My Mailman: the unlikely property investment mogul

My mailman’s my hero. Well, actually it was my mom’s mailman where I grew up in Wilmington. He owned a shit ton of real estate that he gradually acquired over many years. And he diversified too! He had a solid property mix which included single family and multifamily properties in California and Oregon. As time…

Taylor Swift Music For Every Stage of the Mortgage Process

Mortgage Process Tips and Taylor Swift Songs Go Hand in Hand, Obviously I’d be lying if I said the mortgage process can’t be stressful sometimes, but it is definitely worth it. Sure there are decisions and paperwork to get through, but who says you can’t embrace the ups and downs like national treasure Taylor Swift…

So, You’re a Los Angeles First-Time Home Buyer

Congrats—you’re ready to buy your first home. It’s a big deal, and like any major decision in your life, there are a lot of options out there, and it’s probably a bit overwhelming to figure out where to start. Not to worry, that’s why I’m here. So let’s get into what you need to know…

How to Build Credit to Buy a House (and not a Nissan)

“Where your job is your credit” Big Boy from Power 106 (where hip hop lives) If you lived in Los Angeles in the 90s, you KNOW this quote. I remember hearing Big Boy close out every Universal City Nissan radio ad with this classic line SO many times, it formed my entire young adult understanding…

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…

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