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If you are an animal lover, a feathered or furry friend can make your home feel more welcoming. However you may find that your neighbors do not share that opinion. If you have an animal friend in your home, you can follow a few easy rules to live peacefully with neighbors who may not be animal fans.

First of all, respect the fact that some people are genuinely afraid of animals, especially large dogs. Train your dog to avoid jumping on people, large and small. And, when your animal-free neighbors invite you over, leave your pet at your home. Although Fido or Fluffy may be part of your family, your hosts probably will not be expecting any additional guests, especially in the form of animals.

When out for a walk with your pet, keep your dog on a leash

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Gardening is more than a popular trend, it's also just plain fun to grow food at your home. Touted as a step towards self sufficiency, gardening can save you money and has other perks, such as the fact that homegrown veggies and herbs simply taste better.

If you’re a novice gardener but would still like to try out your green thumb, a small herb garden is a good place to start. If your kitchen has lots of light, you can start with a few favorite herbs in pots. Basil, parsley, and dill all grow well in containers.

Tomatoes are another good plant to test in your home garden. They grow well in containers, so they’re great if you’re new to gardening or if you don’t have a lot of outdoor space. Even homeowners and apartment dwellers with small patio

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1422 Foresterra Lane, Tustin, CA

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Welcome to the Broadmoor Exclusives and this wonderful 3 bedroom 2 bath single level home. This property has upgraded laminate wood flooring, upgraded kitchen with

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Are you thinking about selling your home yourself?

Before moving forward with your plan to list your home as “for sale by owner”, it’s important to realize all of the pitfalls which come with FSBO so you don’t regret selling your home yourself

Home Price  

The first pitfall which you may experience with listing your home yourself is setting the correct price for your home.

Although you may be able to look online to see what your home is worth, some of the Real Estate listings which are online may be inaccurate or already expired, so it’s very possible to price your home too low, or too high based on the data you found online.


During the process of getting your home ready for sale you may also make the mistake of not staging your

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TRID Changes for Mortgage Borrowers

If you’re in the process of buying a home right now your mortgage lender will most likely have referred to TRID.

TRID stands for TILA/REPA Integrated Disclosure, both are acronyms for the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.

When Will TRID Start?

TRID officially starts in October 2015 and the goal with this new act is to make the whole mortgage process simpler and easier for everyone because since the 1970’s lenders have been required to provide to consumers two separate disclosure forms when they are applying for a mortgage loan plus the whole mortgage process has often been confusing for consumers.

Making Mortgages Simpler 

Thankfully TRID is going to remove

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One of the top questions we’ve received from homeowners over the years is “do I have to make structural repairs to my home before selling?” and the answer to this question is both yes and no.

Why You Should Make the Repairs

If your goal as a homeowner is to sell your home for the most money then yes, you should make the repairs to your home.

Before saying yes to making repairs to your home before selling it you should hire a contractor or professional to inspect the area of your home that needs work because they will give you an estimate on the work which needs to be done.

It’s also important to get the work done on your home since buyers are going to insist on a home inspection anyway and eliminating the potential “drawbacks” of

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The answer is: location, location, location, of course, but why does location matter?

To begin: location matters when buying a home because, you can’t always move a house inexpensively or easily.

Location is also important in Real Estate because buying a home in a great location this will be a great investment for you that will pay off for years to come, especially if the home is in a community with great amenities.

Here are five characteristics which make up a “great location” when you are buying a home.

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Buying a home in a great school district is important, even if your kids are grown, because, young families in the future will still be using the quality of school districts when buying homes.

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9 Lynde Street, Ladera Ranch, CA

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PRICED TO SELL! BELOW MARKET VALUE! This lovely 2 Bed, Ladera Ranch carriage unit might just be what you’re looking for. WIth a great location next to O’Neill Dr and Aroyo Trabuco Golf Club, you’ll be close to great amenities, yet have the seclusion that Ladera Ranch offers. You won’t be disappointed. Recessed lighting, an open floorplan, & windows throughout offer efficient light and cooling throughout the home. The living area offers hardscape floors while the kitchen offers an oversized island,

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If you have followed the Real Estate market over the last 10 years you know that it’s been prone to fluctuations, and the terms “buyers-market”, or “sellers-market”, have been used at times over the years, but what do these terms really mean?

In today’s post we will break down what the term “buyers-market” means, and how it affects you if you’ve been planning on buying a home in Orange County.

Buyers-Market Defined  

In the Real Estate market the term “buyers-market” means that current market conditions favor buyers and not sellers.

What causes the Real Estate market to be favorable to buyers?

Low mortgage interest rates, low home prices and a large supply of homes for sale in the region where the buyer wants to purchase a home.


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23432 Via Jacinto Aliso Viejo

This lovely Aliso Viejo condo comes complete with laminate floors, granite counters in the kitchen along with your very own island. If you never thought you would be able to afford your very own island, think again! Buy this conveniently located home and you’ll get to enjoy your own private island every day! Unlike Tom Hanks in Castaway, you’ll get to leave whenever you want and relax in your very own master bedroom on the first floor. Yes, no boats to save you… you won’t want to be rescued. Just walk to your own master bedroom on the first floor and watch your own TV or read a book. No volleyballs to keep you company.


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