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Tuesday, June 9, 2020   /   by Monique 'Moey' Nichols

Luxury 4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom Home On 2.18 Acres

Come take a virtual tour of this exquisite 4 bedroom, 4 full bathroom, single story home with gorgeous landscaping and plenty of open space for equine on 2.18 acres in rural Nipomo. The amenities this home has to offer are endless! Take advantage of energy bill saving solar power, a built in security system, 2 dishwashers & 2 hot water heaters, plus your own personal hot tub! Luxurious serenity awaits you!

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Thursday, March 5, 2020   /   by Monique 'Moey' Nichols

What Happens During A Home Inspection

Ever wonder what a home inspector is doing in the 2+ hours while they're at the property you're selling or purchasing? Curious to know the top 6 things they look at for their report? All these areas can affect the negotiation of a sales contract. It's important to be informed so you can prepare for possible repairs and unforeseen expenses.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020   /   by Monique 'Moey' Nichols

Why You Should Use A Local Home Inspector

You definitely want to use a home inspector in the area you are buying or selling property. They will be most informed of county retrofit requirements and other local ordinances that may effect what needs to be fixed or replaced in a home or property.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020   /   by Monique 'Moey' Nichols

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less

There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have substantially increased over the last several years.
It’s not, however, just the price of a home that matters.
Homes, in most cases, are purchased with a mortgage. The current mortgage rate is a major component of the affordability equation. Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since December 2018. Another major piece of the affordability equation is a buyer’s income. The median family income has risen by approximately 3% over the last year.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases a monthly Housing Affordability Index. The latest index shows that home affordability is better today than at almost any point over the last 30 years. The index determines how affordable homes are based on the following:

“A Home Affordability Index value of 100 ...

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