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Homebuying 101:  The First Steps Homebuying 101: The First Steps

By Eleanor Boschert

Buying a home is likely the biggest financial decision you will ever make. Make sure you're as prepared as can be with the help of this handy guide.

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How to Become A California Real Estate Agent How to Become A California Real Estate Agent

By Tabitha Naylor

Interested in becoming an agent in the Golden State? This handy guide will walk you through the process of getting your license and entering the exciting world of real estate!

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6 Projects That Add Value To Your Home 6 Projects That Add Value To Your Home

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Remodeling can be a deeply personal expression of your creative vision and pride of ownership of your home. But it also can bump up the value of your property. Inside, we offer tips on projects that may maximize your home's curb appeal and value.

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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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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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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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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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