Homeownership Has Its Benefits (2)
Homeownership Has Its Benefits (2)
From stability and home equity to the freedom to paint your front door purple, owning a home has man...
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Inspecting the Inspection
Inspecting the Inspection
Very few home inspections every come back completely clear. Here are the most common problems uncove...
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Maintenance Must Dos
Maintenance Must Dos
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No Place Like Home
No Place Like Home
Although much of California is considered "unaffordable," most Californians wouldn't consider leavin...
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Breaking Down the Break-In
Breaking Down the Break-In
About 1.4 million burglaries occurred in 2017, and more than two in three break-ins were of resident...
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Open House Prep
Open House Prep
At an open house, buyers will carefully size up a home. Here are a few details to pay particular att...
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Motivated Millennials
Motivated Millennials
Millennials held the highest share of home buying activity in 2018. out of all other generations for...
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Think Before You Move (OUT)
Think Before You Move (OUT)
Vacant homes not only sell for less money, bu they also spend more time on the market.
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Design Dilemmas
Design Dilemmas
Home trends come and go, but these are the ones people are most likely to regret in 20 years.
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California May 2019 Sales and Price Report
California May 2019 Sales and Price Report
The state median price set another all-time high, and home sales rose above 400k for the first time ...
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Time to Sell?
Time to Sell?
Here are the top reasons Sellers want to sell right now.
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Staged Homes Sell Best
Staged Homes Sell Best
At times home staging is key to attracting the right home shoppers, and maybe even more so in an era...
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California April 2019 Sales and Price Report
California April 2019 Sales and Price Report
Sales remained stagnant despite declining interest rates.
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Q1 2019 California Housing Affordability
Q1 2019 California Housing Affordability
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Outdated Advice
Outdated Advice
People who've gone through the homebuying process are often eager to give advice. Unfortunately, som...
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California March 2019 Sales and Price Report (2)
California March 2019 Sales and Price Report (2)
The lowest interest rates in more than a year boosted California's housing market and kept home sale...
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Smart Home Hacked
Smart Home Hacked
As the number of households using smart-home devices, such as voice assistants, thermostats, doorbel...
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Schools Rule
Schools Rule
When it comes to purchasing a home, school districts and proximity of house to school are ruling the...
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All About Buyers
All About Buyers
All about home buyers.
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All About Sellers
All About Sellers
All about home sellers today. 
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Calling in the Experts
Calling in the Experts
When purchasing a home, one of the most important steps is the home inspection. While this will...
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Homebuying Decisions
Homebuying Decisions
When it comes to purchasing a home there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. Here are t...
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Remodeling ROI
Remodeling ROI
Not all home improvements are created equal. These five projects will reward you the most when it co...
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The Future-Proof Kitchen
The Future-Proof Kitchen
So how do you make sure the changes you make won't look dated in a few years? Here are some ideas to...
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Save the Sale
Save the Sale
Seller whose homes aren't in tip-top shape may need to spend extra money or put in a little elbow gr...
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Remodeling Regret
Remodeling Regret
TV shows make home remodeling look simple, but nearly two-thirds of homeowners who've attempted DIY ...
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Budgeting for Homeownership
Budgeting for Homeownership
Although most home buyers know they'll need to pay various fees and services, some of which will be ...
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Burglars Begone
Burglars Begone
Home burglary generally has a pattern: criminals looking for an easy target they can rob fast. Caree...
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The Stress of Surprise Repairs
The Stress of Surprise Repairs
Nearly half of homeowners experience an unexpected home repair in the first yard of homeownership an...
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Make The Most Of Your Long Beach Kitchen Space! 7 Time-tested Organizing Tips
Make The Most Of Your Long Beach Kitchen Space! 7 Time-tested Organizing Tips
Out of all the rooms in your home, your kitchen gets the most traffic. Whether you’re getting ...
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21 Things A Real Estate Agent Should Do For You
21 Things A Real Estate Agent Should Do For You
Just like in any other profession, there are good real estate agents … and there are, unfortu...
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Don’t Get Sidelined
Don’t Get Sidelined
There are a lot of assumptions about the housing market, but some of those beliefs may be causing yo...
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What you Need to Know About Fixed vs. Adjustable Rates
What you Need to Know About Fixed vs. Adjustable Rates
You’re about to become a first-time homeowner—this is an exciting time! As you begin wor...
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The Essentials
The Essentials
When it comes to choosing a home to purchase, which amenities are non-negoiable and which ones are ...
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School is Cool
School is Cool
When it comes to choosing a home, the ranking of a school is very important to consumers of all age...
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How to Find Down Payment Assistance Programs
How to Find Down Payment Assistance Programs
You just found your dream home in Long Beach, and it’s within your budget! One thing has you s...
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Don’t Go Solo
Don’t Go Solo
Some homeowners opt to sell their home without working with a Realtor. In fact, 43% think they'll m...
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Relocating: 19 Things To Research Before You Buy
Relocating: 19 Things To Research Before You Buy
Relocating to a new city is an exciting experience — you can seize the opportunity to live in...
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Choosing a Neighborhood
Choosing a Neighborhood
In the third quarter of 2018, home buyers were asked what they take into consideration when choosin...
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Property Tax Fairness
Property Tax Fairness
This November, California will be in a unique position to create more housing opportunities. Propos...
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Top 15 Reasons For Sale By Owners Listings Fail
Top 15 Reasons For Sale By Owners Listings Fail
In a seller’s market, it’s easy for a lot of sellers to reach the conclusion that they d...
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Tapping Home Equity
Tapping Home Equity
As home prices continue to rise, homeowners are finding they're sitting on recoord amounts of home e...
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Financing First
Financing First
Most home buyers are following their Realtors advice and seeking financing first in their home buyi...
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Bogged Down Borrowers
Bogged Down Borrowers
Home buyers want the mortgage process to be less oneerous and faster, but they also want more perso...
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Making the Move
Making the Move
The average homeowner stays in their home for 10 years. Here are some telltale signs it's time to p...
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Seller Slip-Ups
Seller Slip-Ups
Selling a home isn't easy. Avoid these common slip-ups that can cause your home to linger on the ma...
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Mortgage Musts
Mortgage Musts
Getting a mortage may seem easy, but the truth is that there are a number of hoops to jump throught...
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Down Payment Dilemma?
Down Payment Dilemma?
One of the biggest misconceptions about homebuying is the need for a 20% down payment. Here are som...
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Overcoming Rejection
Overcoming Rejection
You've fallen in love with a house and made an offer that you thought was very good. Unfotunately, ...
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American Dream Home
American Dream Home
Sixty-four precent of American say they'll be albe to own or rent their dream home within their lif...
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Taking Care of Your Lawn Without Wasting Resources
Taking Care of Your Lawn Without Wasting Resources
Whether you have a small yard, or an acre of land, you want to keep your lawn looking and feeling lu...
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Pool Care Mistakes
Pool Care Mistakes
A swimming pool can be a selling point for a home, but proper care is key. If you have a pool, avoi...
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Pet Protection
Pet Protection
From making sure your pet is properly tagged to check your smoke detectors regularly, here are the ...
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Housiversaries are HOT
Housiversaries are HOT
The hashtag #housiversary has been trending on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, as homeowners find...
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Tips for Buying a Healthy Home
Tips for Buying a Healthy Home
Looking for a new home? Concerned about maintaining a healthy lifestyle for you and your loved ones?...
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Summer, Summer Time
Summer, Summer Time
Summer is heating up and homes with amenties geared toward summer activities have major appeal for ...
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The Connected Kitchen
The Connected Kitchen
If you're considering a kitchen renovation, consider adding high-tech features to make the space ti...
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How To Choose The Right Suburban Neighborhood
How To Choose The Right Suburban Neighborhood
Buying a home anywhere feels like a huge step, but getting settled in the suburbs can seem especiall...
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On a Home Buying Mission
On a Home Buying Mission
Active-service miliarty members and verterans make up the samllest group of home buyers. Check out ...
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HOAs: Protecting Home Values
HOAs: Protecting Home Values
69 million Americans live in 342,000 common-interest communities and the majority of owner say Homeo...
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How To Choose The Right Urban Neighborhood
How To Choose The Right Urban Neighborhood
Buying a home without researching (and loving) the neighborhood is a bit like getting married after ...
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Tackling the Remodel
Tackling the Remodel
The chief reasons homeowners undergo a remodel are because they desire better and newer amenities o...
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Home Buying Mistakes by Generation
Home Buying Mistakes by Generation
No matter the age or life stage, everyone make mistakes when it come to homebuying. From pricking t...
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What Buyers Want
What Buyers Want
The typical spring buyer is on the hunt for a three-bedroom home with a graage and up-to-date kitch...
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Popular Projects
Popular Projects
58% of homeowners plan to spend money on home improvement projects this year. What ar the most popu...
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What’s in a Home Value?
What’s in a Home Value?
It's common knowledge that location, crime, and neighborhood comps can affect home's value. But wha...
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Loving that Living Landscape
Loving that Living Landscape
Spring is in full bloom and for many people that mean spending more time enjoying the outdoors and ...
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Middle-Class Squeeze
Middle-Class Squeeze
The American middle class is losing ground due to widening gaps in wealth. But a home is often the ...
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What Boomers Want
What Boomers Want
32 percent of the U.S. populaiton is 50 years or older, and two-thirds of the primary home equity i...
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The Old Rules Don’t Apply
The Old Rules Don’t Apply
The previous generations followed a clear, linear path through life. Today, everything is less defi...
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Technology vs Community
Technology vs Community
Does high-tech know-how leave you feeling disconnected with your community? Base on what tech-immers...
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Look Who’s Back
Look Who’s Back
Recent data show that we could soon see the return of the female home buyer. Historically, single w...
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Interest Rate Impact
Interest Rate Impact
As interest rates increase for home buyers, not only does the monthly payment go up, but so does th...
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Centennials: The Next Generation
Centennials: The Next Generation
The centennials--those born from 1997 to present--have different attitudes around spending and savi...
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Smart Technology
Smart Technology
Consumers of all generation value smart technology features in both thier current and future homes.
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50 Years of Fair Housing Law
50 Years of Fair Housing Law
The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when renting, buying, or securing financin...
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The Truth about Lead-Based Paint Liability
The Truth about Lead-Based Paint Liability
If you're a California homeowner, you have seen recent news that you will be held criminally liable...
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Millennials on the Move
Millennials on the Move
Despite media headlines to the contrary, millennials do aspire to own a home. However, millennials ...
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What Xers Want
What Xers Want
Generation Xers value family time above all else, and the home is the central hub of family activit...
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Surviving the Remodel
Surviving the Remodel
More than half of couples who complete a remodling project with a spouse or domestic partner admit ...
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California Dreamin'
California Dreamin'
After hitting a 10-year low in Q3 2017, slightly lower home prices and stedy mortagage rates allowe...
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Transit Talks
Transit Talks
Access to public transit is important, and Americans of all ages are willing to pay more to live wh...
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Staying Loyal
Staying Loyal
Does community involvement by a company translate into customer loyalty? According to most, the ans...
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Aging Gracefully
Aging Gracefully
They may make up only 9% of the current population and have a median disposable income of just $21,...
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Boomers on the Hunt
Boomers on the Hunt
At 77 million strong, baby boomers are expect to continue to have a major impact on the houseing ma...
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Best Buyer Tools
Best Buyer Tools
The world we live in today is digital, and that mean searching for a home is a digital process. Buy...
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The Perfect Match
The Perfect Match
With housing inventory at record lows, finding the perfect house can take some time. 2/3 home buyer...
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Buy or Stay?
Buy or Stay?
When it comes to buying a home, Xers, Boomers, and Matures all plan to stay in their current home a...
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Homeownership Achieved
Homeownership Achieved
Buying a home is a major right of passage. Check out when most people expect to reach the milstone ...
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The burdan of student loan debt and a tight lending enviroment appear to be working against many pot
The burdan of student loan debt and a tight lending enviroment appear to be working against many pot
The majority of adults taht say owning a home is either the "most important" or "very important" par...
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The Evolution of Home
The Evolution of Home
The typical Americna home has evelved a great deal over the past 50 years. While past buyers prefer...
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Financial Milestone Markers
Financial Milestone Markers
The average consumer's life is filling with financial milestones. Take a look at this typical finan...
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Generation X
Generation X
Generation X may be the smallest generation, and sandwiched between tow mammoth generations, but as...
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California’s Hot
California’s Hot
It's no secrete that buying in California can be a competitive sport. Just take a look at these sta...
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Super Dads
Super Dads
Millenial dads continue to challenge what contemprty fatherhood looks like. While most brands' deci...
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Don’t Fall Victim To Wire Fraud
Don’t Fall Victim To Wire Fraud
Scammers are stealing down payments via wire fraud and getting more clever everyday. Be sure you do...
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Defending Data
Defending Data
Many businesses are concerned about privacy and security and view them as threats. However, these i...
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Who’s Buying Homes?
Who’s Buying Homes?
At 30%, the primary reason buyers purchased a home in 2017 was to design to own a home of their own...
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Bamboo It Up!
Bamboo It Up!
Bamboo is making its way into more home interiors. From flooring, window treatments and wall accent...
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Financial Freedom
Financial Freedom
Consumers appear to be more confident nowadays with their ability to spend money and pay their mort...
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Positively Perfect
Positively Perfect
While the idea of the "perfect neighborhood" is different for every homeowner, more Americans are e...
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You Can Help Prevent Wildfires
You Can Help Prevent Wildfires
Mother Natures was not kind to California in 2017, with wildfires breaking out in all parts of the ...
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Sellers’ Market Challenges
Sellers’ Market Challenges
It may be a sellers' market but for people who list their home, getting it sold only marks the half...
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Closing Chaos
Closing Chaos
While the majority of home sales close on time, there are some that are delayed or cancelled altoge...
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Homeownership has its Benefits
Homeownership has its Benefits
Improved educational performance, higher civic participation, lower crime rates, and greater health...
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Specialist Wanted
Specialist Wanted
When it comes to buying a home, everyone knows that a home inspections is a must have. However, man...
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Tax Reform & California
Tax Reform & California
Now that the tax reform bill has passed, many Realtors are asking about the effects it could have o...
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Outdated & Unwanted
Outdated & Unwanted
Home buyers want the latest design trends in their next property, but 70% of homeowners admit to ha...
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