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Housing Wire: 5 awesome facts impacting California's housing future

Next year is projected to be the best year yet for the economy since the start of the recovery, with California's state economy lining up to do better than the nation. And this positive trend is expected to continue for the next two years, a new report from Beacon Economics said.

Inman: 6 things homebuyers should avoid doing once they are preapproved for a mortgage

You have done the hard part in the homebuying process and chosen a lender and a real estate agent to work with. You have also gone out and found the home of your dreams! Best of all, your team has done a great job of negotiating the best deal for you.Now, as a buyer, all you have to do is sit back and wait for your loan to close … right? Wrong!!


The Motley Fool: What Are Closing Costs? Here's What Home Buyers Should Know

What are closing costs? Are they part of your down payment? Who gets the money? Who pays it -- the buyer or the seller?These are all questions you might be asking if you're starting to look for a home.


Zillow: How to Buy a Flipped House

If you’re buying a flipped house, consider taking the following steps to ensure you don’t get any unpleasant surprises after closing