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Nowruz – Celebrating the Persian New Year

Nowruz which means “New Day” has been celebrated all around the globe for many years. It is a Persian new year’s celebration. Read the article below to find out more about this fascinating holiday! The history of Nowruz stretches back over 2,600 years to the time of ancient Persian kings. Initially a religious festival, Nowruz […]
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Help Us Celebrate Our One Year Anniversary!

Almost one year ago on March 25, 2020 in the Pleasant Hill Plaza, Alex Khodadad sat in his real estate office during the beginning of a pandemic, brainstorming ways he could help our community. Since then, Alex has stepped up and become a leader in reminding us that we can truly lean on our neighbors […]
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Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?

Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?

If you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few houses for sale, it’s normal to wonder if you’ll actually find one to buy. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), across the country, inventory of available homes for sale […]
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How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today?

Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be complicated. You may have to take personal or professional considerations into account, and only you can judge what impact those factors should have on your desire to move. […]
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Extension of COVID-19 Forbearance and Foreclosure Protection for Homeowners

The CARES Act offered much-needed mortgage relief for U.S. Homeowners. Under the Act, if you have any mortgage backed by the federal government you can pause your mortgage payments for up to six months with no penalties. Today, 1 in 5 renters is behind on rent and just over 10 million homeowners are behind on […]
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How to Evaluate Neighborhoods Before You Buy a Home

How to Evaluate Neighborhoods Before You Buy a Home

Neighborhoods have unique personalities. Finding a neighborhood that suits your lifestyle is critical in the home buying process. It factors in the present and future value of a property, your safety and your well-being. For these reasons, picking the right neighborhood is more important than picking the right house. Think about it – you’ll likely […]
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Why You Shouldn't Wait to Buy or Sell a Home

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Buy or Sell a Home

As we step into 2021, many of us are anxious to celebrate new beginnings. Because of this, current homeowners are pondering putting their current home on the market and purchasing a new one. Here is our list of why you shouldn’t wait to buy or sell your home. Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Buy a […]
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Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home?

Is the idea of saving for a down payment holding you back from buying a home right now? You may be eager to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates, but the thought of needing a large down payment might make you want to pump the brakes. Today, there’s still a common myth that you have to […]
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Want to Build Wealth? Buy a Home This Year.

Every year, households across the country make the decision to rent for another year or take the leap into homeownership. They look at their earnings and savings and then decide what makes the most financial sense. That equation will most likely take into consideration monthly housing costs, tax advantages, and other incremental expenses. Using these […]
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