Everything You Need to Know About Residential Property Tax Assessments in California

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If you are purchasing your first home in the state of California, then it's important you understand how the property tax assessment program works. You will be expected to pay property taxes in two equal payments each year and should know as much about the process as possible. How Residential Property Taxes Are Assessed on Property In the state of California, residential property taxes tend to be equal to about two percent of your home's purchase price.

15 October 2019

Looking For An Apartment? 3 Things To Consider

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If you are living in an area where there are a lot of renters, finding the right apartment can be a challenge. Often in these locations, attractive rentals are quickly taken. It can be difficult to find a new place to live that suits your needs. Often urban centers with low inventory are the most competitive rental markets. Finding an apartment in your budget in these locations can also be a huge challenge.

7 September 2019

How To Find The Right Apartment For Your Family

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If you're moving, looking for a new apartment home for your family may seem like a daunting task at first. With so many rentals on the market, it may be hard to narrow down the right fit. Making a list of "must-haves" is the best way to start the apartment-hunting process.  After you've made a list of your desired price range, amenities, and location, you may have to be willing to be flexible in one or more areas.

22 August 2019

3 Reasons Real Estate Agents Trump Online DIY Programs

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These days, individuals who are buying or selling homes have more options than traditional real estate agents. In addition to brokers who understand the complexities of buying houses and selling properties, some companies offer DIY programs that allow people to list homes on their own or put in an offer on another place. However, taking care of your own real estate contracts is more difficult than people think. Here are three reasons real estate consultants and agents trump online DIY programs.

14 August 2019

The Custom Home Construction Process

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If you are going to be having your own custom home constructed for your family, then you want to know how the process is going to go. Once you understand the steps you need to make, and the other steps that may normally take place after, you will feel much less stress. Here are the steps you can expect to go through, and in most cases the order in which you will go through them.

13 August 2019

6 Things To Consider Before Buying Beachfront Property

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Buying a beachfront home, whether ocean front or lakefront, is an exciting decision. While it may be tempting to envision dreamy sunsets over the water, don't bury your toes in the sand just yet. There are several things to consider before making your purchase. 1. Access or Frontage: A big question to ask your real estate agent is whether the properties you will be seeing have beach access or if the houses are located directly on the beachfront.

1 August 2019

5 Top Things To Remove Before Selling Your Home

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No matter why you have to sell your home, your goal is certainly to get the best price while selling on your own timetable. Many homeowners focus, correctly, on things like repairs and curb appeal. However, while you do want to add the right things to your home in order to sell it, don't overlook getting rid of the right things as well.  What are some of the things you should get rid off to help attract buyers?

18 July 2019

Narrow Your Search: How Technology Cuts Down On The Time It Takes To Find A Home

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Finding a home seems like a never-ending process if you are trying to look for one the old-fashioned way. By "old-fashioned," it means that you are looking at endless listings online without really knowing what you want and hoping you just happen upon something you like. Skip that; use new technological tools to narrow your search and find your new home faster. Here are some of the tools you should be using, home-finder!

30 June 2019

5 Things a First-Time Buyer You Should Consider Before Shopping for Farmland

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If you are thinking about buying land for the first time with the intent on using it for farming, there are a few things you need to know. Naturally, you will need a certain amount of money. How much money you need is easily discovered by speaking to a land broker in the area you are looking to buy. But before you take that step, you need to define exactly the type of land you are looking to buy.

18 June 2019

Found A Home To Purchase? You'Ll Need To Go Through The Following Initial Steps


Buying a home is not as simple as making a purchase at the store. There is a process that you must go through to make the purchase, all of which may not be familiar to first time home buyers. Here is what you can expect to do when buying a home for sale. Get A Mortgage Pre-Approval You may have heard of getting a mortgage pre-approval before making an offer on a home, but you may not be sure why it is important.

31 May 2019