Real Estate News and Reviews
From Derek Wood
Derek Wood, Castle Real Estate / BRE #: 01046552
1418 J Street, Modesto, CA 95354
(w) 209.606.0402

Growth in spring home prices leads to sizable drop in affordability

A sharp increase in spring housing demand elevated home prices to levels last seen in late 2007 and reduc...
Read more.
Why Seller's Remorse is Totally Common

Selling your house can be scary: It's been your home, where you've lived and made memories. Chances are g...
Read more.
Do Halloween Dangers Lurk at Your Entryway?

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween -- as long as it’s just a trick. To help you avoid any real-...
Read more.
How to Pick Paint Colors

Paint has remodeling power when you use it to emphasize a room’s best features or play down the flaws. ...
Read more.
If you’ve ever accrued a late fee after losing a bill, thrown away spoiled peaches you forgot to eat, or bought yet another pai... CHECK OUT MORE
Staging your home is one of the few factors you have some control over during the home-selling process, and, luckily, it can pl... CHECK OUT MORE
With the recent news of homes blowing up due to broken gas lines or vanishing below ground after a massive sinkhole opened up u... CHECK OUT MORE
Follow these seven strategies to get the most financial gain on your kitchen remodel. Homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project. And with good reaso... CHECK OUT MORE
OK, we’ve said it time and again, but it bears repeating: Buying a home is a very big expense—and once you’ve kicked off all th... CHECK OUT MORE
Make an outdoor living area comfy long after the sun sets or the leaves turn with outdoor lighting, a patio heater, and a glowi... CHECK OUT MORE
Your home may never be a castle, but it can definitely be a haven -- your own private refuge (at least after the kids are asleep) from the mayhem outside. Creating a stress-free and soothing home env... CHECK OUT MORE