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Hello All, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with food, family and friends. In my family, it's tradition to put up the lights the day after thanksgiving. Thankfully no-one fell off the ladder this year. So in light of being safe, here's a few Safety Tips for the holidays. I'...
The following is a check list of home maintenance tips to get your home ready for winter. Minor repairs and weather proofing can save you big money on heating bills this winter. Comfort, safety, and saving money can be achieved by following these tips. Maintenance Tips •· ...
According to a June 2009 report by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the typical housing downturn, from peak to valley, lasts 3¾ years historically speaking. However, the same report found that the typical housing upswing, from valley to peak, lasts 6½ years. Doug's Take: I found this very inte...
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information provided by California Association of Realtors Status/Summary:Currently, FHA will not insure a loan for any property where title was transferred within 90 days. There are some exceptions to this rule, including GSE REOs, HUD REOs, state and federally chartered financial institution R...
Google has been improving the usability of real estate information in its Google Maps function.Users can now select the "real estate" option from the "more" button on the top right of any Google Map. They'll automatically see balloons on the maps of listings, as well as a pop-up real estate refin...
From BuyWithDoug.com's Blog Change in sales volume and median sales price small but positive Sacramento sales volume and median sales price both increased for October, showing a continued trend of a flat local market. Single family home sales increased 5.2% from 1,631 to 1,716 total units in Oct...
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Is this neighborhood safe? A question i get asked on a regular basis as a Realtor. Well, over the years i've found some good resources to find out the answer to that question. If you are every looking for a home in an unfamiliar neighborhood, it's always a good idea to check out the crime and ...
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