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Seller Slip-Ups

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What to Expect When Getting Pre-Approved

Getting “pre-qualified” today when preparing to buy a home is so 80’s. Getting pre-qualified then meant talking to a loan officer over the phone or in an office and having a conversation about various aspects of your financial life. The … Continue reading

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Clever And Creative Ideas For Kids’ Study Areas

The school year has started, and that probably means your kids are doing their homework: sprawled on the bed, on the couch in front of the TV, on the floor, or at the dining room table. It probably also means … Continue reading

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August 2018 Real Estate Activities for San Marino

Wow! August was a very busy month; there were 19 recorded sales (3 private sales), 10 more than the month of May & June! The highest sold $/sqft was $1,079 for a property on Oak Grove which was also the … Continue reading

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Mortgage Musts

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1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

In the 1980’s (remember the 80’s? ERTA 1981 and TRA 1986), I was involved in quite a few Tax Deferred Exchanges and put the following together for investor clients and students. Why exchange real property? To save taxes, yes, but … Continue reading

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How to Say Goodbye to Renting and Hello to Home Ownership

Becoming a first-time homeowner takes a lot more than a desire to buy a house. It takes a lot of effort on your part to save up a down payment — which is usually a pretty good sized chunk of … Continue reading

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Ready For Staging: 4 Repairs You Need Before Selling Your Home

Selling your home is a complex process that may take weeks to complete. This is partially because your house may need to be updated or renovated before it can go on the market. What are some of the most crucial … Continue reading

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How To Identify And Avoid Dangerous Hazards In Your Home

It’s safe to say that none of us is purposely making our homes a hazard. And, no matter how hard we try, accidents still happen. But there is nothing more important than protecting ourselves, our families, and our investment. (Click … Continue reading

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Overcoming Rejection

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