Category Archives: AROUND TOWN

C.A.R.’s Market Snapshot

Buyer Challenges to Entering the Housing Market Buying a home is typically the biggest purchase of a lifetime. Hovering right below $600,000, the California median home price is near its all-time high, and housing affordability is moving towards its all-time low. In fact, only 27 percent of California households could afford to purchase a median-priced […]

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5 Tips For Securing Your SmartPhone

Phones have come a long way in the last few years, and there’s a ton of sensitive information—email access, bank accounts, photos, contact lists—that are easily accessed if your phone falls into the wrong hands. Here are a few tips for keeping your smartphone secure. 1. Use a passcode! This is one of the easiest […]

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Don’t Go Solo

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School Is Cool

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Choosing A Neighborhood

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Making The Move

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Pet Protection

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Is Hands-Free Actually Safer?

A recent poll by the National Safety Council showed that 80 percent of Americans incorrectly believe that using a hands-free device while driving is safer than using a handheld device. The truth—according to more than 30 studies—is that hands-free devices are no safer, because the brain remains distracted when you’re having a phone conversation. “While […]

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How Your Daily Drive Time Can Factor Into Your Mortgage

It’s easy to overlook some of the things that can affect your budget and purchasing power when you’re considering a home, and one of the biggest factors that buyers overlook is the cost of their daily commute. We’ve all heard that real estate is all about “location, location, location,” and properties in more desirable locations […]

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5 Myths About Sun Safety

The warm weather is here, and it’s the perfect time of year to get outside and have some fun with your family and friends. But it’s also important to protect your skin. Here are five common myths about sun safety. Myth No. 1: It’s fine to tan as long as you don’t burn. A sunburn […]

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