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Tired of working so hard just to build your landlord’s equity instead of your own? Been dreaming about paint swatches and obsessing over Pinterest projects? Making that leap from renting to owning a home comes with many perks — both financial and emotional. And even though home ownership comes with great responsibility, you might be surprised how achievable it can be.

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Pick practical over pretty

It’s great when you can add aesthetic elements to your home to attract buyers. But, many times, practical trumps pretty.
• Pay a little attention to your roof.

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Things to consider when thinking about buying a home

Buying a home is the most expensive purchase we will ever make, and a mortgage is probably the biggest debt we will ever have.
That’s why it’s very important to avoid mistakes that could cause you to pay more than you should and instead get a great rate for an affordable property that will make you feel as if life couldn’t be any better. If you don't have a lender, I can refer a couple of them to you to get started.

Making Yourself House Poor

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January 2016 Glimpse at the market

The market appears to be hovering around A plateau. The median list price in RIVERSIDE is $390,000. Days on the market is increasing to about 90 days.

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2016-2017 Housing Forecast

  • In 2016 & 2017, housing construction will increase and home prices will rise.
  • The housing occupancy data tell us that we are under building houses right now.
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Closing Costs

Closing costs include a lot of line items and fees. One biggie? Origination fees. Most banks charge a fee of approximately $1,000 to originate a loan, that covers the application and underwriting costs incurred by the bank.

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Serious solar

The decision to add solar panels to your home can seem daunting. The unknowns and assumptions of costs and installation tend to leave homeowners uneasy about going solar.

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Tabel manners

A reminder for the upcoming holidays----Rich, high-fat, spiced and greasy foods, or for that matter any foods unfamiliar to your pet's diet, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and pancreatitis.

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Get Organized in 2016

If you’ve ever accrued a late fee after losing a bill, thrown away spoiled peaches you forgot to eat, or bought yet another pair of sunglasses because you couldn’t find yours, then you know being disorganized can cost you money.