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10 Features Homebuyers Are Searching For 10 Features Homebuyers Are Searching For

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Trends among home buyers are always changing. We highlight amenities and features that are desired the most right now.

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Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and the Homebuyer Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and the Homebuyer

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), enacted in 1974, protects buyers and sellers of real estate in the U.S. from high mortgage settlement charges and condemns abusive practices. Learn about the changes in RESPA and how it affects you.

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Mailbox Security At Home Mailbox Security At Home

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Protect your mail from theft and weather. Use these helpful tips to keep thieves at bay and bring style on the way.

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Has My Mortgage Been Sold? Has My Mortgage Been Sold?

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

It's a fact that mortgages get sold every day. Another mortgage company, bank or credit union, investor or any type of financial institution may purchase a borrower's commitment to repay a housing loan. Certain companies buy mortgages as a money-making venture. How does this affect you?

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The California Home Search The California Home Search

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Whether this is your first or fifth time buying a home, there are some important items to consider when moving within or from outside of California.

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What Is A Title Company? What Is A Title Company?

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

A title (or escrow) company is a neutral third party in a real estate transaction. Learn more about what this important entity does in this article.

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Monitor Your Credit Before Buying A Home Monitor Your Credit Before Buying A Home

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Protect your finances from fraud. Learn how and why to monitor your credit before buying a home.

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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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Buying A New Construction Home And Lot Buying A New Construction Home And Lot

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Do you relish the thought of being the one and only owner of your home? Do you appreciate the piece of mind that comes with having systems that have never been used before? Here are the basics of purchasing a new-construction home and lot to get what you want.

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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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