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  • Posted: 4/25/2018

    Are you moving into a new home and need to childproof it? Check out this infographic for tips on what to do in order to keep you children safe at home.

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  • Posted: 4/24/2018

    As a Loan Officer, helping clients prepare for retirement typically isn’t part of the job. However, you could indirectly make retirement more affordable for many people.

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  • Posted: 4/23/2018

    “Location, location, location” has been a phrase that’s been in use since at least 1926, according to The New York Times, but its relevance to homebuyers may be even more important in 2018. That’s because with shrinking inventory and steadily rising housing prices, many homebuyers are finding it harder to move into their “dream” home that fits their budget.

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  • Posted: 4/18/2018

    As the inventory of new and existing homes for sale tightens, you can find yourself looking at too many properties within your price range that do not meet your criteria or fighting the urge to step up into a higher price range in hopes of finding the perfect home. Meanwhile, you may have noticed that there are homes languishing on the MLS that seem well priced but are in serious need of updating.

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  • Posted: 4/16/2018

    One reason to invest in real estate is asset appreciation. Even if a property has been neglected or abused, it is likely to rise in value. If you have friends (or foes) who doubt this basic real estate investing principle, share with them the following history.

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  • Posted: 4/13/2018

    While luck may have nothing to do with it, many of us aren’t so quick to dispense with the role it plays in our lives, and we're anxious to improve it. From knocking on wood to the penny we pick up in the parking lot, we pretty much hope to coax luck to our side.

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  • Posted: 4/12/2018

    Since the Fed met in March, long-term interest rates have dropped. What has prompted this decrease? What key factors could sway the capital markets? Jason Obradovich explains it all in this edition of Mortgage Rundown.

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  • Posted: 4/11/2018

    A sure way of attracting the attention of a seller, especially in a hot housing market, is to make an all-cash offer. After all, it eliminates any suspense about your ability to close the deal. It also tends to fast track the transaction, which many sellers find attractive. However, while it is clearly advantageous for sellers, it may not make the most sense for you once you take ownership.

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  • Posted: 4/10/2018

    Brittany Chavez has been with the New American Funding for the last 2 years, where she works in the Long Beach and Huntington Beach branches as a Marketing Assistant. Prior to starting with our family, Brittany didn’t have any mortgage industry experience and was very eager to get involved.

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  • Posted: 4/6/2018

    As you head toward your closing date, one of the most helpful things you can do to prepare for homeownership is to make sure you are properly equipped. With the right tools, you can literally nail this home owning thing on the first try!

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