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How to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Home

How to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Home by Angela Alupoaie Energy efficiency is both beneficial for the environment as well as your wallet, so why not try to reduce your energy bill and usage with a couple easy steps? Most of us are aware of the common and most recommended ways to save energy,…

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Why Choose a New Home? Infographic

If you’re thinking about purchasing a home right now, you may be wondering whether you should give serious consideration to purchasing a new home instead of a resale home. Since new homes are generally believed to have a slightly higher price tag than resale homes, are the benefits of a new home purchase really worth…

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Why Choose a New Home?

Why Choose a New Home? Earlier this month the Sacramento Bee featured a story detailing home builders’ plans to construct upwards of 10,000 new homes in the Folsom region within the next several years. Just a few days later that same journal ran a story highlighting the forecast for major new home growth all over…

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Real Estate 101: The Final Walk-Through

Real Estate 101: The Final Walk-Through So you’ve finally come to the finish line of the home buying process. You are just a few days away from closing and getting the keys to your new home in your hot little hands. You are more ready than ever to move in and start your new life.…

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Builder Spotlight: Premier United Communities

Builder Spotlight: Premier United Communities New home builders have faced a rocky road to economic recovery in recent years. Even now, with the housing market in a greatly improved state, builders face many obstacles – diminishing supply of lots and land, shortages of workers and building materials, and a tougher regulatory climate. And yet with…

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Getting a Quality Home Inspection

Why Should You Get a Home Inspection? Part Four: Getting a Quality Inspection In recent weeks, we’ve been discussing the merits of home inspections – for buyers and sellers, on homes both new and old. But how can you ensure that you are getting a quality home inspection? The value of your home inspection will…

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Why Should You Get a Home Inspection for a New Home?

Why Should You Get a Home Inspection? Part Three: New Homes Our previous two blog posts have discussed the value of home inspections for both homebuyers and sellers. Many homebuyers, though, question whether or not a home inspection is really necessary if they are purchasing a new home. There are a couple of reasons why…

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Why Should You Get a Home Inspection – Part One

Why Should You Get a Home Inspection? Part One: Homebuyers The process of purchasing a home can be stressful, especially for first-time homebuyers. There are so many different recommendations on a myriad of subjects that you will receive from friends and family, from your real estate agent, and from others, that you can end up…

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Blog Post: How to Get Your Offer Accepted

How to Get Your Offer Accepted It’s no secret that inventory of new and resale homes in most U.S. markets are low right now. If you are currently shopping for a home, you already know how challenging it can be to both find a home that suits your needs/preferences and even more challenging to get…

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Blog Post: Protecting Yourself from Real Estate Scams

Protecting Yourself from Real Estate Scams In recent years, stories about real estate scams have become all too common. Many people have made the mistake of putting their trust in a so-called expert who turns out to have only their own best interests at heart. The financial and emotional repercussions of falling victim to these…

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