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We Love California

From the results of a recent poll conducted by the California Assoc. Realtors it is clear that we love our state. Although much of California is considered “expensive” most Californians wouldn’t consider leaving to ...

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Top 5 Reasons to Become a Homeowner

First, and perhaps most important, homeownership is the one tried and true way that Americans have actually managed to generate wealth in this society. In part, this is because home prices appreciate over time—even after adjusting for...

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The 3 Most Important Factors When Selling Your Home

If you are in a seller’s market, price it just below the market value to hopefully generate multiple offers above the list price. Make it easy for buyers and their agents to show your home. Buyers are easily frustrated and turned off w...

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How Much Have You Paid In Rent Over Your Life?

Housing is the largest expense in most people's budget, and every renter knows – to the dime, how much of their paycheck goes out to their landlord or property management company. Still, keeping track of how much money you have paid in a ...

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The Perfect Match Is Out There

Two thirds of home buyers searched for more than 3 months before getting into contract on a home. Some wanted to hold out for their perfect neighborhood, some struggled to find a home at an affordable price while others got outbid when maki...

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Outdated Advice From Your Peers

People who have gone through the home buying process are often eager to give advice. Unfortunately, sometimes that advice is outdated, especially if the people giving the advice live outside of our area. Check out some of the most common ba...

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What First-Time Buyers Should Know About Tax Reform

Here’s what first-time buyers need to know about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law December 2017. Mortgage Interest Deductions The new limit on deductible mortgage debt is $750,000, down from the previous $1 million. ...

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