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Quick Tips for Real Estate Agents

Quick Tips for Real Estate Agents

Working in real estate is a high-pressure career, but it’s not without its perks. Who wouldn’t want to set their own schedule, and make good money while helping people? So what separates top real estate agents from the competition? Whether you’re thinking about...

3 Things to Know About REO Properties

3 Things to Know About REO Properties

Home foreclosures are not uncommon in our economic market, but when a foreclosure sale is unsuccessful, the bank retains ownership. These properties are “real estate owned,” or REO properties. However, lenders don’t want the added responsibility of upkeep and...

What Sellers Need to Know About Closing Day

What Sellers Need to Know About Closing Day

What is closing on a house? Closing day is a meeting that finalizes a real estate transaction. It officially transfers ownership of the home over to the buyer, and the seller receives payment for the sale. But before this can occur the buyer and seller need to go...

Should You Use Escrow When Buying a Car?

Should You Use Escrow When Buying a Car?

Escrow services aren’t just for new homeowners. An escrow account protects both people involved in a financial agreement. So do you need escrow when buying a car? Not if you’re driving it right off the lot. But if you’re buying a car from a stranger, an auction site,...

How to Spot a Real Estate Scam

How to Spot a Real Estate Scam

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for home buyers to get caught up in a real estate scam. Thousands of victims have reported housing fraud to the FBI via their Internet Crime Complaint Center. Get savvy about the telltale signs. Here are five common real estate scams...

Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Hiring a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent acts as a go-between for buyers and sellers who are on opposite sides of a deal. Hiring a real estate agent can save you thousands of dollars because an experienced agent knows what to look for. While you might be most concerned with finding an...

Selling a Home During the Holidays

Selling a Home During the Holidays

It’s a bit early for twinkly lights, but as we move into autumn the housing market will slow down. Bad weather may not be as much of an issue in California, but no one wants to deal with wet moving boxes. Most homes are listed during warmer months. The last days of...

Manufactured Homes: An Affordable Solution?

Manufactured Homes: An Affordable Solution?

Alternative housing solutions have caught the attention of Millennials saddled with college debt, as well as older generations ready to downsize. In particular, manufactured homes are becoming more popular. Many improvements have been made in recent years, as well as...

Bay Area Escrow Escapes for Team Building

Bay Area Escrow Escapes for Team Building

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