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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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A 2-Minute Guide To Flood Insurance: Do You Really Need it?

The 5-Minute Guide to Flood Insurance: What It Is, How It Works, and Whether You Need ItYou’ve got house insurance, and assume your property is covered for any type of detrimental occurrence that can possibly take place.

However, not all homeowners in Sacramento are aware that home insurance policies don’t necessarily cover damage related to a flood, as the risks are too great. As a result, homeowners must purchase flood insurance through a private company.

Floods are one of the most common hazards in the US, costing billions of dollars in damage to properties every year. And more importantly, if you are in the process of shopping for a new home in Sacramento or anywhere in California for that matter, budgeting that monthly payment, its good to know if flood insurance will be required. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2014 in Mortgage Blog, Real Estate

 

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Buy A New Home Just One Day After A Short Sale or Foreclosure? Yes, You Can!

Flex-Banner_600x315px_mockup5Comstock Mortgage, has been helping buyers into homes for over thirty years. Buyers can qualify for the Flexible Credit Home Loan Program just six months after bankruptcy – and just one day after short sale or foreclosure.

Losing your home to foreclosure or going through a short sale is one of the most disheartening experiences the modern homeowner can endure. Traditionally, a defaulted mortgage has meant years of poor credit and renting rather than buying. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Homeowners — Tips When Filing Next Years’s Taxes?

Planning For Your Next Year Tax Deductions

I hate doing my taxes! The only I like about tax season is the chance to see my good friend Donna Gary. I hate prepping all my documentation for my tax person. But, It is my chance every year, to be reminded of the fact, this is what my clients do for me on a daily basis. They give my piles of paperwork, and then I push them together into a pretty pile for the underwriter. Filing your taxes can be a complicated and confusing process. If you are a home owner you may have many home tax deductions and credits to consider.

Since we recently passed the filing date for 2012 taxes, it may be a good time to plan for next year and get your tax tracking systems in place. Check carefully to make sure that you are not making any of these common homeowner tax mistakes – which could cost you money or get you in trouble with the IRS. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2013 in Around The Home

 

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3 Reasons To Attend Your Own Home Inspection

Be present for your home inspectionAs a home buyer in Sacramento, you can get a feel for whether a home’s systems and appliances are in working order. However, you won’t know for certain until after the home’s been inspected.

This is why real estate agents recommend that buyers hire a licensed home inspectors immediately after going into contract. It’s the best way to really know the home which you’re buying.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2013 in Personal Finance

 

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Take Advantage of 2012 Tax Breaks Courtesy of The Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

2012 Tax Breaks!

2012 Tax Breaks!

There was plenty of discussion and debate leading up to the New Year’s looming “fiscal cliff”. Ultimately, the event was avoided (for now), but not before legislation was passed which may benefit homeowners in Sacramento and nationwide.

If you have yet to file your 2012 taxes, take a minute to review the tax limitations and credit extensions, which Congress passed through the HR 8 legislation. You’ll want to make sure you’re paying the proper tax bill come April 15. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2013 in Taxes

 

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What Mortgage Rates Are Doing This Week : Jan 28, 2013

Rates_rising_Jan_28th_2013At the opening this morning, we are experiencing our 3rd day in-a-row of rising rates. What’s up with that? Thankfully, at the moment, they are clawing their way back. Last week, Mortgage rates rose as investors gained confidence in the global economy. China and Europe posted better-than-expected manufacturing rates, U.S. Jobless Claims fell for the second straight week, and the worst of the European debt crisis appears to have passed.

A strengthening economy = Mortgage Rates will go up! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2013 in Mortgage Rates

 

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