Lending and California’s Usury Laws

Lending and California’s Usury Laws

California usury laws add a layer of complexity to doing business in the state. Usury laws limit the amount of interest that can be charged by various parties, and usury is the charging of interest in excess of the amounts permitted by those laws. The California Constitution characterizes “interest” as fees, bonuses, commissions, discount, or other compensations received from a borrower. Before brushing aside usury laws, it is important to know that any lender that originates a usurious loan in California will be subject to tough civil penalties. Unfortunately,...
Open House Best Practices

Open House Best Practices

Done properly, open houses can be a powerful selling tool for real estate agents and clients. To generate interest and quality leads through an open house, there are some best practices that real estate agents can and should following leading up to and during an open house. Advertising  Getting the word out about an open house is vitally important. Here are a few tips for successful open house advertising campaigns: Combine the open house with other listings in the area. Consider advertising the open house with listings from other brokers to increase visibility....
Not Your Typical Short Testimonial

Not Your Typical Short Testimonial

If you have ever done business with Evoque lending then you already know this, and for those of you who haven’t, you need to read this and join the fortunate people who have discovered and have done business with Evoque lending. Because once you do, you are going to be glad and thankful you have found the best of the best for your Home Loan needs, and you will never go anywhere else when your home loan needs come up again. This is exactly the case for me, I have used them before for my home loan needs and yet now again. And Mike Arnold who works for Evoque...