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Your mortgage and housing expenses are your #1 priority and more important than your other bills, especially consumer goods. Your homeowner housing expenses include: Mortgage (due monthly) Property taxes (due twice per year) Hazard insurance (due annually) HOA fees (if applicable) Stop and think ...
02/04/2015
Homeowners are more focused on their family’s stability in the long term.  They dream of retiring one day and have a plan to get there.Remember when you were shopping for houses and you found that one house that was stuck in the 1970’s?  The homes with the avocado green shag carpet, the pink bath...
02/01/2015
Do you like some cool tips on how to get your house sold easily?  Here's an article from my RealtyTimes, written by Jaymi Naciri.   14 Sneaky Ways To Get Your House Sold Written by Jaymi NaciriLet's face it: Selling a home is stressful. The longer it's on the market, the more stress it brings and...
01/31/2015
Your mortgage is the most important bill you pay each month.  It keeps a roof over your head.  Therefore, your mortgage, taxes, and insurance expenses must be planned ahead and paid before any other bills.  If your taxes and insurance are being impounded into an escrow account by your lender, the...
01/30/2015
Photos at https://www.pinterest.com/realtyproadvisr/lighting/By Regina P. Brown“Let there be light” and, almost as important, let there be attractive light fixtures!  They set the tone, define the style, and magnify the home’s ambiance.  Today’s article about lighting defines fixtures you can hig...
01/24/2015
Reprinted from Home Value Leads blog https://www.homevalueleads.com/dont-need-no-stinking-badges/: “How’s the real estate market?” asked the elderly gentleman in line behind me at the grocery store.  At first, I was taken back by his question.  Why would a random stranger talk to me?  How does he...
01/21/2015
A frequent question that real estate agents and heirs ask me: "Is probate really necessary?" The reason they ask the probate attorney this question is because they have heard that a probate is very expensive and time consuming. How expensive and time consuming is it? If a house gross value is $50...
01/10/2015
Pay all credit payments on time for at least 6 months. Pay down revolving debt to 30% of credit limit.  The best way to improve your score is to pay all credit payments on time for at least 6 months and to pay down revolving debt to maximum 30% of the credit limit.  If your credit limit is $1,000...
01/10/2015
It is important to review your credit reports for accuracy.  Many people do not realize that credit reports often contain errors.  So go through each item, especially those that are negatively impacting your report, and determine if there are any mistakes.Correct erroneous items.  Clear up unres...
01/07/2015
Hello fellow real estate professionals:  We hear a lot of unusual “house” words in our real estate industry, and sometimes we don’t understand all of them.  Often called jargon or lingo, we learn these buzz words in the field and on the job. Wouldn’t it be great to have a reference book with all...
01/01/2015
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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.