Episode 4 of Inside Look. In the fourth episode of Inside Look, we have special guest, Barry Habib, Founder and CEO of MBS Highway. Barry has had many successful businesses that he has founded, grown and sold throughout his career. This includes Mortgage Market Guide, Healthcare Imaging Solutions, and Certified Mortgage Associates.
Episode 3 of Inside Look. In the third episode of Inside Look, we have special guest, Rebecca Burns of Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty. Rebecca will share with us some market statistics and how she is helping her buyers and sellers in the current real estate environment.
Episode 2 of Inside Look. In the second episode of Inside Look, we take a look at the Contra Costa Association of REALTORs Scholarship Foundation. The Contra Costa Association of Realtors® (CCAR) Scholarship Foundation provides college scholarship grants to qualifying students in the fields of economics, marketing, communication, finance, business and real estate.
Episode 1 of Inside Look. We talk with attorney Daniel Quane of Doyle Quane & Freeman about why you need to set up a trust, how it works, how it protects you and your family. Special Guest: Daniel Doyle | Attorney | Doyle, Quane & Freeman | http://www.familylawgroup.com/ Thanks for watching episode 1.

Tax reform is now in place. What does this mean to you and real estate? 

It was announced today by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that they are increasing the conforming loan limits from $424,100 to $453,100. In high cost areas such as the Bay Area, the loan limits will go from $636,150 to $679,650. For a complete break down of each county loan limit, please email me.

As you may have heard, there was a security breach at Equifax that has affected 143 million people. What should you do?

1. Check to see if you were one of the people affected. Go to : https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/

2. Sign up for extra protection. Companies like LifeLock can help monitor your credit and any checks that are made.

3. Put a freeze on your credit report. Before anyone can check your credit, you will need to un-freeze your credit.

o Experian Freeze: https://www.experian.com/freeze/center.html

Equifax Freeze: https://www.freeze.equifax.com/Fre…/…/SFF_PersonalIDInfo.jsp

Transunion Freeze: https://www.transunion.com/credit-freeze/place-credit-freeze

4. Check your credit. You can obtain a free credit report at AnnualCreditReport.com Here are some additional information regarding the security breach. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Wired: https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-protect-yourself-from-that-massive-equifax-breach/

The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/business/equifax-cyberattack.html?mcubz=0&_r=0

CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/07/technology/business/equifax-data-breach/index.html

Fannie Mae is in the holiday spirits this week as they are making some changes to their guidelines. To get a full update of changes, please request at www.TheSartipiGroup.com/Contact

A question that comes up a lot is how does my interest rate affect my buying power? If rates were to rise, how much home can someone now afford. This quick video will show you and example of how rising mortgage interest rates can affect how much home you can purchase.

What changes you should expect from Fannie Mae on August 16th. New loan program.

Good Morning America's Sam Champion uses a picture I took from this past weekend's heat during one of his weather segments.

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Kaveh Sartipi * NMLS #247776 Mason-McDuffie Mortgage KSartipi@Sartipi.com www.The680Lender.com

How is the the government shutdown affect real estate and your home loan process and why you should look at Mason-McDuffie Mortgage to help you during this time.