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The ABCs of Home Mortgage Loans
Whether you are looking to purchase a new home or refinance one, knowing the mortgage loan process can help make it a much more pleasant experience. Be prepared to do, and provide, the following when ...

Community Homebuyer Mortgage Programs Can Help Build Credit
Community homebuyer programs are designed to assist communities in redeveloping residential areas and in providing reasonably priced homeownership opportunities for those with limited income, credi...

Is it Time to Consider Refinancing Your Home Mortgage Loan?
In the last few years, many borrowers chose alternative mortgage loans to purchase and refinance their homes. Unfortunately, many of these seemingly "dream come true" home loans are now becoming a nig...

Mortgage Options When Owning Two California Homes at Once
In many popular California real estate markets, home sellers will not accept contracts with a contingency for selling a home first, thereby prompting home buyers to struggle with challenging financial...

Mortgage Banker vs. Mortgage Broker - Which One is Right for You?
I often am asked what the difference is between a mortgage banker and a mortgage broker and which one is better to use. Here are the differences between the two so you can choose which one is best for...

Learning the Truth about Your Mortgage
Often borrowers go in to sign mortgage loan documents and find their mortgage loan is not the one they negotiated. Suddenly there are origination fees, prepayment penalties, higher interest rates, or ...

Home Equity Lines vs. Home Equity Loans - Which Mortgage is Right for You?
When my clients are looking for a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit (HELOC), they often ask me which loan product they should choose. In order to make an informed choice, a borrower nee...

Guarding Against Identity Theft: Can Your New Home Mortgage Put You in Jeopardy?
When applying for a home mortgage loan, you expose your financial history to your loan officer. He knows your social security number, address and phone number, and your date of birth. All of your debt...

Beware of Predatory Lenders When Shopping for a Mortgage Loan
Financing has become very creative; unfortunately, so have the tactics predatory lenders use to exploit the borrower. Here are some red flags to be aware of when looking for a mortgage loan: ...

New Mortgage Loans Designed to Help You Realize the American Dream
President George Bush said, "Home ownership lies at the heart of the America Dream. It is a key to upward mobility for low and middle-income Americans. It is an anchor for families and a source of sta...

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