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Spooky Tales of Mortgage Mishaps and How to Avoid Them!

Posted by Esteban Rivera on October 18, 2023 in  Mortgages  Weekly Newsletter
Mortgage Nightmares: Don't Let Them Haunt Your Homeownership Journey! Owning a home is a dream for many, but the path to homeownership can sometimes feel like a haunted maze filled with mortgage nightmares. This Halloween season, we're sharing some spine-chilling stories of mortgage mishaps and how you can avoid becoming the next victim. The Tale of the Missed Payments: Meet Sarah, who missed a couple of mortgage payments and found herself facing foreclosure. The lesson? Always set up automatic payments or calendar... read more
Pumpkin Patches and Property Values: The Autumnal Alchemy   As the air turns crisp and leaves blanket the ground, there's a special kind of magic that takes over our neighborhoods: the allure of pumpkin patches, haunted hayrides, and corn mazes. But did you know that these seasonal attractions can do more than just provide family fun? They can also have a bewitching effect on local property values and tourism!   The Golden Glow of Pumpkin Patches: Pumpkin patches aren't just for picking the perfect jack-... read more

Bewitched by Bad Credit? Here's Your Magic Wand!

Posted by Esteban Rivera on September 25, 2023 in  Mortgages  Weekly Newsletter
In the spirit of Halloween, let's address a topic that can be scarier than any ghost or ghoul: bad credit. Like a lingering shadow in a haunted mansion, past financial mistakes can haunt your present and future. But fear not! With the right spells and potions (or, more accurately, steps and actions), you can exorcise those credit demons.   The Curse of Late Payments: Missing a payment deadline can be like stepping into a financial haunted house. But setting up automatic payments or reminders can be your pr... read more

Haunted by High Rates: A Look Back at Mortgage History!

Posted by Esteban Rivera on September 18, 2023 in  Mortgages  Weekly Newsletter
The Ghost of Interest Rates Past: A Haunting Look Back   As the leaves turn orange and the nights grow longer, we're taking a spooky journey back in time to revisit some of the most chilling interest rate hikes in history. Just like a haunted house, the world of mortgages has had its share of scares!   The Late 1970s - The Phantom of Prime Rate Peaks:   In the late 1970s, homeowners and potential buyers faced a real-life horror story as the prime rate soared to an unprecedented 21.5% in December 1980... read more

Orlando Real Estate: Riding the Wave of Growth!

Posted by Esteban Rivera on August 29, 2023 in  Mortgages  Real Estate  Weekly Newsletter
Orlando, FL Housing Market: An Overview Nestled in the heart of Central Florida, Orlando is renowned for its world-famous theme parks, a thriving culinary scene, and its vibrant culture. Over the years, the city has also made its mark as one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the U.S., both in terms of population and real estate. As we reflect on the recent trends, we can appreciate the dynamism and resilience of Orlando's housing market.Key Highlights: Rising Home Prices: Over the past few years, Orlan... read more