Summer Party Time!

Beach Summer Dinner Party Celebration Concept

Whether it’s a neighborhood block party, a backyard barbecue, or a dinner party hosted under the stars, summer has plenty of opportunities for entertaining family and friends. Here are some of our favorite party tips now that summer is in full swing! Light the night – and ward off bugs – with floating citronella candles […]

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How Small Home Improvements Can Help Cut The Electric Bill

Kilowatt hour electric meter, power supply meter. 3d rendering

In the middle of the blistering summer heat, many of us reach to our thermostats in order to find relief from the hot temperatures outside. While turning down the thermostat can help make your home cool and comfortable, it can also cause your electricity bills to skyrocket. Fortunately, there are ways that homeowners can lower […]

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Closing Costs: A Primer

Closing Cost Analysis

Your offer was accepted, the house passed inspection with flying colors, and the bank has approved your mortgage. All that’s left is to sign the final paperwork – and pay closing costs. Many people are often blindsided by the “hidden” closing costs that come with buying or selling a home. Because of this, it is […]

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The Things REALTORS® Wish You Knew

The things realtors wish you knew (Medium)

Whether you’re buying or selling, working with a REALTOR® can make the process easier and help you avoid many common real estate mistakes. The following are NUMBER things REALTORS® wish you knew about the buying and selling process. Looking at homes you can’t afford leads to disappointment For potential buyers, it can be extremely tempting […]

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Curb Appeal and House Hunting

old victorian house in repair

First impressions are important, especially when house hunting. However, as prospective buyers it is important not to be too quick to judge; writing off a house because it doesn’t give you a “wow” feeling may lead to you missing the home of your dreams. While good curb appeal may draw you into a home, there […]

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How to Choose the Best Paint for Your Home

Various painting tools and color guide on a white background

Paint is often touted as a fast, easy, and inexpensive way to update a home and give it a fresh look. However, picking the right paint color can turn into a major pain; who knew there were so many shades of white? Instead of getting overwhelmed in the home improvement store, use these tips to […]

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Spotlight on Realist Tax 2.0 [June 21]

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To help our members stay current in the ever changing field of real estate, SBAOR is proud to provide a wide variety of continuing education courses. On June 21st, we will hold Realist Tax 2.0; Presented by California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc, Realist Tax 2.0 will help users better understand the incredible features that […]

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