All posts tagged "opinion"

  • Tax Season Offers Opportunities, Challenges for Homeowners

    By Jim Perry Today, older homeowners remember long lines of cars snaking around the local post offices on every April 15, as a relic of a pre-digital world. While a multitude of tax programs and services have...

    • Posted January 23, 2020
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  • How Today’s Homebuilding Benefits the Environment

    By Jim Perry According to the recently released Characteristics of Recent Home Buyers Special Studies authored by Carmel Ford of the Economics and Housing Policy arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the key reason...

    • Posted January 16, 2020
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  • For a Successful Home Purchase, Start with Long-Range Planning

    By Jim Perry For home buyers hoping to make 2020 the year they attain the American Dream of Homeownership, the end of the holiday season usually signals the beginning of the home buying season.  So, if your...

    • Posted January 9, 2020
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  • Start 2020 Right with a Home Care Schedule

    By Philip Burum One of the final steps in purchasing a state-of-the art new homes is when the homeowner is presented with a package of warranties and instructions on the operations of all their new home’s appliances...

    • Posted December 26, 2019
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  • Make a New Year’s Resolution that Protects Your Home, Family

    By Philip Burum In this upcoming interval between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, most Americans will be compiling New Year’s Resolutions that will survive the season with varying results. However, if you are a homeowner or...

    • Posted December 19, 2019
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  • A Holiday Gift Guide for Homeowners and Homebuyers

    By Philip Burum In previous columns I have noted that the holiday season offers a great opportunity for home shoppers to ask parents, family members and friends to give gifts of cash to help build their downpayment...

    • Posted December 12, 2019
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  • Helping Homebuyers Understand the Closing Process

    By Philip Burum The good news for today’s homebuyers is that recently new rules have been introduced to simplify the mortgage loan application process to make it easier for consumers to understand the process by clearly spelling...

    • Posted December 5, 2019
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  • Winter Offers Water Savings, Conservation Opportunities

    By Philip Burum To most Southern Californians, saving money during the winter months means shopping for the best holiday bargains. However, for homeowners, the beginning of the holiday season offers a terrific opportunity to rein in costs...

    • Posted November 22, 2019
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  • Give Yourself a Home for the Holidays

    By Philip Burum For most home shoppers, the holiday season is the time when all the planning for a new home goes on the back burner until after the New Year. However, for those who will be...

    • Posted November 14, 2019
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  • Protect Your Best Investment this Holiday Season

    By Philip Burum Daylight Saving is over and while much of America is digging out their sleds and snow shovels, Southern Californians are still checking the weather reports to determine if they need to put on jackets...

    • Posted November 7, 2019
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