Everything you wanted to know about The Big 4 real estate companies: Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams, and RE/MAX

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 8:02 pm

When it comes to buying or selling a home, there is no one perfect company, as each individual home buyer or seller has different needs, concerns, and personalities. Additionally, it’s usually the agent – not their company – that’s doing the lion share of work and delivering great service to consumers. However, the real estate […]

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Do open houses really help sell homes?

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 5:26 am

Do open houses really help sell homes? The short asnwer is “probably not” if we only gather opinion and anecdotal experience of home buyers and even Realtors. The prevailing belief among real estate agents is that open houses only sell about 1% of listings. However, they’re great as lead generation tools, especially for young or […]

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Your mortgage loan cheat sheet!

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 2:35 am

Whether you’re buying a home or just want to refinance to save money, there are plenty of loan options for you. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started. For more specific information and options, contact me! Term: 30-year The vast majority of mortgages are amortized over 30 years, which means that there is a […]

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The things that Americans spend (and waste) money on (Part 2)

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Most of us spend a jaw-dropping amount of money every year on things that we don’t need – or even really want. So we’ve put this list together of what Americans spend on everyday goods and services – and how much cash we’re flushing down the drain. In part one of this blog, we covered […]

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The truth about lying on your mortgage application

Posted on May 13, 2017 at 3:48 am

You can call it exaggeration, misrepresentation, playing the game, or just fudging, but no matter how you look at it, writing things that aren’t true on a mortgage application is lying. It also happens to be mortgage fraud, and it’s illegal. Although there are many degrees, from an unwitting consumer boosting their income a tiny […]

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20 Fun and interesting mortgage facts!

Posted on May 4, 2017 at 7:29 pm

Sometimes, you want in-depth, meaningful blogs about home loans and the real estate market. But other times, you just want some rapid-fire fun mortgage facts to keep you informed and entertained! Today is one of those times! So enjoy these 20 interesting mortgage and real estate facts: The first step to getting a mortgage is […]

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Should you buy down your interest rate using discount points?

Posted on April 27, 2017 at 10:04 pm

When you’re starting the process of applying for a mortgage loan, there are a lot of things to focus on, including the interest rate, fees, and whether you want a fixed rate or adjustable loan. But one option on the table that may save some borrowers a lot of money is buying down the rate. […]

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Highlighting the top-rated schools in the Sacramento area

Posted on April 21, 2017 at 6:56 pm

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” -Benjamin Franklin No matter who you are or where you live, one of your biggest concerns is probably making sure that your children receive a fantastic education. Thankfully, there are some great schools in the greater Sacramento region, with some that even garner national recognition. If you’re […]

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10 Tips for Realtors to write web copy that attracts clients and drives sales

Posted on April 14, 2017 at 6:28 pm

Every Realtor needs a website, and yet few put much time and effort into writing theirs. However, a good website with well-written copy will perform critical functions that could lead to closed sales. Those include telling potential customers what you’re offering, why you are different (better!) than the competition, and give them an easy way […]

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