Private Mortgage Insurance
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Private Mortgage Insurance

What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) and Why Is It Required?   Many homebuyers will encounter private mortgage insurance when purchasing a home with a conventional loan.  Find out what private mortgage insurance is and how to avoid it.   What …
Zoning
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Zoning

Zoning of real property affects the legal land use of a parcel or area.  Learn how to identify zoning types and the permissions and restrictions associated with them. What is Zoning? Most communities in the United States are governed by zoning …
What is Rent Control?
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What is Rent Control?

Learn about how rent control affects the landlord-tenant relationship. If you live in a major metropolitan area in California, chances are you have run into the term “rent control”.  The west coast has long been a popular relocation locale and …
Renters Pay More For “Green”
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Renters Pay More For “Green”

A new study reveals just how much renters will pay for environmentally friendly features. Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious, even when it comes to the home they decide to rent.  A new survey from the National Multifamily Housing council …
How to Get A Home Loan
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How to Get A Home Loan

Not all lenders are created equal! Find out how to secure the best home loan to fit your needs. If you are thinking about buying a new home, one of the first steps is to establish your price range.  The …
California Probate Sales
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California Probate Sales

Are California probate sales a great deal or risky business? If you are in the market for discounted properties, chances are you have encountered a probate sale.  Probate sales are accompanied by a specific legal process that is different from …