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Real Estate Dictionary

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

There's a lot more to buying a house than just picking out something you like and handing over a check (though wouldn't that be great?). The process can be scary, stressful, convoluted, and even downright confusing, especially if the lingo being thrown around sounds completely foreign...

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Mortgages You Can Live With

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

There are few events in life that are quite as vital as purchasing the home of your dreams. It is so much more than just an investment of money and time: it is the foundation for which to build your future upon, the place where you will raise your family, and a place on earth that you can truly call your own...

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What’s Old is New

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Shoes, pants, haircuts…these things go out of style faster than you can say, well, out of style. Small, impermanent items are easy to replace when the next trend comes along; we don’t bat an eyelash when we grab the newest pair of sneakers or plop down in a hairdresser’s chair. And for some, that’s exactly the way we look at a home...

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Shhh...Did You Hear That?

Written by Bakersfield Magazine


As children, we were all at least a little afraid of the closet monster, the troll living under the bed, and those unexplained things that go bump in the night.

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Shopping for a Home?

Written by Jessica Shillings


Are you thinking about buying a home while the market is in your favor? You’re not alone. Interest rates and sale prices remain at their lowest level in decades, providing home-buyers in a variety of circumstances with a unique opportunity to enter, downscale, or re-enter the market...

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Home Inspections

Written by Bakersfield Magazine


It’s a buyers market right now. If you’re looking to move into a new home, or move into your first home, it’s high time you got looking. There are some big decisions to make when it comes to buying a home but it’s such an exciting time that you might overlook some very important aspects of the home-buying process...

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Success the First Time

Written by Bakersfield Magazine


If the time has come to give your house a facelift by way of a new coat of paint, then you’ve probably already realized there is a lot more to an exterior paint job than a brush and a can...

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Home Repair Mishaps

Written by Bakersfield Magazine


We are a country (and a city) of do-it-yourselfers. We enjoy the feeling of accomplishment that comes from completing a task. We imagine there’s no job too big or too complicated for us to handle, especially when it comes to home repair.

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Not So Secret Gardens

Written by Bakersfield Magazine


For many homeowners, a yard is merely a buffer between themselves and their neighbors. A wide expanse of lawn, a few trees and shrubs, and maybe some annuals for color, along with a few hours of maintenance each week will generally keep your landscape comparable to the rest of the neighborhood...

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Discovering Old World Charms

Written by John May


My significant other and I agreed on a pact during this last weekend to both strengthen our relationship and our health...

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