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12
May

Buying a Second Home In CA? Here’s What To Know

So, you're over the hurdle of buying that first home...

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20
Mar

How is mortgage insurance calculated

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/OXUQPsGu7rw Mortgage insurance is a crucial component for many homeowners...

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13
Mar

Mortgage Insurance Vs Homeowners Insurance

Navigating the world of home insurance can be complex, especially...

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06
Mar

Steps To Buying Your Dream Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqaJeWp63lo Embark on the journey to securing your dream home,...

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28
Feb

Tips For Building Credit To Buy a Home

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/jOx31yRAeWc Embarking on the journey to buy a home begins...

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21
Feb

How and Why You Can Use a HELOC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihZ3LVLmzs0 Unlock the power of your home's equity with a...

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25
Jan

Mortgage Terminology To Be Aware Of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcmFA5Itglg Embarking on the journey of purchasing a home can...

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25
Jan

Interest Rates Are High. Should You Buy a Home?

In today's fluctuating economic landscape, where interest rates are reaching...

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25
Jan

5 Effective Ways Of Managing Your Rental Properties

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfgtKdRrM7s Navigating the world of rental property management can be...

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28
Sep

1031 Exchange Pros And Cons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKqPIYdeN6U Learn everything you need to know about 1031 exchanges...

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28
Sep

Is a Manufactured Home a Good Investment? Learn All About It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2PfRzHx5CE&t=5s Manufactured homes are becoming increasingly popular, both for investors...

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30
Aug

Comparing The Best 5 Home Loan Programs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKpiath1FyE Navigating the home-buying process often brings potential homeowners face-to-face...

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30
Aug

Why It’s Important To Know About Buy Down Interest Rate

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/3rffGnD-z6E The world of mortgages can be intricate, filled with...

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30
Aug

Buying A Home Right Out Of College? Here Is The Way To Do It

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/9qqj7eKFN7w Graduating from college is a significant milestone that often...

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30
Aug

Getting A Mortgage With One Year Of Tax Return Only

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/C7wER5im0do Obtaining a mortgage traditionally requires a comprehensive financial check,...

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07
Jul

Top 10 Mortgage Companies In Irvine CA

When it comes to securing a mortgage, finding the right...

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07
Jul

Everything You Need to Know About Non-QM Loans

Securing a mortgage can be a challenging process, especially for...

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07
Jul

Important Tips for Second-Time Home Buyers

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/8QDKPKr14Gs Buying a home for the second time can be...

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29
Jun

Top 10 Mortgage Brokers In Orange County

Whether you're purchasing your first or third home, finding a...

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08
May

What Is the Cost to Sell a House?

When the time comes to sell your home and start...

A House, Coins, and a Clock to Illustrate a Mortgage Loan
08
May

Top 10 Mortgage Brokers in Irvine, CA

For many, purchasing a home ranks among the most important...

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08
May

How To Sell Your House Faster? Tips & Tricks

Are you planning on selling your house but dread how...

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08
May

Are Condos A Good Investment In 2023?

Have you been considering investing in a condo but are...

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13
Nov

The Ultimate Guide For California First-Time Home Buyers

If you're a first-time home buyer in California, you may...

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13
Nov

The Top Home Renovation Mistakes Made By Homeowners

Renovating Your Home Are you looking to renovate your home...

15
Aug

First-Time Home Buyer Loan Requirements: 2022 Update

Thinking about buying your first home but are worried you...

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27
Jul

How To Sell And Buy A Home At The Same Time

There’s no way around it—moving is stressful. No matter why...

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27
Jul

How To Buy A House With Bad Credit

Can you buy a house with bad credit? Yes! Every...

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09
Feb

How to Flip Your First Home

If you're new to buying and flipping homes, you probably...

Couple recently sold their home
28
Jan

When Is The Best Time To Buy A House: 2022 Shopping Guide

You've been saving for years. You know the area where...

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28
Dec

How to Save for a House: A Guide for Aspiring Homeowners

Even after the pandemic, the dream of homeownership is still...

22
Nov

Learn From These Mistakes Before You Overpay For A House

Albert Einstein is revered as one of the most intelligent...

14
Oct

A Step by Step Guide To The Mortgage Process

You’ve been waiting for this moment for your entire life;...

14
Oct

How To Get Rid Of a Mortgage Insurance in 2022?

Along with your monthly mortgage payments, you’ll also have private...

What Exactly Is An Underwater Mortgage?
11
Aug

What Exactly Is An Underwater Mortgage?

Purchasing your first home feels like a dream come true....

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12
Jul

How Does Rent To Own Work: Beginner’s Guide

Most people aspire to buy a home at some point...

Mortgage Questions You Should Ask Your Lender
15
Jun

14 Mortgage Questions You Should Ask Your Lender

You’re ready to buy and can’t wait to start life...

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22
Apr

How to Buy Real Estate With Bitcoin

It seems like bitcoin has been in the news more...

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22
Apr

What You Need to Know About Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates

In January, mortgage rates rose for the first time in...

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22
Apr

How to Get a Mortgage: What You Need To Know

It’s an exciting time when you are ready to buy...

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22
Apr

How Home Appraisals Work: A Beginners Guide

Even if a buyer and seller agree on the price...

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22
Apr

Should You Lock Your Mortgage Rate?

Interest rates on mortgage loans can be unpredictable—they might fluctuate...

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28
Feb

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in 5 Years

Owning a home has always been a big part of...

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28
Feb

What Happens to Your Mortgage When You Sell Your House

What Happens to Your Mortgage in a Typical Sale In...

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28
Feb

What Are Some Mortgage Modification Options?

Life circumstances often change, and sometimes that change means that...

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28
Feb

What Percentage of Income Should Go To My Mortgage

How much house can you really afford? With rising rent...

Refinancing a Home to Save Money
28
Feb

When Should You Refinance Your Home?

Refinancing your mortgage is one way to save a lot...

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28
Feb

How To Pay Your Mortgage With A Credit Card

Paying your mortgage with a credit card is not as...

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24
Feb

Conforming Loan Limits in California

A conforming loan is a type of home loan that...

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20
Feb

What is a Home Renovation Loan and How Do I Use One?

One of the largest investments you can make is buying...

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21
Nov

What You Should Know About Financing with a HARP Mortgage

What is HARP A HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program) mortgage...

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21
Nov

580 Credit Score Home Loans: What You Need to Know

Having a low credit score may be challenging, and in...

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21
Nov

Can You Buy A House With No Money Down?

If not for down payments, many more people would be...

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21
Nov

What is a HUD Home?

This is one government agency you want to know about,...

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06
Nov

What are HOA Fees?

A Richmond, Texas homeowner was recently cited by her local...

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06
Nov

Buying Subject to an Existing Loan

The typical cost of a new home today is about...

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06
Nov

11 Cities Where you Can Buy a Home Under $150,000

Who doesn’t want to own a home? For many Americans,...

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06
Nov

What Does Homeowners Insurance Cover

In the 1993 film “True Romance,” there is a memorable...

renting your own home tax
27
Oct

13 Survival Tips for Renting Your Own Home

If you’re someone who’s thinking about renting your own home...

buying a foreclosed home for dummies
27
Oct

Buying a Foreclosed House

What do you think about when the idea of buying...

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29
Aug

How to Refinance a Mortgage With Bad Credit

If you need to refinance your mortgage, it can be...

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29
Aug

House Buying Checklist for Beginners

Buying a house for the first time can be a...

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29
Aug

What Exactly Is a Purchase Money Loan?

When you decide finally to buy a new home, you...

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31
Jul

Recast a Mortgage: A Complete Guide

Want to lower your monthly mortgage payment without the hassle...

30
Jul

How to Get a Home Improvement Loan

When you've been living in a particular house for long,...

30
Jul

Signs You’re Ready to Buy Your First House

Adulthood comes quickly, and with it comes many unexpected responsibilities....

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03
Jul

Should You Consider Mortgage Protection Insurance?

If you are a current homeowner, chances are you have...

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03
Jul

The Ultimate Guide to Refinancing an Investment Property

Refinancing has made its way into the headlines recently for...

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03
Jul

What You Should Know About Second Mortgages

Second mortgages are loans, which provide an opportunity to borrow...

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03
Jul

Buying A Second Home: How To Finance

You would think that buying a second home would be...

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21
May

Normal Disaster Help vs. The New PPP Program

The COVID-19 pandemic that has swept through the globe this...

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21
May

Benefits of Buying a Home

Many people see owning a home as a right of...

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01
Apr

COVID-19 And The April 10th Property Tax Deadline

Not A Solicitation - If COVID-19 is affecting your personal...

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12
Dec

What are the different types of Mortgages?

Marshal and Lily have been married for 2 years now...

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12
Dec

How to rent out your house and buy another

Jack and Judy purchased their first house before the birth...

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12
Dec

How to Get Out of a Mortgage

When it comes to securing a loan for a home,...

buying a new home
22
Nov

Questions to Ask a Mortgage Lender

Owning a new home is a huge milestone and one...

08
Oct

Reasons to Refinance Your Home

Refinancing a mortgage can deliver a lot of benefits and...

08
Oct

First Home Buying Guide: Tips and Tricks

Home buying is always an exciting but overwhelming endeavor. There...

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08
Oct

How to Get a Veteran Home Loan

Veterans Day is an American public holiday honoring veterans for...