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April 17th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

We’re proud to announce the following agents joined our network during the month of March. Welcome to the team!

Natalie Brown

Jeff Kraus

Cerissa Castrotta

Tiffanie Robertson

Traci Cline
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April 16th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

how to come up with a down payment

One of the first steps a prospective homeowner must take before buying a home is to come up with the money for a down payment. To buy a home today, the purchaser needs at least 3.5 percent of the purchase price for a down payment. Depending on the price of your ideal home, this could range anywhere from a few thousand dollars to several hundred thousand. The more money you’re able to put toward a down payment, the lower your mortgage payment will be. It’s in the homebuyer’s best interest to have a substantial down payment saved when starting the buying process.

Coming up with a down payment can seem like an impossible task to many, but it might be easier than you think. With a little creativity and planning, you could have a down payment saved for your dream home before you know it. Below, we’ve outlined a few creative ways for you to come up with your down payment. Don’t delay, start saving today!
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April 16th, 2015 at 11:00 am

Open House

Spring is a time for new beginnings, a fresh perspective, change, and adventure. It’s also a wonderful time to buy a new home. What better way to bring about the season of change than by finding your perfect home?

In celebration of the spring season, our agents are hosting an open house extravaganza!

This one-weekend-only event will take place in communities throughout Southern California on May 2-3, 2015. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to explore a wide variety of homes up close and personal, all in one weekend.
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April 8th, 2015 at 8:30 am

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We are pleased to announce that our company, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, and more than 850 of our real estate agents were recognized during a special awards ceremony at our national sales convention, which was attended by top real estate professionals from the United States, Mexico, and Canada. This year’s convention took place March 22-24 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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April 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 pm

real estate trends

Home designs are capitalizing on the popularity of in-home suites. Commonly referred to as in-law suites, this home addition is now being occupied by more than one demographic. Most traditionally, an in-law suite was a place for older generations to occupy and be close to family and loved ones. However, now grandparents, boomerang kids, caretakers, and even dual-career homebuyers are seeing the potential that can come with having a segregated living space. According to a 2013 NAR study of buyers, an in-law suite was one of the rooms that buyers were willing to pay the most for, with 20 percent of buyers saying they would be willing to pay a median of $2,920 more.
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