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California Passes Law Requiring Solar Panels on New Homes

Last year, California became the first state to pass a law—which will go into effect on January 1, 2020—requiring builders to install solar panels on all new homes up to three stories tall.[1] The impact to homeowners is obvious. Homes with solar technology typically...

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Homeowners Financial Group Opens in Santa Barbara

Homeowners Financial Group (HFG), a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based mortgage company founded in 2004, has welcomed Austin Lampson and a new branch location in Santa Barbara, California today. Austin Lampson, Branch Manager, brings over a decade of experience in the mortgage...

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Homie Highlight: Nicholas Schulte

Abraham Lincoln stated of his preparation, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”  The statement resonates with this month’s Highlight as he owns his journey with Homeowners Financial Group and...

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HFG is a 2019 Most Admired Company

We are incredibly excited to announce that Homeowners Financial Group has been awarded as one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2019! We would like to extend a very special thank you to Az Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ for recognizing us with this award...

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Mortgage Matters: August 2019

The Country’s Most Popular Spots for Vacation Homes If you’re like many Americans, you probably take a vacation a couple of times a year to relax, recharge and reconnect with family and friends. But have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a vacation home...

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Federal Reserve Rate Change 07/31/2019

In an 8-2 vote today, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided to cut the federal funds target rate by 0.25% to a range of 2.00% - 2.25%. This cut was heavily predicted by economists and financial institutions, taking no one by surprise. The two dissenting...

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Homie Highlight: Rose Dinglasan

‘Whatever it takes’ - No spoiler alert here, just a sentiment echoed by all the Avengers in the recent summer smash movie hit. Having her own type of superpowers, this month’s Highlight shares the same sentiment of always doing whatever it takes. She is...

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Mortgage Matters: July 2019

Honoring Veterans As the Fourth of July approaches we’re reminded of the men and women who have served or are currently serving our country. The VA loan program makes it easier for active-duty military personnel, veterans, eligible surviving spouses and those who have...

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Closing Cost Trends – ClosingCorp Report 06/11/2019

  What Are Closing Costs? The fees that you pay at the closing of a real estate transaction are called closing costs. These typically include a variety of expenses such as loan origination fees, appraisal fees, title searches, and more. Although both buyers and...

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Five Benefits of Homeownership

For many people living in the United States, owning a home is the quintessential American dream. And for good reason. There are many benefits owning a home offers that renting doesn’t. As we wrap up National Homeownership Month this June, we’ve put together five of...

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Federal Reserve Rate Announcement 06/19/2019

In a 9-1 vote today, the Federal Reserve decided to maintain the federal funds target range of 2.25% - 2.50%. There was some speculation entering the day that a rate cut was possible, but unlikely. Chairman Powell was unambiguous in his description of the...

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Reasons for Buying a House – Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae's 2019 Borrower Insights Survey offers recent insight into buyers' reasons for buying a house. According to the survey of 2,000+ renters and homeowners: Job change displayed the largest growth when compared to previous years, growing 22% in the last year...

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