Real Estate Agents: How the government shut down will affect your business

With: John Meussner, Loan Officer & Mortgage Coach @ Mason-McDuffie Mortgage So it’s been a day and the government is still shut down.  What exactly does that mean?  I’ll spare the humor and all the things I’d like to say – basically it means that some services are available, and others aren’t.      While many […]

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5 Important Tips for REALTOR Safety

Today’s Guest Blogging topic is: REALTOR Safety With: Sonia Figueroa, BROKER @ Century 21 Affiliated  My passion has always been about real estate especially helping those that don’t have a clue about what home buying is all about. I embarked on my real estate journey 13 years and still going strong as if it were […]

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Top 5 Things to Look for When Hiring a Realtor

Today’s Guest Blogging topic is: How to hire the best Realtor for your needs With: Jessica Wallace, REALTOR @ COLDWELL BANKER Working with the right Realtor makes a huge difference in your success in home buying or home selling.  The ‘right’ Realtor will be different for each person as well depending on personalities and goals.  […]

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Insights on How the New Tax Bill may Impact You

Even though we are not tax professionals, we wanted to give you some general insights regarding how the new tax bill* may impact you starting this year. If you have a large first mortgage loan amount, you will be grandfathered in to the interest deduction up to $1,000,000 of your loan as long as it […]

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All About Private Money

Education & Value is what our blog is about. Yapping about ONLY mortgage related business is boring and not what we strive for as a company. This is why we bring in guest bloggers to talk about all areas of business. Today’s topic is: Private Money aka Hard Money Lending With: Mark Van Dellen, Senior […]

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203(h) – the FHA Disaster Relief Mortgage

FHA Disaster Relief Mortgage (203h) Hurricanes, more hurricanes, and wildfires.  Unfortunately, 2017 has given us a few events that have led to Presidentially declared disaster areas.  All of these events have unfortunately resulted in loss of life, and loss of property.  In events designated as federal disaster areas, HUD has a little-known program to help […]

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Do I Need a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

WHY You Need a Pre-Approval     If you’ve thought of buying a home, you’ve probably heard that one of the very first items on your ‘to do’ list needs to be obtaining a pre-approval from a lender.  Not a pre-qualification.  Some of the more common reasons on why a pre-approval is necessary involve making sure […]

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Mason Mac Supports Veterans in LA County

This past weekend, Wendy Walker, branch manager of Mason Mac’s Newport Beach/Balboa Island branch and her team represented Mason Mac at the Los Angeles VAREP Veterans Housing summit.  VAREP is the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals, a HUD-approved non-profit dedicated to increasing sustainable home ownership, financial literacy, VA loan awareness, and economic opportunity for the […]

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