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Sept. 9, 2019

San Diego Harp Mortgage Loan Limits (2019 | 2020 Update)

San Diego Harp Mortgage Loan Limits (2017 Update)

When you’re trying to decide on a loan type or a refinance, you may find yourself caught up in all of the numbers.

In order to help you, let’s go over the basic loan limits that you will be working with when you’re trying to refinance through the HARP program.

The program can be a good fit for a variety of people, but you might need some extra information beyond the basics that we cover in this article.

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You’ll want to check out the question and answer article for some of the most common questions, the pros and cons list, and the main article on the subject.

If you’re still on the fence about the loan type, then check out all the reasons why this loan might be the best fit for you.

Of course, if you still have some questions, then feel free to contact me.

I’ll help you understand exactly how the HARP loan can work with you.

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Sept. 3, 2019

5 Reasons National City San Diego is a Great Place to Live in 2019 | 2020

5 Reasons National City San Diego is a Great Place to Live in 2019

National City, a city on the South Bay south of San Diego, has offered its residents growth, jobs, fun and heritage for more than 100 years. Many find it a great place to call home for a number of reasons. 

National City has a population of around 58,582 and grew around 8 percent from the 2000 census to the 2010 census. It is the second oldest city in San Diego County. In case the name sounds familiar, National City is also the name of the fictional city of the television show Supergirl.

The city itself dates back to 1868 when three brothers, Frank, Levi, and Warren Kimbell, who were San Francisco builders, purchased the area and started creating the city. They constructed the first roads and had amenities like hot and cold running water in their personal homes, pushing the area into the modern age.

The land and its name goes back much further than the Kimbell brothers. Originally, the land belonged to the Diegueno tribe, later called the Kumeyaay. There was a village on Chollas Creek. The Spanish took over the 26,000 acres and named it El Rancho del Rey (the Ranch of the King). It was used for horse grazing. Mexico controlled the land in 1810 after it gained independence from Spain. The new government changed the name to Rancho de la Nacion (Ranch of the Nation). It then fell under the control of the United States with President Andrew Johnson issuing the land patent with the English translation of the Mexican name, The National Ranch. 

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Sept. 3, 2019

East County San Diego CA Foreclosure Update - June 2017

East County San Diego CA Foreclosure Update - June 2017

If you need up-to-date, real-time statistics about the East County foreclosure market that you can easily read, understand and utilize, I’ve got you covered with all 20 cities and hundreds of local communities.

Each month I’ll be updating all the latest foreclosure numbers and highlighting a property or two in each city to give you snap shot of what your money can buy in each location.

I hope this information assists you in any investment or real estate decisions you make.

Keep in mind that the East County real estate market is constantly changing, especially in foreclosures, and things I am writing to you about right now can just as easily be gone by tomorrow.

As always, the best way for you to know when each and every foreclosure hit's the market is to get signed up for them – and you will get foreclosures via email daily.

Without further ado – let's jump into this months numbers.

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Sept. 3, 2019

North County Inland San Diego CA Foreclosure Update - January 2017

North County Inland San Diego CA Foreclosure Update - January 2017

If you need up-to-date, real-time statistics about the North County Inland foreclosure market that you can easily read, understand and utilize, I’ve got you covered with all 22 cities and hundreds of local communities. 

Each month I’ll be updating all the latest foreclosure numbers and highlighting a property or two in each city to give you snap shot of what your money can buy in each location. 

I hope this information assists you in any investment or real estate decisions you make.

Keep in mind that the North County Inland real estate market is constantly changing, especially in foreclosures, and things I am writing to you about right now can just as easily be gone by tomorrow.

As always, the best way for you to know when each and every foreclosure hit's the market is to get signed up for them – and you will get foreclosures via email daily.

Without further ado – let's jump into this months numbers.

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Sept. 3, 2019

San Diego FHA Mortgage Loan Pros and Cons (2019 | 2020 Update)

San Diego FHA Mortgage Loan Pros and Cons (2017 Update)

If you’re starting to look for a house, then you know the importance of getting the right type of mortgage loan.

While I have mentioned all the different types of loans that you can get on my blog, you may still need some help deciding which type of mortgage loan is right for you.

Let’s start talking about the FHA mortgage loan.

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Sept. 3, 2019

East County San Diego CA Short Sales Update - February 2018

If you need up-to-date, real-time statistics about the East County short sale market that you can easily read, understand and utilize, I’ve got you covered with all 21 cities and hundreds of communities.

Each month I’ll be updating all the latest short sale numbers and highlighting a property or two in each city to give you a snap shot of what your money can buy in each location.

A short sale may be a great investment for those who do not want to go the typical foreclosure route.

Short sale homes tend to work with those experiencing financial hardship and are behind on their mortgage payments.

If these describe your situation, then I can help.

In fact, I can negotiate with your lender so you can pay less than what you owe, and work with you to free you from financial stress, and a bad mortgage.

I hope this information assists you in any investment or real estate decisions you make.

Keep in mind that the East County real estate market is constantly changing, especially in terms of available short sales, and things I am writing to you about right now can just as easily be gone by tomorrow.

As always, the best way for you to know when each and every short sale hit's the market is to get signed up for them – and you will get short sales via email daily.

Without further ado – let's jump into this month's numbers.

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Sept. 3, 2019

East County San Diego CA Foreclosure Update - May 2017

East County San Diego CA Foreclosure Update - May 2017

If you need up-to-date, real-time statistics about the East County foreclosure market that you can easily read, understand and utilize, I’ve got you covered with all 20 cities and hundreds of local communities.

Each month I’ll be updating all the latest foreclosure numbers and highlighting a property or two in each city to give you snap shot of what your money can buy in each location.

I hope this information assists you in any investment or real estate decisions you make.

Keep in mind that the East County real estate market is constantly changing, especially in foreclosures, and things I am writing to you about right now can just as easily be gone by tomorrow.

As always, the best way for you to know when each and every foreclosure hit's the market is to get signed up for them – and you will get foreclosures via email daily.

Without further ado – let's jump into this months numbers.

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Sept. 3, 2019

East County San Diego CA Foreclosure Update - April 2017

East County San Diego CA Foreclosure Update - April 2017

If you need up-to-date, real-time statistics about the East County foreclosure market that you can easily read, understand and utilize, I’ve got you covered with all 20 cities and hundreds of local communities.

Each month I’ll be updating all the latest foreclosure numbers and highlighting a property or two in each city to give you snap shot of what your money can buy in each location.

I hope this information assists you in any investment or real estate decisions you make.

Keep in mind that the East County real estate market is constantly changing, especially in foreclosures, and things I am writing to you about right now can just as easily be gone by tomorrow.

As always, the best way for you to know when each and every foreclosure hit's the market is to get signed up for them – and you will get foreclosures via email daily.

Without further ado – let's jump into this months numbers.

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Sept. 3, 2019

East County San Diego CA Foreclosure Update - July 2017

If you need up-to-date, real-time statistics about the East County foreclosure market that you can easily read, understand and utilize, I’ve got you covered with all 20 cities and hundreds of local communities.

Each month I’ll be updating all the latest foreclosure numbers and highlighting a property or two in each city to give you snap shot of what your money can buy in each location.

I hope this information assists you in any investment or real estate decisions you make.

Keep in mind that the East County real estate market is constantly changing, especially in foreclosures, and things I am writing to you about right now can just as easily be gone by tomorrow.

As always, the best way for you to know when each and every foreclosure hit's the market is to get signed up for them – and you will get foreclosures via email daily.

Without further ado – let's jump into this months numbers.

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Sept. 3, 2019

East County San Diego CA Foreclosure Update - January 2017

If you need up-to-date, real-time statistics about the East County foreclosure market that you can easily read, understand and utilize, I’ve got you covered with all 20 cities and hundreds of local communities.

Each month I’ll be updating all the latest foreclosure numbers and highlighting a property or two in each city to give you snap shot of what your money can buy in each location.

I hope this information assists you in any investment or real estate decisions you make.

Keep in mind that the East County real estate market is constantly changing, especially in foreclosures, and things I am writing to you about right now can just as easily be gone by tomorrow.

As always, the best way for you to know when each and every foreclosure hit's the market is to get sign up for them - and you will get foreclosures via email.

Without further ado – let's jump into this months numbers.

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