The Bright Side of Real Estate

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The Bright Side of Real Estate

home buying isn't as difficult as many people think

The real estate market is getting a lot of negative press at the moment.  From some “experts” calling for a housing crash (the same ones who have been calling for a dip for over 5 years now…maybe eventually they’ll be right after another 10%+ jump in home prices this year!), to headlines about bidding wars,…

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Why Would You Put 20% Down? Avoid PMI with Less!

How to avoid PMI with less than 20% down

Why Would You Put 20% Down?  Avoid PMI with Less!   In today’s world, PMI is considered a bad word in mortgage financing and home buying, and for good reason.  After all, PMI doesn’t protect a borrower, it protects a lender, and in markets like we’ve recently seen, most of which are appreciating at a…

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Should I Pay Points?

Mortgage applicants should understand the impact, cost, and benefit of points on their loan

Should I Pay Points? When getting a mortgage, one of the most important things to pay attention to is the cost of the loan being applied for.  There are certain loan fees customers can shop for that may be drastically different from one lender to another (for example, origination/discount points, and lender fees) and some fees…

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Housing Affordability – the Market Looks Good!

Housing is more affordable than many think!

Housing Affordability   In today’s world of competitive markets, short inventory, and rising purchase prices, things are tough for home buyers (and believe it or not, sellers too!).  With steeply rising prices and bidding wars becoming the norm, it seems the market is unaffordable, and many people are having their hopes dashed by competition and…

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How to Win a Bidding War in Today’s Competitive Market

It's a competitive market, but fighting for home ownership is worth the battle

Winning a Bidding War in Today’s Tough Buyer’s Market   From a production and lead generation standpoint, the majority of 2021 has been attempting to navigate the housing market to find creative, outside-the-box ways for buyer’s to compete in today’s marketplace.  With demand competition far exceeding available housing supply, it’s not uncommon for homes to…

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Why Home Buyers Need an Experienced Lender

An experienced lender can show you the way!

An Experienced Mortgage Lender Can Make a Big Difference   Rate is the most important thing in the world when buying a home, right?  For many, the answer is yes, but they couldn’t be more off target when it comes to where focus should be on buying a home.  Rate IS important, but probably not…

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What Do Mortgage Lenders Look for in Bank Statements?

bank statements for mortgage

When a mortgage lender requests your bank statements, it can be for a variety of reasons.  Bank statements can be one of the biggest causes of frustration in the mortgage process and lead to multiple requests for more paperwork if your lender isn’t up front with what they’re looking for.  That’s where we come in!…

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How Much is Needed for a Mortgage Down Payment

mortgage down payment

If you’re thinking about buying a home, one of the first questions you may have is how much money you’ll need for a mortgage down payment.  While the answer is almost always “it depends”, one thing is for sure – most people are surprised to find out it takes less money than they think to…

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John Meussner | MLO NMLS 138061

Licensed by The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. NMLS# 1141
MasonMac Corporate

Mason-McDuffie Mortgage

Office: (949) 247-7530

12647 Alcosta Blvd
Suite 300
San Ramon, CA 94583

Licensing:

Not  a  commitment  to  lend. Rates  and  terms  subject  to  change  without  notice. Licensed by The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation  under  the  California  Residential  Mortgage Act  No. 4130968; AL  #22653; AR  #32700; Colorado regulated by the Division of Real Estate; DE #019623; FL #MLD819; Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee #20924; ID #MBL-5861; Kansas Licensed Mortgage Company #MC.0025601; KY: #MC701698; MD: #16927; Mississippi Licensed Mortgage Company Licensed by the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance; Licensed by the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance; NC: L-152867; NV: #3681; OK: #ML012358; Licensed by the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation #ML-3808; PA: #37008; TN: #112513; Licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission #MC-5579, WV: #ML-31523/MB31759. NMLS #1141. www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org

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