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One of the Top Reasons to Own a Home

One of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced savings plan.” Here’s how it works: You make a mortgage payment each month. Part of that payment is applied to the principal balance of your mortgage. Each month you owe less on the home. The

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Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

Congratulations! You did the first step in home buying process – applied for a mortgage! Be careful: before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone who will be able to tell

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6 Graphs Showing the Strength of the Current Housing Market

Keeping an eye on the current status of the housing market is one of the best ways to make powerful and confident decisions when buying or selling a home. Mortgage rates remaining near historic lows and houses selling in an average of only 29 days

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5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

Below are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and

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Sunnyvale January Newsletter

Sunnyvale Median Home Prices & Days On The Market WE SELL FOR MORE BECAUSE WE DO MORE! Contact us for 2019 market predictions!

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Understanding Proposition 60/90

PROPOSITION 60 allows homeowners who are 55 years or older to transfer the base-year value of their principal residence to a replacement dwelling located in the same county, under certain circumstances. What are the requirements to be eligible for Proposition 60? At the date of

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Choosing a neighborhood

In the third quarter of 2018, homebuyers were asked what they take into consideration when choosing a new neighborhood, the importance of highly ranked schools, and the number of homes available for sale in their neighborhood.  

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Understand 1031 Exchange

A 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange allows real estate investors to defer the payment of capital gains taxes when selling an investment property and exchanging into another investment property. There are several types of exchanges available to investors depending on how they wish to structure their

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What is pre-emptive offer and why?

Sometimes buyer would be surprised to find out that a listing they were interested in had sold before they even had a chance to see it, leaving the buyers wondering if they had missed out on an excellent opportunity. It turns out that the listing

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