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

5 Reasons the Highest Offer Wonít Always Get You the House

When it comes to buying a house, the highest offer always gets the house ó right? Surprise! The answer is...
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How to Keep Your House Cool Without AC

You donít have to switch on the air conditioner to get a big chill this summer. These tips will help you ...
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Infographic: The Impact of Home Staging

Sometimes taking the extra step to stage a home can make a difference in how a buyer values it.
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Infographic: Top 10 Projects to Recoup Costs at Resale

When considering making a change to a home, most homeowners look at the cost of the improvement compared ...
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You filled out the paperwork, you closed the deal, you locked down the deed. But have you calculated the true cost of your home... CHECK OUT MORE
While you'd like to get the best price for your home, consider our six reasons to reduce your home price.

Home not selli... CHECK OUT MORE

File these six upgrades under wish fulfillment, not value investment.

Life is a balancing act, and upgrading your home i... CHECK OUT MORE

If youíve never experienced bathroom mold, perhaps you arenít looking deep enough into the corners of your bathroom.

Itís one of the most common problems in any house; itís also one of the easi... CHECK OUT MORE

Finding a buyer for your home is just the first step on the homeselling path. Tread carefully in the weeks ahead because if you make one of these common seller mistakes, your deal may not close.


Hereís how to clean up your credit so you get the least-expensive home loan possible. Getting the loan that suits your situati... CHECK OUT MORE
There are more buyers than available homes nowadays, and in many cities, home prices have increased dramatically, making the competition fierce. Chances are, not every offer you make will win the deal... CHECK OUT MORE
Don't overlook these areas that may be outside your inspector's area of expertise.

Inspection day is exciting. Itís an oppo... CHECK OUT MORE