Buying a Home

Buying a House After Bankruptcy, Foreclosure or Short Sale

July 24, 2012

If you’ve been through a short sale, foreclosure or bankruptcy, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans have been in your shoes, and many have moved on to become homeowners again. You can, too. Buying a home may be a little more challenging this time, but it can still be a part of your family’s future. In fact, you could be a homeowner again sooner than you think. Typical waiting periods After a major credit event, you may have to wait to apply for a new…

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Packing & Moving

Tips for Creating (and Placing) Garage Sale Signs

July 19, 2012
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Between Craigslist browsers and active garage sale shoppers, you might think your garage sale advertising work is done. But, wait! Signs are still important. Even in this age of GPS and Google Maps, signs are a valuable part of your garage sale advertising mix. They can draw in casual, impulse shoppers as well helping ad respondents find you. Signs can be especially useful if you’re in a rural area, or if you just happen to be the only person with a garage sale in your…

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Buying a Home

What Are HOA Fees?

July 11, 2012

As more and more neighborhoods are built as planned communities with shared amenities, more and more homeowners are finding themselves part of a homeowner’s association (HOA). If a community has an HOA, homeowners automatically become members in the community’s homeowner’s association when they purchase a home. Membership in an HOA requires that you pay a fee, usually monthly or yearly. HOA fees go toward common area maintenance and help ensure that the neighborhood stays well kept. The fees may allow you entrance into the community…

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Life at Home

4th of July Dessert Recipe

June 27, 2012

Looking for the perfect 4th of July dessert? How about a red, white and blue trifle from Sandra Lee at the Food Network! It’s simple, elegant and would make a colorful addition to any table. Have a safe and happy holiday. Keep following our blog for recipes, decorating ideas, organization tips and homebuying advice.

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Local Stories

Best Places to Live: Temecula, CA

June 20, 2012

The Neal floor plan in Temecula, CA   Temecula is the jewel of Riverside County in California and many families are choosing this city to lay down roots. Fortunately, there are several new home communities in and around Temecula, CA for those homebuyers seeking newer construction. Temecula schools Homebuyers who have searched in neighboring cities in California may be pleased with how Temecula schools rank on GreatSchools.org, a website that evaluates schools according to test results in several categories. Eleven public elementary schools in Temecula…

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