What you Need to Know About Fixed vs. Adjustable Rates

You’re about to become a first-time homeowner—this is an exciting time! As you begin working with lenders on securing pre-approval for a mortgage, you probably hear some terms when it comes to mortgage interest rates such as “fixed” and “adjustable.” To help you make a smart decision, here’s what you need to know about these

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How to Find Down Payment Assistance Programs

You just found your dream home in San Mateo, Ca , and it’s within your budget! One thing has you scratching your head though, how are you going to come up with the 20% down payment? You’re worried that if you can’t find the money for the deposit, you’ll lose your chance to buy your

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Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay? Yours or Your Landlord’s?

There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small business, explained in their article, “12 Practical

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5 Reasons Homeowners Throw the Best Super Bowl Parties!

❤️ Score Watching the big game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages. There’s more room to entertain a large crowd, and you don’t have to worry about complaints to your landlord if you cheer too loudly! The kitchen is big enough to make as many appetizers as you want, and if

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Rise of Wire Fraud! What’s Happening?

The Chris Eckert Team is careful to protect you from wire fraud. Inquire before you Wire, meaning, as a buyer who is going to wire in their earnest money deposit should NEVER rely on an email that they received with wire instructions as it can be “hacked”. Hackers are very savvy and they will recreate

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