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Make 2017 a year of action and get out to open houses this weekend in Orange County. Stop talking about buying a new home, and start doing it! It all starts with a stroll through what's on the market near you.  

 

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Make the most of your home search this weekend by teaming up with a real estate agent. Search for an agent on our site or reach out and we’ll match you up with an agent today to be house hunting with you tomorrow.

Email us at clientservices@firstteam.com

Call us at 888-870-1142

HOME BUYER TIP: Let's keep it real: Buying real estate is a big step. That's why it's important to accept these 5 hard truths before jumping on the market. Once you know what to expect, you can properly

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Fact: Walking around open houses in Los Angeles County this weekend counts as working toward your fitness goals for 2017. Plus it's good for your real estate portfolio, so there's really no excuse not to check out what's on the market this Saturday and Sunday. 

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If you’re going shopping for a home this weekend, the smartest plan is to have an agent by your side. An agent can help you act fast when you find the perfect home and answer all of your burning home buying questions. If you have questions before you head out to see homes or would like to team up with an agent, find a First Team agent online or reach out and we’ll match you with a top agent near you.

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January is already flying by and the New Year inventory is flying onto the market. Check it all out at open houses this weekend in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Let's make 2017 the year you achieve those real estate goals!

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

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If you have any questions about open houses, the real estate process, or your local market just ask a real estate agent. It’s literally their job to help you find a house and some happiness at home. Search online for an agent near you or contact us and we’ll match you with an agent in your area.

Email us at clientservices@firstteam.com

Call us at 888-870-1142

HOME BUYER TIP: If

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If your New Year’s resolution involves a real estate move, then it’s time to start thinking through all the details sooner, rather than later. Buying and selling real estate can be stressful in many ways, but the actual moving part of the journey doesn’t have to be when you plan ahead. 

How do you get started organizing this upheaval in your life? If you aren’t sure where to start in your move navigation, keep these tips in mind to create a more seamless process.

Find Important Documents

Make sure to put all your important documents such as contracts, licenses, and identification cards into a plastic folder or tote to carry with you to a new location. Replacing these documents is time-consuming and if you need the items right away, then it can

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By Constance Brinkley-Badgett

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you might want to also think about how it can affect your credit score. 

Generally speaking, when you sell your home, your outstanding mortgage balance gets paid off, which can be a positive for your credit. Of course, however, it’s also possible that selling your home can negatively affect your credit. Let’s take a look at the positives first.

How Selling Your Home Can Improve Your Credit

If you sell your home and get another mortgage for a new home, you’ll continue to reap the benefits of having a mortgage in your mix of credit accounts. And if you continue to have a good payment history, making on-time payments every month, your credit scores can see an even greater

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Most people wait until the spring to begin deep cleaning their home. However, for those of you who want to get your home back to comfy cozy after all of the holiday craziness, it's important to focus on a clean home first thing in the new year. By taking time to clean your home now, you can make sure that you are starting the year off on the right foot. Here’s how to create space and make your home sparkle and shine like new.

Wipe down baseboards

Sounds like a random place to start, but it's probably something you've been overlooking since, well, forever. The baseboards are an easy place for dust to hide and can reduce the air quality in the home, which can lead to allergies for you and your family. That is just one reason why it is essential for

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FIRST TEAM’S WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH (January 8th, 2017) THIS WEEK HIGHLIGHTS THE FOLLOWING UPDATES:

  • The New Year began with some relief for mortgage shoppers, as mortgage rates slipped downward, even with positive economic news. 
  • A retraction, after a sharp increase, is not terribly uncommon, especially when the upward movement appears to have been based more on emotional elements than technical ones. 
  • Of course, the economy is continuing to improve, and this will help keep rates from falling very far, if at all
  • The ISM Manufacturing and Services Indices posted solid results, while another 156K jobs were created last month. 
  • It is worth noting that monthly employment data also sported an increase
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Break the bad habit of procrastinating on your real estate goals in 2017 and head out to open houses this weekend in Orange County. Make your New Year's Resolution count and get to work on improving your home and lifestyle with a property that fits your needs. 

 

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Make the most of your home search this weekend by teaming up with a real estate agent. Search for an agent on our site or reach out and we’ll match you up with an agent today to be house hunting with you tomorrow.

Email us at clientservices@firstteam.com

Call us at 888-870-1142

HOME BUYER TIP: The best way to start the year off on the right foot is with the right resources, like our OC Real Estate Market Update. Our latest

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Now that the holiday shopping is done, it's time to add something more important to your list - a new home. Check out the latest inventory on the market at open houses in Los Angeles County this weekend and find something the family can enjoy all year long. 

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If you’re going shopping for a home this weekend, the smartest plan is to have an agent by your side. An agent can help you act fast when you find the perfect home and answer all of your burning home buying questions. If you have questions before you head out to see homes or would like to team up with an agent, find a First Team agent online or reach out and we’ll match you with a top agent near you.

Email us at

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The New Year calls for a renewed look at your real estate goals. If that includes a new home, it's time to check out open houses this weekend in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Ready, set, shop!

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

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If you have any questions about open houses, the real estate process, or your local market just ask a real estate agent. It’s literally their job to help you find a house and some happiness at home. Search online for an agent near you or contact us and we’ll match you with an agent in your area.

Email us at clientservices@firstteam.com

Call us at 888-870-1142

HOME BUYER TIP: Take the guesswork out of buying

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