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Little Known Real Estate Costs That Can Push You Over Budget

There are many different expenses involved when buying a home, and some of these costs can blindside new homeowners who are on a strict budget. The mortgage is not the only expense that you can expect to incur when you purchase a new piece of real estate. In fact, the average homeowner spends about $9000 […]

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Real Estate Mistakes Millennials Often Make

The real estate market can be tricky and difficult to navigate if you don’t have in-depth knowledge and experience in the area. Most millennials are new to the real estate and home buying process and are therefore prone to making mistakes. As young professionals, recent graduates and newly weds, millennials are seeking to dive into […]

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All About Disclosures

Whether you are a seller or in the market to purchase, here is everything you need know about real estate disclosures. What is a Real Estate Disclosure? Disclosure statements are the buyer’s chance to learn all that they can about a property and the seller’s encounter in it. Sellers get an opportunity to reveal anything […]

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Should You Buy a House Without Seeing it First?

Viewing a property before buying it is an automatic step for most home buyers. They want to see it, feel it, touch it, and know that it’s there. In fact, the thought of purchasing a property without actually seeing it first is a scary thought for most people. However, 20% of homeowners buy their homes […]

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When to Consider Staging Your Home

Staging involves setting up various rooms in your home in a manner that is appealing to potential buyers. Home staging is often viewed as being an unnecessarily expensive and time-consuming step. However, the purpose of home staging is to showcase the best assets in the home so that buyers can be impressed and offer the […]

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The Truth About Closing Costs

Home buying and selling is rarely a straightforward process. After hiring a real estate agency, listing the house and negotiating, you still face hidden expenses like closing costs. Closing costs are the fees associated with home purchase when your property is transferred from the seller to buyer. These expenses range from taxes and processing fees to agent commissions […]

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3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Real estate transactions are some of the most important decisions you’ll make in life. It’s crucial to work with the right real estate agent for your needs. It’s best to ask any prospective agent a few questions, almost like an interview, to ensure they’ll be able to meet your needs. More and more, we’re seeing […]

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Details That Make a Home Luxurious

Here in SoCal, it’s somewhat rare to find abundant square footage, but with an average of 263 days of sunshine, many people still look to call this area home. So, while you may not find a home with an adjacent carriage house, you can find luxury details in smaller homes or even beach cottages. Here […]

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4 Reasons Why Home Sales Fall Through

Listing your home is a big decision. As a place where family memories were made and milestones were achieved, it could be hard to say goodbye. On the other hand, the decision to move forward and create new memories in a new home can be very exciting. If you’ve landed a contract on your home, chances […]

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How To Maximize An Open House Visit

Open houses have been a long standing tradition and there’s no plan on stopping them anytime soon. Every weekend people across the world put out signs and market their open houses while buyers such as yourself visit their homes. Perhaps you are just curious about the home itself, or maybe you are planning on buying […]

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