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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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8 Things You Need to Do After Closing a Real Estate Deal

After searching for a new home, negotiating an offer, and going through escrow, buyers are aware of the steps that need to be taken to ensure a successful transaction. But the work isn’t over just yet. As soon as you get the keys to your new abode, there are a few things that need to be tackled before you kick your feet up.

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What Are "Comparables" in Real Estate All About?

For sellers to come up with an accurate listing price and buyers to determine an appropriate offer price, “comparables” need to be a part of the real estate process. These “comps” are essential for determining a home’s market value, and without them, coming up with a listing or offer price would be like shooting in the dark.

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What to Focus on When Remodeling Your Kitchen Before Selling

Fixing up your home is a great idea when you’ve decided to put your home on the market. However, you need to be careful with the types of projects you take on and what you decide to invest your time and money in. While some projects may bring in a high ROI, many others won’t let you recoup all that money spent.

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Social Media Blunders Real Estate Agents Should Avoid

Social media has become a critical component to every real estate professional’s business. In fact, there’s probably no greater marketing tool for real estate agents than having a strong social media presence, but how you use these platforms makes a huge difference in how well they work for you.

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