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Coming Soon: Your Perfect Home Awaits

Coming soon! Here at the Melville Group, we’re excited to announce that we are busy preparing some wonderful homes for the market! Enjoy a sneak peek at what’s coming soon—perhaps your dream home is on the list. If you’d like to know more about any of these properties or if you’re interested in starting a home search of your own or selling your current residence, reach out today. Let’s get started on making your real estate dreams a reality.

These Great Properties are Coming Soon!

Sacramento

4Bed/2 bath/1,874SF

This 1,874 sq ft home features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Enjoy energy efficiency with paid solar, new AC blower, and a 2-year-old roof.  The large living room is highlighted by a cozy fireplace, ample space in kitchen, and original hardwood floors in main living areas.  The primary bedroom has access to the backyard and

El Dorado Hills

2 Bed | 2 bath | 1,610 SF

Luxurious Retreat in Versante 55+ Community El Dorado Hills. Elevate your living experience with recent upgrades from plumbing to new flooring, complemented by a modern chef’s kitchen. Front office and a guest room with walk-in closet add versatility and comfort. Welcome home to your dream retreat!

Oakland

4Beds/3Baths/2,526 SF

Nestled in a desirable Oakland neighborhood, this charming home is within walking distance to the picturesque Lake Merritt. Boasting a spacious layout, it features a large living room and family room, both adorned with elegant hardwood floors and a cozy fireplace. The property includes a two-car garage with a large flat area above, offering potential for a second floor or ADU addition, subject to city approval.

The beautifully landscaped front and back gardens are a delight, filled with vibrant flowers and fruit trees, creating a serene outdoor oasis. Convenience is key with an in-house laundry facility. This home combines comfort, style, and potential, making it the perfect canvas for your dreams.

Camino

3-5 bed | 3.5 bath | 3,892 SF

Welcome to your dream oasis! This home on 6.4 acres offers 3,892 sq. ft., with 3 bedrooms plus 2 extra rooms (possible bedrooms) and 3.5 baths. Enjoy high ceilings, an open-concept great room, and a sleek contemporary kitchen with main floor primary bedroom and bath.  Built in 2003, this well-maintained home features a new water heater, newer exterior paint, and a serviced HVAC system. Additionally, an approximate 1,000 sq. ft. cottage offers 3 beds and 2 baths, perfect for rental income or guests. All this is in Sierra Nevada Foothills, of Apple Hill/Camino with year-round attractions and fun and 1 hour from Lake Tahoe.  Don’t miss out on this versatile property!

The Takeaway

We are committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients. Whether you are considering buying, selling or both, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Click here to learn more about your home’s value in today’s market!

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APB Networkers is Celebrating!

APB Networkers is celebrating their 20th Anniversary! As APB Networkers celebrate this milestone, it’s a perfect time to reflect on this remarkable organization and why they are such a driving force in our community.

Wait … What exactly is APB Networkers?

APB Networkers is a networking organization focusing on building relationships, and providing referrals, and business support. At APB Networkers, we’re not just a group—we’re a team. We thrive on the concept of collective support and empowerment. We believe in fostering an environment where everyone’s expertise and offerings are valued and promoted.

Here’s What We Do:

  1. Host weekly networking meetings
  2. Build relationships through team building activities
  3. Exchange qualified referrals with group members
  4. Help build each other’s businesses through seminars and events
  5. Host events in the community to help grow and support each of our businesses

What truly distinguishes APB Networkers is our unwavering focus on the growth and development of our members’ businesses. Our success is measured not by the size of our organization, but by the achievements of each individual member.

Margaret Melville is the current Vice President, former President and Board Member, and a longstanding member since 2010. Margaret is a great example of this growth, development and dedication and has held various leadership positions.

Is Your Business a Good Fit for APB Networkers?

Joining APB Networkers means becoming part of a dynamic team of forward-thinking individuals dedicated to mutual success. To learn more about the process and to see if your business might be a good fit, check out the website here.

Together, we’re building a brighter future for ourselves and our community, one business referral at a time. It’s more than networking—it’s a journey of growth, collaboration, and shared success.

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Mortgage Rates: Charting a Course

Understanding the dynamics behind mortgage rates is key to navigating the real estate market. It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster lately, so let’s break it down.

Economic Factors Influencing Mortgage Rates

Mortgage rates are impacted by various economic factors. The job market, inflation rate, consumer spending, and political events all affect rates. Additionally, the Federal Reserve plays a significant role in shaping monetary policy, which in turn affects rates.

In early 2022, the Federal Reserve began raising the Federal Funds Rate to address concerns about inflation and control the pace of economic growth. Although this rate doesn’t directly dictate mortgage rates, it does influence them. Consequently, mortgage rates started to rise as a response to the Fed’s actions.

Despite efforts to curb inflation, it hasn’t yet reached the Fed’s target of 2%. While there has been progress, inflation rates have experienced slight increases over the past few months. This has prompted the market to reassess policy, leading to further increases in mortgage rates.

Looking Ahead

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Experts anticipate that inflation will eventually come under control. This will allow the Federal Reserve to lower the Federal Funds Rate later this year. However, this adjustment may occur later than initially anticipated. As a result, mortgage rates are expected to decrease. The decrease will not as significantly or rapidly as previously predicted.

It’s important to note that predicting the exact timing of these changes is challenging. Therefore, attempting to time the market based solely on these predictions may not yield favorable results.

What Does This Mean for You?

If you’re considering buying or selling a home, it’s essential to stay informed about market trends and seek guidance. We are here to help you! Remember, while fluctuations in mortgage rates may impact your decision-making process, focusing on your individual needs and financial situation is paramount.

Ultimately, the Melville Group can provide invaluable insights and guidance tailored to your specific circumstances. Whether you’re navigating a competitive market or evaluating investment opportunities, having a trusted advisor by your side can make all the difference.

If you have questions or need assistance navigating the housing market, don’t hesitate to reach out. We can help you understand the current landscape and make informed decisions that align with your goals.

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Why Live in Cameron Park?

The Cameron Park Community

Cameron Park, California, nestled in the picturesque foothills of El Dorado County, has a rich and diverse history that dates back centuries. Originally inhabited by Native American tribes, such as the Nisenan and Maidu, the area was later explored by Spanish missionaries and settlers during the 18th century.

In the mid-19th century, during the California Gold Rush, the region experienced a surge in population as prospectors flocked to the area in search of riches. The discovery of gold in nearby Coloma, where James W. Marshall found gold at Sutter’s Mill in 1848, further fueled the growth of settlements in the surrounding area, including what would eventually become Cameron Park.

As families sought a peaceful and scenic retreat from the urban centers of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, Cameron Park began to grow in new ways. Today, it is a thriving community known for its natural beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, good schools and strong sense of community spirit.

From the sparkling Cameron Park Lake, perfect for picnics and swimming, to the adrenaline-pumping Cameron Park Skate Park, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you’re exploring the scenic trails or soaking in the sense of community, Cameron Park embodies the essence of California living. Come and discover all that this charming area has to offer, and make this community your new home sweet home.

Looking for a Cameron Park Home?

Check out your new dream home at 3018 Camerosa Circle. This stunning two-story residence features luxurious upgrades and modern conveniences, making it a shining example of comfortable living.

Cameron Park: 3018 Camerosa Circle

Updated and Beautiful!

As you step inside 3018 Camerosa Circle, you’ll immediately notice the upscale finishes, from the quartz countertops to the gleaming pecan hardwood flooring. The main level offers the convenience of a bedroom and full bathroom, perfect for guests or multigenerational living. Upstairs, the lavish master suite awaits, providing a tranquil retreat at the end of the day.

Head outside to discover your own backyard oasis, complete with lush landscaping and a stamped concrete patio. Whether you’re hosting gatherings or simply enjoying a quiet moment outdoors, this space offers endless possibilities for relaxation and entertainment. Plus, with RV access, you’ll have plenty of room for storing outdoor toys or hosting visiting friends and family.

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Discover 3018 Camerosa Circle in Cameron Park

3018 Camerosa Circle, Cameron Park 4 bed | 3 bath 2915 SF | 11,326 SF Lot $785,000

Welcome to your new home nestled in desirable Cameron Park! At 3018 Camerosa Cirle, you’ll discover a perfect blend of comfort and convenience that truly sets the stage for California living in beautiful El Dorado County.

From the curb appeal of a peaceful court to the lovely craftsmanship and upscale upgrades of this home, be prepared to fall in love.

Let’s Step Inside

At 3018 Camerosa Circle, the living room | dining room is perfect for entertaining family and friends. Whether you’re hosting gatherings with loved ones or enjoying memorable meals, this is the perfect space to create lasting memories.

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Enjoy the Sunlit Living/Dining Room

With an adjacent family room, the kitchen truly serves as the heart of the home. Imagine preparing meals surrounded by sleek stainless-steel appliances and ample cabinetry, luxurious quartz countertops and pecan hardwood flooring. It’s the place where everyday activities come to life!

Retreat to the tranquility of the primary suite, located upstairs for ultimate privacy and relaxation. Here, you’ll find a spacious retreat complete with luxurious amenities, including a full ensuite bathroom and ample closet space. The secondary bedrooms are well-appointed and share a spacious hall bathroom, You’ll love the convenience of a first-floor bedroom and full bathroom!

A Backyard Full of Possibilities!

Now it’s time to step outside to discover a backyard oasis, where lush landscaping and a stamped concrete patio provide the ideal setting for outdoor entertaining and relaxation. With RV access and close proximity to schools, shopping, and amenities, this location offers the perfect blend of convenience and luxury.

Don’t wait to schedule your private tour. of 3018 Camerosa Circle. Call Margaret today!  (916) 203-3765. Welcome home.

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How to Sell a House in 25 Days

How to sell a house: For 44 years, the owners cherished and enjoyed their home. When it came time to sell, it definitely needed a more modern touch. With dark green carpeting, peach-colored walls, and outdated wallpaper, the house needed a transformation.

How to Sell a House: The Transformation Begins

The first step was a deep clean to showcase the home’s potential. Then, working with a talented home stager, we refreshed the space with modern decor, making even awkward areas functional and highlighting stunning views.

Professional photography and a captivating video flying over the nearby American River brought the home’s beauty to life online.

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Drone River View

Before listing, we conducted a pest inspection and compiled a list of major improvements, emphasizing the home’s impeccable maintenance. Every showing agent and prospective buyer received a detailed list of the home’s major improvements over the years, emphasizing its exceptional care.

How to Sell a House: The Marketing Strategy

The marketing strategy leveraged both online and offline channels to maximize exposure. Social media campaigns targeted Bay Area buyers, while networking efforts with local agents and direct mail postcards to neighbors increased the property’s visibility.

We hosted six successful open houses, ultimately selling the home during one of these events. Additionally, we ensured the seller’s satisfaction by negotiating favorable terms and providing clear communication throughout the process.

The results speak for themself: this home found its perfect match in just 25 days, setting a new standard for success in the neighborhood. Notably, a similar property nearby failed to sell and was withdrawn from the market.

The success extended beyond the transaction itself, as evidenced by the seller’s glowing Google review expressing complete satisfaction with the process.

The Takeaway

This success story underscores the power of strategic planning, effective marketing, and expert negotiation in the real estate market. It takes collaboration, creativity, and commitment to unlock the full potential of a property and deliver amazing results for clients.

We are ready to help you achieve your real estate goals!

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Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

First-time home buyer mistakes can be avoided! The journey of buying your first home can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. The stakes are high, and the process can leave you with a mix of elation and exhaustion. Whether you’re a novice house hunter or returning to the market after a hiatus, it’s possible to steer clear of potential pitfalls.

Understanding the basics of homebuying, financing, and knowing the right questions to ask can make a significant difference. Let’s take a look at three common first-time home buyer mistakes and how to avoid them.

Looking for a Home Before Applying for a Mortgage

It’s a common mistake to start touring homes before consulting a mortgage lender. In today’s competitive market, where demand often surpasses supply, having a mortgage preapproval is essential. Sellers are unlikely to take an offer seriously without it, particularly when faced with multiple offers. Obtaining a fully underwritten preapproval demonstrates your seriousness as a buyer and ensures your credit and finances align for a successful loan application.

What to do instead: Before falling in love with a dream home, secure a fully underwritten preapproval. It not only strengthens your offer but also gives you a clear understanding of costs and minimizes concerns about rising interest rates.

Fixating on the House Over the Neighborhood

While finding a home that meets your wish list is important, fixating solely on the property’s aesthetics can be shortsighted. Prioritize your community preferences, research school ratings, commute times, and other factors. Visit the neighborhood at different times to assess traffic flow and overall appeal.

What to do instead: Settle on your priorities in a community and conduct thorough research to ensure it aligns with your needs and preferences.

Waiting for the ‘Unicorn’

Searching for the perfect home that ticks every box can be a common pitfall. Waiting for a mythical “unicorn” home can limit your options, lead to overpayment, and prolong your home search.

What to do instead: Keep an open mind, be willing to invest some sweat equity, and consider loan programs that allow financing for repairs and renovations.

The Takeaway

Navigating the homebuying journey with awareness and strategic decision-making can help you avoid these common first-time homebuyer mistakes and lead to a smoother and more satisfying experience. At the Melville Group, we are experienced with first-time home buyers and we would love to help you navigate the exciting process.

Click here for more tips. Happy house hunting!

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Home Trends Buyers Love

What are the latest home trends that are must-haves for today’s buyers? Are you curious about the features that make a home truly stand out? The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) embarked on a survey in 2020, exploring the evolving preferences in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As homes transformed into multifunctional spaces serving as offices, gyms, and schools, the survey aimed to uncover how these changes influenced homebuyers’ priorities.

Check Out These Popular Home Trends

Overall Features: Among the multitude of potential features, the top twelve home trends that received the most favorable responses include a dedicated laundry room, exterior lighting, ceiling fans, ENERGY STAR rated windows and appliances, a patio, side-by-side kitchen sinks, a walk-in pantry, a charming front porch, and hardwood floors in the main living area. These features not only enhance daily living but also contribute to energy efficiency.

Kitchen Features: When it comes to home trends in the heart of the home – the kitchen, respondents prioritized side-by-side kitchen sinks, a walk-in pantry, table space for eating, a central island, and drinking water filtration. While some of these features might require remodeling, others, like water filtration, can be easily integrated.

Specialty Rooms: The survey highlighted the desirability of specialty rooms such as a dedicated laundry room, dining room, great room, home office, and a separate living room. Converting existing spaces to meet these needs can be an efficient way to create a home that aligns with current preferences.

Outdoor Features: For those who cherish outdoor living, the top five features included exterior lighting, a patio, front porch, rear porch, and a deck. Adding a porch or deck can enhance the appeal of your home, with potential for a high return on investment.

Green Features: With an increasing focus on sustainability, home trends such as ENERGY STAR-rated features, including windows, appliances, and an overall home rating, ranked high among respondents. While some improvements, like energy-efficient windows, are relatively straightforward, an overall ENERGY STAR rating for the entire home represents a comprehensive commitment to green living.

What’s the takeaway?

Whether you are embarking on a home buying journey or contemplating renovations, understanding these trends can guide you toward creating a space that not only meets your needs but also appeals to future buyers.

At The Melville Group, we’re here to assist you in finding the best mortgage options and turning your homeownership dreams into reality.

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Margaret Melville, 2023 EDCAR Top Achiever!

Margaret has done it again!

The real estate market can be unpredictable. Standing out as a top achiever is a testament to skill, dedication, and commitment. Margaret Melville has not only weathered the challenges of the last year, but has excelled, earning the prestigious title of EDCAR Top Achiever (El Dorado County Association of Realtors)—sixteen years and counting!

What does it take to be an EDCAR Top Achiever?

What makes Margaret’s achievement truly exceptional? She has accomplished this milestone for an impressive 16 years in a row! This level of consistent excellence speaks volumes about her work ethic and the enduring trust she has garnered from her clients.

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Beautiful El Dorado County, California

Margaret is always looking to the future!

As we congratulate Margaret Melville for her outstanding achievements in 2023, we also celebrate the impact she has made on the lives of those she has served. Here’s to continued success, growth, and making dreams come true in the realm of real estate. Congratulations, Margaret, on this well-deserved recognition! We can’t wait for 2024.

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Bob Statham: Shoutout to ‘Bob the Builder’

Today, we’d like to give a resounding shoutout to Bob Statham, a seasoned General Contractor with an impressive 50 years of invaluable experience. In the bustling Sacramento Metro area, where home improvement dreams come to life everyday, he’s a standout guy making a difference. Here at The Melville Group, we enjoy shining a spotlight on a great business.

Meet Bob Statham: Our Very Own “Bob the Builder!”

Bob is not your “ordinary” contractor; he’s a testament to a legacy built on dedication, skill, and a genuine passion for his craft. With five decades of hands-on experience, Bob brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project he undertakes.

Comprehensive Services Tailored to Your Needs

What sets Bob apart is his ability to handle a wide range of projects. From window replacement to painting, tackling siding and roofs, to taking on kitchen and bathroom remodels, Bob is a versatile expert.

Personalized Service: Bob Always Answers His Phone

One of the standout qualities of Bob Statham is his dedication to client communication. In an era where responsiveness can be rare, Bob is the exception. No matter the time or day, he takes pride in always answering his phone, providing a level of personalized service that instills confidence and trust.

Your Go-To General Contractor in Sacramento Metro

If you’re in the Sacramento area and in need of a reliable, skilled, and experienced general contractor, look no further than Bob Statham. His commitment to excellence, paired with a comprehensive skill set, ensures that your home improvement visions are in capable hands.

📞 Contact Bob Statham:

Phone: 916-247-6282

Email: interlynk@gmail.com

Website: www.vista-builders.com

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