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    How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in 5 Years

    Owning a home has always been a big part of the American dream, but spending 30 years in debt for a traditional mortgage probably sounds scary. Mortgages aren’t necessarily that bad compared to other high-interest debts, like credit cards, but…Read More

    What Happens to Your Mortgage When You Sell Your House

    What Happens to Your Mortgage in a Typical Sale In a traditional home sale, ideally, you will sell your home for more than the amount that’s left on your mortgage. Especially if you’ve been paying the mortgage for years, you…Read More

    What Are Some Mortgage Modification Options?

    Life circumstances often change, and sometimes that change means that our financial situation changes. Refinancing is a good option, but not everyone can qualify. Unforeseen circumstances like a loss of income, natural disaster, or divorce can put homeowners in a…Read More

    What Percentage of Income Should Go To My Mortgage

    How much house can you really afford? With rising rent prices, this can be a little bit of a hot-button topic. Financial gurus and thrifty spenders weigh in with many different opinions. But what matters is what the bank is…Read More

    When Should You Refinance Your Home?

    Refinancing your mortgage is one way to save a lot of money. Lower interest rates, shorter terms, and different mortgage types can all be strategic cost-savings that make refinancing an appealing option. But just like the original loan, refinancing comes…Read More

    How To Pay Your Mortgage With A Credit Card

    Paying your mortgage with a credit card is not as straightforward as pumping gas for your car or buying groceries. Most banks that offer mortgage lending services will not accept credit card payments on those mortgages. But, with a workaround,…Read More

    Conforming Loan Limits in California

    A conforming loan is a type of home loan that has to conform to specific guidelines. Those guidelines are set by Government Sponsored Entities (or GSE’s) like loan providers such as Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. The loan amount is…Read More

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

    One of the largest investments you can make is buying a home, so properly maintaining it is essential for keeping or improving its value. Sometimes these types of improvement projects are planned. Other times they aren’t. What are your options…Read More

    Everything you need to know about Hybrid Loans

    What is a Hybrid Loan? A hybrid loan is a mixture of two types of loans—specifically a fixed-rate loan and an adjustable-rate mortgage. The term hybrid in hybrid-loan refers to the fixed period of the loan. Usually, this time is…Read More

    What You Should Know About Financing with a HARP Mortgage

    What is HARP A HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program) mortgage is a home loan refinance program that offered homeowners the ability to refinance. Many homeowners have “underwater mortgages,” which means they owe more on their mortgage than the value of…Read More

  • My wife and I had an incredible experience with Christian Hernandez at Mares. It was our first home buying experience and we had a LOT of questions, all of which were patiently and expertly answered by Christian and his team. We were able to close very quickly and I really don’t think the process could have gone any more smoothly. We’re grateful for Christian’s expertise and the whole Mares Team’s guidance and support throughout the process.

    Billy W. – Los Angeles, CA

    2016-03-28

  • I have been a client for over 5 years.  Between my personal and business financial needs, Mares Mortgage and Christian Hernandez, in particular, have been a godsend.  Professionalism and honesty are their hallmarks.  This is why I refer all my family and friends to Christian.

    Andrew D. – Tustin, CA

    2016-02-02

  • My wife and I were very pleased to work with Oscar Gonzalez at Mares Mortgage. He helped us get into the right loan that fit our needs. We were impressed by his knowledge, attention to detail, trustworthiness, and direction throughout the entire process from start to finish.

    Oscar from the beginning gave us the direction needed to get our financial situation in order before moving forward on the listing of our old home and the purchase of our new home.
    When it came to the loan process, he gave us options and explained them clearly and thoroughly. Oscar was accessible and always had time for us. His advice and professionalism were exceptional. We couldn’t be more happy with Oscar and will continue to give him our business in the future.

    Anybody looking for a loan, look no further then Mares Mortgage and ask for Oscar!

    Mike M. – Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

    2015-10-19

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