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Questions You Need To Ask At An Open House Questions You Need To Ask At An Open House

By Tabitha Naylor

An open house is the perfect opportunity to view a home that you may want to purchase. So rather than being a silent observer, make sure you arrive with questions that will allow you to make a truly educated decision. Inside, we spotlight some of the best questions to ask when visiting an open house

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How A Right Of First Refusal Clause Works How A Right Of First Refusal Clause Works

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

A right of first refusal clause may be part of a residential lease that allows the tenant to potentially purchase the property under certain conditions. Find out what those conditions are and just how this clause works.

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Buying Vs. Building Your Own Home Buying Vs. Building Your Own Home

By Tabitha Naylor

Is it smarter to buy an existing home, or build your own from the ground up? Inside, we examine both options and review the pros and cons, allowing you to make an informed choice on which option is more appropriate for your circumstances.

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Housing For Inter-Generational Families In Southern California Housing For Inter-Generational Families In Southern California

By Tabitha Naylor

Families often struggle with the balancing of work and the demands of raising children. Inter-generational housing may be an effective solution for parents who don't want to leave their children unattended while they're at work, and seniors who want to spend their elder years with family rather than a care home.

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Real Estate Investment Tips Real Estate Investment Tips

By Tabitha Naylor

Real estate investing can be a very lucrative venture provided you make smart decisions. Inside, we offer some tips on avoiding some of the common investing pitfalls and making the market work for you.

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A Look at Construction Loans A Look at Construction Loans

By Tabitha Naylor

A construction loan is a form of personal financing for building or renovating a house. These types of loans are generally short term loans that apply only during the construction phase. Inside, we highlight how these types of loans are applied, and how they can vary based on the actual construction project.

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Brick Homes vs. Wood Homes Brick Homes vs. Wood Homes

By Tiffany Raiford

In Southern California, many buyers are curious about the differences between owning a home made of wood and one made of brick. There are pros and cons to each, some of which we review inside.

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Why Is It Important To Know Local Zoning Laws Before You Buy? Why Is It Important To Know Local Zoning Laws Before You Buy?

By Tabitha Naylor

Zoning laws place restrictions on how a particular piece of property can be used. They are designed to protect people's investments. Inside, we review how these laws affect your home purchase.

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California's Micro Apartment Craze California's Micro Apartment Craze

By Tiffany Raiford

They're small, they're compact, and they are all the rage in California. Micro apartments provide renters with the ability to live in their dream location without spending too much money.

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First Time Home Buyer Programs in SoCal First Time Home Buyer Programs in SoCal

By Colleen Colkitt

Want some help buying your first home? Read our useful guide to some of Southern California's best assistance programs for first time buyers.

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