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Importance Of A Home Inspection Importance Of A Home Inspection

By Christina Kelley

You've found the house of your dreams and negotiated the seller down to a price you can manage. There is one more important thing you need to do to make sure you don't end up paying thousands of dollars in hidden costs.

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How to avoid Foreclosure Rescue and Mortgage Modification Scams How to avoid Foreclosure Rescue and Mortgage Modification Scams

By Christina Kelley

Scams often promise to save you from foreclosure. Con artists often know who is falling behind on their mortgages, since mortgage lenders are required to publish notices before foreclosing on homes and private firms compile and sell lists of foreclosed properties to distressed borrowers.

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What is the role of an Appraiser? What is the role of an Appraiser?

By Christina Kelley

Real estate is expensive and changes hands much less frequently than most commodities. For this reason, the market value of any particular property is often difficult to determine. The role of a real estate appraiser is to help their clients to systematically determine the market value of a property, which is one of the first steps in a real estate transactions whether you are a buyer or a seller.

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Christina Kelley is a Staff Writer at Southern California Homes.