The BEST Guide to Buying a House at the Right Price

How to Buy a Home, Basics: Location & Getting Ready

When it comes to location, consider the following: Living in a good school district is important. There is some disagreement about which schools are the best and it used to be thought that the better the school, the more valuable a home. This belief is no longer true. After all, parents don’t care what type of school their child attends so much as they care where they go to school. There are many quality public schools in this area including St. John’s Elementary School, Penn Valley Middle School and Penn Valley High School.
Another factor is the number of schools within a certain proximity. In this area there are three school districts – Blue Mountain School District, Penn Valley School District, and Glenrock School District. The majority of homes are in the districts with more than one high school because most parents want to be able to send their child to the high school of their choice (the exception being students attending independent schools such as Loyola University). Homes that lack facilities or transportation options in a certain neighborhood may not be marketable.
Cost can be an important consideration when buying a home. The cost of housing plays a major role in where people choose to live. In town, the cost of living is less than in nearby towns but much more than in small towns or rural areas. Property taxes are greater here too so the discrepancy between the two is greater than it would be if one were to move from town to nearby rural property for example.
Age of house and land influences how much money one spends on repairs. Older houses with old plumbing and wiring need repairs more frequently than newer houses. Older homes also tend to have bigger yards, so if you don’t mind a yard that gets mowed, this may be a good option.

17660 pleasant valley rd. penn valley
17660 pleasant valley rd. penn valley

How to Choose a Property Near Work & Ours

Just because this is an area where we work, doesn’t mean the property is right for you. Make sure to check the schools and if they are good enough for your child or family. We would also recommend checking out the shopping centers, restaurants and other businesses such as banks and post offices in the area. A great place to start is the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce on Highway 4. There are many great things to do in the area including the State Game Land, a boat launch and canoe trails. You can also find horseback riding, walking and biking routes throughout the neighborhood and near the nearby lake.
Q: What type of houses should I look at?
A: The best thing to do is look at homes in your price range. The biggest mistake people make is due to a one bedroom, one bath home that they want to buy. We would strongly recommend a two bedroom or larger home. You may want to look at the neighborhoods off of Library Lane, Vail Drive and Grandview Lane. These are all good areas and offer many homes in various price ranges.
Q: Are there any foreclosures?
A: Yes, but it is a very small percentage of all the homes on the market so please be careful when reading about them. There are many homes in the area where there has been a foreclosure and the home is still available.
Q: When do I have to close on a house?

17660 pleasant valley rd. penn valley
17660 pleasant valley rd. penn valley

Why Do You Need Auto Cheating Protection?

While we are on the subject of vehicles, if you will be driving to and from work, be sure that your vehicle has been properly checked by a reputable mechanic. If buyers ever make an offer based on the selling price of their current house, they should check on their auto insurance coverage too. Remember, there are many areas where it’s easy to tell your insurance company that you’re going to be contacting them with the actual purchase offer. This may trigger an auto insurance increase and/or early cancellation of coverage. It is generally easier to cancel auto insurance than home insurance.
After making a verbal offer to purchase a home, I will ask the listing agent if that information was given to the homeowner. If it has been, one of two things will happen. Either I make a substantially lower offer or go back in and change the terms of the offer. Either way, there is no reason for them to be “informed” of your plans before you are ready for them to know them.
For example, my offer to purchase was $2,900,000 and the seller made an offer to sell for $2,800,000. I informed them of my offer based on my appraisal that said it was worth about 3% more than the appraised value I received for the home at a separate listing.

17660 pleasant valley rd. penn valley
17660 pleasant valley rd. penn valley

Why Crypto Investments Are Not A Good Investment

In this day and age, there are all kinds of investments that claim to have a special advantage. A few are legitimate. Crypto-currency is not one of them. We hear from people every day who tell us they missed the chance to get in on a hot investment opportunity. The problem with this type of investment is that it’s a gamble, not a real investment. You might have heard the term “tulip bubble”, which refers to the speculative craze in tulips in the seventeenth century. Investors lost everything when the market crashed. We’re not saying that crypto-currency such as Bitcoin, Litecoin and others will crash – we just don’t think they’re a good investment.
The problem with crypto-currency is that it isn’t something you can spend. It’s really just a virtual currency which allows people to exchange online. For example, the website LibertyReserve enables users to purchase crypto-currency using Dollars and other traditional currencies. If you have an account with them, you can purchase bitcoin with USD. Bitcoins are sent through a network of computers scattered around the world and they’re stored in an encrypted form on your computer or phone so only the user can get them out again.
It’s easy to see the appeal. Crypto-currency is unregulated and not backed by a central bank, so it’s outside the system. It’s a way to get rich quick. People who buy Bitcoin at around $100 and then watch it hit thousands of dollars are thrilled. But there’s the other side of the bargain. Crypto-currency is extremely volatile and not someone who is looking for long term investment can get involved with it.

17660 pleasant valley rd. penn valley
17660 pleasant valley rd. penn valley

Best Practices in Online Reputation Management and Marketing – What I’ve Learned From My Own Experience

Nowadays, companies don’t need to pay a lot of money for advertising and marketing. They can sit back and let people find them on the Internet. This is great for companies that have nothing to hide, but not so much for those with something to hide from the public. We’ve learned a lot in the past decade about how to use the Internet to get the results you want without spending a dime. There are some very talented people out there that can help you optimize your Internet presence and help everything from SEO, social media, and website optimization.
The only problem with this strategy is that it can often be hard to know if you are getting the best possible job done, or just paying for a higher ranking on search engines that really doesn’t mean much to your business in the long run. This is where online reputation management comes into play.
Sometime around 2004, I started up my own lawn care company. It was a startup, there were plenty of bumps in the road and even a few potholes along the way. However, I was able to soldier on with my business and have kept it operating successfully for years. The only problem I had was that a few people felt the need to find my company online and then post negative things about us, even though they had never used our services.

17660 pleasant valley rd. penn valley
17660 pleasant valley rd. penn valley