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Surprising Secrets of Successful Home Staging

“Staging” is about setting up and decorating each room of your home so that it looks as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Studies show that a property is more likely to sell quickly and for a better price if it is effectively staged. Even if you haven’t heard of staging ...

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Does the Property Meet the “Lifestyle Test”

Lifestyle is a very important criterion when shopping for a new home. After all, a home and its surrounding area are the places where much of your lifestyle is going to be experienced. So when considering a new home, think about the lifestyle to which the property is going to lend itself. ...

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Real estate agents exempt from California’s new anti-gig labor law

About 1 million independent contractors are reclassified as employees September 12, 2019 Kathleen Howley KEYWORDS AB5 CALIFORNIA California lawmakers passed landmark bill AB5 on Tuesday reclassifying an estimated 1 million independent contractors as employees to provide them with benefits such as sick time, paid family leave, and health insurance. "The California Senate has voted to end the gig ...

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Why an Investment Property Could Be Your First Real Estate Purchase

Not ready to buy a home for yourself but want to take advantage of great market conditions? Consider buying an investment property! It's a trend that's taking over real estate, as savvy investors look to put their money in an appreciating asset. Here are five reasons to consider it. 1. Rates ...

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