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San Diego,  CA  92126
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Four refinance myths debunked
Interest rates have been at historically low levels for some time now and some borrowers have refinanced two or three times, but there are others who so far have allowed the opportunity to pass them by. I am not referring to borrowers who can't possibly meet today's standards. They haven't refinanced because they can't. My focus is on those who can refinance profitably but don't for a variety of reasons.
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Three overlooked real estate benefits
Recently, during a conversation with a couple of home buyers around the subject of trade-offs, it became crystal clear that they were struggling to reconcile their conflicting wants and needs between themselves, but, more importantly, within themselves, creating an internal war and state of being stuck when it came to committing to a firm direction in which to proceed with their house hunt.
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Making repairs when selling your home
Sellers often make repairs to their home when they sell, either in the course of fixing up the home for sale or during the transaction if the buyers and sellers agree that the sellers will make repairs in exchange for the buyers removing their inspection contingency.
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Looking at a Home like a House Inspector
Although you should hire a qualified professional home inspector when buying a home, it's useful to learn the basics of home inspection yourself. Being able to see a house though an inspector's eyes allows you to get a general assessment of a home in a short amount of time, helps you know how to prepare for an inspection, and provides guidelines for giving your home an occasional checkup. Although this list isn't a substitute for a professional home inspection, here are some things to look for when assessing a house.
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Five states account for nearly half of completed foreclosures in last 12 mo
Five states accounted for almost half of all completed foreclosures nationwide in the 12-month period ending in August 2014, according to CoreLogic's recently released August National Foreclosure Report.
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Kristi Gonzalez
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HousePro Realty, Inc.
9093 Gemini Ave.
San Diego,  CA  92126
858.566.2073
858.688.1802 
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The Best and Worst Uses for HELOCs
Home equity is a valuable asset for every homeowner and can provide funds for just about anything. However, when deciding to tap into your home equity, homeowners should use extreme caution and decide how valuable the investment will be in a few years. ...more
 
Drought Tolerant Landscaping
With severe drought conditions across large swatches of the west and pockets of the rest of the United States, many homeowners are looking for ways to conserve water on landscaping. But there's no need to rip out your whole yard and replace it with gravel—unless you want to. There are plenty of other ways to create a drought-tolerant landscape while also creating a beautiful and functional space. And drought-tolerant landscaping not only saves water immediately, but will be more resilient against future droughts. Here are some ideas: ...more
 
Smartphone apps let neighbors report water wasters
With Californians being urged to cut water use as the state's historic drought drags on, a growing number of local water agencies are enlisting the public to play water cop with their smartphones. ...more
 
 
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