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2010 

What's your house worth?  It's a popular question, judging by the number of banner ads, e-mails and sponsored links that seem to appear everywhere on the Internet. And it appears to be an easy question to answer as well, since it seems that all of these advertisers are willing to simply give the ...
Posted over 3 years ago
I came across a good credit score article from the Orange County Register written by Marilyn Kalfus.  If you're thinking about buying a home, you know it's more important than ever to have a high FICO score. Several components make up your score. What steps would you take to bump it up? How would...
Posted over 3 years ago
I've come across another good article from sfgate.com .  It lays out some good guidelines to use when you are starting to try and calculate a housing budget.  I think this is a very good first exercise to do when you are just in the very beginning of thinking about buying a home.  However, nothin...
Posted over 3 years ago
I just came across this article from sfgate.com.  I think it's something for every first time buyer to reader over and spend some time thinking about.  Makes you think about what kind of house and payment is going to be best for you to start out with.  I tend to agree that a first home purchase s...
Posted over 3 years ago
Here's an article i recently came across from CNNMoney.com.  While i think, between now and spring 2011, prices in the Sacramento area will probably has a slight shift downward, i do feel the local market has stabilized to the point of small shifts and not large swings in prices.  I've been on re...
Posted over 3 years ago
Enough with the doom and gloom about homeownership. Brett Arends of the Wall Street Journal explains why owning a home is a good thing. Enough with the doom and gloom about homeownership. Sure, maybe there's more pain to come in the housing market. But when Time magazine starts running covers tha...
Posted over 3 years ago
Are Pools Worth the Expense? (article by Melissa Tracey from Realtor magazine) On a hot summer day, who isn't envious of the house with the inviting, backyard pool to jump in and cool off? But today's cost conscious homebuyer may be leery of taking the plunge with buying a home with a pool, viewi...
Posted over 3 years ago
Doug Reynolds, a Sacramento Realtor, provides an analysis of the local market. This month focusing on the flat market stats for August, how the market has started to balance out more for buyers and legislation that is coming to be a huge benefit for short sellers. More information can be found a...
Posted over 3 years ago
Nearly all real estate transactions allow for a buyer to have a inspection period to have the home checked out.  This "inspection contingency period" is typically between 7 and 17 days after an agreement is reached.  During the inspection period, the buyer, at their own expense has the right to h...
Posted over 3 years ago
Housing Statistics Mostly Flat for August 2010 The biggest news coming out of the August stats was the fact that the median sales price in the county actually went up a small amount from $185,000 to $186,000.  The "Double Dip" that many have discussed in recent months and began last month took a ...
Posted over 3 years ago
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