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Simple Home Maintenance for Your Lake Nacimiento Real Estate!

As a longtime Lake Nacimiento real estate agent, there are certain minor home maintenance tasks that every homeowner should be able to comfortably do themselves. Whether you own a property in Oak Shores, Heritage Ranch or own one of the homes on Lake Nacimiento, chances are that you understand the importance of home maintenance. While major projects should always be left to the licensed professionals, there are a few minor maintenance tasks that homeowners should know how to do too. Here’s how to do a handful of simple maintenance around your Lake Nacimiento real estate!

Cleaning the gutters. Clearing the gutters of debris and leaves is imperative for keeping up your Lake Nacimiento real estate.  Use a leaf blower or hose to clean out the gutters a few times a year. This will prevent your home from becoming unsightly as well as prevent ice dams in the winter months, the latter of which can cause interior and exterior damage if left untreated.

Installing a new thermostat. Upgrading to an energy-efficient, programmable thermostat can do wonders for your Lake Nacimiento real estate! Start saving money on your utility bills today by simply turning off the breaker to your heating and air conditioning system, removing the old thermostat and installing the new one. Depending on the number of wires (two or four, typically), you can then decide what thermostats are available for your home.

Unclogging your sink. Clogged sinks are an annoyance that all homeowners occasionally have to deal with. Skip the time and money spent on liquid chemicals, and check the pipes beneath the sink yourself! Place a bucket beneath the pipes and unscrew the U-shaped pipe (known as a P-trap). The P-trap can then be easily cleaned, sanitized and any clogs removed.

Pressure washing the exterior. Renting a pressure washer and using it along the exterior of your Lake Nacimiento real estate is almost like giving it a makeover! By working from the top to the bottom, you can quickly remove several years’ worth of built-up grime and dirt. Avoid pointing the hose at a 90-degree angle to keep from accidentally stripping paint or damaging siding and enjoy the shine of a like-new, dirt-free home!

Sealing the driveway. A great way to add curb appeal and make your home appealing to visitors, start by repairing small cracks in the driveway and washing it carefully. Ensure that there is no rain in the forecast for the near future and apply the driveway sealant in small patches at a time. Keep everything – cars, people, pets, etc – off of the driveway for at least 24 hours while the sealant dries and sets.

Home maintenance can oftentimes seem arduous, but a proactive attitude and a bit of knowledge can go quite a long way! Take on each project one at a time, do all of the research necessary and don’t hurry through it. If you reach a tough spot, call in professionals and don’t be afraid to ask questions. As always, if you have any real estate concerns, call Oak Shores Realty today. We are local buying and selling experts with a strong presence in the community, and we look forward to helping you today!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Tax Write-Offs To Remember For Your Lake Nacimiento Real Estate!

With tax season upon us, something I always like to remind my clients is of all of the benefits that home ownership brings when filing your annual tax return. When you own Lake Nacimiento real estate, there are many deductions that you wouldn’t typically be applicable for as a renter. While it is always recommended to work alongside a tax expert should you run into any questions, some of the major things to look out for on your tax return include:

Mortgage Interest. One of the biggest tax breaks you’ll receive as a homeowner is the mortgage interest. When you pay your monthly mortgage dues, quite a bit of that payment goes toward the interest. The good news is that this is typically deductible, even if you own multiple properties. So whether one of the homes on Lake Nacimiento is your full-time residence or a vacation getaway, chances are that any interest paid will be fully deductible come tax time.

Points.  If you paid points when you bought your Lake Nacimiento real estate in an effort to obtain a lower rate, you may be eligible for a tax break here too. The IRS will usually let homeowners deduct points in the year that you paid them. Points can also be tax deductible on a refinanced loan, but there are certain qualification requirements that must be met in order to ensure you can claim them. If you’re not sure, it is always best to consult with a tax expert to ensure that your return is accurate.

Property Taxes. Another large tax break for homeowners is the annual property taxes that get paid over the course of the prior year. Your lender will mail you an annual statement that will relay both your loan interest information and the property taxes paid for the year. This yearly deduction is applicable for all properties that you own, including primary and secondary homes.

As a longtime Lake Nacimiento real estate agent, I am very familiar with the financial benefits of home ownership as well as the tax breaks and deductions available to those that own a property. Whether you’re interested in one of the homes on Lake Nacimiento or a property in Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch, this year is shaping up to be an excellent time to buy. Oak Shores Realty looks forward to helping our clients find their new home in the coming season!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Avoid Foreclosure on Your Lake Nacimiento Real Estate!

handshakeAs a longtime Lake Nacimiento real estate agent, I have helped many homeowners facing foreclosure with their unique real estate situations. Oftentimes the first instinct is to panic and spiral into stress, but what most don’t realize is that banks want to work out a solution with you! They are much more apt to come to a mutually agreeable solution with a homeowner facing foreclosure than drag proceedings out for months or even years. By teaming up with a knowledgeable and experienced Lake Nacimiento real estate agent, we can work together to delve into your situation and decide on the best and least harmful courses of action. Whether you’re struggling to keep up with the payments on one of the homes on Lake Nacimiento or in the Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch communities, the important thing to bear in mind is that there are options and solutions available to you.

You don’t have to balance the stress and struggle of making ends meet and meeting your monthly mortgage payment on your Lake Nacimiento real estate. To better understand your options, I encourage readers to visit our website and download a free copy of the report titled “Your Mortgage Does Not Have to be A Monster”. Once you have a moment to peruse the report, please contact me directly for a free and confidential consultation.

Together, I am confident that we will be able to review the various options available to you and come up with a plan of action for your Lake Nacimiento real estate. Your mortgage does NOT have to be a constant source of stress and anxiety in your life. Oak Shores Realty has worked with many sellers and buyers in all different types of real estate circumstances, and are the expert in distressed properties, short sales and bank-owned or foreclosure situations.

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Taste the Central Coast This Weekend with These Events!

As a Lake Nacimiento Real Estate agent for over twenty years, I can honestly say that I think Lake Nacimiento is one of the best places to call home!  It seems this best kept secret of the California Central Coast tends to surprise those who visit its shores for the first time.  Yet Lake Nacimiento is one of those places that, once you get a taste of it, you want to keep coming back!  Whether you’re looking for a vacation destination, a place to retire or a new place to call “home,” Lake Nacimiento could be the place for you!

One of the reasons it’s so appealing to buyers is it’s central location.  Lake Nacimiento is tucked between the coastline, the mountains and larger cities such as Paso Robles.  Because of this; there are endless things to do year round whether you want to stay close to home or venture out for a day!

In fact, if you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend; there are two great events taking place this Friday and Saturday in Paso Robles that you won’t want to miss!

Crush and Roll West
Paso Robles Event Center
2198 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles

Friday, September 14 through Saturday, September 15

– For the 4th year in a row, cigar connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts will gather in Paso Robles for the Central California Coast’s premiere festival, Crush & Roll West. This celebration of premium cigars, premium wine and the good life, takes place this weekend in the heart of the Central Coast wine country. In addition to sampling world-class cigars and wines, attendees will learn the finer points of both from expert vintners and cigar manufacturers.  View the full schedule of events and get your tickets on the Crush and Roll West website!

Taste of Downtown/Art de T’iza
Downtown City Park
1100 Spring Street

Saturday, September 15 starting from 11am to 4pm

– Don’t miss the opportunity to sample food and wine from over 35 local restaurants and wineries!  This is a great way for family, friends, neighbors and visitors to sample what Paso Robles has to offer!  You’re also have the opportunity to view the fascinating chalk art drawings that can be seen all throughout the downtown Paso Robles city park!  For more information, please visit the Paso Robles Downtown website.

I hope you take the opportunity to get out and enjoy our Lake Nacimiento neighbor; Paso Robles!  You’ll enjoy seeing more of the scenic Central Coast and tasting its local flavors!

Interested in learning more about living on Lake Nacimiento?  I’d love to talk with you!  I’d be happy to share what I’ve learned over the years as a Lake Nacimiento Real Estate agent and walk with you through the home buying process.

Contact me today to get started!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

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View Our Lake Nacimiento Webcams and Lake Levels Report!

You’ve heard many great things about life on Lake Nacimiento from friends, family or searching online for vacation spots in Central California, but you haven’t had a chance to visit. Now you can without ever leaving your home! Our Lake Nacimiento web cam allows you to take in views of this beautiful lake and get a glimpse of what make this area such a great place to vacation or even settle in long term!

If you already are a resident of Lake Nacimiento, this is a great tool for you as well. You can determine whether the lake is calm, if there are a lot of people out enjoying boating and skiing, and if you want to venture out for a day on Lake Nacimiento!

Our webcams refresh the image every three seconds; so you’ll always have an up to date view of Lake Nacimiento!

              

Interested in the Lake Nacimiento water levels? We’ve teamed up with the Monterey County water resources to provide you with access to the lake levels report! View the Lake Nacimiento lake levels report.

As a Lake Nacimineto Real Estate agent, my goal is to provide you with as much information about life in the gatedOak Shores or Heritage Ranch communities on Lake Nacimiento. If you have questions regarding Lake Nacimiento, or are interested in buying a home in Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch; please let me know!

I would be happy to take you on a tour around the lake and show you the homes that are currently available on Lake Nacimiento. With a wide variety of styles, lake views and price ranges; you’re sure to find a home to fit your needs and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a permanent residence or just want to spend your vacations relaxing onLake Nacimiento; you’ll be glad you chose the Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch community! I look forward to hearing from you!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!

View Our Lake Nacimiento Webcams & Lake Levels Report

You’ve heard many great things about life on Lake Nacimiento from friends, family or searching online for vacation spots in Central California, but you haven’t had a chance to visit. Now you can without ever leaving your home! Our Lake Nacimiento web cam allows you to take in views of this beautiful lake and get a glimpse of what make this area such a great place to vacation or even settle in long term!

If you already are a resident of Lake Nacimiento, this is a great tool for you as well. You can determine whether the lake is calm, if there are a lot of people out enjoying boating and skiing, and if you want to venture out for a day on Lake Nacimiento!

Our webcams refresh the image every three seconds; so you’ll always have an up to date view of Lake Nacimiento!

                             

Interested in the Lake Nacimiento water levels? We’ve teamed up with the Monterey County water resources to provide you with access to the lake levels report! View the Lake Nacimiento lake levels report.

As a Lake Nacimineto Real Estate agent, my goal is to provide you with as much information about life in the gatedOak Shores or Heritage Ranch communities on Lake Nacimiento. If you have questions regarding Lake Nacimiento, or are interested in buying a home in Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch; please let me know!

I would be happy to take you on a tour around the lake and show you the homes that are currently available on Lake Nacimiento. With a wide variety of styles, lake views and price ranges; you’re sure to find a home to fit your needs and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a permanent residence or just want to spend your vacations relaxing onLake Nacimiento; you’ll be glad you chose the Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch community! I look forward to hearing from you!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!

View Our Lake Nacimiento Webcams & Lake Levels Report

You’ve heard many great things about life on Lake Nacimiento from friends, family or searching online for vacation spots in Central California, but you haven’t had a chance to visit. Now you can without ever leaving your home! Our Lake Nacimiento web cam allows you to take in views of this beautiful lake and get a glimpse of what make this area such a great place to vacation or even settle in long term!

If you already are a resident of Lake Nacimiento, this is a great tool for you as well. You can determine whether the lake is calm, if there are a lot of people out enjoying boating and skiing, and if you want to venture out for a day on Lake Nacimiento!

Our webcams refresh the image every three seconds; so you’ll always have an up to date view of Lake Nacimiento!

              

Interested in the Lake Nacimiento water levels? We’ve teamed up with the Monterey County water resources to provide you with access to the lake levels report! View the Lake Nacimiento lake levels report.

As a Lake Nacimineto Real Estate agent, my goal is to provide you with as much information about life in the gatedOak Shores or Heritage Ranch communities on Lake Nacimiento. If you have questions regarding Lake Nacimiento, or are interested in buying a home in Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch; please let me know!

I would be happy to take you on a tour around the lake and show you the homes that are currently available on Lake Nacimiento. With a wide variety of styles, lake views and price ranges; you’re sure to find a home to fit your needs and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a permanent residence or just want to spend your vacations relaxing onLake Nacimiento; you’ll be glad you chose the Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch community! I look forward to hearing from you!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

Oak Shores Real Estate
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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!

Savor the California Central Coast This Weekend!

Lake Nacimiento is known for its beautiful lake, outdoor activities, vibrant community and for offering the relaxing lifestyle or vacation getaway that many seek.  However, Lake Nacimiento also boasts an ideal location in California’s Central Coast; allowing it to have both the serenity of lake living with the perks of this beautiful coastline area.

As a Lake Nacimiento Real Estate agent, I want to ensure you’re getting a well-rounded view of what life is like on Lake Nacimiento.  And, although Oak Shore and Heritage Ranch residents enjoy all that Lake Nacimiento has to offer, it’s fun to discover some of the highlights of the surrounding areas as well!  A great way to do this is taking place this weekend, September 29-October 2 with Sunset Magazines Savor the Central Coast Festival!  Take a look at the details below and don’t miss out on this great event!

Savor the Central Coast
San Luis Obispo
www.savorcentralcoast.com

Thursday, September 29- Sunday, October 2

– Experience the Central Coast like never before in this 4 day event hosted by Sunset Magazine and San Luis Obispo County Visitors and Conference Bureau.  This premiere food and wine celebration highlights what the Central California Coast knows best and will give you an even deeper understanding of this scenic area.  Over 200 wineries and winemakers will be represented and showcasing their unique, local wines.  Chefs from local restaurants, along with celebrity chef, Cat Cora, will be giving cooking demonstrations and offering samplings of their food.

Each day holds fantastic events throughout San Luis Obispo County such as wine tastings, wine makers dinners, seminars on wine making, the Hearst Castle kick-off party and much more!  The main events will be taking place on the historic, sprawling Santa Margarita Ranch which is the ideal backdrop or an event of this caliber.  Take a few minutes to view this Savor the Central Coast video and be sure to get your tickets to take part in this great event!

I hope you’re able to attend the Savor the Central Coast Festival as it’s a great way to really experiencing our local wines, foods and what makes this a favored destination for people from all over the country!

For those of you who have been considering buying a vacation home or permanent residence on Lake Nacimiento, taking advantage of this event will give you a greater understanding of Lake Nacimiento’s ideal setting.  As always, if you have questions about buying a home in Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch on Lake Nacimiento; let me know!  I’d be happy to talk with you about the Lake Nacimiento Real Estate market and show you some of the stunning Lake Nacimiento homes that are currently available.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!

Considering Buying a Vacation Home on Lake Nacimiento? Take a Look at These 4 Tips!

If you’re considering buying a vacation home in Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch on Lake Nacimiento, you’re approaching the Lake Nacimiento Real Estate market at a great time!  Low mortgage rates, great home prices and a wide variety of beautiful homes on the market provide you with an ideal foundation for buying a Lake Nacimiento home this fall.

It can be easy to want to jump right in and begin searching for the Lake Nacimiento home that has everything you’ve been hoping for in a vacation home.  Whether it’s a lakefront property, a home with lake views, or you prefer a tree lined lot with more privacy; you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for on Lake Nacimiento!

In working as a Lake Nacimiento Real Estate agent for over twenty years, I enjoy meeting new buyers as I sense their excitement for buying their dream home on this beautiful lake.  But, I always want to make sure that each buyer is fully prepared to do so!  Buying a second home comes with a lot of responsibilities and so I’ve gathered four tips to guide you.

1.  Decide if it’s the right time to buy– We know it’s a buyer’s market, but you’ll still want to look carefully at your purpose for buying and also determine your finances.  Is this home a long term property you’ll want to keep for years to come?  Is this solely going to be used as a rental property? Is this something you can afford right now?

2.  Know what to look for in a second home– Before buying, make sure you get a good feel for the area and even the talk with the locals.  Find out if Lake Nacimiento is a good fit for you!  (I’m pretty sure you’ll love it, but it’s always good to double check!) It’s also good to look at the comparable homes on Lake Nacimiento. I can show you if the Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch home you have your eye on is comparable to other homes around the lake.

3.  Explore financing optionsBuying a second home has the same type of financing and the typical 20% to 25% down or more is required.

4.  Learn the tax ins and outs– Savvy tax planning can make a difference in your return on the property. Tax implications for second homes can vary significantly based on your financial situation and whether or not you plan to rent out the property.   Generally, the interest on the mortgage of your second home is tax deductible, and rental properties are subject to additional tax breaks. Keep in mind that renting your home seasonally varies due to lake levels, economy and demand. We recommend that if you do plan on renting you consider rental income a bonus and if you have to rent to make the numbers work then you may reconsider the purchase. You do not want to get yourself in a bind.

These tips should help guide you as you consider buying a vacation home on Lake Nacimiento.  As always, I’m here to answer any questions you have about the Lake Nacimiento Real Estate market and would enjoy the opportunity to meet with you and show you around the area!

Get started with buying your Lake Nacimiento vacation home today!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!

Experience the California Mid State Fair Near Lake Nacimiento!

As a Lake Nacimiento Real Estate agent, I enjoy showing people, not only great homes in Oak Shores and HeritageRanch, but the vibrant lifestyle that Lake Nacimiento has to offer!  Buying a home, whether as a permanent residence or vacation property, is not just a matter of the home itself, but what you’ll experience when living on Lake Nacimiento!

Conveniently located in Central California, Lake Nacimiento is in the middle of all the action, which means there are endless possibilities of things to do year round!  Of course, Lake Nacimiento features activities such as swimming, boating, hiking, Oak Shores and Heritage Ranch community events and much more.  But, because of its ideal location, living on Lake Nacimiento means you have access to nearby events, festival and unique offerings.

If you’re looking for something fun to do throughout the next few weeks, you won’t want to miss the Annual California Mid-State Fair!  Taking place July 20-July 31, this fair is filled with music, games, contests and everything you would expect from fair.   Here are a few of the details you’ll want to know.

California Mid-State Fair
Paso Robles Event Center
2198 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles
http://www.midstatefair.com/

July 20-July 31

Cost:

Daily Admission

– Child (6-12) – $5 per day
– Adult (13-61) – $8 per day
– Senior (62 +) – $6 per day

Season Passes

– Child (6-12) – $18 per year
– Adult (13 +) – $45 per year

Carnival Ride Wristbands

– $30 per day, available in the Carnival Area.

Competitive Exhibits:

– Horse Show
– Livestock
– Olive Oil Competition
– Wine Making Competition
– Industrial Arts Exhibit
– Tractor Restoration

Concerts:

– Steve Miller Band
– Sugarland
– Counting Crows
– Selena Gomez
– Kid Rock
– Jason Aldean
– Many more!!

From theme days, contests, and daily events to an equestrian center, marketplace, floriculture building and much more; there’s sure to be something for everyone!  Gather family and friends and venture to Paso Robles for a day or take part in the ongoing events throughout the week!

I was lucky enough to attend the Steve Miller concert last night where I was treated by friends to center front row seats!  The concert was great and from what I saw of the rest of the fair, it looked phenomenal as well!  I’d encourage you all to attend as the California Mid State Fair will be a great time for everyone!

If you are interested in learning more about life on Lake Nacimiento in California’s Central Coast; please let me know!  I’d be happy to talk with you about the Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch communities and can even show you some of the beautiful homes currently available on the Lake Nacimiento Real Estate market.

Feel free to contact me today to get started!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

Oak Shores Real Estate
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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!