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Jan 16, 2020

Even For Those With The Greenest Thumbs

Today’s News Synopsis: Keeping house plants alive is tough work.  Freddie Mac reported Mortgage rates held steady this month with 30-year rates at 3.65% and 15-year rates at 3.09%.  Foreclosure activity dropped to its lowest in 15 years last year, having decreased 21% year-over-year to 493,066. In The News: Freddie

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Aug 14, 2019

Condo Owners – Your Financing Just Got Easier

Today’s News Synopsis: The FHFA just announced changes to its condominium rules to make it easier for owners to finance, news they have been waiting to hear for a long time.  Mortgage debt is at a record-high, even higher than its peak back in 2008.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported

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Feb 22, 2018

3 Things Unmarried Couples Should Do When Buying A Home Together

Today’s News Synopsis: So you’re buying a house together but you haven’t tied the knot?  Home values increased 6.7% in the last year, the slowest appreciation rate since November 2016.  Mortgage rates are continuing to show signs of increase with 30-year rates at 4.4% and 15-year rates at 3.85%. In

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Feb 17, 2017

Mike O’Neill of O’Neill Property Management Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #526

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Mike O’Neill. Mike owns O’Neill Property Management in Riverside, which has been open for business for many years. He has not only been a manager, but also a property owner and investor. Episode Highlights What sparked Mike’s interest in working with the investment

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Oct 28, 2015

Appreciation on Condos Greater Than That of Single-Family Homes

  Today’s News Synopsis:   The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 3.5% decrease in mortgage applications from the past week.  Interest rate hikes have been delayed again according to the latest decision by the Federal Reserve.  Zillow reported appreciation of condos is greater than that on single-family homes.   In

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May 19, 2007

REO Mentor Tony Alvarez #16

Join Bruce and investor/appraiser Tony Alvarez as they further discuss how Tony works with REO agents.

Tony Alvarez has been a successful Real Estate Investor and Certified General Appraiser in the Southern California area since 1981. Tony has bought, sold and rented hundreds of properties from vacant land to condos, single family residences, and apartments. More recently he is investing in commercial developments in Arizona, Nevada, and Southern California.

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May 12, 2007

REO Mentor Tony Alvarez #15

Join Bruce and investor/appraiser Tony Alvarez as they discuss how Tony got started in real estate investing and how learned from his own foreclosure experience to where he is today.

Tony Alvarez has been a successful Real Estate Investor and Certified General Appraiser in the Southern California area since 1981. Tony has bought, sold and rented hundreds of properties from vacant land to condos, single family residences, and apartments. More recently he is investing in commercial developments in Arizona, Nevada, and Southern California.

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