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Can’t Afford a Professional Stager for Your Home Sale?

While we have all witnessed the dramatic transformations on HGTV when a home is put on the market, we are pretty sure the price is more than most of us can afford.  So, what can we do to make our listings as attractive as possible without breaking the bank? Here are a couple of tips that might help and save you money,…

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on January 16, 2020 at 5:58am — No Comments

Honored To Be A Family Business for 32 Years

And it is clear many Borrowers, referring Realtors, and Brokers are happy we are here too. See below for what they have to say! 

Now into our third decade as licensed Realtors, Lenders and Hard Money Brokers, we have become expert in the alternative financing known as Hard Money or Private Money loans – and we have never run…

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on January 14, 2020 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Recently Funded – New Resolution



It’s not just a brand-new year, it’s a brand-new decade.  So how about making this year’s resolutions about your real estate financing be based on proven successes and real testimonials of so many happy borrowers? 

If you, a client or friend need fast financing or were turned down elsewhere, we can help with our Hard Money alternative…

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on January 9, 2020 at 11:40am — No Comments

Looking to Improve Your Home’s Value?

Are your toying with the idea of selling or staying in your home?  Whatever you decide, increasing the value of your home is a win-win.  Some improvements you can make will add to the beauty of your home, while others will make it more efficient or more comfortable.  Whether you want to build equity in your home or sell it for top dollar, there are plenty…

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on January 7, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Loan of the Week – Start 2020 Off Right!

Start the Year RIGHT By Getting Loan Approval!

Wouldn’t it be great to start the year off right with “LOAN APPROVED”?  We can make that happen!

For over 3 decades now we continue to offer our trusty alternative finance programs for both real estate purchase and refinances.  Let us help you and/or your client…

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on January 2, 2020 at 11:52am — No Comments

Recently Funded – Make it an Alt-A Christmas!

We hope to make your holidays brighter by offering up our uniquely fast, smooth and lower-rate alternative financing program for your real estate needs. 

Let’s make it the best Alt-A Christmas ever! 

 We provide FAST Closing – have your loan done before the…

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on December 19, 2019 at 11:47am — No Comments

State of the Market – San Francisco & Peninsula

December 2019

Average sale price for a Single Family Home in San Francisco in November 2019 was $1,995,413 vs 

October of 2019 – $1,928,523. Average selling PRICE per SQFT $1,033.28. Avg Days on Market 24.



Average for Single Family House being Sold in San Francisco in…

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on December 17, 2019 at 11:55am — No Comments

Loan of the Week – 2nd Generation Strong

You and/or your clients will have no doubts or reservations when working with our family owned & operated company to get alternative financing, also known as Hard Money:

  • Trusted by more than 10,000 borrowers after more than 3 decades in business!
  • You won’t need to wonder if we can get you fast…
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Added by Forest Tardibuono on December 12, 2019 at 11:49am — No Comments

Simple Ways to Make Your House Smell Like the Holidays

Several behavioral studies have demonstrated that smells trigger more vivid emotional memories and are better at inducing that feeling of “being brought back in time” than images. Never is that more apparent than during the holiday season.  Winter holidays would not be the same without the warm, cozy scents of the season.  How can you…

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on December 10, 2019 at 11:48am — No Comments

Financing From Long-Time Lenders

You no longer need to worry about having unexpected charges added to closing costs or being “turned down elsewhere” at the last moment!  You can trust The Guys in the White Hats to be honest with your loan, from start to finish. 

And for someone who just missed qualifying for conventional financing, take advantage of our new Alt-A Hard…

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on December 5, 2019 at 11:55am — No Comments

Taking the Fear Out of Home Buying

The present state of the real estate market is classified as a “Seller’s Market”.  That alone is enough to frighten any potential home buyer. Add to that a first-time buyer’s anxiety and you have every reason for “buyer’s paralysis”.  It doesn’t need to be that way, though. With a well thought out plan, a trusted realtor, and a savvy mortgage broker…

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on December 3, 2019 at 11:36am — No Comments

Let’s Be Clear: Hard Money Is Fast!

Transparency from an expert lender assures faster funding and piece of mind.

With us, you now have a resource to handle almost any Homebuyer or Borrower profile that is less than “A” quality, and still get reasonable rates:

– One-of-a-kind Alt-A Hard Money Program with rates as low as *6%!

– Fastest…

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on November 27, 2019 at 11:21am — No Comments

Furniture Arrangement Matters



It is important to consider the use of the space when designing furniture placement in a home. Be it staging a house to sell quicker or catch a higher purchase price; How about setting up one’s home for better comfort and entertainment. …

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on November 25, 2019 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Investment Strategies: Stocks, Bonds, and Real Estate

Over the past decade, as stocks and bonds have become more volatile, investors seeking greater control have turned to private real estate investing.  Let’s examine which investment path has generated better returns for investors with lower risk.

  • BONDS RETURNS:  Bonds typically have lower risk and lower returns. …
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Added by Forest Tardibuono on November 19, 2019 at 11:26am — No Comments

ALT-A Hard Money Offers FAST Funding!

What can we do for you and your Borrower or Homebuyer? Get that loan funded and fast!

“I have recently got a hard money loan and am very pleased with the results. Forest has a powerful team that works fast and knows what they are doing. They coordinated with the escrow company, the lenders and me in record…

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on November 15, 2019 at 11:46am — No Comments

Smart Home Gadgets to Increase Your Rental’s Appeal

If you are looking to upgrade your rental property without spending a fortune, here are some high-to-moderate tech improvements you can implement that can appeal to potential renters: 

  • Smart Door Locks-$200:  These allow the renter to remotely lock and unlock the doors with a mobile app allowing contractors to…
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Added by Forest Tardibuono on November 13, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Unique Alternative Financing!

Unable to get a home loan or refinance because you just missed out on qualifying for conventional financing?  Need a FAST loan? We are uniquely qualified to help with our Hard Money Loan Programs: 

 One-of-a-kind Alt-A Hard Money Program with rates as low as *6%.

 Fastest funding within 48…

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on November 7, 2019 at 11:25am — No Comments

What Are Buyers Looking for in Homes Today?

What Are Buyers Sellers are always curious about what features will make their home stand out to possible buyers.  Based on a recent survey conducted by realtor.com, Millennials are more interested in a big backyard than air conditioning.  Other findings included:

  • Updated kitchens with new appliances are more…
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Added by Forest Tardibuono on November 5, 2019 at 11:34am — No Comments

Getting Back To Work To Support Our Community

Pushing ourselves and others back to work to provide needed services to our community is valuable – and very appreciated we have discovered! 

Things may seem bleak with the Kincade fire, many evacuations and power outages but it’s up to us to create some good.   With a team effort we can strengthen our community. Immense…

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on October 30, 2019 at 10:11am — No Comments

What Happened With San Francisco and the Peninsula Real Estate?

According to one of the recent reports on the real estate market in San Francisco, the average sale price in September for a single-family home was $2,091,655, an increase of $251,312 over August.  The average days on the market was 28. The inventory of properties for sale in San Francisco as of October 5, 2019 was 1174. This…

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Added by Forest Tardibuono on October 29, 2019 at 10:04am — No Comments

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