Category Archives: Mortgage

JUST SOLD! Local Montessori Business!

I just helped my clients sell their local Montessori business. This school is a creation of the scientific approach to the Montessori Method of teaching. It is beautifully furnished throughout. Each class is a unique environment with beautiful murals on the … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know Before Getting Into a Bidding War

If you’re hoping to buy a property in a competitive market, then you probably know that a bidding war with another hopeful buyer may be in the cards. But you don’t have to be a real estate tycoon to know … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Slide to Fresh 2017 Low as Inflation Slips Through Fed’s Fingers

The benchmark rate for home loans remained in free fall in the most recent week in the wake of lackluster economic data that hinted the central bank may be slower to raise interest rates than it expects, mortgage provider Freddie … Continue reading

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Tax Refund? Why Not Invest in Your Home?

You may expect a sizable tax refund this year. That leads to the big question: What should you do with that money? Sure, you could save it. You could use it to pay down high interest rate credit card debt. … Continue reading

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30-year Mortgage Rates Below 4% For First Time in 5 Months

What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate is under 4 percent for the first time since November, landing … Continue reading

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What Is A Standard Down Payment?

“Down payment”: It’s amazing that these two little words have such a profound influence on your homeownership process—and your life! Ask most people what is an acceptable down payment on a house, and nine times out 10 they’ll tell you it’s 20% of … Continue reading

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30-year Mortgage Rates Fall Back to 4.23%

What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY  From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate improved, landing at 4.23 percent, seven basis points better than last … Continue reading

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CoreLogic: Home Prices to Moderate in Year Ahead

Home prices grew at an annual rate of 7.2 percent in December 2016, rising month-over-month from November by 0.8 percent, according to CoreLogic’s recently released Home Price Index (HPI) Forecast. The Forecast projects a moderating price growth rate in the … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Resume Climb

What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY  From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate shot up to 4.19 percent, 10 scary basis points higher than … Continue reading

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How to Refinance a Mortgage—and Why a Refi Might Be Right for You

Even after you’ve landed a loan and bought your dream home, that’s not where your knowledge of mortgages should end. For one, you’ll want to know the ins and outs of how to refinance a mortgage—info which can come in handy for a … Continue reading

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