Home Buying Commandments as Told Through ’90s Hip Hop

If I didn’t mention it yet– we added a new member to the Aragon Lending team. My adorable daughter, who, in addition to being stinking cute, requires a lot of late-night attention. (Believe me, this will be brought up at her annual review. 😉) One of the things that have been getting us through the…

Common Real Estate Problems (and What to Drink When You Encounter Them)

There are two types of calls I field at Aragon Lending most often. The most common (and my favorite) are the follow-ups after we score a client a great mortgage and get them into their dream home. Those make you feel fantastic and really make my day. The second most common is the panicked ones…

What Michael Scott Can Teach You About the Home Buying Process

I love The Office. It’s one of the shows I binge the most, so you won’t be surprised to know one of my favorite episodes is the one where Michael Scott buys his condo. I mean, duh. Probably because he does the exact opposite of what you’re supposed to do, and yet somehow it still…

Los Angeles Cheap Date Night Ideas for 2021

As you know, we love J. Lo around these parts, and she knew what she was talking about when she said, “my love don’t cost a thing.” Planning extravagant outings with your honey can be great, but sometimes, the most memorable evenings are the ones that end up being practically free. So here are some…

Finance Apps with User Experiences that Don’t Suck

I thought this was a helpful piece that addresses one of my biggest frustrations with personal finance software. There are SO many apps available that can help people accomplish their financial goals, but most are boring, counter-intuitive and jargon filled…and because of this, they fail to engage people. “Financial wellness” is a long game…trust me!…

Does Bennifer 2.0 Mean it’s Time to Refi Your Mortgage?

Bennifer is back, baby! Why am I so excited?! The obvious reason is that those Juicy Couture sweatsuits I’ve been saving all these years may get an encore performance. And if you know me, you know I love my sweats (aka business pajamas)…but I’m even more excited because Bennifer is proof that things can be…

Six Mortgage Types and Their Corresponding ‘Friends’ Character

Millions of people tuned in to one of the most popular sitcoms for a decade, “Friends.” Living in a cramped West Village New York City apartment on top of one other makes me wonder, why didn’t they purchase places of their own? (Ok, I know…Monica and Chandler finally did in the last ep, but still,…

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