How To Get a Loan With Bad Credit in 2017

How To Get a Loan With Bad Credit in 2017

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​Believe it or not, your credit doesn’t have to be stellar to get a mortgage. Many banks and lenders will extend a mortgage to applicants with at least a 640 credit score. However, not all lenders are created equal — and, even if you can score a home loan, bad...

Bay Area: Real Estate And Mortgage Markets Update

Bay Area: Real Estate And Mortgage Markets Update

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1. January 2017: Real Estate Market Updates2. Mortgage Market Updates - Interest Rates are expected to creep higher3. Local Markets in the Bay AreaWhile January showed the signs of increase, the overall market in the Bay Area is topping. Prices are creeping up only...

Machado House

Machado House

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Rare opportunity to own a historical Queen Anne Cottage in FremontBeautifully restored on the outside, remodeled inside, still eligible to be listed in California Register of Historical Resources. Machado house is for sale by the land developer Tri Pointe Homes.The...

2017 New Year Resolutions for First-time Homebuyers

2017 New Year Resolutions for First-time Homebuyers

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2017 New Year Resolutions for First-time Homebuyers:​1. Get control of your student loans2. Rethink your lease3. Find your down payment a new home4. Set a budget5. Get fully underwritten6. Do your research7. Be patient

Second Unit Gets Easier To Build

Second Unit Gets Easier To Build

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California homeowners should find it easier and cheaper to build a second unit on their property, or turn an illegal unit into a legal one, thanks to two laws that take effect Jan. 1.The laws, along with a third that took effect in September, will ease or eliminate the...

What to Consider When Applying for a Loan or Refinance

What to Consider When Applying for a Loan or Refinance

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If you want to make a successful offer, you have to think about everything that can make the offer more appealing. A good local lender can impact the offer’s success. Fremont Bank has amazing loan officers who pay attention to details. Fremont Bank is a good example...

Bay Area Real Estate Transactions Down, But Prices Up a Bit

Bay Area Real Estate Transactions Down, But Prices Up a Bit

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Bay Area Real Estate transactions down, but prices up a bit​ in October, but overall it was a quiet month, new figures show. However, it was just before Donald Trump was elected president, and mortgage rates jumped half a percentage point.