Sue Winton's Blog

Posted on 04/11/2021
Grow Your Portfolio with an Assumable Mortgage
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay It's easy to think that investing in real estate is an incredibly expensive venture. You may think you need thousands if not tens of thousands saved before you can even think about it. But there are ways to jumpstart your portfolio even if you're renting one of the cheapest apartments in your neighborhood....
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Posted on 04/04/2021
DIY: How to Build a Porch Swing with Pallet Wood
Image by Lars_Nissen_Photoart from Pixabay A porch swing lends wistful ambiance to your home. Below are a few options on how to construct your own porch swing from 3 wood pallets, which local stores may be able to give you free of charge. Upcycling materials keeps useful scraps out of landfills and saves money. In addition, your weekend...
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Posted on 03/30/2021
Another Property Sold - 108 Treadway Court, Cloverdale, CA 95425
Welcome to Cloverleaf Estates! Meticulously maintained end unit with two beds and two full baths.Granite tile counters in kitchen & baths.Newer paint inside.Vinyl floors, hot water on demand & picket fenced rear yard.Enjoy walking to grocery stores, near by park and walking trails.Easy access to Hwy....
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Financing Your Home Loan through a Credit Union
Image by Burst from Pexels Buying a home is an exciting time. As you start to comb through listings and decide you’re ready to take the plunge to purchase, you’ll want to pursue getting pre-approved for a mortgage. This way, you'll know how much you're approved for and can shop for homes within your price range. Additionally, having...
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Posted on 03/25/2021
Video Tour - 29 Lipton Way, Cotati, CA 94931
Welcome to this charming Cotati home set in an ideal location! With 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, this impeccably maintained home was built in 2018. The home's cheery blue facade includes a pathway, yard with irrigation and a spacious front porch. Inside, the open floor plan includes a sitting area, dining area, and kitchen. Engineered wood floors add warmth to the space and the overall feel is fresh and new. The open kitchen features stainless steel appliances, white cabinetry, and a tile backsplash. Sliding glass doors create a flow of indoor/outdoor space to the patio. With a laundry area, air conditioning, and a 2-car garage you can...
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Posted on 03/25/2021
29 Lipton Way, Cotati, CA 94931 is now new to the market!
Welcome to this charming Cotati home set in an ideal location! With 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, this impeccably maintained home was built in 2018. The home's cheery blue facade includes a pathway, yard with irrigation and a spacious front porch. Inside, the open floor plan includes a sitting area, dining area, and kitchen. Engineered wood floors add warmth to the space and the overall feel is fresh and new. The open kitchen features stainless steel appliances, white cabinetry, and a tile backsplash. Sliding glass doors create a flow of indoor/outdoor space to the patio. With a laundry area, air conditioning, and a 2-car garage you can...
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Posted on 03/23/2021
Another Property Sold - 349 King Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
Build your dream home on this beautiful 6.11 acre parcel in West Petaluma (complete perimeter fence)! Two-stall horse barn w/utility storage area plus two turn-outs. Close to downtown, shopping, wineries and the beach. Beautiful sunsets. Petaluma GAP AVA approved in 2017. Award-winning Liberty school district. Paved road recently installed (May of 2020). Power has been installed (1 meter installed, but a 2nd meter...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Kitchen Cabinet Update: All New or Refreshed?
Photo by Jafar Mansuri on Unsplash To resurface or replace? That's the question. Consider replacing if: They have significant water or humidity damage. They're poorly constructed and/or falling apart. The design frustrates. You could do better starting over. The style can't be easily updated, for example, floral moldings. The cost to refinish is more than new cabinets. It...
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Posted on 03/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 439 Grant Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448
This lovingly maintained and tastefully upgraded space is a wonderful place to work from home and just a few blocks from Healdsburg's coveted Downtown Plaza. Stunning landscape greets you as you approach this charming residence and once inside, you're welcomed by an oversized great room, an elegant dining room, American Cherry floors, high ceilings and a gorgeous fireplace. The large kitchen and dining area at the back of the home allow you to enjoy indoor-outdoor living. Watch your garden grow and harvest fresh vegetables for dining al fresco on the patio or ipe deck. Plenty of storage and a two-car garage with sought-after alley access and...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Is a Home Inspection Really Necessary?
Photo by La Miko from Pexels In a seller's market, buyers often wonder how they can edge out other interested parties and make their offer more appealing. There is often the tendency to forgo some protections that homebuyers have on their side in an effort to make things easier for the seller. One of these might be the...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
How Much Does it Cost to Own a Home?
Image by Have a Nice Day Photo from Shutterstock The home you've been searching for is on the market, and now you’re ready to buy it. But can you afford it? How do you know? The internet is filled with mortgage calculators to help you determine what your mortgage payment will be. You simply plug in the numbers...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
What Does It Really Cost to Sell a Residence?
Believe it or not, selling a home may prove to be expensive if you are not careful. However, if you understand the costs associated with selling a house, you can budget accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three expenses that home sellers commonly encounter. 1. Home Repairs Cracked siding, floor damage and other home issues are worrisome, particularly...
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