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More Generations Are Living under One Roof

More Generations Are Living under One Roof This year challenged us to reprioritize everything – where we work, how to socialize, and gather together. For many, this also meant making decisions about how to best support and engage with our extended families. In most cases, we are unable to see...

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Prepping Pets For Your Move

PREPPING YOUR PETS FOR THE BIG MOVE Your moving day is set and it’s time to start preparing. As you’re making your lists and checking them twice, don’t forget to factor in your furry friends (pets). Here are some tips for making sure the process goes smoothly. Medical records. When...

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5 Tips to Make a Competitive Offer

Today’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for homes, it’s more important than ever to know the ins and outs of making a strong as well as competitive offer. Here are five tips to success for this important stage in the homebuying process....

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Priority Tasks For Your Move In

PRIORITY TASKS FOR YOUR MOVE IN Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first. Change the locks Even if you’re promised...

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How to Negotiate When Buying A House

TAKE 5: WHAT TO NEGOTIATE WHEN BUYING A HOUSE Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the best possible deal for your money. So, what...

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Top Tips For House Hunting Online

TOP TIPS FOR HOUSE HUNTING ONLINE Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep in mind there may be...

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Down Payment Strategy

WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU? You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal....

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Your Guide to the Home Appraisal

Your Guide to the Home Appraisal You’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your T's and dot all your I's before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on your closing checklist the home appraisal. So, what exactly is that? The home...

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Townhouse vs Condo: Which Should You Buy?

Whether it’s your first time buying or you just want to purchase something smaller, townhouses and condos are both great options. Check out the differences between the two to help aid you in your search! Condominiums Condominiums are similar to apartments in that you purchase an individual unit inside of...

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5 Negotiating Tactics that Kill a Sale

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers:...

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6120 Hellyer Ave #175 San Jose, CA 95138