Mortgage Minute – ARMS and HYBRIDS

Mortgage Minute – ARMS and HYBRIDS

What do you do when mortgage interest rates jump up 2% in 4 months? Don’t go LONG, go SHORT use a HYBRID ARM loan ARM means adjustable-rate mortgage. But some people are not comfortable with the idea that their mortgage payment and that the interest rate will start...
Mortgage Minute – Adjustable rate mortgages or ARMS

Mortgage Minute – Adjustable rate mortgages or ARMS

When rates go up, we usually see a switch over from the 30 year fixed to ARM loans. Why go LONG at a high rate when you can go short at a lower interest rate and get the upfront savings? People do this to help ease the payment shock of rates going up and to help them...
What is a Homeowners’ Exemption

What is a Homeowners’ Exemption

Success Story: What is a homeowners’ $7000 tax exemption, and do I have that? The Homeowners’ exemption is a property tax reduction given to you by the entity which calculates or assesses your tax amount. Here it’s LA county tax assessor who does...
Mortgage Pre-Qualification vs Pre-Approval

Mortgage Pre-Qualification vs Pre-Approval

How much quicker can you make acquiring your new home if you get pre-approved for a mortgage? The biggest reason people fall out of escrow is that their loan qualification wasn’t fully vetted. They did a pre-qualification versus a pre-approval. They either didn’t talk...