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  • Vital Tips for Taking Advantage of Today’s Interest Rates

    Vital Tips for Taking Advantage of Today’s Interest Rates by: Fred Arnold Today’s interest rates are incredibly attractive.  Hovering around all-time lows, our current interest rates are drawing buyers into the market in droves.  If you’re among the many Santa Clarita Valley residents looking to buy a home now, you’re…

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  • Daily Disciplines to Ensure Success In Your Business

    Keep Your Focus and Your Pipeline Full By Adhering To Five Proven Practices By. Fred Arnold There are a whole lot of things that we need to keep track of these days. From emails to text messages, networking groups to affiliations, sometimes it seems impossible to get everything done that…

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  • The Five Factors Driving Your Credit Score

    When it comes to buying a home or refinancing your mortgage, one of the first things your lender will need is a credit report. Like most people, you probably have a general sense of whether or not you have good credit. If you routinely pay your bills late, or don’t…

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  • Confusion Between APR and the Interest Rate I am Getting Quoted

    I am confused about the difference between APR and the interest rate I am getting quoted. Can you explain? This is a question that has caused confusion to many people so you are not alone!  Here’s the scoop: The interest rate you are being quoted on your mortgage is exactly…

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  • Thinking of Remodeling or Home Renovations in 2012?

    A Look At Financing Options to Make This Dream a Reality: By: Fred Arnold Last summer we discussed the many benefits of making aesthetic upgrades to your home. Not only can you increase the value of your home over time through updating your kitchen, or having a pool installed, but…

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  • Reverse Mortgages: Are They Right For You or Your Loved Ones?

    If you’re unfamiliar with how a reverse mortgage works, or unaware of the benefits that they can offer homeowners aged 62 and older, you’d be wise to begin to learn a bit about them now. You will likely have a loved one who may need a reverse mortgage in the…

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  • Q and A With Leaders, Innovators and other Notables

    Fred Kreger, CMC, incoming CAMP President (and branch manager of American Family Funding in Santa Clarita, Calif., a division of American Pacific Mortgage) Q—How has the mortgage broker’s role changed? A—There has definitely been a major change over the last five years. It’s a good idea to clarify that the title “broker” is now…

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  • Reverse Mortgages: Great Options, Great Rates, Increased Cash Flow

    By now you have undoubtedly heard that interest rates on mortgage loans are at some of the lowest rates in half a century. From purchase loans to refinances, rates remain below 5 percent. But what you may not know is that interest rates on reverse mortgages are also now at the lowest rates in…

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  • Preserving Mortgage Origination Choices for Today’s Consumer

    SACRAMENTO, CA – mortgage professionals throughout California are taking a huge sigh of relief as United States Congressman Gary Miller introduces his “Preserving Consumers’ mortgage Origination Choices Act of 2011” (H.R. 2509). H.R. 2509 makes clarifications to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) language regarding compensation for mortgage originators. As members of…

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  • Foreclosures and Short Sales Boom: What to Know Before You Buy

    In the April issue of the Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal, we discussed the advantages of purchasing a short sale or foreclosure. Because there are so many advantages, thousands of people are opting to purchase these types of properties today, meaning there are often multiple offers on these properties. To that end, in this…

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