Landscaping Ideas to Improve Your Home’s Value

Can Landscaping Really Improve Your Home’s Value? Of course it can! But like any other home improvement there are bad, good, and better ways to go about it. Landscaping is a great way to make a good first impression with buyers, which will go a long way to putting you at the high end of […]

A Couple Fun Things to do in Fountain Valley

This past week was my birthday week (we like to celebrate all week long in our family). We live in Huntington Beach, but we specifically wanted to try some new activities in Fountain Valley, so my wife and I planned out a little date. We started out at The Reptile Zoo, and then had dinner just up […]

How Buying a House Will Save You Money on Your TAXES

Tax Benefits of Buying a House Have you ever had someone tell you that you need to own your own home. Maybe it was your parents, grandparents, or financial adviser that came to you and said that you are losing out by not buying. Well, they are probably right. Of course, there are both pros […]

Do You Really Need to Buy Title Insurance?

Do I need to get Title Insurance? Buying a house is BIG DEAL, and it is usually pretty expensive too. Sometimes cash-strapped buyers start looking for expenses they can live without in order to save some money. One of the first line items they might look at is Title Insurance, and wonder “Do I really […]

6 Real Estate Title Issues

Common Title Prolems in Real Estate Title issues are not uncommon in real estate, and if you are not careful they can often cost you a lot of time, stress and money. Just defining what title means for a certain property can be complicated, but there are a wide variety of other factors that can have […]

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6 Tips to Help Sell Your House FASTER

When it comes to selling your house FAST (rather than just selling it) there are a few tactics you can try. In the end, it all boils down to doing what you can do to make your house the most desirable choice for your prospective buyers. There are a lot of buyers in the market […]

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How to Hold Title in California

Vesting in Real Estate Whenever a property is transferred from one owner to another in California, a “Deed” must be filed with the county. This document not only describes who the new owners are, but how they are holding title, which is referred to as title vesting. Title Vesting Definition So what is the definition […]

What Does “Holding Title” Actually Mean?

First things first. In order to determine what holding title actually means, we first have to determine a definition of title in real estate. What is Title in Real Estate? Real Estate Title vs. Deed Holding title is a way of legally saying you own something. Sometimes you hear the words “Title” and “Deed” used […]

OC Closing Costs: Who Pays, and How Much?

  What are Closing Costs When it comes to real estate, there are costs to doing business beyond just your down payment. There are appraisals, inspections, lender fees, possible repairs, and more. But, whether it’s from due diligence or financing, you are best served to know what your closing costs are going to be early on, […]

How to Buy and Sell Your House at the Same Time

Steps to Buy and Sell Simultaneously Buying a new home while simultaneously selling your previous home can be a daunting task rife with anxiety. Luckily, I’ve outlined the process for you here so you can maneuver your way through it unscathed. Planning and timing are the keys to getting this right. 1. Find out what you […]