Tag Archives: Home Buyers

High cost of living is forcing lower-income Californians out of the state

California¬†is losing more residents than any state except for two. In 2015, California had a population of 38.8 million. By 2016 (the latest year available), it shrank to about 38.6 million, resulting in a net drop of 136,000 people. (Click … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Seller’s Disclosure

State and federal laws are strict in requiring sellers to tell what they know about the condition of their homes that isn’t obvious or discernable to potential buyers. Buyers can’t see behind walls or under houses, so they rely on … Continue reading

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Five Steps To Furnishing Your New Home

Congratulations on your new home! This is an opportunity to think holistically about the interior design and decoration of your home. Have you ever been in a house where nothing seems to go with anything else? A house with stylistic … Continue reading

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Home Inspections Can Save You Money In The Long-Run

If you’re hiring someone to inspect the home you want to buy, or you’re a seller trying to find out if there are any hidden problems that need fixing before you put your home on the market, here are five … Continue reading

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Home Buying Checklist: What Else Does ‘Location’ Mean?

“Location, location, location” are the cornerstones of property value and neighborhood popularity. Evaluating this seemingly-simple, triple-impact factor goes beyond merely checking out the street address. “Click here to read.”

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Tips For Negotiating With Sellers

If you dread the negotiating process when buying a home, never fear. Your real estate agent is an experienced negotiator who helps keep the bargaining from becoming emotional and veering off track. Your agent must know your desires by heart … Continue reading

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8 Ways To Up Your Chances Of Buying Your First Home

Between rising prices, tough loan limits, and massive competition among other eager would-be buyers, it can seem like an impossible feat to purchase your first home. Homes in first-time buyer ranges are highly coveted and stories abound of buyers having … Continue reading

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Five No Regrets Real Estate Buying Strategies To Avoid Missing-Out

In real estate, “the one that got away” stories get told and retold, usually with little satisfaction to the teller. The real estate you didn’t buy, but still wish you had, can weigh heavily on your mind and may even … Continue reading

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House Hunting? How Good Manners Can Help Get The Home You Want

As most people know, the real estate market shifts between a buyers’ or sellers’ market, depending on supply and demand. However, regardless of which market we’re currently in, buyer etiquette can help you get the home you want with the … Continue reading

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Slaying That Credit Score – New Tips For A New Year

Getting ready to buy a house or just thinking about it? Where to buy, what to buy, and how you’ll afford it are probably top of mind. But if you’re not also concentrating on your credit score – and by … Continue reading

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