Month: September 2015

More First-Time Buyers Opt for Jumbo Loans in California

When you think of a jumbo loan, or jumbo mortgage, it evokes visions of luxury home buying, second homes, vacation homes, or maybe investors looking to purchase a multi-family unit to develop luxury condos or apartments. These days, though, a lot of first-time homebuyers in California are learning all about jumbo loans, because, in some …

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Should You Refinance Your Mortgage, Just Because Rates Are Low?

How can you know when, and if, refinancing is right for you? Here are five questions you can ask yourself when trying to decide: What are the current interest rates? If you are a homeowner, and interest rates are down, you have probably at least considered refinancing your mortgage. There is an obvious relationship between …

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FHA Revises Policies and Opens Doors for First-Time Home Buyers

As owning a home has become more affordable than renting, many renters are eager to make an investment in the market and in their own future. Though most of these prospective buyers could easily handle the monthly mortgage payment, based on the already high rental rate they are paying, the one thing holding some borrowers …

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How Will Stock Market Volatility Affect Southern California Real Estate?

Plenty of people are watching Wall Street right now, and speculating about whether this is just a temporary fluctuation, with memories of seven years ago all too fresh in their minds. Of course, back then it was the bursting of the housing bubble that caused the stock market to plummet, not the other way around. …

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