Financing

Credit Score: What Not to Do When Applying for a Mortgage

Credit Score: What Not to Do When Applying for a Mortgage

Credit Score: What Not to Do When Applying for a Mortgage Your credit score can affect your ability to obtain a mortgage for a home. There are specif… Read more ⇢
Taxes and Your New Home

Taxes and Your New Home

Taxes and Your New Home If you bought a new home in 2015, here are some things to think about as you get ready for tax season: What can you deduct on… Read more ⇢
How do Fed Rate Hikes Affect Mortgages?

How do Fed Rate Hikes Affect Mortgages?

How Do Fed Rate Hikes Affect Mortgages/Home Loans? Eeeeek! Rates are going up … or are they? How do Fed rates hikes affect mortgages/home loans? Las… Read more ⇢
2015 Mortgage Assistance Programs for Irvine & Orange County Home Buyers

2015 Mortgage Assistance Programs for Irvine & Orange County Home Buyers

Although the federal government has offered home buyers programs in the past, for Tax Year 2015, most of the available home buyer programs will be at … Read more ⇢
August 2013: HARP 3 Update

August 2013: HARP 3 Update

On August 6th, 2013 President Obama seemed to breath life into HARP 3, which is an underwater refinance program for responsible homeowners that may no… Read more ⇢
How to Improve Your Credit After a Bankruptcy

How to Improve Your Credit After a Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is just about the best thing you can do to repair poor credit.  After a BK, you have the opportunity for a fresh start, and a way to put yo… Read more ⇢
Saving on Insurance for Your Irvine Home

Saving on Insurance for Your Irvine Home

Home insurance is a major necessity for homeowners, despite its often-daunting price tag. It protects your home and gives peace of mind, but the cost … Read more ⇢
Community Access Loan is FHA Mortgage Insurance Alternative

Community Access Loan is FHA Mortgage Insurance Alternative

With FHA Mortgage Insurance costs increasing in 2013, home buyers are desperately seeking out alternatives to increase buying power and reduce mortgag… Read more ⇢
Will FHA Streamlines Go Away in 2013?

Will FHA Streamlines Go Away in 2013?

Homeowners with a FHA insured mortgage may be eligible for a special refinance program that offers reduced cost, and reduced documentation refinancing… Read more ⇢
Foreclosure Payments in Irvine Scheduled To Arrive This Spring

Foreclosure Payments in Irvine Scheduled To Arrive This Spring

The foreclosure-abuse settlements between the federal government and 10 national banks will begin to be sent out over the next three months, according… Read more ⇢
Foreclosure Victims Qualify for First Time Buyer Assistance

Foreclosure Victims Qualify for First Time Buyer Assistance

Many California home owners fell victim to foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy since the Real Estate Crash of 2007.Recovering from a foreclosure may… Read more ⇢
How to Buy a Home in Irvine After a Short Sale

How to Buy a Home in Irvine After a Short Sale

  Many individuals and families have faced bumps in the road when it has come to holding onto their homes in Irvine, California and elsewhere.… Read more ⇢
6 Steps to Determining Your Eligibility for a Home Buyer Tax Credit?

6 Steps to Determining Your Eligibility for a Home Buyer Tax Credit?

The recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or ARRA, commonly referred to as "The Stimulus Bill," created a tax credit for fir… Read more ⇢
10 Questions to Ask Your Lender to Avoid Borrowing Pitfalls

10 Questions to Ask Your Lender to Avoid Borrowing Pitfalls

Long before the sub-prime mortgage debacle became a part of our common vernacular, Freddie Mac instituted a campaign entitled, "Don't Borrow Trouble,"… Read more ⇢

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