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We hope this collection of frequently asked questions will help answer some of the questions you might have about real estate. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.



Do I need a Realtor when buying a home?
How can I improve my credit score?
How can I prepare for homeownership?
How do I get preapproved?
How is my credit score determined?
How should I take ownership of the home I am buying?
If I am ready to buy, what should my first step be?
What are the pros and cons of buying a condo?
What can I do to get my finances in order before I purchase a home?
What is a Mello-Roos district?
What is preapproval?
What services will I be paying for when I pay closing costs and how much should I expect to pay?
When do I pay my Mello-Roos taxes?
When should I shop for homeowners/fire insurance?
When will I get my deed showing proof of ownership?
Why do I need title insurance?
Why is owning better than renting?


Does moving up make sense?
How do I calculate capital gains?
How do I prepare for an open house?
How do I prepare for my move?
Is any of my capital gains exempt from taxation?
What are some low cost ways I can spruce up my home?
What can I do to make my home more saleable?
What can I do to speed up the sale of my home?
What is a Deed of Reconveyance?
What is appraised value?
What types of inspections need to be done when I sell my home?
When do I get my sales proceeds?
Why do I have to pay interest on my loan pay-off past the date of recording?
Why does my escrow officer require that I complete a 1099 form?
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