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Home Mortgage Solutions for Teachers

As Bay Area home prices keep going up, home ownership is becoming harder and harder to attain for many of our teachers. They don't know how to buy a home with no way to save for the down payment needed. A new program by Landed.com is offering a unique solutions for...

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10 Easy Ways To Instantly Update Your Home

10 Easy Ways To Instantly Update Your Home

People want to update the feel of their home but not invest a lot of time and money to do so. Sometimes you also need those updates to happen right away (such as when you will soon be hosting guests) and can't wait through major renovations. Here are ten easy ways you...

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Jumbo Mortgage Loans

In the Bay Area, many of us hear the term, "Jumbo Loan" due to the high cost of buying a home. However, most individuals and families do not understand what this term means. In the US, there are two main entities (Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae) that provide mortgage...

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Danville and San Ramon Retail Changes

Danville and San Ramon Retail Changes

  This will be the year for some substantial changes within the Danville and San Ramon retail landscape.  Each city is going through some seismic adjustment to their retail scene. First, San Ramon is anticipating opening its major shopping center, City Center in...

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Special Programs for Teachers

Special Programs for Teachers

Civil servants like police officers, firefighters, and teachers often struggle to become homeowners as housing prices in the Bay Area have skyrocketed over the past several years. They can struggle with both having enough income to afford a home along with finding the...

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What is a Mortgage APR?

What is a Mortgage APR?

As a home buyer, you're likely going to obtain a home mortgage.  Many of us look at the interest rates for a mortgage and compare them to find the lowest cost mortgage.  However, mortgage interest rates do not take into account the entire cost of a home loan.  When...

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Find Your Down Payment

Most people looking to find a home struggle with figuring out the down payment. You have a couple options. First, if you are moving into a home within the limits of a FHA Loan then you could manage to purchase a home for only 3% down. Second, if you are Veteran, there...

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Mortgage Industry Consolidation

When an industry shifts, we often see a move towards consolidation. In 2018, the mortgage industry is moving towards consolidation. This happened in the last great recession when mortgage companies were dying and had lost volume. The big one back then was Countrywide...

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How Do I Know Where Mortgage Rates are Heading?

How Do I Know Where Mortgage Rates are Heading?

The Mystery of Mortgage Rates Mortgage interest rates are a big mystery to most people.  Putting aside the obvious influence of your credit score, what drives the baseline mortgage rates up or down?  In order to understand this,you need to know what Mortgage Backed...

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