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Rent vs. Buy

The Rent vs. Buy Decision & Calculation by Patrick Carlisle, Chief Market Analyst, Compass Though a legitimate calculation, the rent vs. buy decision isn’t fundamentally based on comparing the current rent on a property to the ...

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Pay Mortgage Faster

If you’re someone that wants to pay your mortgage off faster, this simple change in the way you make your mortgage payments will result in you paying your loan off around 4 years faster and potentially save over $100k in interest. Mo...

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Around the Town: OK’S DELI

Looking for a new sandwich place to try out in Oakland? Hit up OK’S DELI on Telegraph. We went to their grand opening a few weeks ago and the sandwiches, service, and rare variety of chips and snacks were delicious. Their rotating menu cons...

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Before and After: Reimagined Classic Bungalow

Whenever we present a house for sale the end result is always picture-perfect, that's why we love showing the before and afters. Before we start a project, oftentimes we need to plan around our client's boxes and personal items. We really hav...

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Before and After: Stunning Modern Rancher

This house underwent a complete remodel! When we first walked through this house it had the same layout and finishes from when it was first built, so needless to say it was in need of some major upgrades and our client was ready to take them ...

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The Fed Does Not Control Mortgage Rates! The belief that the Fed raising their benchmark rate leads to increases in mortgage rates is one of the biggest misconceptions in real estate right now. The Fed Funds Rate is what banks p...

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