Golden State Mortgage Blog

Summertime Fireplace Maintenance Tips

Summertime in California is a great time to do deep-down house and yard cleaning: gardening, cleaning windows, outdoor paint touch-ups, etc. This is the time of year to get your house, yard, and outbuildings checked out for any wintertime damage, have those things repaired, and get them looking their best. One item that you never

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Ins and Outs of a VA Loan

What is a VA Loan? A VA Loan is a segment of the GI Bill was that signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to provide veterans with a federally guaranteed home loan with no down payment. It’s one of the ways we thank our veterans for their service. What is the Maximum VA

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Pricing a Home to Sell

There are many factors that come into play when pricing a home, such as time of year, supply and demand, and market fluctuations, the right price is ultimately the maximum amount that a buyer is willing to pay. It’s important for sellers to keep emotion out of the process, which can be understandably difficult. Take

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Top Springtime Places to Take Your Kids in California

Yosemite National Park (209) 372-0200 Yosemite National Park has hundreds of miles of hiking trails that weave past waterfalls, wildlife, lakes, and rivers. Children will love exploring around the gargantuan sequoia trees and learning about nature. It’s a California icon that has inspired artists and outdoorsmen for centuries. Camp, swim, fish, hike, and take pictures.

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Preparing Your Garden for Spring

Now is the time to get your garden ready for spring. Here are some general tips to get your space ready for growth! Take Stock This is probably the most important step and you should not skip it. Most of us are eager to get out and actually do something in the garden after a

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