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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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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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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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Mold Maintenance in Southern California Mold Maintenance in Southern California

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Inspect your Southern California home to prevent and stop mold growth with these important tips. Learn to practice mold maintenance instead of mold cleanup.

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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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Home Remodeling Tips Home Remodeling Tips

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Remodeling tips to benefit all homeowners, from picking a contractor or doing it yourself to choosing materials and budgeting.

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Six Crucial Steps to Buying a Home Six Crucial Steps to Buying a Home

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Ready to make the leap and purchase a home? We outline six vital steps every buyer needs to take on their path to home ownership

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To Rent Or Own? To Rent Or Own?

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Homeownership used to be the ultimate American goal. These days many are purposely choosing not to buy a home, but to rent one instead. Pros and cons of renting and homeownership are discussed to help make an informed decision.

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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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