Month: October 2017

Millennials’ Home Buying Expectations

Born between the early 1980s and mid 2000s, Millennials range in age from mid-teens to mid-thirties. They total more than 80 million individuals, representing the largest generation in the U.S. In fact, in five years they will make up 50% of the working population of the USA, and by 2025 they will claim three-quarters of …

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Buying More Rentals vs Paying Down Mortgage

Frequently you hear that buying a home in California is a good investment. Taking it a step further, purchasing multiple houses as rental properties can also be a great way to increase your assets and make money. However, be aware of some basic differences between buying a property as your home and purchasing properties to …

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Top 5 Places to Take Out of Town Guests in California

Fresno Forestiere Underground Gardens began in the early 1900s, when Sicilian immigrant, citrus grower, and visionary Baldassare Forestiere transformed neglected farmland into a vast network of rooms, tunnels, and courtyards as a subterranean escape from the sweltering Central Valley summer heat. Spanning more than 10 acres, Baldassare excavated for more than forty years, using only …

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How to Calculate a Mortgage

If you’re shopping for a new home in California, you can calculate the home price you can pay and the mortgage schedule you will need based on the payment, down payment, taxes, and insurance you can afford. This calculation will provide an estimate of your house price range based on the monthly payment you can …

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Key Points To Pay Attention to in a Home Inspection

If you have completed a real estate transaction in California, you likely experienced a home inspection. Home inspections occur to protect both buyer and seller. When purchasing a home, buyers want to know they are making a sound investment—and a thorough home inspection can provide assurance. For home sellers, an inspection verifies the condition of …

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The Top 5 Zoos in California

Zoos are fascinating and educational places for families to spend a day. Children are especially captivated by animals, particularly animals that are new or unusual to them. Zoos have a wonderful effect on adults, too. Breeding endangered species in captivity to reintroduce them into the wild is a goal for several zoos. Modern zoos want …

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What Is Mortgage Protection Insurance? Do I Need It?

Sometimes, you must present hard questions to yourself and then choose how to protect yourself, your family, and your home. Consider what would happen if someone listed on the mortgage became disabled, came down with a serious illness or died? Do other family members have the finances to make monthly mortgage payment? Do you have …

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Why use a Realtor to buy a home in California?

Buying a house without a Realtor isn’t a situation where you can just set a few days aside. From researching the projected cost of utilities to local zoning restrictions—for example, is it legal to run your home-based business from the new dwelling—you’re going to invest countless hours in research before making an offer. As a …

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