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Everyone has a camera or a video recorder on their mobile phone.  People are taking pictures and video everywhere they go, so it just seems natural to want to take photos of a house you may purchase.  But you should take photos of the homes only if you have written permission from the residents.I...
07/29/2014
Article as published in The San Diego Realtor® magazine, pages 28-31By Regina P. BrownPart 2 of 3A Green home is built using energy-efficient resources and environmentally responsible processes.  Houses are planned, designed, and built to promote a healthier lifestyle for residents and to lower t...
07/27/2014
A home warranty is peace of mind when purchasing a new house.  In most house purchases, the seller pays for a home warranty for the buyer.  It protects the buyer against the high costs of unexpected failures in the home's major systems and appliances.  With a home warranty, you don't have to worr...
07/24/2014
Helpful Tips from Tom Bass, EA CTC, Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute Because most savvy people (or at least those who have a smart tax pro in their corner  ) can decide the timing and amount of capital gains they choose to realize each year, the capital gains tax is considered by man...
07/09/2014
Since you went to the home inspection and met the home inspector, you already know what to expect on the report.  If you could not attend the home inspection, your REALTOR® can give you a summary of what the inspector found.  Most home inspection reports are completed within 2 days after the insp...
07/05/2014
Dreaming of buying a home?  Tired of throwing away your money by renting?  Want to enjoy the stability and comfort of home ownership? Stop dreaming and start planning!  No matter what situation you are in now, you can become a home owner, if you want to do so and are willing to take the necessary...
07/02/2014
If you’re crunched for time, you may be tempted to take a short cut and NOT order an inspection. Always get an inspection by a quality home inspector, even if your prospective home is brand new! Why? Because all homes have issues, and no house is built perfectly. Mike Holmes in his book, “The Hol...
07/01/2014
Gorgeous Upgrades Newly Renovated! Breathtaking views. Perfect for 2 families with separate living spaces upstairs & downstairs. Huge backyard for entertaining. Main level: 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room, dining room kitchen, 2-car attached garage. Lower level has private entrance, 2 b...
06/23/2014
How can you generate income while on vacation...for a year?  In other words, your money is working for YOU, rather than you working for your money.Linear income is income which requires your constant presence, such as being an employee, an independent contractor, or self-employed in a small busin...
06/23/2014
Do you have anyone helping you with the down payment or to qualify for the loan?  Remember to tell your real estate agent right up front that you will need to include these decision-makers in the process.If you are a family of one (in other words, a sigle person) and you are purchasing solo, get ...
06/19/2014
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