Tag Archives: mortgage

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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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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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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Fed raised rates, mortgage rates moved lower. Say what?

Since my last post in mid-March we’ve seen some interesting developments in the mortgage market, namely that since the Fed raised its key interest rate, mortgage rates actually improved some, dropping to the lowest levels all month. It was certainly a nice gift! Let’s recap what’s been happening. So, back on March 15th the Federal

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Rents continue to climb, is it time to buy?

So, as a renter, each year when you get ready to renew your lease do you shutter to see the increase that your landlord comes up with? Well, you’re not alone. Lots of renters out there are feeling the pinch as rents continue to rise according to a new report out by the U.S. Census

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