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    A new report discussed in Forbes Magazine lists 20 cities with an increase in real estate prices. It's no surprise that San Francisco is at the #2 spot (after Las Vegas) with a 24.5% increase. But…   Read the Article

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    While more and more straight couples are opting to live together without a marriage license, recent Supreme Court decisions have enabled LGBT couples to tie the knot, and increasing numbers are…   Read the Article

  • There's Help For Homebuyers In California

    Searching for a home is one thing: You know how many bedrooms you need, your preferred school districts and your deal breakers. Searching for a mortgage loan is a whole different pain point,…   Read the Article

  • Most homeowners have a room or two they'd like to overhaul, and when you're looking to sell, those must-do projects seem even more important. But while a major renovation might boost your home's…   Read the Article

  • Do think about resale value.You likely won't live in the same house forever, so don't undertake an expensive remodel without thinking about resale.Don't treat real estate like the stock…   Read the Article

  • When real estate prices were on the rise, it seemed like everyone had tapped into their home’s equity. But now, of course, with homes in a freefall you don’t hear much about home equity loans.…   Read the Article

  • It’s not all doom and despair out there in the land of real estate. Buying and selling houses may seem like a perfectly good way to trigger a nervous breakdown, but when it comes to refinancing, if…   Read the Article

  • Filing for bankruptcy should not be a financial monsoon that sweeps away your credit freedom for the rest of your life. Bankruptcy can offer a fresh start to individuals with overwhelming debt…   Read the Article

  • The early bird might get the worm, but the real estate investor who waits to sell gets the biggest advantages from the IRS. Here are some tax tips for investors that will help you get the most out…   Read the Article

  • Although no one’s suggesting the real estate market is sunshine and roses right now, statistics about declining home prices across the nation can be misleading. It’s really important to look…   Read the Article

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