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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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  • Posted: 4/5/2018

    As a Real Estate Agent, meeting new people is one of the fun parts of the job. However, when you find yourself in strangers’ homes and in the company of clients you may have only recently met, it can still help to be proactive. As the spring home market warms up with the temperatures, it’s a good time to review some of the best practices for keeping your clients, their homes, and yourself safe during showings.

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  • Posted: 4/4/2018

    When considering homeownership, one of the most important decisions you'll have to make is how to handle the down payment. Down payments can be challenging, but they can be doable if you set a goal for yourself. So how will you save?

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  • Posted: 4/2/2018

    Any day is a good day to reduce your outstanding balances. This especially true given that most American workers’ take-home pay recently rose as new, lower tax brackets took effect. For many, it has freed up the cash needed to start reducing their credit card debt. Here's how even this small amount can be used to make a big difference.

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  • Posted: 3/30/2018

    The care and attention you show your lawn, flowers, vegetables, or other landscaping plants can draw more than the appreciation of your neighbors. It can also make them quite inviting to hungry rabbits, not to mention deer, field mice, moles, cats, and raccoons. Having both a lovely yard and deterring wildlife from treating it like an all-you-can-eat buffet can be accomplished with a little preventive care.

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  • Posted: 3/28/2018

    Jason Obradovich is back with the latest Mortgage Rundown. In this episode find out how many rate increases the Fed are expecting in the coming years and what three key things you should keep your eye on!

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  • Posted: 3/27/2018

    With the economy strengthening throughout 2017 and general expectations for it to continue to be healthy, it’s believed that the Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) will increase interest rates during 2018. The increases are expected to be small and are being done to bring the overall level of short-term rates back to what is considered by economists as a "neutral position."

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  • Posted: 3/23/2018

    While March 23 is National Puppy Day, any day you find yourself looking into a pair of adoring brown eyes and see a wagging tail has the potential for being a day to celebrate puppies. It's just as likely to also be the day you open your home to a new family member. Though your heart may be ready for a new pet, is your house?

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