would otherwise. We won’t […]


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Placer County Market Update – August 2018

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // September 11, 2018

It’s a Seller’s Market in Placer County The number of for sale listings was up 10.6% from one year earlier and up 5.9% from the previous month. The number of sold listings decreased 17.2% year over year and increased 1.5% month over month. The number of under contract listings was up 4.3% compared to previous […]


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The “How-To” That Let’s You Customize Your DIY

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // September 7, 2018

The "How-To" That Let's You Customize Your DIY

#DIY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How To Add Graphics With This EASY Wax Paper Transfer This […]


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The Art of The Counteroffer

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // September 5, 2018

The Art of The Counteroffer

#TricksOfTheTrade Negotiating is a science. There’s entire seminars dedicated solely to teaching the art of how to negotiate and close a deal. There’s people who support their families just by teaching Real Estate Investors how to negotiate. Needless to say, it’s a skill you want to have and a lot of people know it.  Zillow […]


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Sacramento County Market Update – August 2018

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // September 4, 2018

Sacramento County Continues To Benefit Sellers! August 2018 is a Seller’s market! The number of for sale listings was up 25.7% from one year earlier and up 10.1% from the previous month. The number of sold listings decreased 8.5% year over year and decreased 2.2% month over month. The number of under contract listings was […]


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DIY Wooden Arrows

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // August 31, 2018

DIY Wooden Arrows

#DIY You Saw It Here First!! Or Maybe you didn’t… … because these Wooden Arrow designs are gaining popularity faster than I can say “pumpkin spice”. Ever since NorCal Homes had the privilege of participating in a Habitat For Humanity Build Day, I am convinced that I was put on this earth to create things […]


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Decorating With Color Like The Pro’s

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // August 29, 2018

#TricksOfTheTrade / #ThingsWeLove A Fun Twist on Decorating With Color Neutrals are a safe bet. Whether you’re decorating your own home or you’re designing a place to rent/sell, painting the walls and furnishings (cabinets, mantels, etc.) natural or soft colors will appeal to a wider audience. Pink tile around the fireplace will really narrow down […]


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El Dorado County Market Update – July 2018

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // August 28, 2018

July 2018 was a Seller’s market in El Dorado County! The number of for sale listings was down 3.3% from one year earlier and up 5.3% from the previous month. The number of sold listings increased 12.9% year over year and increased 6.3% month over month. The number of under contract listings was down 6.8% […]


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DIY Pressed Plant Frame

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // August 23, 2018

DIY Pressed Plant Frame

#ThursdayDIY Rustic-Chic Wall Decor That Won’t Break The Bank!   Things I love: Plants Things I don’t love: Maintenance This project is the perfect marriage of both of those things (or lack there of). Not only is the finished project a beautiful addition to any room, it’s SUPER easy to create and 100% customizable. You […]


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Faking Square Footage Hacks

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // August 22, 2018

Faking Square Footage Hacks

#ThingsWereObsessedWith #TricksOfTheTrade   Using Mirrors to Create the Illusion of More Space It’s no secret that at NorCal Homes we’re big fans of bright, open spaces but sometimes knocking down walls isn’t in the cards. Using neutral colors to finish a room definitely helps make a room seem big and bright, but what about when […]


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Placer County Market Update – July 2018

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // August 21, 2018

Placer County Market Update – July 2018

July 2018 was a Seller’s market in Placer County! NorCal Note: Even though July was a Seller’s Market, some of these numbers and figures should be read carefully because they’re pretty significant. We’re seeing some major changes in the market! All of these figures are pulled directly from MLS. The number of for sale listings […]


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Sacramento County Market Update – July 2018

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // August 14, 2018

Sacramento County Market Update - July 2018

#TuesadyTrend Sacramento County is still going strong… July 2018 was a Seller’s market! Let’s take a look at what July 2018 brought to Sacramento County’s Real Estate market! As always, all of these figures and images come directly from MLS and offer a comparison to what the market looked like this time last year. The […]


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One of America’s Most Famous Homes SOLD for $3.1 MILLION …

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // August 10, 2018

One of America's Most Famous Homes SOLD for $3.1 MILLION ...

… And they’re going to renovate it.   Deep in the heart of La-La Land, or Studio City to be exact, is a home that has been a fixture on TV screens across the country for decades. Here’s a story, of a lovely… residence? Ring any bell (bottoms)? The Brady Bunch House Not too long […]


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Be A Better Negotiator With These 5 Simple Tips

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // August 8, 2018

Be A Better Negotiator With These 5 Simple Tips

#TricksOfTheTrade 5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Negotiation Skills While perusing the CT Homes website (as I do often) I stumbled across an article that provides some seriously beneficial suggestions to anyone in any aspect of the Real Estate game. Heck, even if you’ve read the article before, I bet 8 months down the line you […]


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Yolo County Market Update – June 2018

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // August 7, 2018

Yolo County Market Update - June 2018

#TuesdayTrend June 2018 is a Seller’s market!   Let’s take a look at what June 2018 brought to Yolo County’s Real Estate market! As always, all of these figures and images come directly from MLS and offer a comparison to what the market looked like this time last year. The number of for sale listings […]


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Upcycle Is The New Recycle

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // August 2, 2018

Upcycle Is The New Recycle

#DIYThursday                                                             Paint Chip Calendar… Without The Mess!   I don’t know about you, but hanging a fun calendar in my office or mud room makes […]


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5 Tips For New Homeowners

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // August 1, 2018

5 Tips For New Homeowners

#TricksOfTheTrade   5 Things to Do After You Buy a Home Millennials… we’ve wrecked the diamond industry, are bankrupting department stores, and now we’re single-handedly killing the housing market. “Home ownership? PSH! Why would I do that when I can rent FOREVER?!” – Probably a Millennial Okay, whether or not that is true, one thing […]


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ElDorado County Market Update – June 2018

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // July 31, 2018

ElDorado County Market Update - June 2018

#TuesdayTrend   June 2018 is a Seller’s market!   It’s time to dive into El Dorado County. Look below for more information! As always, all of these figures and images come directly from MLS and offer a comparison to what the market looked like this time last year. The number of for sale listings was […]


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Built-In Buffets Are An Entertainers Dream!

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // July 27, 2018

Built-In Buffets Are An Entertainers Dream!

#ThingsWereOBsessedWith Buffets: Versatile. Efficient. Chic.   With the Summer season in full swing, it seems I’m spending as much time searching for appetizers and cocktails as I am cleaning my kitchen after I make them. With the constant snack-and-go as children (and adults) run in and out of the house, from the pool to the […]


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Unconventional Additions You Can Take To The Bank

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // July 25, 2018

Unconventional Additions You Can Take To The Bank

#TricksOfTheTrade The Right Improvements Mean Bigger Profits Much like in life, in Real Estate, everyone wants to find that unique “thing” that is going to set them apart from their competition but also has proven positive payoff. This type of topic is the kind you don’t trust from the mouth(s) of just anybody. However, it’s […]


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Placer County Market Update – June 2018

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // July 24, 2018

Placer County Market Update - June 2018

#TuesdayTrend Placer County Market Update   The market held pretty steady in Placer County last month. We saw a slight increase in inventory with an even more subtle decrease in the number of homes closed. That being said, the number of homes put into contract changed by less than 1%. The price per square foot decreased […]


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DIY Wooden Planter

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // July 19, 2018

DIY Wooden Planter

#DIYThursday DIY Planter So Easy, Even I Can Do It! I’ve been on a HomeGoods kick lately. Can I get an “Amen”?! I have to admit, I’ve been going to different locations, trying to score new and unique product. One thing that keeps popping up at every location… beautiful wooden bowls. They first caught my […]


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Orangevale Acquisition- New Project Walk

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // July 19, 2018

Click the link below to check out the full project walk:   Orangevale Walk-Thru with Kevan  


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Sacramento County Market Trends – June 2018

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // July 17, 2018

Sacramento County Market Trends - June 2018

#TuesdayTrend Sacramento County Market Update Last month we broke down the market trends for May 2018 and now we’re heading into June! It’s always super interesting to see how the market changes from month to month. Taking a look at June’s data juxtaposed with May’s, we’re seeing a very subtle slow down in the market. […]


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Swimming Pool Envy, No More!

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // July 13, 2018

Swimming Pool Envy, No More!

#ThingsWereObsessedWith You don’t need an in-ground pool to be cool! Like novelty grape stomping during an over-priced Napa getaway, the price of avocado’s and an affinity for bi-weekly mani/pedis are crushing some of our chances at ever having a built-in pool. I know, life can be rough. Just when we were about to lose all […]


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DIY Drop-Cloth TeePee

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // July 12, 2018

DIY Drop-Cloth TeePee

#DIYThursday Kid-Friendly Playtime TeePee It seems that more and more every chic playroom and child’s bedroom has an over-priced teepee prominently displayed in the corner of the room. Both whimsical and inviting, these little cloth huts are becoming the go-to reading/coloring/hangout space for children of all ages. So naturally… I want one. Not for me, […]


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5 Decor Formulas, Courtesy of Joanna Gaines

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // July 11, 2018

5 Decor Formulas, Courtesy of Joanna Gaines

#TricksOfTheTrade 5 ‘Fixer Upper’ Decor Formulas That Are So Easy to Re-create There are few things more rewarding than decorating a new remodeled room. Whether it’s something as minor as hanging new pictures in a freshly painted entry or finding the perfect paper towel holder for your fully renovated kitchen, the excitement of the task […]


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El Dorado County Market Trends- May 2018

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // July 5, 2018

El Dorado County Market Trends- May 2018

#TuesdayTrend El Dorado County Market Update We’re kicking off our first Blog Post of July by rounding out our May 2018 Real Estate Market analysis with El Dorado County. Much like the other 4 counties we’ve already talked about, El Dorado County continued into May in the Seller’s favor. Take a look below to dive […]


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Tips & Tricks: Brightening Your Dark Space

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // July 4, 2018

Tips & Tricks: Brightening Your Dark Space

#TricksOfTheTrade 9 Simple Ways To Bring Light Into A Dark Space At NorCal Homes, we love using neutrals to keep spaces open and bright. While we often include big, clear windows in our projects, not everyone’s homes are flooded with natural light. Luckily, these decorating tricks can make a huge difference. No demolition necessary — […]


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DIY Mason Jar American Flag Candle Holders

Posted by Taylor DeBerry // July 3, 2018

DIY Mason Jar American Flag Candle Holders

#DIYThursday Mason Jar Madness: For The Love of Country This week we’re switching up our Tuesday Market Trend with our Thursday DIY and here’s why… It’s all about AMERICA!! We’re all ramping up for our 4th of July Freedom Festivities and putting the final touches on our menus and decor. Last week we talked about […]


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