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How Home Loans Work in California

If you’ve thought about buying a house in the Golden State, you’re not alone. It’s a great place to live! You might wonder how to get a mortgage in California, so we’ve put together a list of what you should know about California home loans. Conventional Mortgage This is the most commonly used type and …

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When Should I Buy a House in California?

It is most Californians’ dream to one day own their own home in California. However, if you buy before you are ready, your home can quickly drag you down and make you house poor, meaning you owe more on your property than what its estimated worth is. You want to buy a home. Eventually. But …

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Don’t Assume You Can’t Afford to Buy a Home in California

You too can buy a house, even in a relatively unpredictable market. Talking with first time homebuyers in California, they often say their reasons for why they haven’t chosen ownership over renting. Some common themes always emerge, which we discuss below. I don’t have a 20% down payment! Most people assume that you need 20% …

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Insurance You Need as a Homebuyer

Reviewing the numerous types of insurance available during the home buying process can be overwhelming. You already have so much to do to close on your home—do you really have to jump through more hoops? Well, yes. No sensible car owner would drive without insurance, so it stands to reason that no new homeowner should …

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Thanksgiving Traditions in California

When military governor General Bennett Riley proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving in November 1849 during the turmoil of the Gold Rush, California was not yet a state. In September 1863, President Abraham Lincoln decreed Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Before that declaration, the celebration was sporadically held, mainly in the New England states, as a …

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Is There a Best Time to Buy a House in California?

Early spring is traditionally the beginning of home shopping season in California. It’s often a period of optimism for would-be home buyers, since spring is when the highest number of homes for sale are newly listed. This is a great time for buyers most interested in finding the perfect home—but be aware that as a …

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How to Get Ahead of Community Tragedy

They say that into each life a little rain must fall. Unfortunately, looking at the headlines today literal AND metaphorical rain can get to some pretty catastrophic proportions. But as always, there’s hope! And it starts wtih each one of us being informed and involved before tragedy strikes. If you’re not as active within your …

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