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Buying a Short Sale Property in Southern California Buying a Short Sale Property in Southern California

By Tabitha Naylor

Considering their average length to complete, short sales are as ironically coined as they come. But if immediate occupancy isn't a requirement, then short sales may offer a great value. Inside, we highlight the process of acquiring one.

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Your Basic Rights as a California Tenant Your Basic Rights as a California Tenant

By Eleanor Boschert

Renters in California have a variety of legal rights in place to protect them. Inside, we highlight some of the vital laws that govern the tenant/landlord relationship.

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Home Improvement Projects That Add Value Home Improvement Projects That Add Value

By Tabitha Naylor

Home improvement updates or upgrades are a great way to spruce of your home and perhaps raise it's value. Inside, we highlight the type of projects that tend to bring the best returns for your investment.

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How to Get Out Of An Apartment Lease in Southern California How to Get Out Of An Apartment Lease in Southern California

By Tabitha Naylor

There are several different avenues that renters can take when looking to break their apartment lease in Southern California. Inside, we highlight some of those circumstances.

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How Long Is My Appraisal Good For? How Long Is My Appraisal Good For?

By Tabitha Naylor

Buying a home is a process that unfolds in steps. One of the more crucial steps is getting an appraisal done on the home you plan on buying. Inside, we highlight how long the report is good for.

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Southern California-To Rent or Buy? Southern California-To Rent or Buy?

By Tabitha Naylor

Wavering between buying a home or renting a place? Inside, we offer some pointers on what to consider before making one of your biggest decisions.

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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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What Will My Mortgage Really Cost? What Will My Mortgage Really Cost?

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Taking into account both closing costs and monthly payments is the only way you will know what your mortgage loan will really cost you. Find out how to learn the true cost of your mortgage.

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It's Possible: Buying a Home With Bad Credit It's Possible: Buying a Home With Bad Credit

By Tabitha Naylor

Having less-than-perfect credit doesn't have to knock out your dreams of purchasing a home. Inside, we highlight some alternative approaches to consider.

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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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