Inspecting The Inspection

Inspecting The Inspection

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Receiving your inspection results is a pivotal time in the process of buying a home. You could look at it as being your second negotiation. The buyer most likely received new information about the condition of the home from their inspector and they will need to...

5 High-Impact Home Updates That Cost $30 or Less

5 High-Impact Home Updates That Cost $30 or Less

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Get the shiplap look for waaay less (and without tearing up your walls) by using plywood. Yep, you read that right: fake a gorgeous shiplap wall in any space by trimming down plywood into planks, then attaching the boards to your wall using construction adhesive and...

California Tightens Up on Rent Control

California Tightens Up on Rent Control

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Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law this week a measure that would cap rents throughout the state, a move that the real estate industry has warned could have dire long-term consequences.

What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

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While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for potential buyers is that you don’t need a score that high to qualify for a mortgage. Let’s unpack the credit score myth so you...

What to Expect from Your Home Inspection

What to Expect from Your Home Inspection

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You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer contingent upon a clean home inspection.This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you offered for the home, ask...