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Home Reports
First Time Buyers  Home Buyers  Money Talk

Since we’ve been on the topic of credit scores lately, we thought it would only be fitting to let you know how to improve your credit score to get that mortgage and the home of your dreams! Although there are a few options out there for getting a mortgage with less than stellar credit (see our previous post here) your best bet in the long run is to improve your credit score before applying for a loan. Here are a few tips for anyone who wants to improve their credit, whether you’re deep in the 400’s or trying to take your score from a “Good” to an “Excellent”, here are 5 things anyone can do to boost their chances of landing that loan.

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First Time Buyers  Home Buyers  Money Talk  Real Estate 101

Did you know it’s still possible to be eligible for a home loan with a low credit score? Many people assume that because their score is below 700, they won’t even be considered for a mortgage and therefore give up before even trying. The truth is, there are quite a few options out there to get you into your new home with a credit score as low as 580. Here are a few of the best options we found but remember – repairing your credit score, paying back debts and waiting to buy a home is always your best bet!

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Real Estate  Real Estate 101  Seasonal  Staging

Just because the snow is falling and the wind is howling doesn’t mean the buyers aren’t looking. Selling your home on the Winter market is a whole different ball game than selling in the more popular Spring and Summer months, so if you’re braving the storm, we’ve got 5 ways to sell your home quickly, no matter how frosty it is outside.

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Celebrity  Real Estate

Kelsey Grammer, best known for his role as Dr. Frasier Crane, has moved up and out of the home he previously shared with ex-wife, and Beverly Hills Housewives star, Camille Grammer. But don’t feel sad for this star for the breakup of his (3rd) marriage and temporary displacement, because he made a hefty $8.94 million dollar profit off the sale of his Malibu home. He has also since remarried and had an adorable daughter, Faith, so things are looking good for Frasier!

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First Time Buyers  Home Buyers  Real Estate 101

House hunting can be daunting and unfamiliar territory for most people, especially those taking their first venture into homeownership. Since we’re here to help you get the home of your dreams, we thought we’d share with you some of the biggest real estate buzz words that will perk up your ears, but not necessarily mean good things ahead. Like any industry, real estate is all about the marketing, and the best tool you can have when braving this uncharted territory is knowledge of the local language – in other words, the “lingo”. Here we’ve found the top 7 buzz words used often to describe less than perfect homes, and now you’ll be able to spot them from a mile away!

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Celebrity  Real Estate  TV Homes

Selena Gomez has had quite a year, and to top it all off, she’s selling her $4.5 million dollar home in the coveted Hollywood hills city of Calabasas. You may remember not long ago (read: last year) that Selena sold her Tarzana home to Iggy Azelea and boyfriend Nick Young for a cool $3.45 Million dollars to move closer to now ex-beau Justin Bieber. Now that the couple are a thing of the past, Selena is moving on once again to bigger and better things.

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First Time Buyers  Home Buyers  Real Estate  Real Estate 101

Buying a home can be scary, there’s no doubt about it. But, there are a few common “What If’s” that actually have easy and quick solutions to give you better peace of mind through this nerve wracking transaction. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 concerns home buyers have and why you shouldn’t worry about any of them. You’ll be on your way to your dream home in no time!

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Real Estate  Real Estate 101  Staging

If you’re like the vast majority of home owners, you’re probably not dreaming of your home sitting stagnant on the market for months or even years without so much as a nibble. That’s why we thought it was important to make a list of factors that determine just how long you’re going to have to wait before getting out of your old home. While there are many other factors that are beyond a sellers control like the state of the economy and market demand, there are also a variety of things a seller can control that can (and will) determine how long your home is on the market. So if you’re looking for a quick sale, you’ve come to the right place!

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Home Improvements  Real Estate  Real Estate 101  Renovations

When it comes to buying a fixer-upper, it’s essential to acquire as much information as you can to make the best decision about your future home. While this is an important step in all Real Estate transactions, fixer-uppers bring a whole new set of potential problems and possible hidden costs to the table. So whether you’re just beginning to think about adding fixer-uppers to your list of potential homes, or you’re in the middle of finalizing your sale, this list will provide you with the 9 Key Questions to ask your Realtor, Contractor and yourself before diving in head first.

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Home Improvements  Inspections  Real Estate 101

Let us start by saying that it’s perfectly normal for homes to have a couple dings and dents when they’ve been lived in and loved for many years. That is what they are made for after all, living! These are often superficial problems that can be easily fixed with a can of paint or new carpeting, but sometimes what you don’t see that can do the real damage.

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