Veterans and Bankruptcy

There are a number of benefits that are available to veterans that civilians do not have access to. The VA, for example, is the nation’s largest integrated health care system and it is reserved for our veterans. Veterans are also entitled to certain protections and privileges when it comes to their finances. Under the Service read more »

Equity of Orange County Homes on the Rise

California Real Estate

There is good news for Orange County homeowners. According to CoreLogic’s latest equity report, only 3.6 percent of Orange County homes with a mortgage were valued less than was owed during the second quarter this year. This new report clearly shows how much progress has been made in the last few years. In 2009, there read more »

How Do You Talk about Foreclosure with Children?

There are few life events as potentially traumatic as foreclosure. It is important to discuss foreclosure with your family so that your children are not left confused and scared about what is happening. Even if your children are not quite old enough to fully understand, it can still help to open a dialogue. Children can read more »

Loan Modification Tips for Homeowners

If your financial situation has changed since buying your home and you are no longer able to make payments, you may want to consider a loan modification. A successful loan modification will result in changes to your interest rate and the duration of your loan, making the payments more affordable. Not all loan modifications, however, read more »

Banks Pay Homeowners to Encourage Sales

Short Sale OC

It is in the best interest of banks to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. According to a CNN Money news report, some banks are now offering homeowners as much as $35,000 to sell before the home ends up in foreclosure. These deals incentivize homeowners to conduct short sales before they fall so far behind on payments read more »

What You Need to Know about Predatory Lending

The housing crisis revealed what many homeowners already suspected – that large banks and sub prime lenders were engaged in predatory lending practices. Homebuyers were regularly exploited until they were buried in debt. Since that crisis, there has been increased scrutiny on the practices of lenders, but predatory lending does still happen. Anyone who is read more »


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