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ALERT! 3 Mortgage Scams to Watch Out For (And How to Avoid Them)

Scam Alert! Three Mortgage Modification Scams to Watch out for (And How to Avoid Them)As if homeowners in Sacramento who are facing foreclosure don’t have enough to worry about, a multitude of loan modification scam artists have invaded the internet, public files and even foreclosure notices in newspapers in hopes of targeting their next victim. By identifying the top three modification scams and learning how to avoid them, at-risk homeowners can protect themselves (and their homes). Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 25, 2014 in Home Mortgage Tips

 

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When Janet Yellen Speaks, The Market Listens! Mortgage Rates higher

WE thought people only listen when E.F. Hutton speaks. Not true! Looks like Janet Yellen, the new Fed Chair can move markets too. According to the Washington Post yesterday, her optimistic assessment of the nation’s economic prospects, despite recent poor job growth, rallied the stock market. And thus, pulled money from treasuries and mortgage backed securities (MBS) causing rates to go up a bit. We will stay tuned!

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Posted by on February 12, 2014 in Federal Reserve

 

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Pros And Cons Of Making Biweekly Mortgage Payments

This is for sample purposes. Call me for your analysis.

This is for sample purposes. Call me for your analysis.

Have you ever considered paying off the mortgage on your home in two biweekly payments rather than one monthly payment? It might seem like this wouldn’t make a difference, but the truth is that biweekly payments really do add up more quickly.

Since there are 52 weeks in a year you will end up making 26 payments in total – which is equal to 13 months rather than 12. This means that your mortgage will be paid off more quickly and you will save money on interest payments in the long run. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2013 in Mortgage Tips

 

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Watch Out for these Mortgage Application Deal-Killers

house-of-cardsThe mortgage process can be a lot like a house of cards. It is carefully, and painstakingly put together to build the perfect structure – or in this case, an approved loan. Then just as the ink is drying on your final loan papers, someone pulls the virtual card (aka deal killer) from the bottom and whoosh! – the house of cards and your loan come crashing down. A mortgage loan approval is never final until it’s funded.

Mortgages are made up of many moving parts, any of which might “go wrong” while your home loan is underway. We get so focused on getting the best interest rate, and we forget there is much more to this process than picking a loan officer, locking your rate and waiting 30 days till you close. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2013 in Mortgage Tips

 

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California Not Top Foreclosure State!

Foreclosures March 2012

According to foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac, foreclosure filings fell to 199,000 in March 2012, a 17 percent decrease from March 2011. Last month marks the first time since July 2007 that foreclosure filings numbered less than 200,000 on a monthly basis — a span of nearly 5 years. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in Housing Analysis

 

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Clean your Gutters! You Will Thank me Later.

It’s about that time again! The crisp/cool air, countless beautiful shades of colors, and plenty of enjoyable evenings around the fireplace await us. Yet, amidst all these great things, there are certain preparations that you need to be aware of when getting ready for the fall season.

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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in My Client Stories, Uncategorized

 

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