Justin Johnson's Blog Posts

Pre Home Sale Repair Suggestions

The most critical things to do to increase your home’s value before putting it on the market.As a smart seller, you'll want your home in tip-top shape — but you don't want to eat into your

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8 Tips For Adding Curb Appeal And Value To Your Home

A good washing, and a bit of color are two low-cost ways.Homes with high curb appeal command higher prices and take less time to sell. But which projects pump up curb appeal most?

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Roseville Open House List

ROSEVILLE OPEN HOUSE LIST FOR THE WEEKEND #OPENHOUSEROSEVILLEHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend.  Be Sure to consult with your Realtor if these homes are

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How Long Does It Take To Buy A Home

How long does it take to buy a house? A lot depends on how much time you spend shopping for one. But once you have a contract, it takes an average of 50 days to close on a house.There are a lot

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Are Closing Costs Tax Deductible

Are closing costs tax deductible? What about mortgage interest? Or property taxes? The answer is, maddeningly, “It depends."Basically, you'll want to itemize if you have deductions totaling

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The New Tax Laws And Homeowners

Tax changes for 2019 change the landscape for homeowners.Tax season is upon us once again, and to make it even more interesting this year, the tax code has changed — along with the rules

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House Hunting In December

December is typically the slowest month in the housing market, but it can be a great month for home buyers who have been sidelined to finally make their move. This month may be busier than previous

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The Truth About Browsing Homes Online

Oh, let’s just admit it, shall we? Browsing for homes online is a window shopper’s Shangri-La. The elegantly decorated rooms, the sculpted gardens, the colorful front doors that just pop with

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Fall Around The House Maintenance

#1 Clean and Stow Your MowerIf you’re not familiar with fuel stabilizer, get to know it. If your mower sits for months with gas in its tank, the gas will slowly deteriorate, which can damage

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Shopping For Homes Online

It’s fun! It’s exciting! It’s important to take everything with a grain of salt!Oh, let’s just admit it, shall we? Browsing for homes online is a window shopper’s Shangri-La. The elegantly

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How To Wow Prospective Home Buyers With Your Home

All the world’s a stage, said the Bard.That includes your house. Which is for sale. And thus needs to look bee-yoo-tee-ful.Staging entails hiring experts with a flair for interior design. They

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What You Need To Know About Researching Home Prices

There are a lot of home pricing resources out there, and some are far better than others.When it’s time to sell your house, you may be feeling a little anxious. A chapter of your life is closing.

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Home Insurance Policy Annual Check Up

It’s time for your annual check-up. The good news is that for this one, you won’t have to don one of those revealing hospital gowns -- and you may walk away with a healthier pocketbook.We’re

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What To Expect From A Home Inspection

From finding an inspector to dealing with surprises — this is your guide to getting a house checked out.The first thing you need to know about home inspection: You’ll feel all the feels.There

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Picking A Realtor

Working with the right real estate agent can mean the difference between getting prompt, expert representation and feeling like you’re going it alone when selling your home. Here are 10 questions

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How To Remove Scratches From Wood Floors

Dogs chase kids, pans drop, chairs scrape, and soon you must repair wood floors and erase scratches that make a mess of your red oak or Brazilian cherry. A professional floor refinisher will

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Remodel Your Kitchen On A Budget

Can't afford an entire kitchen remodel in one fell swoop? You can complete the work in 5 budget-saving stages (and still cook dinner during the downtime).Major kitchen remodels are among the most

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Yard Maintenance Calendar

Season-by-Season Yard Maintenance CalendarLawn-care tips for a barefoot-worthy yard that'll ensure your home has uber curb appeal.Ahhhh, that sensation of stepping onto a freshly mowed lawn sans

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Become A Savvy Open House Guest

Getting smart — about what to do, ask, and avoid — can move you ahead of the crowd.Ah, the open house — a chance to wander through other people’s homes and imagine yourself knocking out

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Home Pricing Criteria

5 CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOMEWhen you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples

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Create An Evacuation And Communication Plan

Having an evacuation and communication plan, and making sure everyone knows where to go in case of an emergency, can be the key to protecting your home and family.Let's face it — 

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Our Stress Free Guide To Shopping For Home Loans

With this super-simple breakdown of loan types, you won’t get overwhelmed — you’ll find the right mortgage.When it comes to buying a house, most people know what they prefer: a bungalow or a

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6 Tips For Choosing The Best Offer For Your Home

Have a plan for reviewing purchase offers so you don't let the best slip through your fingers.You’ve worked hard to get your home ready for sale and to price it properly. With any luck, offers

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Roseville Rental Prices

Roseville, CA Rental Market TrendsHighlightsThe average rent for an apartment in Roseville is $1,629, an 11% increase compared to the previous year when the average rent was $1,471

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Feb 6 2018 53482 1

Homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project. And with good reason: Kitchens are the hub of home life and a source of pride.A significant portion of

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6 Near Genius Ways To Fool Burglars Into Thinking Youre Home

Like telling your lights to turn on and off when you're miles away.Your home: You love it, but sometimes you have to leave it.Whether it's the eight hours a day or eight days on a dreamy beach,

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Jan 25 2018 53482 1

House hunting is just like any other shopping expedition. If you identify exactly what you want and do some research, you’ll zoom in on the home you want at the best price. These eight tips will

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