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Real estate tips and advice for home buyers, sellers, and homeowners on California's coast.
Who's ready to start (or re-vamp) their business plan? Brokerage owners & managers, tune in live, if you can. Note this is designed ONLY for real estate brokerage managers, owners, or aspiring owners.  Don’t miss this awesome session which covers:* SWOT assessment (how your skills can beat your c...
Life insurance is valuable because it will help to replace your income and your earning power, should you become permanently disabled or pass away unexpectedly.  It will allow your family to continue paying the mortgage and stay on track toward good financial stewardship.  In the event that you a...
Be aware that a rural property will not have standard public utilities, but instead it may have a septic tank, a water well, solar panels, wind turbines, a satellite dish, and a propane tank for fuel.  Be prepared to ask for (and pay for) an inspection of each item.If it’s a brand new house, or a...
This is a very important part of the home buying process.  You will need to order a home inspection and other reports.  Based on the results of the home inspection, the report may recommend that you conduct other inspections, such as a roof inspection, the foundation inspection, a plumbing inspec...
Hey friends, between the presidential election. competitive colleagues, and the nastiness of the online "negative nellies", are you overwhelmed by negativeness all around you?  Are you unfriending people right and left on your FB page?  Maybe we can each take a moment of self-reflection and THINK...
Most buyers prefer to close within a month or so, and a typical escrow closing period is 30 days.  However, for buyers who are getting a government loan such as FHA, VA, or USDA, they can expect a slightly longer escrow, which may be 60 days or more.  If you are buying a short sale, the escrow pe...
Let's talk about what is going to be in your purchase contract.  Every contract has 2 parts:  The first part is the price, and the second part is the terms, which is everything else besides the price.  So remember that price is only PART of the offer.  When you and the seller don’t agree on price...
Discuss with your REALTOR®, what price you think is fair.  You want to make sure that you are going to get a good deal on the price, so you do not want to offer more than you have to.  On the other hand, there may be competing offers from other buyers, so you want your price to be high enough to ...
Do you have a specific title or escrow/settlement company that you prefer to use?  If so, be sure to let your REALTOR® know.  Most buyers will defer to their agent’s recommendation of an escrow company with whom she has developed a good working relationship.  In some states, the escrow/settlement...
Photos at weather makes sparkling backyard pools attractive to buyers.  A home with a swimming pool and spa is attractive because it is perceived as success, envisioned as family fun, and desired as the home ownership dream of many buyers....

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Top California Broker and Realtor Regina P. Brown writes articles and blogs about local real estate trends, houses for sale, and tips for home buyers.