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Useful Investment and Real Estate Apps & Websites

Feb 08, 2017 (0) comment , , , ,

The internet has spawned several helpful apps for anyone involved in the real estate world.  I found some to be especially helpful, both in locating and in evaluating possible investment properties.  Below are some of the more notable ones: Bigger Pockets This app contains searchable forums where most every question that you can think of…

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Need To Know Basis – The Shrewd Realtor

Aug 30, 2016 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

As a real estate agent you need to know the products out there for the buyer.  I mean loan products.  Everyone and anyone could buy a home during the heyday!  Now there are really only a few loan programs: The government regulated (Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, FHA, VA) The In-House loans (credit unions and local banks)…

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Top 5 Reasons To Refinance Using Hard Money

Aug 15, 2016 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

If you have good equity in your home, you can potentially refinance.  Below are the top 5 reasons one would refinance using hard money, also known as alternative financing: Remodel your property Buy an investment property Consolidate debt Get ready for the Holidays Finance kids education   Refinancing one’s home doesn’t only reduce stress it…

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Are You A Risky Borrower?

Jul 21, 2016 (0) comment , , , , ,

I have heard numerous stories from my past borrowers where they were told how acquiring a home loan would be an unending, agonizing and complicated process. And that on top of this, one minuscule credit problem was going to end their journey to getting their dream home. This is not the case if you findthe…

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My Own Hard Money Story

Jul 12, 2016 (0) comment , , , , ,

I wanted to tell my personal story about Hard Money financing to help other families struggling with loan approvals. My Husband and I could not get any local bank or credit union to approve our loan application to buy our first home.  I had not yet worked at my job for 2 years and my…

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Reasons To Sell A House This Summer

Jul 07, 2016 (0) comment , , , , ,

Selling one’s house can be a challenge no matter what season it is, be it Summer, Winter, Fall or Spring.  According to Keeping Current Matters article, “5 Reasons To Sell This Summer”, there is some logic in selling your home during the hot summer: Demand Is Strong There Is Less Competition Now The Process Will…

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What are Hard Money Loans and How Do They Work?

Jul 01, 2016 (0) comment , , , , ,

If you’re not familiar with Hard Money Loans, you may be asking yourself what they are, and what makes them different from traditional loans? If you have had trouble getting a loan through your bank or other traditional lending options due to bad credit, a past bankruptcy, or other troubles, it may be time to…

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Ways To Improve Your Home For Under $1,000

Jun 15, 2016 (0) comment , , , , ,

There are many benefits to owning a home. Increasing equity and the ability to make improvements or changes to the house are homeowner benefits I will discuss here. Having worked in the real estate and mortgage industry for almost 30 years now, at our family owned and operated Sun Pacific Mortgage & Real Estate company,…

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