Reverse Mortgage FAQ’s

If you have been struggling financially, or you simply have goals you do not have the financial resources to achieve during retirement, you may have heard it suggested that you should take out a reverse mortgage. While many homeowners are familiar with reverse mortgages, there are quite a few senior citizens who do not know what they are or what … [Read more...]

Try Our New Mortgage Calculator in San Diego

“How much home can I afford?” “How long will it take me to pay off my loan?” “How much money could I save with this type of mortgage?” “What is the total cost of buying a home?” I get a lot of questions like these daily from clients looking to buy a home in San Diego. And you know what? These are all smart questions to ask. Whether you’re a new … [Read more...]

6 Tips for Protecting Yourself from EFT and Wire Transfer Fraud in Real Estate Transactions

These days, you hear a lot about identity theft, electronic funds transfer fraud, and other cyber scams which cost consumers money. The real estate world is not immune to these threats, and consumers who are under-informed leave themselves vulnerable to fraudsters. While it is important to learn about these scams, you do not need to panic. … [Read more...]

Great News for San Diego Home buyers – The Conforming Loan Limits for 2019 Have Been Raised!

Planning on buying or refinancing a home in 2019? You couldn’t have picked a better time for it! We’ve got some fabulous news to welcome in the New Year, and that is that conforming loan limits have taken a jump! Straight from the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the baseline limit for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has increased from $453,100 in … [Read more...]

How Can You Close Quickly on a San Diego Mortgage?

In our competitive local real estate market, homes can sell fast. If you want to keep pace as a buyer, you need to shop for a San Diego mortgage with a quick turn time. While aspects of the process are out of your hands, there are a few things you can do to try and speed things along. 1. Know your own scheduling needs. For some customers, … [Read more...]

FHA Loans in San Diego: Not Just for First-Time Homebuyers

“I’m not a first-time homebuyer. Why would I apply for an FHA loan?” This is a common question directed at FHA loan lenders in San Diego. It points toward a common misunderstanding about FHA loans. FHA loans are so readily associated with first-time home buyers that is frequently assumed that those are the only purchasers who qualify. This is an … [Read more...]

A New Shopping and Entertainment Center Is Coming to Westfield UTC

Great news for those who live in or near University City—the vacant Sears located at Westfield UTC is soon to be replaced not by another department store, but by a large shopping and entertainment complex named “The Collection.” The Collection will occupy a total of 226,000 square feet, and is being developed by Seritage Growth Properties and … [Read more...]

More Homes Are Being Constructed in San Diego

Good news for homebuyers—even amid the housing crisis affecting the entire west coast, new homes are being built at an increasing rate in San Diego County. The data from the Real Estate Research Council of Southern California is in for the first half of this year. In all, the council reports that 6,953 residential permits were issued across this … [Read more...]

San Diego Home Sales Dropped in June

According to June data just released by analytic firm CoreLogic, home sales in San Diego hit a four-year low with just 3,927 sales totals. Nonetheless, factors which generally push home sales remained solid. Wages have gone up, unemployment has remained low, and jobs have been added to the economy. So, what do the low sales for the county mean, … [Read more...]

San Diego Home Prices Are Still on the Rise

The latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index reveals that from April 2017 to April 2018, home prices throughout San Diego County increased an average of 7.8%. This is great news both for sellers and for buyers looking to invest. In all, the Index included data for 20 cities. Housing prices are increasing across the country, with the average … [Read more...]

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Denise Gershwin
Denise Gershwin
21:02 06 Dec 19
We are experienced home buyers so we have worked with many mortgage lenders in the past. Our experience working with Maureen was stellar! She was highly knowledgeable about our options and how they would affect various purchase options. She was very patient as our new home search evolved and was ALWAYS available to answer our questions day to day as they arose. Maureen and her assistant kept us informed of every stage of the escrow process, so we never once wondered about the status of our loan. Finally, she made sure we understood every aspect of the loan costs. Maureen really went out of her way to ensure that this was a positive experience. We feel we have been taken advantage of in the past, but now we found our mortgage lender for life. We would highly recommend her services for any of your mortgage needs.read more
Magdalena Patterson
Magdalena Patterson
18:27 16 Nov 19
Maureen Martin has helped me and my family trough out the years with home purchase loans as well as refinancing loans. She is definitely our lender for life. I highly recommend her and her team to do any home loans. She is very knowledgeable, honest, and gets it done. This year she and her entire team has made it possible for us to do 3 home loans.read more
Erica L
Erica L
14:41 16 Nov 19
My updated review now that we’ve been fortunate to work with Maureen again! Maureen is truly amazing!! We consider ourselves very lucky to have found Maureen (simply via Yelp originally) to help us purchase our first home, and then again recently she was of course our ‘go-to’ to help us refinance our loan. During both of these processes, I can’t imagine working with anyone else to support and guide us through the complex details and steps involved. Maureen’s customer service is exceptional. She is extremely responsive and available to you every step of the way, with the utmost patience, warmth, integrity, efficiency, knowledge, professionalism, and overall just a truly good human! She is definitely the person you will want in your corner as your mortgage expert. She had reached out to us (gently) to let us know we could secure a lower rate through refinancing, and we are so grateful she did. We were hesitant at first, but she was able to provide us with the estimates on our savings without any commitment from us. So, if you are considering a refinance, I would encourage you to reach out to Maureen to at least get some ballpark figures. We were so happy we explored and then pursued it - as it not only reduced our monthly payment and will save us a lot over the life of our loan, but it also resulted in some extra up front “savings” in our pocket (due to the escrow refund and skipped payments) so that we could finally do our kitchen remodel that we have been dreaming about. A huge thank you to Maureen for once again being a true gem to work with!Original review: All of these glowing 5 star reviews for Maureen are fully deserved!! We are deeply grateful that we found her (on Yelp!) and chose her as our lender for our home purchase! She is truly wonderful to work with, from start to finish! She is very knowledgeable, immensely responsive, reliable, efficient, trustworthy, and a wonderful source of support and encouragement, which is especially valuable during the stressful home buying process. To give you an idea of her efficiency and ease to work with, we first connected with Maureen at the start of August, and she had us pre-approved for a loan (through a very simple online application) and connected us with an awesome realtor before we could blink. We had an offer accepted on a home soon after and got our keys to our new home yesterday! I've only known her for slightly over a month, and yet, she feels like a close friend! She was our biggest resource and advocate during the escrow process. I highly recommend Maureen to anyone starting a home search, and especially first-time buyers because you will greatly benefit from having her as a support, trusted resource, friend, and 'cheerleader' through the process!read more
Marisol Martin
Marisol Martin
01:52 13 Nov 19
Impressed by such great service. Ms. Maureen responded to my emails quickly and was always friendly. Very knowledgeable. She helped me understand my mortgage and all options to refinance.
Rick T
Rick T
16:34 07 Nov 19
I called Maureen about some questions that I had and she was very helpful in giving me all the information that I needed. Very professional and helpful!
gerardo sanchez
gerardo sanchez
19:29 23 Oct 19
It was the best experience I’ve had. My first purchase was nothing compared to this one.Maureen was magnificent and soooo efficient,and easy to access and work with her.Every time I had a question, she was so nice and quick to reply and advise me on everything.I wish I would have met you sooner in my first purchase. But you definitely made my second purchase of a home soooo great and easy that I will recommend you to everyoneread more
Christian Minnema
Christian Minnema
20:43 10 Oct 19
My wife and I have used Maureen twice in the last two years. First for our home loan and most recently for a refinance of that loan. Maureen is incredibly professional, quick, knowledgeable, and always available if you have any questions. I have already recommended her to family and friends for their financing needs. If you're looking for some one to help you with your mortgage Maureen is the answer.read more
James Marvel
James Marvel
04:13 21 Sep 19
My wife and I are first time home buyers using my VA loan. Maureen encouraged us every step of the way, and went above and beyond in making sure we were able to purchase our home. We got pre-qualified and were able to offer a 21-day escrow to help get our offer accepted. We highly recommend Maureen. She was able to give us a frank, honest assessment about what we could afford, which helped us find the right home. Thank you, Maureen!!!read more
JMS Silver
JMS Silver
05:16 15 Sep 19
Maureen is an absolute pleasure to work with! She’s professional and prompt and always ready to help and educate anyway possible. Her team was able to help us close on our dream home in no time and so efficiently. She helped make a stressful closing, hassle free and smooth. I’d definitely recommend her to anyone and would love to work with her again in the future! She’s also very knowledgeable on VA loans and processread more
Amanda Cline
Amanda Cline
01:35 29 Aug 19
I recently worked with Maureen Martin as my mortgage broker for a home purchase in Northern California. I originally came across Maureen when I was living in San Diego through a mutual friend. I hadn't been a homeowner for over 13 years and Maureen helped guide me all the way as though it had been my first time. This was a years-long process as I came out of a $15K+ debt situation and saved for the down payment, but Maureen stuck by my side, offering financial advice and when it was finally time to pull the trigger when all the stars aligned, I had complete confidence in her. She is incredibly thorough and detail-oriented and found a fantastic rate on the loan. We went through several home offers before landing on "the one" and she was so patient in explaining everything to me, multiple times! Working with her hundreds of miles away (Norcal vs. Socal) was no issue at all. I cannot recommend her enough - she consistently went above and beyond to help me through and made it as easy as possible. Thank you Maureen!read more
Katie Jones
Katie Jones
22:44 26 Jun 19
I can't say enough about Maureen and her team! She is so amazing and wonderful to work with. We were in the process of buying a home while our daughter had surgery and Maureen was incredible through the entire process. She helped us know what we could afford and made herself available to answer any questions we had. She provided personalized pre-approval letters for every offer! She also goes above and beyond by calling listing agents to assure them your loan will go through! We bought with a VA loan and her understanding of the VA loan was so helpful! Maureen took care of us and helped us get our new Home! She is amazing!read more
Katie Jones
Katie Jones
22:43 26 Jun 19
I can't say enough about Maureen and her team! She is so amazing and wonderful to work with. We were in the process of buying a home while our daughter had surgery and Maureen was incredible through the entire process. She helped us know what we could afford and made herself available to answer any questions we had. She provided personalized pre-approval letters for every offer! She also goes above and beyond by calling listing agents to assure them your loan will go through! We bought with a VA loan and her understanding of the VA loan was so helpful! Maureen took care of us and helped us get our new Home! She is amazing!read more
Mary DeLisio
Mary DeLisio
05:18 30 May 19
I found Maureen on google while searching for brokers in the San Diego area. I loved her bio and something told me she was the perfect broker for my boyfriend. I encouraged him to call her but was a bit sacred and nervous being a first time buyer. He thought he wouldn’t qualify but Maureen made him feel so comfortable and walked him throughout the whole process. Needless to say he was approved and in less than a month and a half he received his keys and closed on his first home. I can’t say enough how awesome Maureen was and so professional. She is so detailed and knows her business well. Next home will definitely be calling her again. Thank you Maureen for making our dream come true! Rodrigo & Maryread more
TERRANCE RUSNAK
TERRANCE RUSNAK
21:05 17 May 19
We were introduced to Maureen when we moved last year. We were about to close escrow on the house we sold, and needed to expedite escrow and get a mortgage for the house we had just bought. She took charge of the situation and made it happen quickly and efficiently. She was extremely knowledgeable, highly professional and above all motivated to facilitate our needs. Friendly, very proficient and easy to talk to, she made the process understandable and effortless at a time when moving issues had our complete attention and were our highest priority. When interest rates recently dropped, we again turned to Maureen to refinance and she did not disappoint, doing her thing and looking out for our best interests. We had gone through the refinancing process several times in the past with others whom we trusted and felt good about. Our recent experiences with Maureen allowed us to reach an obvious conclusion - she's the best! Highly recommended!!!read more
Michelle Edmonds
Michelle Edmonds
23:47 14 May 19
5 stars all the way!! Working with Maureen has been amazing, She’s professional and incredibly responsive and does a fantastic job of explaining all of the ins and outs of mortgage financing options. My home buying process has been very lengthy, with several offers that have fallen through (in no part due to the mortgage terms) but Maureen has stuck with me through thick and thin. I trust her completely and highly recommend her services.read more
Brian Dinh
Brian Dinh
23:33 14 May 19
I’ve used Maureen for a few of my properties over the years and she’s been nothing but amazing and refreshing to work with.... she’s available when you need her and she’s professional and extremely competent and knowledgeable. You can’t go wrong and I’ve had a few other friends go through her and love her as well. Nothing like word of mouth! Thanks Maureen you’re the best.read more
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Maureen Martin is located on 2878 Camino del Rio S, San Diego. From San Diego International Airport (SAN) head east on N Harbor Dr toward McCain Rd and use the left 3 lanes to turn left onto W Grape St. Then use the right lane to take the Interstate 5 S ramp and use the right lane to merge onto I-5 S. Next, use the right 2 lanes to take exit 16 to merge onto CA-163 N toward Escondido and use the right 2 lanes to take exit 3A to merge onto I-8 E toward El Centro. Finally, take exit 6A for Texas St and continue onto Texas St. Turn left onto Camino del Rio S and Maureen Martin will be on your left.

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