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Wednesday, March 13, 2019   /   by Hayley Baker

7 Things To Avoid After Applying For A Mortgage!

7 Things To Avoid After Applying For A Mortgage!




Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer. They will be able to tell you how your decision will impact your home loan.
Below is a list of 7 Things You Shouldn’t Do After Applying for a Mortgage! Some may seem obvious, but some may not!
1. Don’t change jobs or the way you are paid at your job! Your loan officer must be able to track the source and amount of your annual income. If possible, you’ll want to avoid changing from salary to commission or becoming self-employed during this time as well.
2. Don’t deposit cash into your bank accounts. Lenders need to source your money and cash is not really traceable. Before you deposit any amount of cash ...

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Thursday, August 23, 2018   /   by Nicole Solari

What Does the Recent Rash of Price Reductions Mean to the Real Estate Market?

Last week, in a new report from Zillow, it was revealed that there has been a rash of price reductions across the country. According to the report:





There are more price cuts now than a year ago in over two-thirds of the nation’s largest metros






About 14% of all listings had a price cut in June






Since the beginning of the year, the share of listings with a price cut increased 1.2%






This is the greatest January-to-June increase ever reported, and more than double the January-to-June increase last year





Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas further explained:




“A rising share of on-market listings are seeing price cuts, though these price cuts are concentrated at the most expensive price-points and primarily in markets that have seen outsized price gains in recent years.”



What this DOESN’T MEAN for the real estate market…


This doesn’t mean home v ...

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Thursday, June 28, 2018   /   by Nicole Solari

Housing Demand Shifting From Renting To Owning, According To New Harvard Report

If you needed further confirmation that homeownership is becoming a more attractive option than renting to people across the country, just ask Harvard. According to the recent State of the Nation’s Housing report from the Joint Center on Housing Studies of Harvard University, the national homeownership rate increased for the first time in 13 years (from 63.4% in 2016 to 63.9% in 2017), with the number of homeowners rising an average of 710,000 per year over the past two years.


At the same time, the demand for renting has significantly slowed down. While growth in the number of rental households from 2000 – 2015 was at an average of 850,000 per year, that number dropped dramatically in 2015 – 2017 to just 220,000. The national rental vacancy rate also rose for the first time since 2009 (from 6.9% to 7.2%).




The Takeaway


As renting continues to become more unaffordable in markets across the coun ...

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Thursday, April 26, 2018   /   by Nicole Solari

“Short Of A War Or Stock Market Crash…”

This month, Arch Mortgage Insurance released their spring Housing and Mortgage Market Review. The report explained that an increase in mortgage rates and/or home prices would impact monthly payments this way:





A 5% increase in home prices increases payments by roughly 5%






A 1% rise in interest rates increases payments by roughly 13% or 14%





That begs the question…


What if both rates and prices increase as predicted?


The report revealed:




“If interest rates and home prices rise by year-end in the ballpark of what most analysts are forecasting, monthly mortgage payments on a new home purchase could increase another 10–15%. That would make 2018 one of the worst full-year deteriorations in affordability for the past 25 years.”



The percent increase in mortgage payments would negatively impact affordability. But, how would affordability then compare to historic norm ...

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017   /   by Hayley Baker

819 Bayridge Pl Fairfield, CA 94534

3 Bed | 5 Bath | 3,679 SqFt | Beautiful former model Eastridge Hills home, tucked in a private but welcoming street. Home has features that no other Eastridge estate has such as a custom wine cellar, surround sound, upgraded appliances, built-ins, & so much more! Nice flat lot with amazing views. Master features fireplace, huge walk-in closet, spa-like bathroom all on the main floor. All other bedrooms downstairs, the office can be converted to a bedroom.

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