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Real estate mortgage: A guide for homebuyers

You’ll hear the terms “real estate mortgage” often when buying your home and with good reason. It’s one of the most essential things you need for your home purchase unless you’re making an all-cash offer. What is a mortgage loa...

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Legal requirements when selling your California home

When preparing a house for sale, sellers need to know their legal obligations and requirements. Here are the most important things you need to know before putting your property up for sale in California. You must disclose material facts ...

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Kitchen upgrades that raise your home’s value

The kitchen is one of the places in our homes that we spend the most time in—one key factor as to why kitchens get damaged or worn out much faster than the rest of the house. Because of this, many homeowners tend to put the kitchen bef...

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Pre-qualified vs. pre-approved: Know the difference

As a first-time homebuyer, you are likely to encounter two important steps in their mortgage application: mortgage pre-qualification and mortgage pre-approval. What’s the difference between the two? Do you need both? More importantly, ...

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Value-boosting paint colors for your home

One of the easiest ways to update your home is to give it a fresh coat of paint. It can also help cover minor wall damage and pull the home’s entire look together. But did you know that painting your home significantly increases its mar...

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