Recent Articles by Ray Rodriguez

How to eliminate common roadblocks to homeownership

How to eliminate common roadblocks to homeownership

The story is familiar: hard-working real estate agent takes pre-qualified buyers to dream home. Excitement builds and contracts are signed. As the mortgage process begins, the clouds roll in ......
By Ray Rodriguez | Tuesday, November 22, 2016
3 ways to cure the first-time buyer blues

3 ways to cure the first-time buyer blues

Making the leap from renter to homeowner is a transition worthy of all the angst that first-time buyers experience. Is this the right place? Can I get approved for a mortgage? Will I regret this decision? Am I getting a good deal? Can I afford this ....
By Ray Rodriguez | Tuesday, November 3, 2015
How to help your client select the best mortgage for their big adventure

How to help your client select the best mortgage for their big adventure

Sure, a knowledgeable real estate agent knows traffic patterns, school districts and how to create curb appeal, but the most critical insight an agent should possess is mortgage knowledge ......
By Ray Rodriguez | Tuesday, September 15, 2015