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…

Curb Appeal Ideas that you can Complete before Brunch

Are you thinking of putting your house on the market? Or maybe the outside of your home could just use a little TLC? Most home improvement projects are about the inside…because that’s you actually live. Plus some people take that old saying “it’s what’s inside that counts” a little too seriously. So it’s no wonder…

Starter Home vs Dream Home – Dreamers Welcome

You might be thinking that buying your dream home is out of the question. Maybe the down payment shock has you cowering in fear or your debt to income (DTI) ratio is a bit lopsided or you and your partner have seriously different ideas on the ideal place to settle OR you’re waiting for your…

Credit Score Dating Doesn’t Mean Romance is Dead

Dating apps and websites have been around for decades now and the popularity is undeniable. Yours truly even got her man on the internet and he hasn’t murdered me yet…so I’m going to call it a success. What appealed to me about online dating was the efficiency of learning how compatible someone might be before…

The Best Los Angeles Suburbs [UPDATED 2021]

Get to Know the Best Los Angeles Suburbs and the Myths About Suburban LA Here’s our list of the best Los Angeles suburbs: Rancho Palos Verdes Rolling Hills Estates Palos Verdes Estates Long Beach Redondo Beach Manhattan Beach Calabasas San Marino Santa Monica Culver City Malibu Pasadena Pacific Palisades Topanga …but before you start revving…

Real Me Wednesday – Mortgages are Not Glamorous

This #REALMEWEDNESDAY I just want to be honest: { I hired a professional photographer to make mortgages look pretty. } Here’s what my desk looks like in my dream world. And here’s what my desk actually looks like in real life. As you can see, my desk is not perfectly clean. It’s usually laden with loan docs,…

What is a Jumbo Loan and How to Qualify

Are you looking to buy a new home? You may be surprised to learn what type of property you can get for your money, even in higher priced ranges. Although house prices have been steadily climbing in the Long Beach area, and most of Southern California, they have yet to hit their peak – and that’s good news for you!  Today’s…

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