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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
If you're thinking about buying a home, one of the first questions you may have is how much money you'll need. While the answer is almost always "it depends", one thing is for sure - most people are surprised to find out it takes less money than they think to buy a new home. In... Continue Reading →
Whether you're tired of renting, need more space or want to make an upgrade, buying your first home is the solution. However, if you have never participated in the market before it can be a bit daunting at first. Let's explore a few useful tips that are helpful for first-time homebuyers who are new to the process of buying real estate.
When it comes to getting a home loan, many people struggle with where to find the best loan for them. Shopping for a mortgage is different than shopping for a toaster. With a toaster, you can go on Amazon or walk into a store, pick the toaster, pay for it immediately, and if it doesn't... Continue Reading →
Learning How Much Mortgage You Can Qualify For It's one of the most frequently asked questions when someone begins their search for a home. "How Much Mortgage Can I Qualify For?" is one of the most important questions someone can ask, because it will help determine what type of home they will look for, what... Continue Reading →