Free mortgage advice and financing tips from the top lending team in Los Angeles.

Helping first time home buyers with financing since 2002.

Mortgage Blog Categories:

Los Angeles

Real Estate

Mortgage Tips

Home Tips


Let’s take a look at millennials’ financial history
There’s no way around it: you have to build a budget
How much should millennials plan to spend on a home?
What if you fail the 28% rule of thumb test?
What about if you don’t have enough for a down payment?
What else should millennial homebuyers know?
Best Apps for Remote Working
Remote Project Management Challenges and Solutions
Training Remote Employees
Best Remote Team Building Activities
What to consider when building an ADU
Financial Advice from Family and Friends is Free
Truth Time
Reality Check Your Dream House
Options for Making Your Dream Home a Reality

Christmas Gifts That You Can’t Find Under the Tree

Christmas gifts Julie Aragon

This year as I was decorating my Christmas tree with my family, I started thinking about all the wonderful gifts I have – that can’t be found under a tree.

Don’t get me wrong, I love opening presents and watching my loved ones’ faces light up when they open theirs, but there are some things that are much more precious to me than any item under the tree.

I wanted to share some of my most treasured gifts with you, in hopes to inspire a thankful heart this holiday season.

Gifts that Don’t Fit Under My Christmas Tree:

  • Family
  • Friends
  • All my amazing clients
  • The Veterans I’ve worked with this year, and their lovely families
  • My health
  • The awesome realtor partners in my Agent Master Mind Group
  • The laughter and smiles on Christmas day
  • Delicious holiday drinks…and wine, lots of wine.
  • Sharing family stories and memories as we gather around the tree
  • The Christmas lights that deck all the beautiful homes in Naples
  • The smell of pine

I know that life can get so busy, so it’s important for me to slow down, savor quiet moments, and reflect on the year. What gifts are you thankful for that don’t fit under your tree? I’d love to know, so comment below. 🙂