Should You Pay A Record Retention Fee When Buying or Selling a Home?

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Most real estate agents work on a commission basis.  That means that whether you are buying a home or selling your house, the agent representing you is most often paid as a percentage of the purchase price.
An excellent agent is worth every penny they get paid.  And sometimes, worth much more than the commission earned […]

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Would you let a car mechanic perform heart surgery on you?

Would you let a car mechanic perform heart surgery on you?  No?  Every day many consumers unwittingly put themselves in a similar position when they become involved in a real estate transaction.
Below is an excerpt from an email I received, apparently exhorting me to abandon the Associations of REALTORS® that are largely responsible for upholding […]

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5 Easy Ways to Save Money in 2016

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As a new year begins, many folks are making resolutions about how this year will be different than last year.  One of the popular resolutions each year is to save money.
What’s important about saving money to you?  Thinking about a vacation, a new car, or buying a home?  No matter what’s important to you, these […]

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What Should You Know About REALTOR® Safety?

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There’s been a bunch of media attention on REALTORS® that have been accosted, raped and even murdered while conducting business.  Although I’m sure it happens in other industries too, because I am a REALTOR® I wanted to share some thoughts about what’s happening and what you can do to help.
Perhaps surprisingly, it’s not just women […]

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What’s your best health bet in a new home?

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Are you shopping for a new home? There are lots of things to consider from finding the right neighborhood to getting the right financing. Something that may be overlooked is considering the health impact of a single story house verses a multi-story house.
In a single story house, everything is on one level, so unless you […]

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What should Tehachapi homeowners avoid doing if you can’t afford to pay your mortgage?

Let’s talk about some do’s before we get the don’ts.

So, what are some good things to do if you are a Tehachapi homeowner and can’t afford to pay your mortgage?
Find out what your options are!  You didn’t set out to be in this situation and your lender will understand that.
 
Many times folks that are no […]

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