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Why You Should Consider The School District When Home Shopping

Home Buying and School Districts If you have kids, your home search is probably dictated by the school district in the area. However, even if you do not have kids, you should still consider the school district when you are looking for your next house. Keep these home buying and school districts considerations in mind

When Is It Time To Call In The Professionals When Buying A House?

Home Buying Advice With tons of listings and market information that is available online, it can be easy to assume that you can navigate the real estate process on your own. However, even with all the information and statistics, there are certain situations that come up when buying a new house that are best handled

Keep These Tips In Mind To Get To Know Your New Neighbors

Meeting New Neighbors One of the hardest parts of moving to a new neighborhood is moving away from the friends that you have made. Creating strong relationships with your new neighbors can help make your transition into the new neighborhood much easier. Keep these new neighbor tips in mind to start creating long lasting relationships.

Get Your House Ready To Sell With These Tips

Home Sale Prep Deciding to sell your house is a huge decision that does not happen overnight. Using your time wisely after deciding to sell your house can help to make sure that it sells as fast as possible and at the right price. Keep these home selling preparation tips in mind when you decide

What You Need to Know About Loan to Value Ratio

Mortgage Tips The loan to value ratio, or LTV, is the comparison of the value of your home loan and the actual value of your home. In order to determine your LTV, your lender will divide the amount of your loan by the lesser of your home’s appraised value or purchase price, if applicable. Your

Tips to Keep Your Yard Looking Its Best Through the Drought

Drought Tolerant Landscaping Tips With the fourth year of the California drought showing no signs of rainfall any time soon, it is time to take a look at your yard. While you do not have to turn your yard into a dust bowl, you should reconsider your sprawling lawn. Keep these drought tolerant landscaping tips in

How Was the Market in 2014

How Was the Market in 2014?                                            By Cary Amo, Realtor®, (925) 818-0880 CALBre #01104264 As a long time professional Realtor®, I often hear the question “How’s the Market”. Now that we are almost through the first month of 2015, I will answer this question (at least for Central Contra Costa County) – How did housing