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Know Air Conditioner Ratings

Heating and cooling costs are skyrocketing. So, homeowners & tenants alike want to have the most efficient Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) units in their home that they can afford. Asking for recommendations for a specific unit can bring about … Continue reading

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An Important Step in Staging

There are a lot of little things that you can do to increase the appeal of your home to buyers. Many of the tips you’ll find to improve your home’s appeal focus on things inside the house, ranging from paint … Continue reading

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6 Years of Growth could spell Trouble

Real estate and other markets have been on s fantastic run, the last 6 years. Most markets have made a full recovery from the previous down-turns. Yet, as we’ve all heard the old saying “too much of a good thing…” … Continue reading

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Rents are Syrocketing!

Rents Skyrocketing & not coming down Any time soon In 20 years as a Realtor, I’ve NEVER seen a better time to Stop Renting & Buy a Home! Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what the experts have to say… … Continue reading

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More home buyers turning to social media

LOS ANGELES (June 26) – Reflecting the proliferating use of social media in today’s society, more home buyers are turning to social media in the home-buying process than ever, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2014 Survey of … Continue reading

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Countdown to 2013 Taxes

There are many changes coming down the pipe if things on Capital Hills remain status quo.  We have recently found a brief compilation of some of the major changes and thought they might be important to our readers. It would probably … Continue reading

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Cap Rate, Cash-on-Cash or Rate of Return???

What’s a Real Estate investor to use? The different methods available for calculating a good investment can be mind-boggling.  You can spend days or weeks, reading books & blogs on the advantages, disadvantages and differences, on a slew of projection calculations.  We’ll take a brief … Continue reading

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Repaying Your First-Time Homebuyer Credit

The timer has come, for those who bought a home in 2008 and claimed the First Time Homebuyer credit on their taxes.  The IRS is interested in helping you do that and they’re offering some very helpful tools to do … Continue reading

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FBI Shuting Off its Protection Against International Hackers

A quick test of your computer can save you and hundreds of thousands of other people from a lot of headaches. Several months ago the FBI launched a safety net against international hackers, who were taking control of computers around the … Continue reading

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Home prices ‘bottoming now,’ BofA Merrill Lynch analysts say

Things look better on the home front now compared to late last year, notes Bank of America Merrill Lynch ($9.82 0%), which revised its home price forecast Thursday to say “prices are bottoming now.” In November, BofA Merrill Lynch analysts … Continue reading

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