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Bay Area Closing Cost Assistance Programs Bay Area Closing Cost Assistance Programs

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Let's face it. Home prices in the San Francisco Bay Area are expensive and many need financial help to purchase a home. Government and local agencies offer programs to help with closing costs. Inside, we spotlight programs that can help you purchase a home and the agency that administers them.

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California First-Time Homebuyer Programs California First-Time Homebuyer Programs

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Housing in much of California is at a premium, making it especially difficult for first-time buyers. Help is here. Keep reading to find out how first-time homebuyers can get financial assistance with their California home purchase.

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Rent To Own: All The Things You Need To Know Rent To Own: All The Things You Need To Know

By Tabitha Naylor

As its name suggests, properties that are marked as rent-to-own allows you to pay for your chosen house in monthly increments while letting you live in and use all the things included in the property. Inside, we look at the advantages and disadvantages of entering this unique housing arrangement

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Commercial Property Investing Tips Commercial Property Investing Tips

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Commercial real estate investing consists of different types of properties, such as retail, office buildings, hotels and industrial facilities. The investment is large-scale with long-term profits, but the upfront capital is also large. To minimize investment risk, use these time-tested tips for rock-solid commercial investing.

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Understanding Passage Of Title In California Understanding Passage Of Title In California

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Ways to pass title from one person to another in California are based on the type of title. Real estate sales are done through deeds. Keep reading to learn how to convey title in the Golden State.

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Top Five Bay Area Towns for Young Couples Top Five Bay Area Towns for Young Couples

By Tiffany Raiford

The Bay Area is a spectacular location to call home. Young couples from across the country make their way west to call one of these top five towns home. Read on to find out why these five Bay Area towns are for you.

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Top Five Towns for Investors in the Bay Area Top Five Towns for Investors in the Bay Area

By Mary Lamphere

Investors looking to purchase real estate either to flip for a fast profit or to rent out for immediate cash flow should check out these Bay Area towns.

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Top Five Family Friendly Towns in the Bay Area Top Five Family Friendly Towns in the Bay Area

By Mary Lamphere

These family friendly towns in the Bay Area boast above average schools, parks and recreation, affordable living and low crime rates.

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Top Five Upcoming Towns in the Bay Area Top Five Upcoming Towns in the Bay Area

By Mary Lamphere

Some of the fastest growing cities in the Bay Area feature pristine views, prime location and influential businesses and startups in technology, sports, hospitality and entertainment.

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Top Five Best School Systems in the Bay Area Top Five Best School Systems in the Bay Area

By Mary Lamphere

Are you looking for the best place in the Bay Area to send your children to school? These school systems all have above average standardized testing and one touts graduation rates of 99.5%!

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