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Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Why Millennial Buyers Are Swiping Left On Your Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

They want it fast, they want it easy, and it better be perfect. That pretty much sums up the typical millennial homebuyer today. So, if thats your target and your house isnt pristine, theyre going to move on to one that is. So how do you make your home swipeable? Its easy, really.Clean it up"Whether or not we admit it, weve all seen at least a f...


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Is This Home A Good Deal?
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Theres no perfect home, but some homes are more ideal for your household than others. When you look for your next home, carefully consider these four criteria - price, features, location and condition. The closer you get to meeting all four criteria, the better your chances are of making a good buy.PriceIn any market, price has to come first. To...


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10 Surprising Items People Hate Having in Their Home
Written By: Mitchell Parker, Houzz Editorial Staff

Warning: This article might cause you to feel ashamed, embarrassed and like youre committing home design sins. OK, maybe not. But what you are about to read is a list of common household design elements that many homeowners, according to a recent, lively Houzz discussion, absolutely refuse to have in their home.The dirty, and hilarious, truth is...


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6 Places You Can Get Great Stuff For Your House For The Cost Of Lunch
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

So you just laid out a bunch of cash for your down payment and closing costs, and dont forget about the moving company. Or, maybe youre just getting ready to buy or move into your first home, and youre not sure how youre going to furnish and fill up your great new space after draining your savings account. The same-old hand-me-downs youve been p...


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How To Score A Deal On Home Appliances
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Who doesnt dream of a kitchen full of shiny, new appliances. Raise your hand if you want a new refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, microwave - and, hey, lets throw in a washer and dryer, too - but dont want to pay top dollar for them. The expense is definitely a bummer when it comes to buying new, but you dont have to go broke to get what you want. ...


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Real Estate Commissioner Issues Warning To Agents and Brokers
Written By: Bob Hunt

Although many California real estate agents and brokers may not know it, this month March, 2017 Real Estate Commissioner, Wayne Bell, issued a "Licensee Alert" in the form of a Supplemental Disciplinary Advisory to an advisory that was issued in September of 2015. That advisory was titled Disciplinary Warning to Real Estate Salespersons Who Act,...


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Five Sanity-Saving Strategies For Home Construction
Written By: PJ Wade

Is this the year you begin construction of your dream house?What have you done to ensure your dream does not turn into the nightmare that house building has become for too many?If you purchase a custom-built home from a subdivision developer, you may believe its construction will be smooth sailing, with just a few choices of interior and exterio...


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Realty Times and PinRaise Announce Nonprofit Partnership
Written By: Staff Reports

Agent with Heart program to benefit local nonprofits and real estate agentsYorba Linda, CA March 28, 2017 -- Realty Times and PinRaise announced a new partnership to promote the Agent with Heart movement.Under the Agent with Heart program, real estate agents and brokers who join the Agent with Heart network agree to donate a portion of their com...


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Electric Water Heater Troubleshooting Quickstart Guide
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Technology advances are making electric water heaters more popular than ever. The electric water heater market, valued at 6 billion in 2015, will expand at an annual compound growth rate of 7.5 percent to reach 33.22 billion by 2024, Global Market Insights projects. Advances in energy saving, comfort control and display technology are driving de...


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Appraisals Can Be Challenged
Written By: Bob Hunt

Question: We are refinancing our home to replace an adjustable rate mortgage with a good fixed rate loan. Unfortunately, the appraisal came in low and when I received the copy from the mortgage company I noticed many errors, some of which are significant.For example, the appraisal statet my home is stone and frame instead of stone and brick. It ...


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Building a Wall Around The Homeowners Association
Written By: Benny L. Kass

"Lets build a great big wall around our property", the board president told the directors of his community association. "We have too many cars taking shortcuts through our streets to get to the main highway," he pointed out. "And we have no security at night, I often see strangers wandering over our grounds. Furthermore, our neighbors down the s...


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Ask the HOA Expert: The Meeting Agenda
Written By: Richard Thompson

Question: How does the board choreograph a meeting if not allowed to meet privately in advance? We have always scheduled work sessions every other month prior to the open board meetings. Some members are calling us on it. Some board members have said they will resign if they have to face a room full of homeowners every month.Answer: The choreogr...


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Making Your Down Payment With Gift Money
Written By: Realty Times Staff

To take advantage of low interest rates while home prices climb higher and higher, some homebuyers need help accumulating enough money for a down-payment. To satisfy secondary market loan package purchasers such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and insurers like the Federal Housing Authority, lenders have strict rules about where down-payment money...


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Tired Of White Everything In Your House? Paint It Black
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

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Can Canada Tax Its Way Out Of High House Prices?
Written By: Jim Adair

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Tips For Moving Into Your New Home
Written By: Realty Times Staff

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Seven Ways To Reinvent Your Bathroom With Nothing More Than a Trip To a Big Box Store
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

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Top 5 New Bathroom Tech to Consider
Written By: Andrea Davis

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Appraisals Can Be Challenged...
Question: We are refinancing our home to replace an adjustable rate mortgage with a g...

Electric Water Heater Troubles...
Technology advances are making electric water heaters more popular than ever. The electric w...

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