Author Archives: Victoria Kellogg

How the New Tax Reform Law Affects Homeowners

How confused have you been over the new tax law? While it was making its way through Congress it seemed like we heard different stories everyday of what awful or wonderful things would befall us once it was passed. Then, by the time it was signed into law by President Trump on December 22nd, we

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Housing Outlook

Outlook for Housing & Mortgage Market for 2018

Interested to know what’s expected for the new year in terms of real estate and mortgage rates? Me too! I’ve been reading up on what the experts I respect see happening in the new year and one foundational theme I’m seeing is that we could see some shifting and changing in housing and mortgages in

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Reverse Mortgage Myths Busted!

Consider this, you’ve come to your target retirement age, have raised your children, paid for college and weddings, worked tirelessly, saved endlessly and now you’re looking forward to finally kicking back and enjoying life in your golden years. Except there’s a problem: you don’t have enough savings and retirement income to support the lifestyle you

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So.Cal Housing Market Report

As the summer peak homebuying season winds down, now may be a great time to consider buying a home, especially if you have been waiting on the sidelines during this super-busy summer season. Here’s an update on the housing market here in California and our outlook for fall. First, let me note that mortgage rates

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Q&A: How can I get a lower rate?

One of the questions I hear from clients most often is ‘how can I get a lower rate on my mortgage?’ It’s a great question and one of the most important ones to ask before you sign on for a long-term mortgage. The good news here is that there are numerous ways that you can

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Condo a great option

Buying a condo is even easier, and a great option

Oftentimes when attempting to buy a condo, we can have issues with the purchase if there are any litigation, lawsuits, or HOA issues that the property is involved with, until now. Because of changes in guidelines, we are now able to have some more leeway when it comes to getting a mortgage approved, as long

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Changes in mortgage rules could help you pay off your student loan quicker

Raise your hand if you are still paying off your student loan…most of us have hands raised…71%, in fact graduated from college with student loan debt and many are still paying it off. Last week I posted briefly on Twitter and Facebook – which I’d love you to follow me if you’re not already –

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