How to Buy A Home in California, Part V: Home Loan Basics and How to Get a Great Rate

In the last installment of our blog series on How to Buy a Home in California, we talked about how to make sure you hire the best Realtor to advise and protect you during your home purchase. It is just as important to hire a great lender who will educate you about the complex world of mortgage loans, and help you make smart financial decisions. In this post, we're going to cover the basics about mortgages and refer you to an expert who you can contact for a more detailed analysis of your unique situation. If you want to browse through the topics in this series, please use our handy Table of Contents.

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Lauren Empey Pacific Beach Realtor, La Jolla Realtor

How to Buy a Home In California, Part IV: How To Make Sure You Hire A Great Realtor

In the last installment of our blog series on How to Buy a Home in California, we went over some basics about the standard home purchase contract in California. By now you have a pretty good understanding of what you're getting into, and it's time to start interviewing Realtors and kickstart your home search into high gear! In this post, we'll give you some great tips on how to make sure you hire a stellar Realtor. If you want to browse through the topics in this series, please use our handy Table of Contents.

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How to Buy a Home in California, Part III: The Residential Purchase Agreement (“RPA”) and As-Is Sales

In the last installment of our blog series on How to Buy a Home in California, we talked about some of the basics—how the MLS works, and what is fair market value. In this post we'll be going over basics about the standard home purchase contract in California, so you'll have a general idea of what you're getting into. We'll of course be going into more detail on this contract when we talk about writing offers and getting through escrow. If you want to browse through the topics in this series, please use our handy Table of Contents

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San Diego Home Buyers, What Is the San Diego MLS, What is Fair Market Value

How to Buy a Home In California, Part II: Basics—What is the MLS and What is Fair Market Value?

In the last installment of our blog series on How to Buy a Home in California, we talked about some of the preliminary steps you need to take when thinking of buying a home. In this post we'll be going over some of the basics—how the MLS works, and what is fair market value. If you want to browse through the topics in this series, use our handy Table of Contents

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How to Buy a Home in California: Part I, San Diego Real Estate

How to Buy a Home in California, Part I: Preparations

Buying a home in California is no small undertaking.  If you'd love to own a home, but don't know where to start, well, you're in the right place!  Start here!  And if you're further along in the process, please refer to our handy Table of Contents for this blog series about how to buy a home in California.  

Step 1: Prepare Yourself for the Unimaginable

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Modern Dining Room Staging and Design

Staging Your Home For Success

Look, cleaning and packing is never fun. Especially the type of deep cleaning you have to do when you move, and want to sell your home for all it's worth. But the reward for getting down and dirty scrubbing baseboards and grody windows is seeing your home with new life breathed into it, and enjoying your last moments in your beloved home while it's looking its best. Whether you hire a professional stager, or put in the time and effort to do it DIY-style, buyers will love it, and will crawl over each other to convince you to accept their offer. You'll be able to be picky about selecting a buyer who will truly cherish your beautiful home for years to come. Read on for some specific staging tips that will help you create a feeding frenzy among buyers. 

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