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March 28th, 2017 at 2:30 pm

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Cape Cod-style homes may have originated on the East Coast, but they’re making a comeback on the opposite coast. The popular cottage style’s roots can be traced to Colonial New England, and is quickly recognizable by its low, broad profile, typically one and a half stories half tall, with a steeply pitched roof with end gables. (more…)

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February 3rd, 2017 at 8:00 am

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Literally translated as “wind-water” in English, feng shui is the Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment.

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January 19th, 2017 at 11:00 am

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No question about it: Southern California is one of the most expensive places to live in the United States. And trying to save up to buy a home is a real challenge for many would-be owners.

In fact, a GOBankingRates.com study last August found that all but two of the country’s 15 worst cities for saving money are in California. “Expensive housing, higher-than-average taxes, and one of the most expensive states to fill up your gas tank make it very difficult to have leftover income after the necessities are paid,” the study stated. (more…)

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January 18th, 2017 at 11:00 am

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If you’re thinking about buying a home, or refinancing your current residence, the news that the Federal Reserve approved raising its benchmark interest rate from 0.5 percent to 0.75 percent last December 14 might have just been a blip on your radar. (more…)

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January 9th, 2017 at 11:00 am

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Have you resolved to make 2017 the year you finally buy a home of your own? If so, don’t let the months slip by without taking the steps necessary for achieving the American dream.

Any experienced real estate agent will be glad to go over those steps with you. But we’ve capsulized some of them here because a little education and preparation go a long way when you officially enter the homebuying process. Follow through on this advice and you could be on your way to calling in the movers this year: (more…)

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