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Want to Increase Your Net Worth? Buy a House

Financial security is important to all of us. You may think about it from the perspective of being able to take care of your family or the freedom to retire at a younger age or even just the comfort of knowing you have the security to care for yourself. Whatever your reason for wanting financial security, there are several ways to increase your net worth and bring you the financial peace you are looking for.

  1. Make more money. This may mean getting a second job, furthering your education to get a better job or asking for a raise if you have been in your current position for a while and have a good performance record.
  2. Spend less money. When you cut your expenses, you will be able to pay off debt faster and increase your savings. This will work two-fold to increase your net worth.
  3. Buy a house. Almost annually, a study is done to show the comparison between the net worth of homeowners and renters. A recent study revealed homeowners are worth more than 46 times more than renters. Why is this so? There are a couple reasons to consider. Homes are likely to appreciate while your mortgage stays the same. Over time, your home is very likely to appreciate in value. Even during an economic downturn, decreased values are most often temporary and will begin to rise again before too long. When your home value rises, your mortgage still stays the same. When the value of your rental rises, your landlord is likely to raise the amount of your rent to compensate for the change in value.

Another thing to think about is that when you pay your mortgage, you are able to recover most of that money (and sometimes even more due to appreciation) when you sell your home. When you rent a home, the money you spend can’t be recovered when you move out of your rental. You have just helped the landlord increase their net worth. Owning a home acts as a forced savings plan since you must pay your mortgage to keep the bank from foreclosing on you. With each month and year, you pay your mortgage, you are growing your equity in your home. Over time, your equity increases, and you are able to take advantage of that equity when you choose to sell your home. Assuming the value of your home has increased while you owned it coupled with your equity, you can see a nice return on homeownership with a little time.

Statistically, this makes a great case for homeownership but only you can decide what is right for you. If you don’t plan to stay in one area for a long time, this may not be the best time for you to buy a home. If you do plan to stay in one place for a while, it might be a good time to consider buying a home while increasing your net worth at the same time. If you have any additional questions or concerns about buying a home, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, help you to find your dream home and/or determine the value of your existing property.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay 

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Fall Maintenance for Homeowners

As summer winds down and fall approaches, you will hopefully get some relief from the hot weather of recent weeks. As the temperatures cool, this makes a great time to take care of home maintenance tasks outside and prepare your home for the winter months. What should you do around your home in the fall to make sure you are ready for the next season? Here are five things you definitely should not skip.

  1. Lawn maintenance is common in the fall. If you choose to aerate in the fall, then you may want to fertilize your lawn after that. The summer is harsh on your grass. Giving it some attention after the weather starts to cool can help it recover before its dormant winter season. If you do fertilize your lawn, you will need to water it as well if the weather doesn’t cooperate with you. Without watering, your fertilizer will be wasted.
  2. Fall is a great time to seal and stain your deck. Depending on your deck, this may need to be done annually or every two to three years. You need to avoid the wettest season and while summer may have plenty of time that isn’t wet, it may be too hot for you to do this kind of activity depending on the size of your deck. While you may have some fall rain, you should likely have plenty of dry days too so you can complete this activity without getting into the cold months. While your area may be drier in the winter, if there is rain, it is likely to stick around longer since the temperatures are cooler. Most likely the fall will still have plenty of warm, sunny days to make deck maintenance ideal.
  3. Empty the gutters and downspouts and make any necessary repairs. When the leaves start to come off the trees in the fall, it is best to have your gutters empty, so they aren’t overloaded. Overflowing gutters can pull away from the house causing damage and allowing water to flow into your home. This damage is often hard to spot until it has progressed to a big and expensive problem.
  4. Winterize any outdoor water sources. This includes outdoor spigots, irrigation systems, sinks, fountains, and anything else. If temperatures dip below freezing with water in the lines, it could cause your pipes to burst creating an expensive and messy repair.
  5. Have your fireplace cleaned for the new season if you didn’t have it done at the end of fireplace season. If this is not something you have been doing regularly, talk to the person that comes out about the recommended schedule for this maintenance task depending on your fireplace usage habits. Fireplaces provide great heat during the winter but can be dangerous if they aren’t properly maintained.

Routine maintenance is critical to caring for your home and protecting your most important asset. Anytime you need a recommendation for a home professional to assist you with something big or small around your home, give me a call. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, help you to find your dream home and/or determine the value of your existing property.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Image by 123switch from Pixabay 

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Mammoth Lakes Fishing

Fish Mammoth Lakes and enjoy one of the most rewarding fishing destinations in the West. Mammoth Lakes offers a variety of ways to fish from lakes to rivers and streams there are plenty of opportunities to accommodate your fishing needs.

Fishing season ends on November 15th so there is still plenty of time to take in Mammoth Lakes stunning scenery while taking your chance at catching a trophy-sized trout.

The Mammoth Lakes Basin (Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, Lake George and Lake Mamie), located above Mammoth Lakes, offers wonderful angling opportunities for Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout.

Convict Lake, with its crystal-clear water, is full of beautiful rainbow trout and brown trout and some of the best fly fishing is along the San Joaquin River in the Reds Meadow area.

Visit the official Mammoth Lakes website for a full list of fishing opportunities and regulations. Information concerning license requirements, where to purchase and fees may be obtained from the Department of Fish & Wildlife or by calling 760-934-2664.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Photo by Malachi Brooks on Unsplash

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is now open with limited services and facilities. Advance reservations are now required for day-use, in-park lodging or camping, and wilderness or Half Dome permits. The road from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park (Hwy. 120/Tioga Pass) is accessible only with a park reservation.

Yosemite National Park includes nearly 1,200 square miles of mountainous scenery, including high cliffs, deep valleys, tall waterfalls, ancient giant sequoias, and a large wilderness. Don’t miss your chance to take in Yosemite’s stunning beauty rich with history and culture. Visit the official Yosemite National Park website to make your reservations today.

Before you head out be sure to visit Yosemite’s COVID-19 Resource Page for the latest operational updates and guidelines.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Photo by Johannes Andersson on Unsplash

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0 Crowley Lake Drive , Crowley Lake, CA 93546 – SOLD JULY 2020!

38 ACRES NEAR ASPEN SPRINGS/CROWLEY LAKE!

Beautiful views from this 38-acre parcel near Aspen Springs/Crowley Lake with riparian water rights and mineral rights. Property has 4-5 natural springs which flow from near top of parcel down to the meadow below. The springs run inclusive 76 gallons of water per minute. Slightly downsloping lot with access from Crowley Lake Drive. This would be perfect for a horse ranch or a fishing getaway. Parcel can be subdivided. Water quality report is available. Owner may carry paper.

Click Here to view the virtual tour! For more information visit 0 Crowley Lake Road.

Contact Nancy Davidson for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MammothCountry.com or email Nancy@MammothCountry.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.


Mammoth Bike Park

The Mammoth Bike Park is now open. Now is your chance to visit one of the premier bike parks in the U.S. The Mammoth Bike Park has it all for any ability levels with over 80 miles of single-track offering plenty of pavers, berms, jumps and drops, as well as their beginner-friendly Discovery Zone. The Discovery Zone features shorter trails, a Skills Park, an intermediate trail, and a beginner-friendly lift. It’s ideal for beginners or if you are wanting to hone your skills.

Visit the official Mammoth Mountain website to purchase your tickets today! Purchase in advance and save up to 20%.

Before you head out, don’t forget to check the COVID-19 Resource Page for the latest operational updates and guidelines.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Photo by Carl Winterbourne on Unsplash

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Sierra Star Golf Course

California’s highest golf course is officially open and taking reservation for tee times. The Sierra Star Golf Course is located deep within the majesty of the Eastern Sierra and boasts pristine lakes, emerald fairways, and stunning mountain views. Chip Shot Café will have limited food and beverage service and an on-course beverage cart will be available.

Visit the Sierra Star Modifications Page for the latest operational updates and guidelines Reservations are required so, book your tee time now by calling the pro shop at 760.924.GOLF or visit Mammoth Mountain’s official website for additional information.

Don’t miss your chance to show off your skills at one of California’s premier golf courses!

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Photo by Soheb Zaidi on Unsplash

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SCENIC GONDOLA RIDES

Scenic gondola rides and the Eleven53 Café are now open at Mammoth Mountain. Come enjoy the stunning 360° views from the Panorama Gondola or the spectacular site of the Sierra at 11,053 ft.

While you are at the summit enjoy lunch with panoramic views at the Eleven53 Café. Be sure to check out the scenic ride + lookout lunch package. Save time and money by purchasing lunch with your Scenic Gondola Ride ticket before you arrive. Meal options include any of the available wraps with a bag of chips or candy. The meal also comes with your choice of a soda, coffee or hot chocolate.

Bring the family, up to 2 kids (ages 12 and under) ride FREE with each paying adult. Visit Mammoth Mountain’s official website to purchase your tickets today.

Before you head out, don’t forget to check the COVID-19 Resource Page for the latest operational updates and guidelines.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Photo courtesy of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

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Lot 14 Ridgeview Drive, Swall Meadows, CA 93514 – SOLD JUNE 2020!

BUILD ON YOUR OWN LOT IN RIMROCK RANCH!

Fabulous views from this nearly 2 acres level building site at Rimrock Ranch in Swall Meadows that is zoned equestrian. Enjoy views in every direction of the Owens Valley, Wheeler Crest, Mt. Tom, and the White Mountains. Super quiet area surrounded by newer custom homes.

Located approximately 30 miles south of Mammoth and about 25 minutes to Bishop. Close to hiking and mountain bike trails and fishing at nearby Rock Creek or Pleasant Valley Dam. Community water system and underground utilities are at the street and it will need a septic.

Come get away from it all in spacious surroundings!

Click Here to view the virtual tour! For more information visit 563 Club Drive.

Contact Nancy Davidson for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MammothCountry.com or email Nancy@MammothCountry.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

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Tahoe Adventure Film Festival

The Tahoe Adventure Film Festival is showing this Saturday, March 7th at the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre. This film gives you a first-hand glimpse into the most extreme, high octane outdoor sports. Todd Offenbacher, the emcee of the evening stated that seeing this film is “the next best thing to doing it!”. You don’t want to miss out on this night full of non-stop action!

Visit the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre website to purchase your tickets today!

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Photo by Martin Jernberg on Unsplash

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