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What Buyers Want - Infographic

What Buyers Want - Infographic

What Buyers Want - The typical spring buyer is on the hunt for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a garage and up-to-date kitchen. However, these needs vary by generation. 

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Popular Home Improvement Projects - Infographic

Popular Home Improvement Projects - Infographic

Popular home improvement projects, and how homeowners are paying for them. 58% of homeowners plan to spend money on home improvement projects this year. What are the most popular renovations? 

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What's In A Home Value? - Infographic

What's In A Home Value? - Infographic

It's common knowledge that location, crime, and neighborhood comps can affect a home's value. But what are some of the more visible factors that influence sales prices? 

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Loving That Living Landscape - Infographic

Loving That Living Landscape - Infographic

Spring is in full bloom and for many people that means spending more time enjoying the outdoors and tending to their yards. 

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Interest Rate Impact - Infographic

Interest Rate Impact - Infographic

As interest rates increase for home buyers, not only does the monthly payment go up, but so does the amount of income needed to qualify to purchase a home.

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New Listing! 4724 Monroe Ave, San Diego CA 92115

4724 Monroe Ave., San-Diego, CA
Beautifully remodeled throughout, yet still holds it's natural charm and character with arched entry ways, french doors, fireplace, built-ins, and original wood floors. Upgrades include: Granite counter tops, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, his/her sinks in the master, walk-in shower.
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50 Years Of Fair Housing Law - Infographic

50 Years Of Fair Housing Law - Infographic

The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when renting, buying, or securing financing for housing. Did you know under the Act, a property manager cannot deny a potential tenant's application for any person who is protected by state and/or federal fair housing laws? Check out some of the protected categories which CANNOT be considered in evaluating a tenant.

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San Diego Real Estate 411: The Real Estate Mama & Mike Rafii - Using Your Equity!

San Diego Real Estate 411: The Real Estate Mama & Mike Rafii - Using Your Equity!

Video #3 in The Real Estate Mama's San Diego Real Estate 411 series discusses how homeowners can use their current equity to perform a move-up buy! Mike Rafii, Home Loan Adviser with The Rafii Group at Bay Equity Home Loans, makes a guest appearance. 

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Infographic - The Truth About Lead-Based Paint Liability

Infographic - The Truth About Lead-Based Paint Liability

If you're a California homeowner, you may have seen recent news that you will be held criminally liable if your home contains lead-based paint. This is not true and is simply a scare tactic being used by paint manufacturers that recently lost a court ruling. Find out the truth below. 

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San Diego Real Estate 411: The Real Estate Mama & Mike Rafii - Tax Reform & Existing Homeowners

San Diego Real Estate 411: The Real Estate Mama & Mike Rafii - Tax Reform & Existing Homeowners

Video #2 in The Real Estate Mama's San Diego Real Estate 411 series discusses how the 2018 tax reform impacts existing homeowners! Mike Rafii, Home Loan Advisor with The Rafii Group at Bay Equity Home Loans, makes a guest appearance.

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San Diego Real Estate 411: The Real Estate Mama & Mike Rafii - 2018 Tax Reform!

San Diego Real Estate 411: The Real Estate Mama & Mike Rafii - 2018 Tax Reform!

Video #1 in The Real Estate Mama's San Diego Real Estate 411 series discusses everything you need to know about the 2018 housing tax reform! Mike Rafii, Home Loan Adviser with The Rafii Group at Bay Equity Home Loans, makes a guest appearance.

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Surviving The Remodel - Infographic

Surviving The Remodel - Infographic

More than half of couple who complete a remodeling project with a spouse or domestic partner admit to arguing during the process, and 3% even considered separation or divorce! See what couples argued about and how to remodel-proof your relationship. 

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California Dreaming - Infographic

California Dreaming - Infographic

After hitting a 10-year low in Q3 2017, slightly lower home prices and steady mortgage rates allowed more Californians to realize the dream of homeownership and purchase a home in the fourth quarter of 2017. 

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Hispanic Millennials On A Mission For Homeownership

Hispanic Millennials On A Mission For Homeownership

Buying a home is an important goal for many Hispanic millennials in California. Check out some of the differences in the attitudes and perceptions surrounding homeownership of Spanish-dominant speaking vs bilingual/English-dominate speaking Hispanics. 

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The Perfect Match Is Out There - Infographic

The Perfect Match Is Out There - With housing inventory at record lows, finding the perfect house can take some time. - Infographic
With housing inventory at record lows, finding the perfect house can take some time.
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Homeownership Achieved - Infographic

Homeownership Achieved - Infographic - Buying a home is a major rite of passage. Check out when most people expect to reach the milestone of homeownership.

Buying a home is a major rite of passage. Check out when most people expect to reach the milestone of homeownership. 

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6 Ways Home Buyers Mess Up Getting a Mortgage

6 Ways Home Buyers Mess Up Getting a Mortgage

Getting a mortgage is, by general consensus, the most treacherous part of buying a home. In a recent survey, 42% of home buyers said they found the mortgage experience "stressful," and 32% found it "complicated." Even lenders agree that it's often a struggle. 

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Financial Milestone Markers - Infographic

Financial Milestone Markers - Infographic

The average consumer's life is filled with financial milestones. Take a look at this typical financial timeline and see how you stack up. 

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California Is Hot ... And Getting Hotter - Infographic

California is hot, and getting hotter - It's no secret that home buying in California can be a competitive sport. Just take a look at these market stats for 2017
California is hot, and getting hotter - It's no secret that home buying in California can be a competitive sport. Just take a look at these market stats for 2017.
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Infographic - Don't Fall Victim To Down Payment Wire Fraud

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Scammers are stealing down payments via wire fraud and getting more cleaver every day. Be sure you don't fall victim to wire fraud by following these three steps. 

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