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Rates drift lower to levels not seen since October 2016, survey says.

Hope your week is off to a great start! Some good news here about mortgage rates…according to the latest survey of average rates released by Freddie Mac, both the 30-year and 15-year continued to drift lower last week to levels not seen since October 2016. Even with Friday’s stinker of a Jobs Report, unemployment remains

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Mortgages for the Rest of Us

Having a traditional W-2 income job is great for qualifying for a traditional mortgage but the truth is that it’s becoming more and more rare in our modern economy. And fortunately for the many of us without traditional W-2 income jobs, the mortgage industry is slowly catching up with the times. Would-be homebuyers that have

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Spring & Summer Housing Market Shaping Up to Be Better than We Thought

You may have heard news headlines over the past month or so that mortgage rates have been rising. If this has you worried about your plans to buy a home over the next few months, let’s talk facts. The truth is that yes, rates have risen, but only slightly, and they remain lower than they

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Understanding Your FICO Score So You Can Buy a Home

So often I hear from first-time homebuyers that they are either unsure or downright scared of their credit score and what it might be. Well, in this article I want to demystify it all for you so that we can chase away that uncertainty and fear away with knowledge. We’re going to go through what

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What you need to know…Housing Heating Up, Rates Trending Lower…for now

All you need to know about the latest mortgage rate and housing trends The stock markets are trending toward a little more safety and conservatism since the last Fed Meeting where the Members expressed some concern over the prospect of slowing growth in the economy. Yet, the economy is still cranking out new jobs and

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House Down Payment Options

Think you need 20% down to buy a home? Think again.

The time has come…you’re ready to do some adulting and buy a home, settle down, spend Saturdays at Home Depot, maybe even lay down some tile somewhere. But there’s just one problem, you’ve got to save a huge pile of cash for the down payment because, after all you are a first-time homebuyer in California.

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Spring Home Buying Season Heating Up and How to Win in a Bidding War

Despite the financial market churnings recently, I’m seeing and hearing from others I talk to in real estate that the home buying season is heating up…now. We’re seeing a high volume of buyer activity. I’ve been receiving lots of borrower inquiries and doing pre-qualifications. I don’t have any data to back this up quite yet,

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