All posts tagged "opinion"

  • Now is the Right Time for Home Shoppers to Repair Credit

    By Phillip B. Burum If you are among the millions of Americans considering the purchase of a new home, July was a very good month for you. Several weeks ago, the Federal Reserve reduced the key short-term Federal...

    • Posted August 15, 2019
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  • For Veterans, the VA Provides Great Homebuying Opportunities

    By Phillip B. Burum This summer the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, otherwise known as the original GI Bill. In addition to elevating the status...

    • Posted August 8, 2019
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  • Start Your Downpayment Fund Now

    By Phillip B. Burum Mid-summer is upon us and the holiday season may seem a world away but, for new homebuyers, the space between now and the holidays should be used for long term financial planning. If you...

    • Posted August 1, 2019
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  • Reduce Moving Day Stress, Risks

    By Phillip B. Burum It is hovering above ninety degrees most days, my wife’s roses are in full bloom, and I see a moving truck in nearly every neighborhood I pass – it must be summer in Southern...

    • Posted July 25, 2019
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  • Tips for a Profitable Home Sale

    By Phillip B. Burum The summer home sales season is in full swing, so if you are selling your home here are some important steps that should be taken to maximize the value of your home before any...

    • Posted July 18, 2019
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  • Prepare Your Home for Sale

    By Phillip B. Burum A new school year is upon us, which means the home sales season is in full swing. New ownership deeds to nearly 130,000 homes will be recorded in California during the summer months. If...

    • Posted July 11, 2019
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  • Maintain Your Home’s HVAC System for a Comfortable Summer

    By Phillip B. Burum One of the key points at which a home’s comfort and value converge economically is in the physical maintenance of the home. Here in the Baldy View Region where we enjoy a Mediterranean climate,...

    • Posted July 4, 2019
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  • Yucaipa’s Water Savings Dip Below 9 Percent
    Protecting Your Home When Summer Follows a Season of Rain

    By Phillip B. Burum For Southern Californians, it is axiomatic that periods of generous rainfall will be followed by warmer-than-usual summers. Our region, which typifies a Mediterranean Climate, exists in a constant state of flux in terms of...

    • Posted June 27, 2019
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  • Homeownership Benefits Children

    By Phillip B. Burum It speaks to the importance of homeownership that today one of the nation’s – and the world’s – most prestigious institutions of learning devotes a special center just to assess and promote understanding of...

    • Posted June 21, 2019
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  • Celebrating the Tax Advantages of Homeownership

    By Phillip B. Burum America celebrates National Homeownership Month in June because it takes an entire month to cover some of the biggest benefits homeownership offers to homeowners, their communities and the economy. Among the most important economic...

    • Posted June 13, 2019
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