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Multi-generational Living in Vineyard, CA

March 27, 2018
Caroline floor plan in Sacramento, CA

Multiple generations living under a single roof. It’s become increasingly common in recent years. In fact, over 60 million Americans reside in multi-generational households, according to a 2016 Pew Research Center analysis. Whether it’s an aging in-law in need of housing, a college student saving on room and board or a recent graduate returning to the nest, there are numerous reasons to consider this popular—and remarkably practical—living arrangement. For example, let’s take a look at the eye-catching Caroline floor plan, available at Greyhawk Point in…

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Selling a Home

Next-Level Strategies for Selling a House

March 20, 2018
Family at an Open House

In a bustling real estate market, it pays to find ways to stand out from the crowd. If your budget allows you to get creative, consider these next-level strategies for selling a house that others have tried—and which might attract the right buyer for you! Host an open house that raises the roof. Rather than compete with every other listing’s traditional weekend open house, add a little extra flair to catch people’s attention and ensure that attending is worth their while. Here are some ideas…

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Online Marketing Techniques to Sell Your Home

August 17, 2017
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When it comes to marketing your home online, your best bet is probably a seller’s agent with the industry tools, skills and know-how to effectively advertise your home on the multiple listing service (MLS). However, once your MLS listing is out in the world, you might find that broadcasting it with some powerful—and freely available—online tools will help you find the right buyer that much faster. Here are a few resources that could help boost your listing and get your home off the market in…

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Financing & Insuring

What Can a Loan Officer Do for You?

April 18, 2017
Couple meeting with loan officer

Loan officers work to help prospective borrowers obtain home loans (a.k.a. mortgages). But there’s more to the position than meets the eye. A lender’s loan officers assist borrowers through the mortgage lending process. They are skilled at evaluating a homebuyer’s creditworthiness (the degree to which he or she is considered likely to repay a loan), and are well-versed on the many different types of loans available in today’s market. If you are considering buying a new home, you can meet with a loan officer to…

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Lock in Today’s Mortgage Rate until 2018

March 20, 2017
Dayton at Saddle Rock

Planning to buy a home this year? If you’ve been keeping a nervous eye on news from the Federal Reserve, wondering if you’re missing out on your best mortgage rate because you’re not ready to close, an extended rate lock might be just the thing you need to move forward with confidence. What is an extended rate lock? A buyer typically has sixty days to close a loan after locking in a mortgage rate. With an extended rate lock by HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, you can…

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