Rocky Renovation: 4 Pitfalls to Watch Out For

If you have recently purchased your first house and it’s a fixer-upper, then you’re probably excited about putting your personal stamp on your home. Renovations allow you to design a house that fits your needs and personality, while also improving the overall value. However, watch out for the four following pitfalls that can destroy your budget, and the ultimate plans for the house.

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Insider Tips to Find a House You Can Afford

California is a beautiful place to be. It’s got great weather, shopping and dining options, but these perks drive up the cost of local real estate. For example, the current average selling price for homes in Orange County is $814,000 according to Trendgraphix, February 2017 data.

Here are some tips to successfully become a homeowner in the Golden State.

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3 Ways to Start Working Toward Your Dream Home

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If you’re ready to start working toward your dream home, you need to do plenty of research ahead of time to ensure that you are getting the best value for your money. Talking with a real estate agent prior to making a purchase is always a great first step toward the process of making an offer and negotiating with various sellers.

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When to Refinance a Mortgage

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Contrary to what you may think, signing up for a mortgage loan doesn’t mean you’re trapped in that rate or term.

Knowing when to refinance, for instance if rates change or events arise that prevent you from paying as you had planned, can help you understand how to cut your costs or tap into your home’s equity.

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