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Carmel Valley Townhouse, San Diego Townhomes For Sale, San Diego Condo Realtor

Don’t Hire a Realtor to Help You Buy a Home With an HOA Until You Read This

If you’re buying a home which is subject to an HOA, your investigation into the HOA is one of the most important elements of your buyer due diligence. HOAs have a lot of power over your ownership of your property—they can regulate your the and design of your home, charge you directly for the cost of maintenance to the complex (on top of your normal monthly dues), and they can foreclose on you and literally take your home away if you don’t pay those fees levied by the HOA.

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Real Estate Scams, Protect Yourself When Buying or Selling A Home, Pacific Beach Realtor

New Real Estate Scams and How to Protect Yourself When Buying or Selling a Home

You think of cyber crime and start to tune out, right? All these big security hacks keep happening and the problem seems so insurmountable, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and just tune it out. It’s not a problem until it happens to you, so why worry about it?

I recently attended a cybersecurity panel as part of a real estate education seminar, and it opened my eyes to some little, yet hugely important things we should all be doing to protect ourselves. The panel included a local FBI agent, a local district attorney from the cyber crime division, and other security professionals. I learned some very important, simple tips for protecting myself every day, and I hope you will learn something too.

But first, the scams!

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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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