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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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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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Having a Fire in Your Home Having a Fire in Your Home

There is nothing more upsetting and traumatizing than losing your home to a fire. A family could lose all of their personal possessions, but more seriously they could lose their sense of safety.

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Making Your Home More Inviting Making Your Home More Inviting

By Ben Levy

Home is where the heart is, and without question, you want your home to be filled with love and happiness while serving as a place that is inviting for not only friends and guests, but for your family too. There are numerous methods of ensuring that you have a warm, inviting home.

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How to Deal with a Bad Landlord How to Deal with a Bad Landlord

By Ben Levy

Some landlords are nice and helpful people, however some can be argumentative, mean, and unfair. If you find out that you do not like your landlord, there are a few options you can take to make your rental experience as good as possible.

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How to Find a Real Estate Lawyer How to Find a Real Estate Lawyer

By Lizzy Roberts

A real estate lawyer can be very useful when purchasing a home, especially for first-time homebuyers or for people without a real estate agent. A lawyer can help answer any questions that you might have, they can negotiate the deal for you, and they can take care of any legal details that you are not aware of. Having a good real estate lawyer can make a lot of difference in terms of how fast and pain-free your home-buying experience is.

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What is a Multiple Listing Service What is a Multiple Listing Service

By Ben Levy

Multiple Listing Services are databases of homes for sale put together by real estate brokers. The primary purpose of an MLS is to make buying and selling a home as quick and easy as possible.

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Home Insurance Tips Home Insurance Tips

By Pavel Levitanus

Sometimes there is confusion when it comes to a home insurance policy, what is covered, what limitations exist, and how long the claims process will take. Below I compiled a summary of answers to customers' most frequently asked questions. You'll find information regarding the home insurance as well as the claims process:

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Preparing a Home Inventory Checklist Preparing a Home Inventory Checklist

By Pavel Levitanus

For most people in our country, our homes are our biggest investment and our safest haven. In California, there is a built-in coverage of your home insurance policy, that insures the contents of your home. Unfortunately, no matter where you live, perils exist and your home and all of its contents can potentially be lost in a short amount of time...

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Staging Your Home Staging Your Home

By Beth Drucker

When potential buyers come in to view your home, you'll want to play up your home's strengths and beauty. Luckily, making your home look more attractive to buyers doesn't have to cost you a lot of money. There's no need to hire an expensive professional: just use these simple tips to have your home looking polished and ready in no time at all!

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