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We are a full service mortgage brokerage with experience in the areas of mortgage lending, real estate and business. Our company has established relationships with many mortgage investors and banks to provide the best programs for your individual circumstances. We specialize in Conventional, Goverment, Investment, and Reverse Mortgage. We are experts regarding any FHA or VA (veteran) questions you may have. Post any questions or feel free to call our office 818-773-0033. If our clients don't fit into one of the many loan programs offered we promise to help them overcome the roadblocks that can stop them from securing a loan. When purchasing we suggest always getting a pre-approval early on to have ease of mind knowing what amount you will qualify for and make the loan process as smooth as possible.

Friday, September 16, 2011

5 Steps to protect your rental property

1. Take down the “For Rent” signs. Think about it: you don’t want to advertise that your place is vacant – or worse, that there are new Maytag appliances sitting inside. There are many other ways you can market your home for rent (ads online are a good start).
2. Keep up the yard. Maintaining your rental property’s yard makes it appear as though a tenant is living there – even when there isn’t. (And not only will weeds, broken sprinklers and over-grown grass make your property look abandoned; they might also keep potential renters away.)
3. Put the lights on a timer. Leaving a porch light on for 24 hours a day is just as noticeable as a property that is completely dark (especially to a criminal). Having the lights go on a regular schedule gives the appearance that someone is home.
4. Use the blinds. There is a debate in the law community over whether it is safer to leave blinds opened or closed for better security; I recommend both. Keep the downstairs blinds closed (so that no one can see in) and leave the upstairs blinds open (so that it appears that someone is home).
5. Screen interested callers. However you advertise your property for rent, you can’t control who contacts you. Use caution when speaking to interested renters: revealing too much detail up front may compromise the security of your rental property. Is a caller really interested in renting your property or is the caller trying to find out where your obviously-vacant property is located? You can never be too sure – which is why it may make sense to hire an experienced property management company to do the tenant screening work for you.

As a rental property owner you want to attract potential renters, not criminals. Posting a real estate ad with the description “move-in-ready, fully-furnished, new appliances” is going to pique people’s interest – but, you just want to be aware of who you attract.

Author: Tony Sena on Zillow

Friday, September 2, 2011

September is Realtor Safety Month

Take precautions and be smart about your safety all it takes is doing a few extra measures to increase your safety.

Google: Check out you clients before you meet them. There is so much information out there now.

Meet your clients at your Office: Take a copy of their id, let your co-workers see who you are with.

Any added measurements are good ones

Craport for two - and other horrific MLS waste

Craport for two - and other horrific MLS waste