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Ways to Lower Your Closing Costs When Buying a Home

As if the purchase price of a home isn’t expensive enough, there are also plenty of other expenses associated with closing that can really add up. In fact, these closing costs can add up to be anywhere between 2% to 5% of the purchase price of the home, on average. The more expensive the home, the more you can expect to pay in closing costs.

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How Will 2017 Pan Out For California’s Housing Market?

The housing market in California is anticipated to experience moderate gains in 2017, according to the California Association of Realtors (CAR).

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5 Ways to Revamp Your Bathroom Without a Whole Remodeling Job

Bathrooms might be tucked away from public view, but they are one of the most important spaces in a home, especially when it comes to property value. And just like any other room in the home, they need to be updated and spruced up every so often.

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Understand the Prepayment Penalty on Your Mortgage

When you first apply for a mortgage, you might not give too much consideration to the prepayment penalty – but you probably should.

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Should You Renovate or Tear Down and Rebuild Your Home?

If you’re looking to make some big changes to your home, a huge gut job and renovation might be warranted. But considering the magnitude of the changes that might be required, sometimes a complete teardown and rebuild might be warranted if the changes are that drastic.

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5 Things to Do Right Now to Get Ready to Buy in 2017

When it comes mortgages, you’ve got plenty of options, including an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM). Their competitive interest rates attract plenty of homebuyers, but choosing an adjustable rate mortgage just because of its advertised rate isn’t always a good idea if your specific financial situation doesn’t call for it.

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The Pros and Cons of a Home Addition

Whether your family is growing, or your home simply isn’t meeting your needs in terms of space, you’ve got a couple of options: either move to a larger home with more square footage, or add it to your existing home in the form of an addition.

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6 Things To Do When Selling With Pets in the Home

Whether you’ve got dogs, cats, hamsters, or bunnies running around at home, they’re part of the family. We love our pets, but that doesn’t mean potential buyers necessarily want to see them – or any evidence of them – when they’re scoping out your home for sale.

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Pros and Cons of Exterior Stucco For Your Home

Stucco provides a clean, smooth, modern finish to a home’s exterior, which is why it’s such a popular choice among California homeowners. If you’re considering revamping your home’s exterior, stucco is likely one of your options.

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INFOGRAPHIC: California’s September 2016 Housing Market Update

The housing market in California appears to have cooled off somewhat in September 2016, with dull sales, increasing prices, and a continued squeeze on inventory being the common issues.

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