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How to Become a Real Estate Broker in California How to Become a Real Estate Broker in California

By Thomas Mitchell

As the housing market rebounds, becoming a broker in the Golden State will put you in the driver's seat of a lucrative and exciting career. Read this guide to learn the process you must undergo to become an independent broker in the state of California.

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Renter's Rights in California Renter's Rights in California

By Thomas Mitchell

In California, tenants has certain rights bestowed to him or her when they enter a lease agreement. Inside, we review some of the notable rights you have as a tenant in California.

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Getting Out of An Apartment Lease Getting Out of An Apartment Lease

By Thomas Mitchell

Getting out an apartment lease isn't easy, but with the proper knowledge of your legal rights and options, it's possible. Inside, we review some of the ways you can emancipate yourself from your lease (and your landlord)

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Other Costs Associated with Your Mortgage Other Costs Associated with Your Mortgage

By Eleanor Boschert

Beyond the mortgage and interest, there are additional costs associated with your real estate purchase. Inside, we highlight some common expenses you can expect with your loan.

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Mortgage Products 101-California Mortgage Products 101-California

By Tabitha Naylor

Several mortgage programs have been streamlined or revamped recently. Inside, we provide a brief description of the various loan mortgage programs available for Bay Area homebuyers.

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Entryways That Sell Entryways That Sell

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Grab prospective homebuyers' attention by providing a fantastic entryway that lures the buyer to the front door and makes them want to enter the home. Use these tips to showcase your home's exterior.

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Interview with James Chisholm from Sacramento Home Inspections, Inc. Interview with James Chisholm from Sacramento Home Inspections, Inc.

By James Chisholm

An interview with Jame Chisholm talking about common issues for home inspectors

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Common Mortgage Terms Explained Common Mortgage Terms Explained

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

When you take the leap and apply for a mortgage, you will come across many terms that are important to know and understand. We provide a primer on some of the terminology you can expect to see during the process.

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Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and the Homebuyer Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and the Homebuyer

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), enacted in 1974, protects buyers and sellers of real estate in the U.S. from high mortgage settlement charges and condemns abusive practices. Learn about the changes in RESPA and how it affects you.

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Mortgage History: Loans And Foreclosures Mortgage History: Loans And Foreclosures

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Did you know that it was insurance companies that dared to initiate the mortgage system that today helps many Americans buy their own home? Understand the history of mortgages and find out how to keep your home out of foreclosure.

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