Motley Realty Team Blog

Posted on 09/12/2021
Choosing the Right Neighborhood
Photo by Solis Images via Shutterstock While "the perfect neighborhood" means different things to different people, everyone can use the same process for narrowing down their options. Choosing the right neighborhood is an integral aspect of the buying process. You want an area that matches your needs for community, lifestyle, price range and more. If you're planning to...
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Posted on 09/08/2021
Another Property Sold - 710 W D Street N, Dixon, CA 95620
Lovely well cared for family home for over 55 years. This is a very nice floor plan with open living/dining and family room. Some remodeling in bathrooms and kitchen. Hardwood under carpet in most of home except for family room. Newer hot water heater, dish washer, heater, interior paint, garage concrete and more. Large shade tree along with a Meyer lemon and peach tree. Nice neighborhood close to...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Do I Need to Invest in a Mesh Router If I Work from Home?
Photo by Theo Decker from Pexels If you've been working from home, you were likely all about surviving on the Wi-Fi network and technology you had for basic home needs. But by now, you might be at a point where you're interested in how you can upgrade your experience and be even more productive. We'll look at how...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Create Your Own Accent Mirror With These DIY Tips
A mirror is one of the most underrated pieces of home decor. Not only does a mirror serve a useful purpose by giving you and your guests an opportunity to catch a quick glance of your reflection, but it also helps to increase the perceived size of your room. A mirror can be a valuable accent piece, as...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Illuminate Your Life With Smart Lighting Systems
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels While ordinary light fixtures can certainly do the job, they lack the fun and pizzazz of smart lighting systems. You can’t order your basic lamp to illuminate the room in a dazzling purple hue well before you even arrive home, after all. Or turn it back off after leaving the house and realizing...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Improve Your Basement Storage With These Tips
A basement can provide hundreds of square feet of storage for your home. However, there are important things to consider when using a basement for storage to ensure your belongings remain in the best possible condition. Here are some ideas and tips for basement storage. Use Vertical Space No matter the size of your basement, you can take...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
New Construction Financing: 5 Tips to Help
Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels Building your new home should be a rewarding experience, but it's important to know how the financing for a new construction is different from the financing for a previously owned home. You will need a specific type of loan called new construction loans, and they can be harder to get than a...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Your Guide to Recognizing Modern and Contemporary Design
Photo by Expect Best from Pexels Whether you’re buying, selling or simply decorating a home, knowing the differences between architectural styles will put you at an advantage. Some home styles are simple to define and recognize, while others are a bit more complex. Some popular styles, like modern and contemporary, might even sound like the same thing. Despite...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
DIY Upgrades That Won't Tank Your Budget
Remodeling your home can give it a fresh look, but figuring out what changes to make can be difficult when you have a strict budget to stick to. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of time and money to upgrade your home. In fact, there are several easy and cost-effective ways to improve your home’s appearance....
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Posted on 07/18/2021
4 Easy Ways to Transform the Lighting in Your Home
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay In most homes, the base lighting is drab and dull, often doing little to light up your life. Thankfully, it is quite easy to transform the lighting in your home and create the perfect atmosphere for your everyday activities. All you have to do is follow these four tips and watch as...
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Posted on 07/14/2021
Another Property Sold - 645 McKenzie Drive, Dixon, CA 95620
Beautiful 4 bedroom/2 bath single story home with an extra room that would be perfect for a home office. Fresh interior paint and new carpet. Plantation shutters. 2 bay windows. Large kitchen and great room for entertaining. Lovely front and rear yard with fruit trees. Two large storage sheds. Utility sink and lots of cabinets in garage. Solar! RV parking! Hurry, it will not...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
The Hidden Costs of Buying a Foreclosure
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock An active housing market has reduced the number of foreclosed homes in inventory, but there will always be foreclosed homes available to purchase. Many buyers are not aware of what to expect when purchasing a foreclosure. Here are some home truths about buying a distressed home. You’re not always getting a deal....
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