How to Choose the Best Paint for Your Home

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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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Top Interior Design Trends in 2016

The New Year can be the perfect opportunity to start fresh – and that includes updating your home’s interior spaces. If you plan on redecorating in 2016, try incorporating these top trends to give your home a fresh and modern feel. Whether it’s as minor as a few new accessories or as major as a […]

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Apps for the Home in 2016

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Because most of us are never far from our smart phones and tablets, there is an app for just about everything – even for the home. From home monitoring to home improvement, here are five of the best apps for the home in 2016. 1. Price: Free Available Devices: Apple, Android, Blackberry, Windows The […]

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The Top Interior Decorating Trends Coming in 2016

While many homeowners take advantage of the holiday season to decorate their homes, the start of a new year is a great time to implement some new design trends! The following are some of the most popular interior decorating trends coming in 2016. Bring the outdoors inside Whether it’s a small patio or an expansive […]

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Spotlight on Realist Tax: Your Farming Resource


At the South Bay Association of Realtors, we are proud to offer our members a wide variety of relevant and interesting professional development courses and opportunities. These classes give our members the opportunity to grow professionally, expand their businesses, and stay up to date with the most cutting edge technology and trends in the real […]

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How to Find Information on the Latest Property Rights Issues


  In our world of ever-changing laws and policies, it is important to stay up to date on political policies that can affect the market. Property rights, federal taxes, rights of ownership, and real estate transaction procedures and fees are just a few of the issues impacting todays’ real estate agents. Resources for information on […]

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What Homebuyers With Student Loan Debt Should Know


As the cost of attending college continues to rise, more and more students are taking out loans to help cover the costs. The class of 2015 had the most student loan debt in history, with more than 70% of students graduating with loans that average over $35,000. Unfortunately, student loan debt extends long after graduation; […]

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Reasons Why A Home May Not Be Selling (And How to Fix It!)


Now that the real estate market has picked up again, many homeowners – and agents – become frustrated when their homes do not sell. If a home has been on the market for weeks – or in some cases, months – there may be a reason why. Below are some of the most common reasons […]

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How to Choose an Overall Interior Design Scheme for Your Home

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  While most homeowners want a house that has a distinctive design scheme, it can be difficult to toe the line between a cohesive look and a kitschy theme. The following design tips will help you choose an overall interior design scheme for your home that reflects your personal style while creating comfortable, creative, and […]

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Quick Guide to Home Mortgage Loans

Many homebuyers understand that shopping for a mortgage loan can be a daunting task. Whether you’re a novice or consider yourself a pro, there are many types of loans available. Educating yourself on the basics of the different financing available is an important step to take in the buying process. Here are a few of […]

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