San Francisco / Bay Area Mortgage Blog

New Marin County Office

The San Francisco team of Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. (PRMI) is excited to announce the launch of a new location in Marin County! Located in the upscale Larkspur Landing Circle area across from Marin Country Mart, this new location will allow PRMI to provide even better service to its clients and industry partners inside and outside of the Bay Area. Continue reading “New Marin County Office”

Should You Sell or Rent When It’s Time to Move?

Most people sell when their current homes are no longer right for them. But renting your home can actually be a more lucrative option than selling it.

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether or not to rent out your home. You must consider your financial situation and current market conditions, among other things. Here are the basics if you’re thinking of turning your home into a rental property.

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What You Should Know About Adjustable-rate Mortgages

Adjustable-rate mortgages (or ARM loans) get a bad rap in part because they fueled the subprime mortgage crisis in 2008 and 2009 (90% of subprime loans during this time were adjustable-rate loans). But they’re not all bad.

Believe it or not, adjustable-rate mortgages can be a good choice for some types of home buyers. Here’s what you need to know about adjustable-rate mortgages when you’re shopping for a home loan. Continue reading “What You Should Know About Adjustable-rate Mortgages”

Tiny Homes For Sale Around America

The tiny house trend has been around for several years. Tiny homes became more mainstream as the housing market tanked and the economy suffered, but tiny homes have stuck around even as the economy has recovered.

So why go smaller? Energy costs have continued to move upward, and smaller homes consume significantly less energy than traditional homes do. Home sizes in general have also decreased in the past few years, and there is much less focus on a home as an investment in the future. It doesn’t hurt that tiny homes are a fraction of the cost of a traditional home, either. Here’s a look at some of the tiny homes for sale in America right now. Continue reading “Tiny Homes For Sale Around America”

The Best Paint Colors for Challenging Rooms

When it’s time to paint your home, what’s a good way to narrow down what colors are the best choice for different types of rooms, especially the tricky ones? While there isn’t a definitive list of good and bad paint choices, there are guidelines that can help you make a better choice.

Some paint colors can make a small room look smaller (but on the flip side, other colors can make it look larger than it actually is). If you’re painting a very sunny room, you’ll want to use different colors than if you’re painting a room that doesn’t get much natural light. Here are some guidelines for choosing the best paint colors for your home. Continue reading “The Best Paint Colors for Challenging Rooms”

What to Do When Your Home Is on the Market Too Long

A home that sits on the market too long doesn’t hold much interest for potential buyers. Why would they be interested in something that it appears nobody else is interested in? People often assume that there is something wrong with a home that’s been sitting for a long time.

There are a variety of reasons why homes are on the market for a long time. If you find yourself in this undesirable situation, what can you do about it? Here are some ideas to help generate more interest in your home (and if you haven’t listed your home yet, here’s how to prevent this problem).

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Budget Bathroom Updates

Bathrooms are one of the costliest rooms in your home to remodel, and most people have more than one, compounding the problem. The expense often comes from labor costs for things that go beyond your average DIY skills.

If you don’t have the money or the time for a full bathroom remodel, small changes can make your bathroom a much more luxurious and functional space. This is especially true if you are willing to put in a little bit of the work yourself. Here are some great budget update ideas to get you thinking.

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Unique Homes for Sale Around the Country

Your home will look boring compared to these that are currently on the market. They’ve got to make you wonder if your home needs a little more character!

Who knows, maybe you’ll get some good ideas for your home. But really, just for fun, here’s a peek into the listings for some of the unique homes that are currently on the market.

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Best Home Decorating Blogs

With all of the home decorating blogs out there, it can be hard to know where to look when you need some ideas for your own home. This is especially true if you don’t really know what your home decorating style is. Lucky, some of these blogs are on a mission to  help you figure that out. Sometimes it’s great to just pull up a well-written blog and relax by looking at all of the beautiful pictures—these blogs are good for that, too.

So whether it’s just for fun or whether you have a new home to decorate, these blogs fit the bill. They’re a lot of fun and are chock full of good information, too. Here are some of the best home decorating blogs out there right now, so go check them out!

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