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What is a Title Search?

It may seem like there are a million steps to the closing process when buying or selling a home. A title search is just one of the many stages and title problems may account for almost 10% of closing delays. As a seller, doing a preliminary title search can help avoid costly delays at the end. So, what is a title search and what does it disclose?

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Hunting for a New Home In Orange County? Don’t Wait Until Saturday!

House hunting has become a contact sport over the past year. The idealized vision of a leisurely Saturday morning reviewing open houses and plotting the day’s tours over lattes and croissants is a thing of the past. While popping into the local open house might be fun for the casual looker, if you are serious about finding your next home, this climate demands strategy.

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October Market Update

Is the market turning over a new leaf?

From the shifting colors of the leaves to the crisp morning air, October is traditionally a period of change. It also can be one of the very best times to buy a home, as it falls right in between back-to-school season and the holidays. This season usually ushers in a slowdown to overall market activity, when sellers may be more apt to negotiate and buyers may find more inventory than previous months.

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Seller’s Guide To Buyers Contingencies

Every news article talks about the fact that it’s a “seller’s market.” This means that if you are selling your home, you’ve probably gotten a few offers from which to choose. While sales price is important, so are the contingencies attached to the offer. Understanding what these contingencies mean can help you choose the best offer from the pack.

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Halloween Events In Orange County 2021

Life is returning to some degree of normalcy as Halloween events are back in Orange County! If you love ghostly tales, frightful flicks, thrill / chill rides and seasonal scares you can find plenty of fearsomely well-produced attractions, ghost walks and ensorcelled exhibits across Orange County this time of year. Here is a list of what Southern California is offering in 2021 – do double check times, prices, parking and safety guidelines before you go.

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Looking To Escape Southern California? These Unique Hotels Will Make You Feel Like You Are A World Away From Home

One thing is for certain, there’s no shortage of cool hotels in the state of California. Whether you are heading to the beach, to the mountains or to the desert – the north or the south – there is undoubtably a bunch of unique hotels to stay in. Today, I’m rounding up some of the most special hotels in California! Some of them I’ve had the pleasure of visiting and others are at the very top of my list!

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September Market Update

It’s no secret that the housing market has been appreciating at an unhealthy rate and housing is becoming unattainable for more and more first-time homebuyers and renters. The median housing price of existing single-family homes is up to $1,090,000, an increase of 19.7% year over year. All across Southern California, home prices have hit record highs this year.

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Best Day Spas In Orange County

We all need to destress and calm our mind, whilst I enjoy taking to the courts as my therapeutic escape I don’t neglect the power of a trip to the day spa as a treat to catch up with life when needed. Check out this list of local day spas to relax, rebuild and regroup.

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What Mortgage Is Right for Me?

When buying a home, the vast majority of people need to take out a mortgage. But of the many different options, how do you know which is the right one for you? In this guide, we’ll take a quick look at the different types of mortgage loans available.

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