Making the most of a spare room

If you’re lucky enough to have extra space in your home in the form of an unused spare room, then turning it into a multipurpose space that can still accommodate overnight visitors is a great way to show off the versatility of your home to potential buyers, as well as improve your living arrangements by …

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Buyers pay premium for move-in-ready homes

First impressions are lasting. Home buyers and real estate agents remember what they see, not what you say your home will look like after you reduce the clutter, paint, and replace outdated floor coverings and light fixtures. Most people don’t have the ability to visualize how a home will look spruced up. If you show …

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Is title insurance needed for a newly built home?

I’m buying a newly built home, do I need title insurance? With the construction of a new home, special title problems for the lender and owner could occur. You are not the first owner of the property. There were probably many prior owners of the unimproved land. You don’t want problems or liabilities from previous …

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Real Estate Fraud

Property Documents California’s challenging real estate market has made property fraud and other related schemes more prevalent. The Clerk-Recorder Department provides for the examining and recording of all documents dealing with establishing ownership of real property or land in Orange County.  The department also records other documents, such as deeds of trust, reconveyances, liens and …

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