Increasing Black Homeownership

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DID YOU KNOW: California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) is on a mission to increase Black homeownership in California, and has put together The Building Black Wealth campaign with a video series of tips to help educate first-time homebuyers about the homebuying process. Homebuyers can find assistance on topics such as credit, finances and documentation needed […]

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Cha-Ching Check: Cash Beyond Your Down Payment

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Shopping for a house can leave you exhausted and spiritually broken, especially when that dream home is proving tricky to find in your price range. Even though you’ll eventually find the right one, you may also find yourself cutting it close on cash if you didn’t properly prepare financially. So it’s time for your pre-purchase […]

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High-Tech ‘Smart Locks’ Technology for Homeowners

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Home security is important. As smart technologies continue to grow in popularity, an increasing number of homeowners are turning to higher-tech solutions to meet their home security needs. While options like smart cameras and connected doorbells are becoming much more common, not as many homeowners realize that it’s possible to upgrade their doors with smart […]

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What it Takes to Build Your Homebuying Dream Team

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To make your homebuying journey less stressful, the smartest thing you can do is assemble a team of professionals with expertise in all aspects of the homebuying process. A homebuying dream team will also save time and money by catching potentially costly issues early and avoiding legal complications in the closing. Before you look at […]

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How To Find Homebuying Success During a Pandemic

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Buying a home is more challenging than ever in today’s Pandemic-driven housing market.  While mortgage rates are historically low, so is inventory.  Housing prices in the U.S. are up an average of 4% vs. last year at this time, and many markets are consistently experiencing overbids and multiple offers.   This doesn’t mean first-time buyers should […]

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How to Buy a Home With Down Payment Assistance

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Down payment help sounds great, but how does it actually work? What process should you follow? While down payment programs vary greatly by state and community, there are some universal steps that will help you stay on track if a homeownership program is part of your home financing plan. Let’s look at how it worked […]

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