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Expenses Homeowners Pay But Renters Do Not

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When you’re considering making the jump to homeownership from renting, there are a few added expenses to consider. Though Merit Real Estate is a huge fan of homeownership, we want to make sure you’re entering into the game with your eyes wide

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How To Make The Best Out Of A Bad Situation

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So many homeowners find themselves in a really bad position when the economy is in a downturn. They’re underwater on their mortgages – meaning that they owe more on their home than it is worth at a current valuation. When

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5 Things To Check Off Your List Before Buying Your First Home

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You’ve decided that it’s time for you to purchase your first home. Now what? Being a first-time homebuyer is one of the most exciting and uncertain times of your life. We want to make sure that you’re 100% prepared for

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The Emotional Toll of Foreclosure

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Going through a foreclosure can wreak havoc on a person’s financial life, but the emotional toll that a foreclosure can take on an individual or a family can often go overlooked. This year alone an estimated 2.5 million American’s will

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What Can I Give Up to Make a Down Payment?

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When trying to purchase a new home, it can be overwhelming to think about trying to save for a down payment. For most people, this is the largest single sum of money that will ever leave their account. For many,

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Design Ideas That Won’t Go Out of Style

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When remodeling or updating a home, it can be difficult to make decisions about finishes while keeping trends and long-term desirability in mind. We’ve compiled a short list of styles that have been around forever and will continue to endure

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Using Earnest Money Deposits Buying Houses

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How big of an earnest money deposit should those buying homes really be putting down? Perhaps even more importantly, who should it really be deposited with? There are many myths surrounding the earnest money deposit. Confusion and misinformation results in

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Dow/Johnston Triangle Block Party!

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Shoutout to our awesome helper preparing the goodie bags for the Neighborhood Block party happening this weekend in Redondo Beach! We can’t wait to see you there 🙂

Eye-Catching Curb Appeal on a Budget

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When you’re trying to balance your home improvement budget before you sell your home, it can be tempting to spend all of your money on the interior of your home, but often curb appeal can give your home that certain

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Brew Lagoon Craft Beer & Music Festival 2018

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PRESENTED BY: MERIT REAL ESTATE We celebrated Brew Lagoon Craft Beer & Music Festival at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach with over 20 of the BEST Southern California craft breweries, alongside music from 5 locals bands.  The event was hosted

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Dog Owner’s Guide to Selling a Home

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Selling your home is a finalizing step in the moving process, and puts you and your four-legged companion just a little bit closer to finally putting this move behind you. However, selling your home means emptying it of all its

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WHY Should You List With Merit Real Estate

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If you are looking to SELL your home, this blog is for YOU!   Selling a property can be difficult, especially when you don’t know who to list with. There are so many agents and brokerages out there – Who

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2015 NFL Season

posted by: Oscar Salazar in: Uncategorized

After a tremendous 18 weeks of NFL football, we are down to only four teams! The football season is coming to an end and after a dramatic ending for the Packers, Seahawks, Steelers, and Chiefs this past weekend, the vast

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Working with a Real Estate Agent

November 5, 2015 Purchasing new construction is usually more complicated and intimidating than buying a resale home. It is important with a new-home purchase that a buyer hire a real estate agent to represent them in this process. This agent

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