How to find Good Property Deals

 Let’s get real. So real I hope my family doesn’t find this article. Confession: I like my properties the way I liked men in my twenties. With self-esteem issues. (avert your eyes Mama!) And below I’m going to drill in deeper into what to look out for AND tactics that I’ve used to get investment…

Whoops I married my rate

 Here’s one of my least favorite mortgage sales cliches: You marry the house but you date the rate. Every loan officer when rates are high If you’ve never heard this before, it’s trying to convey to a nervous buyer that they’re keeping the house for the long term (marriage) but can refinance out of the…

Three Ways of House Hacking in Los Angeles

I love looking at a property and seeing beyond what it is…and instead seeing what it could be. That’s why House Hacking is so exciting for me, but it’s a new term for many, so I wanted to break it all down by covering these common House Hacking questions and topics: What is House Hacking?…

Why the 20% Down Payment is a Home Buying Myth

This has gotta be the greatest whodunnit in the real estate game. At some point, someone said that to buy a home, you need a 20% down payment and enough people repeated it, that it just stuck. In this video I do a little myth busting on this Also I go point by point here…

If Mortgages Were Pants, Which Is the Best Fit for You?

Not everything you need to know about mortgages involves FICO scores, basis points, and loan to value ratios. Most people don’t need to fill their head with this kind of jargon anyway…so we’re simplifying it by comparing each major mortgage type to a pair of pants. Why pants? Well most of us wear pants or…

What you need to know about home appraisals in Los Angeles when qualifying for a mortgage

The appraisal is an important of the real estate transaction especially when getting a mortgage. We’ll cover some of the most important points here and in the video below: Why is the appraisal important when buying a home and getting financing? How does the appraisal impact a seller’s decision on which offer to go with?…

Naples Long Beach: A Local’s Guide to Fun in the Canals

Naples in Long Beach is a truly special place in Southern California and many life long Angelenos still haven’t experienced all that it has to offer. After a few years of living in Naples and a few more living in nearby Belmont Shore, I’m sharing all my recommendations so you can enjoy Naples Island like…

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