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What Are Modular Homes vs Manufactured?

Preparing to list a Modular Home I ran across this article that explains it well.  Not to be confused with a mobile home – now called manufactured homes  – the difference is often in the permanence. For instance modular homes are placed on a permanent foundation; … Continue reading

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Homebuying Mistakes by Generation

Make sure you check out these “Observations”.  They may help save you time and money!  Dawn

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Want a Vacation Home? Check the Tax Laws First

Interesting issues to delve into before buying a home.  Smart tax planning up front will save many headaches down the road. – Dawn The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is changing how buyers pay for that oceanfront condominium … Continue reading

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What People Would Sacrifice to Buy a Home

What would you sacrifice? – Dawn DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 Home buyers are willing to make extreme sacrifices and even give up some basic rights to get a chance at homeownership or help with their … Continue reading

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Visual Impact of an Interest Rate Increase

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How to Prevent a Low Appraisal

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, MAY 04, 2018 Many buyers are offering more than the asking price on properties undergoing bidding wars, but when the appraisal reveals the true market value of the home, they may find they’ve agreed … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’ – Can YOU Move In?

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5 Things Buyers Should Never Compromise On

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 Sure, compromise between the buyer and seller is part of the game when getting to closing. But there are some things buyers should never acquiesce—or they’ll likely regret their home purchase. … Continue reading

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What do you NEED to know about CREDIT SCORES?

Information straight from the California Association of REALTORS® to help clarify the credit score myths!

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Why Everyone Is Talking About Mortgage Rates

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015 Source: Freddie Mac Borrowing costs got even cheaper for home buyers and refinancers this week, as mortgage rates continued to descend. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.66 percent this week, the … Continue reading

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