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John Sebree Steps Down on His Function
Legal & Taxes

CEO of California Association of Realtors Steps Down on His Function

John Sebree has stepped down as CEO of the California Association of Realtors (CAR), the organization announced on Saturday. Sebree is leaving to explore new professional opportunities. Melanie Barker, CAR’s president, expressed gratitude for Sebree’s tenure as CEO and State Secretary. “On behalf of CAR’s leadership team and the Board of Directors, I would like

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Programs for First-Time Homebuyers in California Provide Grants of Up to $150k
Market Trends

California Will Give Homebuyers $150,000 to Buy Houses

Time’s ticking for Californians aiming to buy their first home with a little financial boost this year. The California Dream for All program, a hit since its launch last year, is set for a comeback on April 3. It offers first-time buyers a chance to shave up to 20% off their down payment costs, with

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Legal & Taxes

Proposition 13 Impact on California Real Estate: Stability vs Stagnation

In 1978, California passed Proposition 13, a major change to real estate tax law. It set a cap on property taxes at 1% of a property’s assessed value and limited yearly increases to no more than 2%. This was done to keep property owners from facing huge tax increases when property values shot up. Proposition

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real estate scams
Market Trends

How to Avoid Real Estate Scams in California: 6 Tips for Safe Investments

In California’s buzzing real estate market, staying alert is key because, alongside genuine deals, there are scams waiting to trap unwary buyers and renters. With its attractive property market, California draws in not just people looking to buy or rent but also scammers aiming to take advantage. It’s crucial to be aware and cautious, as

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Market Trends

My Guide to Investing in Vacation Properties in California 2024

Are you considering getting into the California vacation property market? Well, you’re looking at one of the most lively real estate sectors in the US. With its sunny beaches, sprawling vineyards, and snow-capped mountains, California is a dream destination for millions of tourists, but it’s also a gold mine for potential investors. In this article,

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loan for house
Legal & Taxes

The Process of Foreclosure in California: Bill of Rights

In California, if you miss your home loan payments, the servicer, acting for the loan owner, will start the foreclosure process. This usually happens outside of court (nonjudicial), but sometimes it can go through the court system (judicial). The state’s laws outline the foreclosure process, and both federal and state regulations offer you certain rights

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Single-Family Home Vs. Townhouse
Property Types

Single-Family Home Vs. Townhouse – Which Is Right for You?

Choosing between a single-family home and a townhouse is a significant decision for any Californian. If you can’t decide on which house to choose, We’ll give you the key differences between these two types, their benefits, and drawbacks, to help you make an informed decision that fits your lifestyle, budget, and preferences. What Should You

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How Do Home Inspections Look Like
Legal & Taxes

Home Inspections – How Long Do They Take and How to Prepare?

A thorough examination of a home’s condition plays a crucial role in the buying or selling process. Home inspections, often detailed and systematic, require a specific amount of time based on the property’s size. Inspecting an average house thoroughly typically requires between two to three hours. However, this duration may change based on the home’s

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House Under Contract vs Pending
Legal & Taxes

House Under Contract vs Pending: What’s the Difference?

Real estate jargon can be a headache. Buyers and sellers face a mountain of terms. It’s tough to get the hang of it, especially when you’re in a rush to sell your home. It’s time to clear up a couple of these terms. Buyers often ask us about “under contract” and “pending.” These words pop

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The Couple Bought a House in California
Market Trends

How to Buy a House in California: All You Should Know

Ah, California! Land of sunshine, stunning coastlines, and dreams. But when it comes to buying a house here, things can get pretty real, pretty fast. This is one of the most significant investment decisions you’re likely going to make during your lifetime, so you need to prepare well. If you don’t do due diligence, you

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