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A lease option (is different than a lease purchase, a lease purchase binds both parties to the sale, where in a lease option the buyer has the option but the seller doesn't) is the abbreviated form of the appropriate term “Lease With the Option to Purchase”. It is a type of contract used in both ...
Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (S.A.F.E. Act) FAQs The following are the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the S.A.F.E. Act. This list will be updated by the federal Agencies based upon FAQs they receive from institutions, mortgage loan originators, and indi...
Despite State Tax Credit California Home Sales Decline Despite a special state home buyer tax credit, sales of homes in California declined more than 17% from a year ago in September, according to San Diego based real estate research firm DataQuick.
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Negotiating Real Estate Deal To Yes: "By Marcie Geffner - House Talk BlogNegotiating a purchase agreement is perhaps the trickiest aspect of any real estate transaction. Most home buyers and home sellers want to arrive at a win-win agreement, but that's not to say either side would regret getting...
  This is a very interesting bit of humility.   I have heard many agents pass up on clients looking for a rental for the simple fact that a lease does not pay that much.   Since we are located in San Clemente right in downtown at 222 Avenida Del Mar we get quite a number of walk in's.  Well many ...
It's an all too common situation. You find a perfect home for sale in an ideal neighborhood. It's been beautifully remodeled, and it has everything you've been searching for. Even the price is right. Something tells you it might be too good to be true, but you put in an offer anyway, and it's acc...
Location has been touted by housing experts as the most important factor to consider when buying a home. Does this adage still hold, or has price trumped location as the most important consideration?Historically, home values were largely dependent on location. Homes near major metropolitan center...
The California Housing Finance Agency is teaming up with the Federal Housing Administration to offer 30-year fixed-rate loans to low- and moderate-income first-time home buyers at below-market rates.With mortgage rates already at historic lows, eligible borrowers could lock in a CalHFA-FHA loan ...
Despite a very wet season this past winter, the increase in rainfall didn’t make up for many years of below-average water levels. In 2009 California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in an effort to manage the drought crisis. Since then, many water companies have put in...

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