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Preparing for California Dream for All Home Buying Program Relaunch: Learning from Past Mistakes

The much-awaited California Dream for All Home Buying program will be returning, bringing new opportunities for first-time homebuyers to achieve their dreams of homeownership. To ensure a smoother experience this time around, let’s look at three crucial mistakes made during the program’s previous launch in spring 2023. By understanding these pitfalls, buyers can better prepare […]

How to Reduce a Mortgage Rate When Buying a Home

Are buyers starting to set anchor while on the fence?  Here’s a creative solution to having them finally jump into the market… Real Estate markets are finally balancing out, and buyers are starting to see more and more negotiating room, including seller credits and/or (gasp!) price reductions! One way to provide an incentive to buyers […]

How to Shop For a Mortgage

When you start the homebuying process, you should know that you have options regarding your mortgage. There are many important factors to consider in a purchase transaction, including loan terms, turn times, program fit, ease of underwriting, and service. In a competitive market, your impulse may be to move quickly to secure the home you want […]