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Should I Pay Mortgage Points?

If you are buying a home or refinancing, you have probably heard about “mortgage points.” This form of pre-paid interest can save you thousands of dollars over the course of your loan but in many circumstances is not worth the upfront cost. How do you know whether to pay points or not? Here’s a quick guide to help you figure it out. What are Mortgage Points? Mortgage points – also known as discount points - are essentially a way to pay some of the interest upfront on your home loan. One point is equal to 1% of your mortgage amount. For example, one point on a $100...

July 18th, 2018 | Purchasing a Home, Interest Rates, Should I Pay Mortgage Points?

Happy Independence Day 2018!

We wish you a Happy Independence Day and hope that your day is filled with great food, fun, friends, family and fireworks. Let us all remember the founding of our great nation and the freedoms we enjoy and all those that have sacrificed so much for us and our country. May we all come together to strengthen and protect freedom, liberty and independence for all. If you know of anyone looking for a mortgage in California? Please let them know that they can contact Arrowhead Capital Corporation at 951-405-2454 today and we can go over the best mortgage options for them.

July 3rd, 2018 Happy Independence Day 2018!

4 Things Every Borrower Needs to Know About Mortgage Brokers

Buying a home in California, whether for the first time or the last, is an exciting event. Yet before you even take a look at a single home for sale, it is a smart idea to have your mortgage financing lined up. While it is possible to get a home loan directly with your local credit union or bank, the most common mortgage-makers are mortgage brokers. If you are ready to apply for a home loan, here are 4 things you need to know about mortgage brokers before starting the process. A broker is a middleman Mortgage brokers act as go-betweens for you and many different potential lenders. Instead o...

June 20th, 2018 | mortgage brokers, 4 Things Every Borrower Needs to Know About Mortgage Brokers

Should I Rent or Buy?

While homeownership has long been the American dream, buying a home is not necessarily the best choice for every person or every situation. There are many factors to consider in determining if a home purchase is the right decision for you right now. Can you Afford It? If the cost to own a home – mortgage, homeowners insurance and property taxes included – if less than roughly 28% of your gross income and you have few other debt obligations, you can probably afford to buy. Do not underestimate the additional costs of maintenance though. Replacing appliances or paying for a plu...

June 14th, 2018 | Purchasing a Home, Should I Rent or Buy?

Your Closing Date Will Affect Your Closing Costs

Everyone knows mortgage payments are always due on the first day of the month. But, while this is correct, there’s more to the story. If you make your mortgage payment on June 1, the principal and interest you’re paying are applied to the period of May 1 through May 31. This is called making payments in arrears, meaning you’re paying the principal and interest for the period after you use it. And it’s important information to know when you are buying a home. Why? Because the day of the month on which you have your closing will determine how much principal and i...

March 5th, 2018 Your Closing Date Will Affect Your Closing Costs

Clearing Up Some of the Confusion over “the Cloud”

Everyone uses cloud computing, but not everyone gets it. Simply put, whether you’re searching online, creating documents with web-based software, or accessing a web-based e-mail account, you’re using the cloud. Cloud computing means that the infrastructure enabling your web tasks is accessed via the Internet. The processing, storing, and filtering of information is done through a server that may be thousands of miles away or just next door. And as this activity happens seamlessly and invisibly, it seems to be happening “in a cloud.” The pros of cloud computing are...

February 5th, 2018 Clearing Up Some of the Confusion over “the Cloud”

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Lara Locke