Hayward, California Mortgage Rates and Real Estate Overview

July 30, 2014 by Leave a comment

The downtown district of Hayward, Calif., once called the “Golden Strip,” recently got a face lift thanks to a business deal between the city and local store owners. Hence, the city’s new sidewalks, streetlights, business facades and landscaping. This renovation is symbolic of a larger downtown renaissance in which the city has seen the opening of new galleries,... View Article

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Newly Self-Employed? Qualify for a No Doc Mortgage Without 2 Years of Tax Returns

July 30, 2014 by 16 Comments

Making the transition from cubical-denizen to boss of your own business can be incredibly rewarding. However, one of the challenges that new business owners face is qualifying for a mortgage. Without two years of tax returns to prove income to lenders, it can be difficult to finance a new home or refinance an existing mortgage. Fortunately, that’s where no doc (or... View Article

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4 Steps to Turn Your Rental Property into a Smart Passive Income Stream

July 29, 2014 by Leave a comment

As discussed in the first part of these series on Rental Properties as Passive Income, Is Real Estate Really Passive Income?, real estate and rental properties aren’t an immediate gateway to a passive income stream. Often, it takes hard work and a serious investment of time before properties you own can run as turnkey operations that require little... View Article

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3 Things You Should Do Before Your Home Appraiser Shows Up

July 28, 2014 by Leave a comment

Pricing your home can be a tricky maneuver, requiring a knowledge of the market most homeowners don’t possess. For that reason, many real estate agents recommend a professional appraisal before putting a home up for sale. This appraisal will give a homeowner a firm idea of how much the market will bear, preventing him from selling his home... View Article

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