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Working With A Mortgage Broker

1. What is a mortgage broker? Think of a mortgage broker as a middleman between you and potential lenders. The broker’s job is to work on your behalf with several banks to find the loan with the most competitive terms and lowest rate that best fits your needs. People often use “mortgage broker” and “loan officer” interchangeably […]

3 things to never do with your down payment

Scott Sheldon from shares the 3 things you shouldn’t do with your new home down payment to avoid delays in securing your new home loan 1. Keeping It in Another Person’s Account Let’s say you store your money in your parents’ bank account. It’s your money; you earned it, but mom and dad manage your finances. If you […]

Renters, break out your hankies; Homeowners Build Serious Wealth

Not to rub salt in your renter’s wounds, but a recent assessment by  Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors®, isn’t likely to lift your spirits. A homeowner’s net worth, he told Forbes, will be 45 times greater than that of a renter by 2016. The Federal Reserve reported last year in its Survey […]

An emoji guide to buying and selling real estate

Millennials, in particular, love to use emojis to communicate. That’s what prompted Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate to team with emoji master Zoe Mendelson to create a buyers and sellers guide of the top five tips for the spring home-buying season — all in emoji icons. Take a look at the guides below and […]

Buying Investment Properties Why You Should Consider California

According to Zillow here’s why you should consider California for investment properties: California can be a great state to park your long-term real estate investment dollars. Not only has the Golden State provided outsized wealth growth for real estate owners over the past 40 years, but going forward it has some unique characteristics that make […]

Tips for Buying Luxury Real Estate

            Across the United States, sales of luxury homes have been hitting records. The number of California homes selling for $2 million or more, for example, reached an all-time high in 2013, as the state rebounded from the foreclosure crisis. The U.S. is not the only place seeing bitg sales […]

Don’t Be Fooled… Homeownership Is A Great Investment!