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Importance Of A Rental Lease In California Importance Of A Rental Lease In California

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

A rental lease is a legal and binding agreement that is an important part of renting a house, apartment, condo or townhome. Learn how this contract benefits you as a California tenant and why you should have one.

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Cost-Saving Heating and Cooling Tips for Your Home Cost-Saving Heating and Cooling Tips for Your Home

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

With some planning and home improvement, homeowners and renters can lower their continually rising utility costs with these heating and cooling tips.

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Mold Maintenance in Southern California Mold Maintenance in Southern California

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Inspect your Southern California home to prevent and stop mold growth with these important tips. Learn to practice mold maintenance instead of mold cleanup.

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Home Remodeling Tips Home Remodeling Tips

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Remodeling tips to benefit all homeowners, from picking a contractor or doing it yourself to choosing materials and budgeting.

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Six Crucial Steps to Buying a Home Six Crucial Steps to Buying a Home

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Ready to make the leap and purchase a home? We outline six vital steps every buyer needs to take on their path to home ownership

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Getting Your Home Inspected in California Getting Your Home Inspected in California

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Considering buying or selling a home in California? Read this review of the many compelling reasons to have your home physically examined by a home inspector first.

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California Home Buying Choices California Home Buying Choices

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Three different options to consider when looking for a home to purchase in California, along with details of ownership.

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Residential Property Investing Residential Property Investing

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

When purchasing an investment property, there are a number of business items to consider, such as property management, budgeting, rental rates and desirable rental features. We highlight what to expect as a landlord.

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To Rent Or Own? To Rent Or Own?

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Homeownership used to be the ultimate American goal. These days many are purposely choosing not to buy a home, but to rent one instead. Pros and cons of renting and homeownership are discussed to help make an informed decision.

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Life Insurance: An Income Replacement Solution Life Insurance: An Income Replacement Solution

By Pavel Levitanus

Perhaps the most important argument for the purchase of life insurance is to provide for our loved ones. Though no one wants to, it's important to give this some thought: When you die, who is left behind? If your answer is a spouse or children, then consider how their life may change without your income. The mortgage will still need to be paid; other bills will still come due; then there's your kids' college plans.

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