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Should You Renovate or Tear Down and Rebuild Your Home?

If you’re looking to make some big changes to your home, a huge gut job and renovation might be warranted. But considering the magnitude of the changes that might be required, sometimes a complete teardown and rebuild might be warranted if the changes are that drastic.

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INFOGRAPHIC: California’s Third Quarter Housing Affordability Stats

Housing affordability in California continued to be a big issue over the third quarter. Buyers are still finding it challenging to afford a home purchase despite low mortgage rates and a boost in wages.

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The Pros and Cons of a Home Addition

Whether your family is growing, or your home simply isn’t meeting your needs in terms of space, you’ve got a couple of options: either move to a larger home with more square footage, or add it to your existing home in the form of an addition.

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Best Spots in California to Invest in a Vacation Home

If ever there was a state in the country that’s riddled with amazing vacation homes, California is certainly it. But when it comes to purchasing a vacation property for investment purposes, you’ve really got to look at the dollars and cents, along with all the amenities that each location has to offer.

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Pros and Cons of Exterior Stucco For Your Home

Stucco provides a clean, smooth, modern finish to a home’s exterior, which is why it’s such a popular choice among California homeowners. If you’re considering revamping your home’s exterior, stucco is likely one of your options.

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INFOGRAPHIC: California’s September 2016 Housing Market Update

The housing market in California appears to have cooled off somewhat in September 2016, with dull sales, increasing prices, and a continued squeeze on inventory being the common issues.

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7 Staging Tips to Get Buyers to Bite

The majority of buyers make a decision about what they think of a home within a few short seconds of laying their eyes on it. We’ve all heard the cliche, ‘you never get a second chance to make a first impression,’ and that’s definitely true in the world of real estate.

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Tips to Cutting Back on Closing Costs When Buying

Closing costs can add a lot more money to the final price tag when buying a home, and much of them need to be paid right out of the gates. Some of these fees might seem like they came out of nowhere and can be difficult to understand, like origination fees or title insurance.

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