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Loans for foreign nationals

September 5, 2011

On occasion, I meet overseas buyers looking in the Bay Area. They often want to purchase something for their children—either attending college or starting a job here. Many ask whether there exist any financing options. So when Phyllis Lau from HSBC in Oakland Chinatown called me the other day to introduce their special foreign national […]

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Downpayment assistance loan program

June 27, 2011

Heidi Williams of Cobalt Financial spoke at an Oakland Association of Realtors meeting about the CHF Access loan program. It’s geared toward low- to moderate-income borrowers and combines a 30-year fixed rate FHA loan with downpayment and/or closing cost assistance in the form of a fixed-rate second mortgage. I wasn’t able to attend the Heidi […]

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In the news

February 26, 2010

The California Association of Realtors compiles a weekly summary of relevant new articles. This week’s includes articles on the decline in the lux market, trends in jumbo financing, and consumer behavior in credit card vs. mortgage payments, etc.

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