Last night I hosted a First Time Home Buyer event at the Andaz in downtown Napa. We discussed the benefits of owning vs renting including the forced savings of earning equity in a home and tax breaks.
Did you know that you don’t need 20% for a down payment? Your credit score does NOT need to be 650.
I offered the above Be Buyer Ready Checklist. (all of the above REALTOR services are FREE)
I will share more soon about types of loans, what is needed to qualify and down payment assistance programs offered in Napa. If you would like to attend a similar event in the future please let me know and I will be sure to include you!
Ask me about a lender who can offer you 100% financing where they will gift you the 3.5% down payment for an FHA loan if you have a minimum FICO score of 620 and your maximum household income in $104,650.
Open houses for today are below to get you moving on understanding the current market value of properties. Let me know if you would like more information. I am here to help!
This past week my children participated in a sport, music and academic tournament in Portland, Oregon. If you find yourself visiting this city, we highly recommend the restaurant Pok Pok and Deschutes brewery. Don’t forget to check out Powell’s Books, “the largest bookstore in the US”. We wanted to stay there all day! We even found an old school arcade right in downtown. We also found some time for the Grilled Cheese Grill which you eat in an old school bus and Voodoo donuts to help my son celebrate his 10th birthday. Next time we want to hike Bridal Veil Falls!
This week’s open houses are below for your reference. Let me know if you have any questions about these properties or would like to see them another time. I am here to help!
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Enjoy these open houses! Let me know if you have questions about these properties or would like to see them at another time.
These high tech toys will maximize your Super Bowl viewing time and are a great idea for any party you host! I am hosting an open house today in the Alta Heights area from 1-3PM which is featured below. The open house list for all of Napa today is also below. While you are running around this afternoon check out a few and then enjoy some downtime!
I am available to answer all of your real estate questions.
The big game’s coming up and, as usual, no one has plans. Do you take one for the team and host, even if it gets in the way of watching the game? Consider getting some help–by adding smarts to your home. Connected devices are getting pretty good at taking care of your guests so you can turn your attention back to the game.
Let Guests in Without Losing Your Seat
Hosting doesn’t have to get in the way of watching the game. With smart entry systems like the August Smart Lock, you can unlock your front door when someone arrives without getting up. Use an app on your phone to let guests in over wifi and bluetooth or assign access to the usual suspects. A geofence can auto-lock the door behind newcomers, so you don’t invite any unwanted visitors. Installing a smart lock doesn’t take a pro, either. Just attach it to an existing deadbolt using the tools you probably have laying around the garage.
Play Victory Songs When the Home Team Scores
The celebration doesn’t end with light shows. Program your Amazon Echo or bluetooth speakers to play your team’s cheers and chants whenever the home team scores. It’s like having an in-house cheerleader with some serious smarts.
Stay in Control with a Crowd-Proof Remote
This year, no one’s butt is going to change the channel right when the QB throws up that last-ditch hail mary. Keep the controls close with new remote hubs that connect your phone to the entertainment system. The infrared technology doesn’t need line-of-sight connect, so no one gets between you and the game. Get hooked up with theLogitech Harmony Home Control or, if you have an Android phone with IR capabilities, download the Easy Universal TV Remote app.
Rescue Your Phone or Remote from the Couch Cushions
Tile‘s bluetooth trackers are perfect for keeping you from losing your devices. Attach one to your phone or remote and trigger the sound alert if it ever gets misplaced. It’s a particularly handy option with so many people around.
Keep One Eye on the Oven and One on the Game
The GE Profile Built-In Electric Double Convection Wall Oven is one of a new generation of ovens that you can set–and forget–from the couch. Throw your chili or dip in the oven before the game starts. An app lets you start the cooking process from your phone and tweak temperature settings so the food’s ready when a commercial break or half time draws near.
Let the Machines Mix the Drinks
With smart bartenders, mixing the perfect drink is as easy as pressing a button. TheSomabar is a party trick people will want to play with themselves, conveniently sparing you the trouble of mixing drinks yourself. Anyone can use it by choosing from an online library of cocktails that make use of the ingredients you already have. Everything is tagged electronically and onboard sensors make sure to strike the perfect balance. It makes for drinks so perfect you might want to suggest your guests bring you back one while they’re at it.
By Lindsay Listanski
Open Today 1-3PM in Alta Heights. 1408 Vista Ave. $599,000 2 bedrooms, 1 bath.
I will be there to answer any of your real estate questions and have information on hand about other houses in this neighborhood or price range.
Stop on by!
Growing up in Napa I learned the value of community. I strive to serve the neighborhoods that I grew up in and the people who desire to make Napa their home. I help people connect to the community of Napa with a focus on continuing to build the unique community of Napa and my belief that home is where your story begins.