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What Buyers Should Know About Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions

Are you planning to buy a condo, townhouse, or a home in a planned unit development? If so, be prepared to have to deal with covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs). In fact, any home that’s governed by a homeowners association (HOA) has their own set of CC&Rs that all residents must abide by.

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INFOGRAPHIC: This is Where All the Energy is Going in Your Home

Out of all the energy consumption in the U.S., about 40% is used by residential and commercial properties. More specifically, residences rank third highest in energy consumption in the country. Given these stats, what is all this energy going towards in the average American home?

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Real Estate Transaction Fee to Fund Affordable Housing Approved By California State Senate

The housing affordability issue has been a dire one throughout the state of California for some time now, but perhaps there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Recently, the California State Senate approved a real estate transaction fee that could make as much as $300 million available in funding to build more affordable housing across the state.

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The Role of the Real Estate Agent Explained: Sellers

Whether you’re on the buying or selling end of a real estate transaction, the process can often be a complicated one, especially for first-timers. Buying or selling a home is unlike any other type of transaction and can be filled with all sorts of complexities that the average person will have trouble handling appropriately.

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6 Tips to Selling Your Flip Even Quicker

One of the keys to making a profit on a fix and flip is to sell as quickly as possible right after rehabbing is complete. The longer it takes to sell the place, the less money will be left in your pocket. When you factor in the carrying costs and the potential for market conditions to fluctuate, you stand a much better chance of reaping a higher profit if you sell quickly.

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6 Costly Home Inspection Blunders Buyers Should Avoid

A big part of making a prudent buying decision is ensuring that you know what you’re getting. When it comes to buying a house, you want to takes steps to find out if there are any issues with it. If there are, you’ll want to identify how serious the problems are and whether or not they will influence your decision to go through with the deal.

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8 Tips For Furnishing an Odd-Shaped Room

Furnishing a symmetrical rectangular room is pretty simple, especially if you’ve got ample space to work with. But how exactly do you go about arranging furniture in an odd-shaped space without it looking like everything’s just been thrown together with little forethought?

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How to Repair Your Credit Following Foreclosure

Over the past decade, millions of Americans lost their homes due to foreclosure after the devastating housing crisis hit the country back in 2008. Not only is losing a home to foreclosure emotionally distressing, it can also wreak havoc on your credit score. Taking a major ding on your credit rating can seriously hamper your ability to take out another mortgage, or any other type of loan for that matter.

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Grads! How to Snag Your First Apartment

You’re fresh out of college, and now real life really begins. After you’ve landed yourself a great job thanks to your diploma or degree, your next step is to find a place of your own. Adjusting to a new life outside of college can be daunting and overwhelming, and having to find your first apartment to rent just adds to that stress. But with the right plan in place, the process doesn’t have to be as difficult as you may think.

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7 Home Improvements That Can Put Your Neighbors Off

Many homeowners choose to renovate their homes rather than moving to a new place. Improving your home can help update the construction and systems, add more much-needed space, or add a higher level of convenience for all household members to enjoy.

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