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Are You Self Employed? Know What Lenders Look For When Getting A Mortgage

Since the inception of qualified mortgages this year, the process to successfully to close on a mortgage has been compliant heavy by industry standards. Such is especially true if you own your business. It’s no mystery there is a general consensus amongst business owner consumers, banks do not make ability to qualify easy for the […]

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Buying A Flipped Home? Mortgage Stipulations To Be Aware Of

House hunting? If your appetite for a turnkey renovated home is a flipped house, you may end up jumping through more hoops to close escrow. What Is A Flipped Home? A flipped property is a situation where the house is acquired usually by a real estate investment company (also could be an individual) and is re-offered […]

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How To Buy A Home By Selling Another

In the last few years, many consumers bought homes with low down payments and have seen a dramatic rise in their home-equity-opening the door to trade up to more a desirable homes and/or locations. Perhaps the family is expanding and or timing is right to trade up. As attractive as the concept sounds, due to […]

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Bay Area Home Prices and Sales Dip in September

The number of Bay Area homes sold in September fell more than what we would seasonally-expect. Prices also declined from August. DataQuick reports: Bay Area home sales dropped more than usual in September compared with August but climbed slightly above the year-ago level thanks to more robust sales above $500,000 this year. For the second […]

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Bay Area Housing Inventory Finally Up Year-Over-Year

The inventory of homes for sale in the Bay Area appears to have officially bottomed. This October, and for the first time, Bay Area housing inventory is finally higher than it was in October 2013. Is this just a seasonal blip? Or the start of a new trend? If inventory does begin to rise back […]

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You Can Still Get A Mortgage Even If You Are Not A US Citizen

If you are not a US Citizen trying, it can be a long and difficult road to obtain a mortgage. Many lenders won’t makes mortgages to people who don’t have social security numbers or permanent work stability. For the purposes of getting a mortgage, US Citizens and Permanent Resident Aliens are the same, with one […]

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Oh What a Difference a Year Makes

Noticed some insane data today from the California Association of Realtors. Bay Area median home prices have skyrocketed in the last year. And much of the gains came in the last month. Check out the median prices of existing single family home sales in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, […]

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