Mortgage & Notary

Exposing Fraudulent Closing Instructions

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As if the process of buying or selling a home is not complex enough, fraudulent closing instructions are the newest cyber threat to real estate transactions. In 2017, reports of fraudulent instruction incidents have quadrupled and most claims averaged $352,000 in losses. It is significantly important to understand how cyber-criminals pose as real estate professionals […]

Best Home Improvements

Trending Home Improvements

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Thinking of renovating or redesigning your home? These trending home improvements will increase the value of your home and make your home stand out on the market! Remodeling the Bathroom Renovating the bathroom is one of the most worthwhile home improvement projects that homeowners can undertake. The average return at resale is over 100%. It […]

Buying Real Estate

Defining Mello-Roos

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If you are interested in buying a home in California, you may have stumbled upon the term “Mello-Roos” during your home search. Mello-Roos is simply a form of financing that can be used by counties, cities, and districts to fund major improvements, projects, and services within a particular area. The term came about after two […]