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FED’S 3RD (AND FINAL) RATE CUT 2019

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Fed cuts rates but hints to this one being the last one at least through 2019 As anticipated by the the mortgage markets and everyone else, the Fed cut its benchmark interest rate by one-quarter... Read More

Zillow vs. OCRealtorDIRECT: Finding a Fullerton Realtor

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It seems as though the buying process today is simpler and faster than ever before. People can order food or groceries and have them delivered within minutes, for example, and sometimes purchases themselves take over... Read More

Zillow or Find the Best Fountain Valley Realtors?

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In the modern world of connectivity and instant access to virtually anything a person can imagine, it is not hard to see why websites and apps that offer a quick turnaround on buying a major... Read More

Forget Zillow, Hire the Best Dove Canyon Realtors

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Orange Country presents several benefits to residents, with some areas having unique features perfect for many people looking to settle in a nice neighborhood. Dove Canyon is a spectacular community residence consisting of a private... Read More

How a Good Interior Designer Can Help Sell Your Home for More

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Most people looking to sell their home are looking for a better price. It’s understandable. Who isn’t looking for more money in their pocket? Luckily, the price of your home can be positively affected by... Read More

The Realtor BLACK LIST

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Realtors are an important asset to every person looking to sell their home. They can streamline the process of buying a home, make sure the home seller gets a fair price, and save home sellers... Read More

The Trouble with the Federal Reserve

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Potential homebuyers have a lot to do before buying their home: finding a trustworthy real estate agent, getting approved for a loan, filling out paperwork, and a host of other things that make buying a... Read More

Hire the Best Dana Point Realtors or Zillow Search?

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As much as exploring housing options in different neighborhoods is easy and enjoyable using websites such as Zillow Dana, there are several reasons why hiring a realtor offers superior results. No matter what the real... Read More

Why Hiring Cypress Realtors Is a Better Bet Than Zillow

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It is quite enjoyable and easy to explore different housing options in various neighborhoods via websites like Zillow. Hiring a realtor, however, still offers superior results every time for several reasons. But before we get... Read More

Forget Zillow, Hire The Best Coto de Caza Realtors

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Living in Orange County comes with a myriad of great benefits, yet certain locales tend to have their own unique attributes that set them apart from the rest. Coto de Caza is one such neighborhood.... Read More

Best Costa Mesa Realtors, Here’s Our Top 3

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One of the toughest decisions one has to make when moving to Orange County is which neighborhood to live in. This region has a wide variety of options that offer high quality of life standards.... Read More

Mortgage Broker vs. the Bank – the 3 Reasons Why You Should Use a Broker for a Home Loan

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When it comes to buying a home, one of the first things people do is securing their mortgage through a pre-approval. Most buyers go to a bank, but there is another option: the mortgage broker.... Read More

Realtors in Buena Park Vs Zillow Search Buena Park

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This suburb of Orange County offers residents a relaxing home environment just minutes away from a wide array of entertainment options for the young and old alike. If you are looking to move here, it... Read More

Flip or Flop OC – Where’s Your Home Today?

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Homeowners in Orange County often see two options when it comes to a home remodel: they can update their home and continue living in it, or they can complete their remodeling and work with Realtors... Read More

How to Sell Your Home Quickly

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Homeowners who have decided to sell their home may think that one of the best approaches is simply to put up a “for sale by owner” sign in the front yard. After all, this means... Read More

Realtors in Brea vs Brea Zillow Search

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Finding the ideal home has become much easier thanks to the more widespread use of the internet. The creation of dedicated real estate websites, like Zillow, now allows buyers and sellers to meet and interact... Read More

Anaheim Houses for Sale, Top 3 Places You Should Look

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The first thought that comes to mind for many when Anaheim is mentioned is Disneyland.  In reality, this Orange County city is about more than just theme park attractions. Sure, a person could spend many... Read More

Should I Refi? The 3 Top Reasons Why You Should Refinance in Orange County

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The idea of refinancing a mortgage is appealing to many Orange County homeowners, especially those who took out their loan when rates were much higher than what they are today. Thanks to some of the... Read More

The Fed’s Rate Decision – Lower Rates on Friday, July 26th?

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Following its meeting on Wednesday, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time since 2008. This cut was a minor one—rates were decreased by a quarter of a percentage point—but it may indicate... Read More

Orange County Home Values – Prices on the Rise?

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Those who are looking to move to Orange County or buy a new home in the area have likely kept a close eye on home prices in the area. Finding a great bargain on a... Read More

Realtors in Anaheim Hills vs Zillow Anaheim Hills

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When buying or selling a house, the services of a realtor make the process easier and less tedious. You can rely on the expertise of one with professional knowledge and experience in the complex real... Read More

Top Realtors Aliso Viejo, Who Should You Call?

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Nestled in one of the most scenic parts of Orange County, California, Aliso Viejo is an incredible city to live in. It is set in between Laguna Woods and Laguna Niguel. The yellow wildflowers and... Read More

How to Choose the Top Neighborhood in Aliso Viejo, CA.

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Aliso Viejo is one of the most attractive residential cities in Orange County, CA. The picturesque and scenic hills surrounding the area are mesmerizing. The sights and feeling of waking up to sun rays washing... Read More

Top 3 Neighborhoods with Houses for Sale in Huntington Beach

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The reasons people choose to buy a home and move into a neighborhood will vary depending on many factors. This can include work commute, availability of good schools, housing options, affordability, and green areas. The... Read More

Working With The Best Huntington Realtors

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Named the ‘Best City to Live In’ by the Orange County Register and home to the ‘Best Beach of California’ according to USA Today, Huntington Beach has proven to be the idyllic setting to make... Read More

You Don’t Own Your Home. The BANK DOES…

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YOUR HOME IS OWNED BY THE BANK. NOT YOU. NO YET. Buying a home is a big financial investment – But until you actually OWN it, it belongs to the bank. Get ready to pay... Read More

CANCELLATION OF YOUR HIGH RATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE (PMI) IS NOW AVAILABLE!

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Mortgage Insurance Removal Q & A Can I convert my FHA loan to a Conventional Loan WITHOUT Mortgage Insurance? Yes. Through our affiliation with the nations largest wholesale mortgage company, we offer refinancing loans up... Read More

HOME Ready Loans by Fannie Mae

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Low Down Payment? No Problem with a HomeReady® loan through Black Ink Mortgage Through a recently closed Refinance transaction, I was able to obtain better financing terms for a client borrowing over 80% of the... Read More

Orange County Homes For Sale: A Community Overview

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Dreamy Southern California at Its Best! Orange County, California, offers beautiful neighborhoods in scenic settings, along with practically perfect weather year-round and an endless stream of entertainment options for all ages. If you’re searching for... Read More

NO APPRAISAL FEES FOR HOME LOANS

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No More Appraisal Fees Through The End Of 2018! It’s a great time to buy real estate in Orange County, California! In celebration of the launch of OCRealtorDIRECT.com, we are doing ONE of the following... Read More

Doctor’s Home Loan Qualifying Just Got Easier

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Up to 95% financing is now available without counting any student loan debt as long as the following criteria is met: If you're currently in, or have recently completed, a medical residency or fellowship Payments... Read More

MORTGAGE INSURANCE: LOWER RATES NOW AVAILABLE

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In the past, if you put less than 20% down on the purchase of a home, you would be forced to pay an extra monthly payment called Mortgage Insurance or, PMI. This is an insurance policy that... Read More

It’s a Good Time to Buy a Home.

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Interest rates are rising fast. No time to waste! It’s still a great time to buy a home in Orange County, California however, if you have thought about buying a home you better act fast... Read More

EXACT RATE | Price it Right

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The Perfect Rate Home loan interest rates have traditionally been offered in 1/8% increments; 4%, 4.125%, 4.25%, 4.375% etc.  That was then and THIS is NOW. We can now offer ANY interest rate; 4% 4.01%,... Read More

Higher Loan Amounts Now Available

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Fannie Mae Increased Loan Limits Announced November 27, 2018 by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA):  The NEW ceiling for regular conforming loans underwritten by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2019 will be offered... Read More

Why Use a Realtor?

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The Top 3 Reasons for Using A Realtor® While it may be true that anyone can shop for a home, unless you have oodles of spare time - maybe days, maybe weeks or even months,... Read More

No Appraisal Fees Home Loans

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At GO TO |HOME & OCRealtorDIRECT, we are covering the cost of any appraisal up to $525.00 for loans closed by December 31st, 2018.  If you are looking to Buy or Refinance a Home, this... Read More

Lock and Shop

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Lock In Today's Interest Rates BEFORE You Find Your Dream Home Home Buyer's can now secure a good interest rate while they shop for a home. While interest rates are on the rise, you may... Read More

Same Day Loan Approval

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The big banks have tons of money to advertise but they cannot compete... It remains a mystery to me that retail banks continue to rack up customers when it is the Mortgage Broker that offers... Read More

Home Loans – Idaho | Oregon | Washington

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Capital Mortgage, LLC  Idaho Gail is a very experienced, long-time mortgage veteran who brings a personal touch and strong sense of caring to her clients. She specializes in helping first-time buyers to purchase their first... Read More

2019 Home Values

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HOME VALUES CONTINUE TO RISE The median price of a home last year increased by 7.7%. This year it is expected to increase by 6.4% What is a median sale price of homes? Median price... Read More

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