Risks Involved in Buying a House With Unpermitted Renovations

Buying an existing home can be exciting and scary at the same time. While you would hope the seller discloses everything there is to know about the home, that’s not always the case. One area they often cover-up, whether knowingly or unknowingly, is with unpermitted...

Take Advantage of California First-Time Home Buyer Programs

Do you live in California and are trying to buy your first home? Did you know that there are California First-Time Home Buyer Programs available? These programs are run by CalHFA. You do not apply for the loan directly through CalHFA. Instead, you apply with a CalHFA...

Tips for Successful Refinancing

One of the most important tips to know when you decide to refinanceis: “never rush.” A lot of people end up paying more than they should or not getting what they originally intended to have with their re-mortgage because of inadequate planning, or going over the...

How to Change a Deed When you Inherit Property

Inheriting property can be exciting, but it can also come with a lot of legal paperwork. You can’t just transfer a home over to your name without going through the proper channels. Either the appointed executor of the will or a member of probate court will need to...

Taking out a Reverse Mortgage? You Might Want to Read CFPB’s Warning.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) gave a warning to consumers aged 62 and older who are considering a reverse mortgage to delay dipping into their Social Security benefits.In a 26-page issue brief dated August 2017, the Bureau determined that: (i) the...