Saturday, January 07, 2006

Interest Rates Take a Dip

Just when you thought it was over! We all thought the trend of low mortgage rates had come to an end (well, not me of course – just see our archives), Freddie surprised us all with a slight decrease as reported by the Associated Press.

The 30 fixed rate dropped this week to 6.21 from 6.22%. That’s a savings of $1170 for the term of a $500,000 loan.

The King of re-finance, the 15 year fixed rate held steady at 5.75%. while, 1 year adjustable rate edged up 1 percentage point from last week’s 5.15%.

So why don’t you visit some open houses and start shopping for your new home. Here’s what we’ve got this weekend. [January 7 & 8, 2006].

10309 Wrangler Way, Corona 3 Bed/ 2 Bath $289,000
5118 Barlin Ave., Lakewood 3 Bed/ 1 Bath $559,000
4229 Deeboyar Ave., Lakewood 3 Bed/ 2 Bath $690,000
15156 Oliva Ave., Paramount 2 Bed/ 1 Bath $450,000

For a tour of these or other homes, please call (562) 449-8421 or e-mail

Friday, January 06, 2006

A New Year's Resolution.

Are you ready for 2006?

We’re in the new year now and Its time to start the process of buying a home. All those sweaters and ties from Aunt Bessie were just great but now its time for a gift to yourself. That gift is the American Dream, and it’s a gift that keeps on giving. Every single financial planner you’ll ever talk to, will say that the road to a successful financial future begins with owning your own home.

The beginning of the year is a great time to take some simple steps to prepare yourself for homeownership. The first thing that I recommend everyone do, is, check your credit report. This is very important because frequently a buyer’s credit report will contain erroneous or invalid information that will hurt your chances of getting the loan you deserve. If you haven’t already done so, visit the website and order your free credit report. You’ll have to be careful and navigate only to the free areas remember that the credit bureaus are in the business to make money which is good, and they have every entitlement to. But, according a Federal Law passed in 2004 ALL CONSUMERS ARE ENTITLED TO ONE FREE ANNUAL CREDIT REPORT.

Each of the three credit bureaus are required to provide this annual report upon your request. So be sure to get all three reports. (an error might appear on all three or just one)

If you don’t have internet access (if so, please e-mail me and tell me how you’re reading this) you can call 1-877-322-8228 and request your free credit report over the phone. The call is a free, but making it may save you thousands of dollars.

The next thing is to is figure out how to stretch your buying power. Here are some tips:

  • Pay off long-term debt by using some of your available cash and making a lower down payment.

  • If you have overlooked any income, be sure to tell your loan officer. Frequently overlooked income includes, alimony, child support, bonuses, future raises and  more.

  • Make a higher down payment or find a co-mortgagor who is will to go on the loan with you to help you qualify for a better loan.

  • Consider loans and finance options that may help stretch your dollar. Some possibilities are FHA financing, adjustable rate mortgages, interest only financing, balloon financing, or graduated payments. Your lender will fully explain these options to you so you’ll be able to make good decisions.

  • Repair your credit file if you find errors in the report you obtained earlier.

  • Ask the seller to carry back financing.

  • Get a gift from a family member.

  • Ask the seller to contribute toward closing costs.

There are many other simple steps you can take to get yourself on the way to homeownership. For a complete buyer’s profile, Please feel free to contact us. (562) 449-8421 or e-mail

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Heres to a Happy New

Here’s to a Happy New Year.

Nobody knows what the market will bring this year, but we can make the best of whatever happens. Whether buying or selling, Team Results is ready to take on the task of satisfying clients and partners again in this 2006.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you in your California Real Estate Endeavors this year!


John Wall
Dixie Escobedo
& Staff.

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