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How to Not Get Burned When Financing a Flip "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."  Well, when buying a home, sometimes the heat permeates not only the kitchen but the entire joint because the home is considered a "flip."  You mean like the proverbial burger flip?  No, I'm talking...
Not Your Grandfather's Stated Income Loan Stated income.  No other phrase in the realm of home lending evokes as many good and bad memories, does it?  For some --- mostly loan originators who wore an ethical stripe of a different color --- the days of the liar loans are fondly remembered as "the ...
 This Must Be Just Like Lending in Paradise My name is Rob Spinosa.  I'm a workaholic.  And despite the growing body of scientific evidence that is building behind the necessity of vacations, I still do not get away from the office nearly enough.  Some of our clients, on the other hand, have this...
Breaking Up (Is Subject to Guidelines and Restrictions) When we look at our refinance business, not a small percentage of it is driven by the scenarios where one spouse buys out the equity of the other, as stipulated in a divorce decree.  Sometimes when we are presented with a divorce buyout refi...
Foreclosure to the Edge Years ago, I felt the call of the mountains and dabbled in high altitude mountaineering.  Man, I just loved the adversity of it all and the higher the peak and taller the challenge, the more I seemed to feel a sense of freedom and accomplishment upon having the experience....
There's Never Just One Cockroach I mean you have to admit that as far as sayings go, the one in the subject line is just about perfect;  short, funny, edgy and all too close to home for any of us who have ever called home someplace a little less than luxe.  So it must be true that as we begin 201...
Sigmund Freud & Low Down Payment Jumbo Mortgages In psychology, projection is a form of defense in which unwanted feelings are displaced onto another person, where they then appear as a threat from the external world.  Now in a minute, I am going to ask you to relax and tell me a little bit about...
  If It Was Easy...   As 2016 drew to a close, two seemingly unrelated events came together for me in the form of an unexpected realization.  First, I did a careful review of my past year's production in order to measure progress, spot trends and recognize where improvement needs to be made.  Sec...
The Wisdom of the Mountains My wife and I recently went for a beautiful winter hike in Squaw Valley, CA, and I'm not quite sure if it was the quiet fresh snow, the freezing waterfalls in the canyon creek, or the granite cliffs framed by cerulean sky that brought to mind the many experiences I had...
'Tis the Season for Gifts (and Gift Funds) As we come to the end of the year, we, here in Marin County, CA, tend to notice that purchase and sale activity can slip into "holiday mode" even if the weather outside is not particularly frightening.  There's not much inventory available for buyers to ...

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