HOA, what does it mean?

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What is a HOA, PUD and CC&R’s and why are they important for buyers to know before purchasing? HOA HOA stands for homeowner association – a nonprofit organization that is funded by all the association’s members and overseen by an elected board of directors. In some states, HOAs must be registered with the department of real estate or another state …

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Ventura County Property Taxes are Due

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Ventura County Property Taxes are Due Yes, it is that time again when Ventura County Property Taxes are due.  Here is the timeline for paying Property Taxes. November 1 The first installment of secured real estate taxes is due (Delinquent after 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 10th). December 10 First installment of real estate taxes becomes delinquent after 5:00 p.m. (a …

Avoid Real Estate Scams

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Avoid Real Estate Scams How to avoid Real Estate Scams. Don’t get scammed, the video gives 5 great tips on how to avoid Real Estate Scams. This video was created by the Califiornia Association of Realtors (CAR).  There is no reason that any homeowner should be giving money to any individual in a Real Estate Transaction.  Monies are usually given or …

Homeowners Insurance Buying Tips

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Homeowners Insurance Buying Tips 1. Shop Around The first Homeowners Insurance Buying Tip is – It’ll take some time, but could save you a good sum of money. Ask your friends, check the Yellow Pages or contact your state insurance department.  National Association of Insurance Commissioners (www.naic.org) has information to help you choose an insurer in your state, including complaints. States often …

What is Title insurance and why do I need it?

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Title insurance is protection against loss arising from problems connected to the title to your property. Title insurance is protection which assures that the rights and interests to the property are as expected, that the transfer of ownership is smoothly completed and that you as a new owner are protected from future claims against the property. What do I mean …