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Need To Refi But Owe To Much!

by Carol or Jim Chamberlain

Want to take advantage of the low loan Rates but you have no equity. Well there may be help for you now. If your mortgage loan is owned by Fannie Mac or Freddie Mac, you may be eligible for a Home Affordable Refinance to take advantage of lower interest rates. Your mortgage company can tell you if your loan is guaranteed by Fannie Mac or Freddie Mac or you can contact Fannie Mac or Freddie Mac directly by click on the link below and completing the forms for each company. Two things you should know before you make the call. 1. You can't owe more than 105% of the appraised value. 2. No late payments in the last 12 months. If you meet these two conditions fill out the forms and get the ball rolling.

1-800-7FANNIE (8 am to 8 pm EST)

1-800-FREDDIE (8 am to 8 pm EST)

Is Your Swiming Pool Leaking!

by Carol or Jim Chamberlain

I thought I was loosing excessive amounts of water from my pool. I was filling it everyday to bring the water level back to normal. Before you call a leak detection company in to see if your pool  has a leak there is a simple test you can do. If found this online at

1. Bring pool water to normal level.
2. Fill 5 gallon bucket with pool water about 3-4 inches from top.
3. Place bucket on first or second step of pool.
4. Mark water level on inside of bucket.
5. Shut off pump and mark pool level on outside of bucket.
6. Resume normal pump operation. Make sure auto/manual fill valve is off during test.
7. After 24 hours, compare the two levels. If the pool water (outside mark) goes down more than the inside water level, there is probably a leak.

In case of rain, repeat the test.

They also had a short video at  Fortunately for me the Sun was sucking it away.

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Carol and Jim
Preferred Home Brokers
3230 E Imperial Hwy, Ste 125
Brea CA 92821

Carol & Jim Chamberlain 714-726-3166 or 714-726-3144                  "Yes, We Can Be In Two Places At Once!"                                              BRE Lic Numbers: 00912962, 01015143