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Merging Money Matters in Marriage

No matter how much or little you have, matters of money illicit stress in people’s life and for many couple’s, fights over finances can break up the union.  In an effort to avoid unnecessary battles, there are some planning steps you can take in advance of tying the knot. Talk about finances Keep finances out […]

Credit scores are comprised of 5 factors.  Points are awarded for each component, and a high score is most favorable. There are three bureaus and each one may factor the scores slightly different.  Occasionally you may find that some credit information is only reported to 1 or 2 bureaus, instead of all 3.  This is […]

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As an attorney with a practice focusing on Business Law and Estate Planning, I have met a fair share of individuals who have started businesses without doing the proper legwork and without knowing what they were getting themselves into.  Before long, problems with business partners, legal issues, and money issues throw the business into a […]

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The origin of credit scoring dates back to the 1950’s.  The purpose of its design was to provide lenders with financial profiles on consumers who wished to borrow money.  The structure of the credit scoring model seeks to reflect the likelihood of an individual to pay off debt without being more than 90 days late […]

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People often ask me about how the interest rates impact the monthly mortgage payment for a home.  When the interest rate changes, how much of an impact does that have on the monthly payment?  You will find that for each eighth of a difference in the interest rate, for example you go from 4.25% to […]

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About a year ago a friend called me and asked if I wanted to join him on a skydiving trip.  Two years ago I would have jumped at the opportunity, however this time there was something different.  Before I answered him, I started to think about my life insurance policy and if I had made […]

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Have you found that you receive an influx of phone calls or letters in the mail right after you have applied for credit for a home loan or other types of credit?  Are you wondering how to protect your privacy when applying for new credit. Did you know that the actual credit bureaus, Experian, Equifax […]

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We have just released a new home loan program specifically designed for people who are self-employed.  The program allows us to qualify self-employed folks using bank statements instead of the previous year’s tax returns.  We take a 12 month history of your deposits that show on your personal bank statements.  We can also use more […]

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YOU are cordially invited to attend an educational, estate planning event to be held on Tuesday, June 3rd, from 7 to 9 pm at the Doubletree Hotel, Carmel Valley (11915 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130).  The focus of this event will be on asset protection planning and also the benefits of appointing a […]

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Think of interest rates and points on opposite ends of a scale.  The more that you pay upfront, the higher the points, the higher the closing costs, the lower the interest rate that you would have over the life of the loan.  Also vice versa, the fewer the points and fewer closing costs that you […]

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  Qualities in Choosing a Home Lending partner. Hi there. Have you ever wondered how your Realtor chooses a Carmel Valley home lender that they work with? I’m here with Dena Leber today and I’m Julie Ozanich. Dena, tell us what are some top two qualities you look for when choosing a lending partner. Dena: […]

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Planning a Wedding or Planning Your Estate? The Elements are the Same! I am in the midst of planning my wedding, and I love it.  Call me crazy, but I truly enjoy the process.  What I’ve realized is that planning a wedding is really no different than what I have been doing for my clients […]

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