Weighty College Debt Holds Up First Home Purchase

Increasingly, young people are delaying the pursuit of home ownership because of outstanding student loan debt — which now tops $1 trillion, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

“Some student loan payments are as high as a mortgage,” notes Cari Sweet-Kostoplis of the Jersey Mortgage Corp.

Student loan debt now surpasses the . . . → Read More: Weighty College Debt Holds Up First Home Purchase

Tax Relief Expiring Soon

If you or someone you know is considering a short sale, here’s why you should do it before the end of the year or you might lose tens of thousands of dollars.

And if you know someone who needs to know this, please share this video, and remember that we have time to help you, . . . → Read More: Tax Relief Expiring Soon

5 New ‘Rules’ to Home Buying

Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, May 03, 2012

With signs of a housing turnaround getting stronger, housing experts say buyers are finding several recent changes when they go to put in an offer on a home. A recent article at U.S. News & World Report highlights some of these changing “rules” for your home . . . → Read More: 5 New ‘Rules’ to Home Buying

Landmark Settlement with Major Banks May Help You

Contact us if you want help figuring out if this settlement could help you or to walk you through the process.

Your Portion of the $25 Billion Settlement

Additional info:

After many months of negotiation, 49 state attorneys general and the federal government have reached agreement on a historic joint state-federal settlement with the country’s . . . → Read More: Landmark Settlement with Major Banks May Help You

5 Signs That It’s a Good Time to Sell

Traditionally, most homes have sold during the spring months. In the current volatile housing market, the time of year is not the most reliable predictor of the best time to sell.

Homes certainly show better in spring than they do on a dark and dreary winter day. Lately, however, weather patterns are hard to predict.

. . . → Read More: 5 Signs That It’s a Good Time to Sell

Laws That Shaped L.A.: How Bunker Hill Lost its Victorians

Last stand of the Melrose Hotel, 1957, photo courtesy of The Los Angeles Public Library Laws That Shaped L.A.: How Bunker Hill Lost its Victorians by Jeremy Rosenberg of KCST.org

The Laws That Shaped L.A. spotlights regulations that have played a significant role in the development of contemporary Los Angeles. These laws – as . . . → Read More: Laws That Shaped L.A.: How Bunker Hill Lost its Victorians

Check out this “Magical” video

If you’re a fan of cool magic tricks and have ever seen street magician David Blaine on TV, you’re going to love this funny parody video Rich of RMI Lending made this week.

Whether you know someone who’s most likely to buy a house, or refinance one, be sure to let them know that low . . . → Read More: Check out this “Magical” video

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Community Meeting Tonight in West San Fernando Valley to Discuss Proposed 2-Year Power & Water Rate Changes

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) tonight will hold the second in a series of regional community meetings in Woodland Hills to educate and inform customers regarding proposed power and water rate changes needed over the next two years. The details for tonight’s meeting are as follows:

Thursday, April . . . → Read More: Community Meeting Tonight in West San Fernando Valley to Discuss Proposed 2-Year Power & Water Rate Changes

Hollywood Premiere of Comic-Con IV: A Fan’s Hope: Red Carpet Interviews

I told you in the header of the blog there would be some Geek stuff. On Thursday my team and I got to do interviews on the red carpet for the premiere of Morgan Spurlock’s newest documentary at the Hollywood Arclight Theaters.

A bit about the film and The Red Carpet Interviews and a few . . . → Read More: Hollywood Premiere of Comic-Con IV: A Fan’s Hope: Red Carpet Interviews

Why Are Interest Rates Going Up?

Loan Friction Part I- Pulp Fiction- The Diner Scene (A Parody/Spoof)

Two Realtors at a local diner discuss their plans to get out of the business due to harder bank guidelines and legislation. Can anyone help them? Watch the video to find out, and click the "Like" button and share it with your friends.

Loan Friction Part II-Pulp Fiction- The Breakfast Scene

Why would anybody decide to work with someone they don't know, like and trust when it's time to buy or refinance your home. Listen as Jules quotes one of his favorite passages that will help you feel comfortable knowing your loan is in great hands when you choose to work with me. Please click the "like" button and share this video with your friends.

Loan Friction Part III - Pulp Fiction- The Gold Watch (A Parody/Spoof)

Watch as Marsellus shares the secret to getting your loan approved, and Captain Koons tells the truth about appraisals and how they may hurt your loan.