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Why Choose a New Home?
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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
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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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The Blackstone Mystery – Questions Answered
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The Blackstone Mystery – Questions Answered Lately it seems you’d have to be hiding under a rock not to hear something about the mysterious Blackstone and all the real estate they’ve been scooping up in recent months. What are Blackstone’s objectives? How are they affecting the current real estate market? And what is behind their…

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Builder Spotlight: Premier United Communities
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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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New Program Allows Short Sale Sellers to Stay Home
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How You Can Short Sell and Never Leave Your Home If you’ve been contemplating short selling your home, there are likely several pressing questions weighing on your mind: Where will we go? What will happen to our credit? What fees will we incur? How long will it take? It can be overwhelming just anticipating what…

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Getting a Quality Home Inspection
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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?
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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 Sellers Get a Home Inspection?
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Why Should You Get a Home Inspection? Part Two: Home Sellers Last week on the blog, we talked about the invaluable benefits of home inspections for prospective homebuyers. Since a home inspection is a buyer-driven need, responsibility falls on potential buyers to arrange for a home inspection during a real estate transaction. Some may be…

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Why Should You Get a Home Inspection – Part One
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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 Be a Likeable Real Estate Agent
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How to Be a Likeable Real Estate Agent   I recently had an interaction with a salesperson that literally left my mouth hanging open in disbelief. I couldn’t imagine how this person could think his method of communication was actually going to win him a sale. But the sad fact of the matter is that…

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Blog Post: How to Get Your Offer Accepted
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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
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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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