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6 Ways Your Home Can Help You Retire

Jul 31, 2012 (0) comment

Once upon a time (i.e., 2006) in a magical place called the Bay Area, the real estate market got so heated that it became commonplace to hear coffee shop patrons trading stories about their little old million-dollar houses. It became equally commonplace for this excess of home equity to create a false sense of financial…

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Did You Know About This TIP to Capture Home Buyers?

Jul 09, 2012 (0) comment

Did You Know About This TIP For House Hunters? Real Estate market has exploded and house hunting is hot! To help in selling a home/getting a listing sold faster, here are some very basic advertising actions that are cost effective or have no cost at all and require little time: ●Craigslist; ●Zillow/Postlets; ●MountainBytes.com (biggest email…

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A Realtor’s Viewpoint – On Lending

Mar 26, 2012 (0) comment

A Realtor’s Viewpoint – On Lending By: Lynn Tardibuono 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 it’s very limited. There are really only a few loans: #1 – The government regulated…

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Guy In The White Hat Comes To Homebuyers’ Rescue!

Sep 09, 2011 (0) comment

  Ever since we opened our doors in Sonoma County in 1988, we’ve given extra care to round up people who have been “Turned Down Elsewhere?” – because of credit, income, the property or a combinations of these. We are the local Hard Money Lender who can help rescue your deal…and get your Buyer into…

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Lender’s Viewpoint: Consumer Confidence

Aug 29, 2011 (0) comment

Consumer Confidence: Courage and Happiness By Forest Tardibuono   Who would have thunk that as a real estate and mortgage Broker, I would ever need to and actually have to write about courage, happiness and the like. Lack of consumer confidence is all over the various media. It has been stated by numerous sources that…

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This Loan Will Get You A Buyer

Jul 27, 2011 (0) comment

LENDER’S VIEWPOINTBy Forest Tardibuono, Guy In The White Hat [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVJBw12e1FY&w=652&h=366&hd=1]   “Hard Money” Loans There was a really good article in the Wall Street Journal last week about Hard Money loans.  It was informational to borrowers and investors alike.  It spoke of the fact that Hard Money loans will account for 1% of the 5.5…

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It Pays To Own A Home

Jun 20, 2011 (0) comment

LENDER’S VIEWPOINT By Broker, Forest Tardibuono It Pays To Own A Home I tout the big three reasons to buy a home: #1. Pride of ownership appreciation; #2. Tax benefits and #3. Appreciation. There is a 4th though that may well trump them all. I have had the pleasure to work with many, many private…

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The importance of Pre-Approval

Jun 06, 2011 (0) comment

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZboBzjcSVbc&w=448&h=252&hd=1] Getting pre-approved for a loan – be it for a mortgage or other – is key and sometimes, unfortunately, skipped or event skimped! This has caused unnecessary hardships and losses in the log-run so I stress to get pre-approved before you buy a home.  It CAN be a PLEASURABLE experience and worthwhile if done…

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How “The Guy In The White Hat” Came To Be

Jun 03, 2011 (0) comment

Hi. My name is Forest Tardibuono and I am the proud Co-owner and Broker of Sun Pacific Mortgage & Real Estate since 1988 – established in Sonoma County, CA! Thought I’d tell you a bit about myself as my kids have nagged at me to let people know my interesting life history up to now…they…

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BUY LAND. THEY AIN’T MAKING ANY MORE OF IT

May 11, 2011 (0) comment

LENDER’S VIEWPOINT BUY LAND. THEY AIN’T MAKING ANY MORE OF IT   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iT-5sEFEbY&w=448&h=252&hd=1]   Will Rogers, world famous humorist in the twenties and thirties, said, “Buy land, they ain’t making any more of the stuff.” Land back then was “dirt” cheap, especially during the Great Depression. History repeats itself and now you have the opportunity…

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