SELLER GUIDE

HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME Appraisals & Market Value Are there standard ways to determine how much a home is worth?  How do you determine how much a home is worth?  What about appraised value and market value?  What is the difference between list price and sale price?  Disclosure Are agents responsible for disclosing material […]

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BUYER GUIDE

HOW TO BUY Appraisals & Market Value Are there standard ways to determine how much a home is worth? Yes. A comparative market analysis and an appraisal are the two most common and reliable ways to determine a home’s value. Your real estate agent can provide a comparative market analysis, an informal estimate of value […]

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3 Big Housing Decisions You May Face

Housing decisions are never small. Where you choose to live impacts your budget, your job prospects and your social life. For the future, your home plays a major role in what your retirement might look like (financially and logistically). For these reasons, housing decisions require plenty of careful consideration. Want to be prepared to make the right […]

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The Compound Effect: Building Your Household’s Wealth

Wealth is within reach for many people; however, according to a recent study, 63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 While younger people are more likely to say they’ll achieve wealth one day, only 34 percent of people aged 30 to 49 and 21 percent of people aged 50 or older […]

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CAN YOU BENEFIT FROM PROP 19?

Proposition 19 fully goes into effect on April 1, 2021, protecting millions of older homeowners, homeowners with severe disabilities, and victims of wildfire or natural disaster. As older homeowners move to senior housing, retirement communities, or condos, or downsize to smaller homes, more homeownership opportunities will open up in communities throughout the state each year […]

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Renters for a Weekend or a While: What’s the Best Use of Your Investment Property?

The residential rental market is now the fastest-growing segment of the housing market. In the United States, the demand for single-family rentals, defined as either detached homes or townhouses, has risen 30 percent in the past three years.1 And in Canada, rental units now account for nearly one-third of the country’s homes, with particular demand […]

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