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July 25th, 2022 at 11:00 am

What is a fixed rate mortgage in real estate

Purchasing a new home can be a very exciting time. It can also be very complicated, especially when it comes to figuring out how you’ll pay for this purchase. You’ll probably be looking into financing, which means taking out a mortgage. Which means paying interest on your home loan. Your interest payment could come down to the type of mortgage loan you take out, so you need to choose between a fixed vs. adjustable-rate mortgage.

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July 18th, 2022 at 11:00 pm

home library with built-in bookshelves

Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, bookshelves offer many possibilities. Books that line the shelves can spark imagination or teach important lessons. Displaying your favorite pieces of art on the shelves is also a great way to decorate your home and showcase your interests.

Here are six homes in SoCal that offer impressive built-in bookshelves.

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July 13th, 2022 at 11:00 am

Courtyard of iconic el andaluz by architect jeff shelton

This chic downtown luxury condo is at the iconic El Andaluz designed by Jeff Shelton. Masterfully designed, the vibrant development features playful lines, intricate tile work, alluring wrought-iron detail, and an envious open-air courtyard. Residents enjoy sophisticated downtown living at the epicenter of restaurants, shops, and all Santa Barbara has to offer.

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July 11th, 2022 at 11:00 am

Understanding California closing costs in real estate

Buying a house is a major purchase. In fact, for most people, it will be either the largest or one of the largest purchases of their lives. It can be easy to become fixated on that big number that you’ll be paying down for many years to come. However, even that big number doesn’t tell the whole story.

For one thing, it doesn’t include the seller closing costs and buyer closing costs.

Closing costs in real estate can be a confusing topic because many different fees can be considered home sale closing costs. To demystify seller closing costs and buyer closing costs, let’s go over some of the fees you can expect to pay and touch on how much money you should be ready to spend on closing costs.

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July 8th, 2022 at 11:00 am

Homes made for entertaining - large backyard with pool, cabana, kitchenette, fireplace, and fire table.

While there are plenty of perks that come with life in beautiful Southern California, a major benefit is all of the homes made for outdoor entertaining. Our temperate weather can be enjoyed all year long, so homeowners tend to put a lot of focus on their outdoor spaces.

If you want to get outside in Southern California, there are no shortage of options, from the beach to parks to outdoor dining. However, we think having a home that allows for outdoor entertaining is one of the most ideal ways to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.

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