How to Qualify for a Bigger Mortgage

Mortgage rates are starting to inch upwards and home prices aren’t slowing down. Whether you want to refinance and build out your current home or buy your next home with a larger lot in mind, homebuyers across the country are figuring out how to qualify for a bigger mortgage. For many homebuyers, shopping for their […]

Can I Buy a House Without Paying Closing Costs?

Closing costs can be a heavy financial burden when you’re ready to buy a home or refinance your mortgage. With every home purchase or refinance, closing costs are part of the mix. For new homebuyers especially, deciding how to pay closing costs can be overwhelming and stressful. All that said, you definitely have options! An […]

How the Fed Announcement Affects Mortgage Rates

Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve Board announced its decision to reduce its bond-buying program. So how does this affect mortgage rates? Each time the Federal Reserve makes an announcement, the markets respond. Whether the shift is small or large, clients often want to know if the fed announcement will impact mortgage rates. More importantly, […]

Clear Benefits of a Reverse Mortgage

Homeowners across the west coast have been asking how they can maximize their home equity options, and reverse mortgages are becoming a popular topic. For the first time in a decade, many homeowners have more than 20% home equity. What’s more, while many have relocated over this past year, most homeowners over the age of […]

Financing an Investment Property, Part 2

How do I finance an investment property for the first time? Last week I offered a 5 step blueprint to help answer this question. Mortgage rates are still low and a lot of homeowners want to know the best way to access capital to expand their real estate portfolio. What’s more, new legislation in California […]

How to Finance an Investment Property for the First Time

Investing in real estate can protect against inflation, expand your wealth portfolio and hedge against stock market volatility. Still, investing in real estate is not without its own risks. If you’re thinking about buying a second home or investment property, it’s wise to know your options. Especially how to finance an investment property. Doing a […]

Is It Still Worth it to Refinance My Mortgage?

Refinance rates are hovering below 3% for qualified borrowers, so if you haven’t refinanced a mortgage in the past six months, now is the time to take action. I’ve been getting emails from clients asking if it’s still a smart time to refinance. Yes! Keep reading to learn which mortgage refinance loans might be the […]

Making an All-Cash Offer: Should I Still Get a Mortgage?

So you’re in a bidding war, and you know your offer needs to stand out. For homebuyers who have the cash, making an all-cash offer can get you across the finish line and into your dream home fast. Making an all-cash offer removes the financing contingency and puts you in a competitive position. When sellers […]

How to Use Home Equity to Buy a Second Home

Mortgage rates are still low and a lot of homeowners are thinking about expanding their portfolio. If you have a good chunk of home equity right now, it’s a good time to think about investing in a second property. I’ve been fielding questions from clients recently: Is now a good time to purchase an investment […]