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Your Lease is Up: Should You Renew?

Your lease is almost due to expire: should you renew it, or consider entering the world of homeownership? It’s not uncommon for Americans to begin life on their own as a renter when moving out of their parents’ homes or graduating from college. Student loans can make it tough to start out as a homeowner right from the get-go, and housing prices aren’t exactly cheap.

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6 Costly Home Inspection Blunders Buyers Should Avoid

A big part of making a prudent buying decision is ensuring that you know what you’re getting. When it comes to buying a house, you want to takes steps to find out if there are any issues with it. If there are, you’ll want to identify how serious the problems are and whether or not they will influence your decision to go through with the deal.

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8 Tips For Furnishing an Odd-Shaped Room

Furnishing a symmetrical rectangular room is pretty simple, especially if you’ve got ample space to work with. But how exactly do you go about arranging furniture in an odd-shaped space without it looking like everything’s just been thrown together with little forethought?

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INFOGRAPHIC: California Sales Report For May 2017

The housing market in California picked up some steam in May as existing home sales and median home prices inched up from both the month and year before. Here are some pertinent stats on California’s housing market for May 2017, gathered by the California Association of Realtors (CAR).

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Grads! How to Snag Your First Apartment

You’re fresh out of college, and now real life really begins. After you’ve landed yourself a great job thanks to your diploma or degree, your next step is to find a place of your own. Adjusting to a new life outside of college can be daunting and overwhelming, and having to find your first apartment to rent just adds to that stress. But with the right plan in place, the process doesn’t have to be as difficult as you may think.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Newbie Homebuyer Mistakes That Should Be Avoided

It goes without saying that a home purchase is a big deal and is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make. If you’re a first-time buyer, make sure you avoid these potentially costly mistakes.

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Buying in a Planned Community? 5 Things You Should Do First

If you’re looking to buy a home that’s located in a community filled with all the amenities that will make life in your new neighborhood an enjoyable one, then a planned community might be a viable option.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Creative Ways to Slash Your Energy Bill This Summer

As the temperature continues to rise as we head deeper into summer, the energy – and money – needed to keep our homes cool can skyrocket.

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7 Signs a Homebuyer Isn’t Serious About Buying

As a seller, your main goal is to find the right buyer who’s willing to offer you a fair price for your home. In a perfect world, these would be the only types of prospective buyers that you would have to deal with. Unfortunately, there will always be those tire kickers out there who may express love for your home but just end up wasting your time.

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