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5 Tips for Buying a Home

By Bryan Hurlbut | Jan 7, 2019

Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible. Get your finances in order. Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you find. Next, find a suitable lender […]

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Relocating to the Big City

By Bryan Hurlbut | Jan 7, 2019

Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible. Research before you move. It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find out about school systems, neighborhoods, parking, weather, public […]

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Dealing with Financing

By Bryan Hurlbut | Jan 7, 2019

As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale” sign on your new home. Get pre-approved. […]

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Preparing to Sell

By Bryan Hurlbut | Jan 7, 2019

Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time. Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t […]

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Six tips to living the homeownership dream in 2016

By Bryan Hurlbut | Jan 7, 2019

Home values are generally increasing at an annual rate of 4 to 5 percent, above the inflation rate, according to recent housing reports. That is good news for current homeowners watching their property values increase. But it means potential home buyers must come up with a larger down payment. Especially millennials who have been living with […]

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Important Things That Determine a Home’s Value

By Bryan Hurlbut | Jan 7, 2019

Interested in buying a piece of real estate? Many real estate investors and first-time homeowners seem to focus on the style and functionality of their potential purchase, thinking that these aspects help to increase the property’s value. They seem to have forgotten the popular adage, “location, location, location.” The truth is, the physical structure deprecates as […]

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SOLD 1595 Candelero Drive, Walnut Creek

By Bryan Hurlbut | Jan 7, 2019

Additional Photos: Video Tour Listed for: $559,000 Spacious three bedroom two and half bathroom END unit townhouse located in beautiful Countrywood. This townhouse features a large family room, light and bright kitchen, oversized master bedroom with two closets, great entertaining back patio and is conveniently located close to great shopping, numerous restaurants, and easy freeway and […]

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How many of these questions could you answer?

By Bryan Hurlbut | Jan 7, 2019

Buying a home is thrilling, scary, sometimes weird, often epic, and never dull. You’re ponying up a huge wad of cash for a place you’ll inhabit hopefully for years to come. As such, you’re bound to have a lot of questions throughout every step of the process. So to head you off at the pass, […]

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7 Tips for Buying Your First Home

By Bryan Hurlbut | Jan 7, 2019

Entrepreneurs, you know that cash flow is key to your business and peace of mind. Positive cash flow, that is. The same principle applies to your personal budget; every purchase you make affects your available resources. While homeownership took a dent in the last recession, it remains the American dream for many. But becoming a homeowner comes […]

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