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How Much Will You Make During Your Career? Find Out Here

David Cryden

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Co-Owner, Vice President & Certified Financial Planner

Have you ever wondered what the value of your working career might be if you could calculate it? Here’s a simple tool I found online which can help you make that calculation. It estimates the value of your work over the length of your career. It’ll certainly give you valuable information that can be useful when considering your past, future, and financial plans.

Knowing the value of your working career can also be utilized to help you determine if you want to insure those future earnings. The insurance most people use to protect their earning power is disability insurance.

The tool can also be useful to a retiree who may be considering the amount of long term care insurance they may need.

Here’s a link to the website:  Career Earnings Calculator

Please don’t hesitate to write if you have any questions.

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David Cryden is Co-Owner, Vice President, Certified Financial Planner™ at Blakeslee & Blakeslee, a financial planning and investment company based in San Luis Obispo. Reach him by email ([email protected]) or phone (805.544.PLAN). David works out of the home office in San Luis Obispo. Member FINRA. Member SIPC. 


VA Streamline Refinance (IRRRL) in San Luis Obispo County

VA mortgage holders: drop your interest rate and monthly payment with minimum hassle!

Central Coast Lending offers VA mortgage holders the ability to refinance their VA mortgage to a lower interest rate with minimal documentation. The lower rate can help the homeowner reduce their monthly mortgage payment and decrease the amount of interest paid over the life of the loan.

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To put it bluntly, this is the simplest kind of loan you can find on the market.

The VA-backed streamlined refinance product is called the Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan (IRRRL), and allows vets to drop their VA mortgage rate WITHOUT a new appraisal or credit underwriting process.

The loan’s structure provides additional shortcuts. Since the veteran must already have received their certificate of eligibility (COE) to take out the initial VA loan, repeat COE documentation is not required.

The IRRRL only works on properties that were purchased using a VA loan under the veteran’s VA Loan eligibility. The initial entitlement used by the veteran is simply reused, and the borrower must only prove that he/she previously occupied the home.

Once qualified, the veteran must complete the streamline refinance by obtaining a lower mortgage rate. The veteran may also refinance an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) to fixed at any time – even when the fixed rate is higher.

The funding fee for the VA loan is just 0.5%. A loan of $100,000, for example, would incur a $500 fee.

Give us a call (805.543.LOAN) or email (LINK) with any questions!


Central Coast Lending is a California mortgage broker and direct lender based on the Central Coast of California in San Luis Obispo County. Call us today at 805.543.LOAN or email us here to set up a free pre qualification. We are The Mortgage Experts: ask us anything!

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Central Coast Lending Offices to Close Monday, February 17

Our offices will be closed on Monday, February 17, and will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, February 18.

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The Housing Market in 2014: Predictions From Around the Web

The median sales price for single-family homes rose by about 14% in San Luis Obispo County over the past year, jumping from $395,000 to $450,000, according to the Keith Byrd price tracker.

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Central Coast Lending Closed December 24th and 25th

Our offices will be closed on December 24th and 25th and will reopen on the 26th. Merry Christmas!

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Happy Holidays! CCL Thanksgiving Hours

Central Coast Lending’s offices will be open on Wednesday, November 27th, and closed for the remainder of the week. Got any mortgage or real estate questions? Please email us here and we will promptly respond to your inquiry.

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CCL Offices Closed for Veteran’s Day (11/11)

We will be closed in observation of Veteran’s Day on November 11. We will resume normal office hours the following day. Our usual Monday mortgage rate update will also be delayed a day. Thanks, and have a wonderful day!


U.S. Government Shuts Down

Partisan Stalemate to Blame

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives continues to tie the government budget to defunding initiatives of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The Democrat-controlled Congress keeps rebuffing them, and President Barack Obama demands a “clean” to keep the government running.

As a result of the impasse, on the first day of the 2014 fiscal year (October 1) the United States government is shutdown and without a budget.

Financial markets took the close in stride. The Dow and S&P 500 actually rose slightly at the beginning of trading day, signaling the belief that the shutdown won’t be longwinded.

“Essential” functions will continue, while “non-essential” personnel will idle – some 800,000 workers.

The hit comes in a fraught year for government employees, who are already down work days after the sequester-induced austerity measures were triggered earlier this year. Spending battles continue to  wrack the divided government.

Early indications from analysts seem to suggest the government will be shutdown for several days.

Read more:

1. What would happen if US government shuts down? (CNBC)

A complete list of the government services that remain open and the effects that the shutdown will have.

2. Government Shutdown Begins as Deadlocked Congress Flails (Bloomberg)

A recap of the past 24 hours, including the clash between the House and Senate.

3. Government Shutdown Could Slow Housing Recovery (CNBC: Diana Olick)

The effect on mortgage and the housing recovery. In particular, the IRS is closed, which will stall mortgage processing. The IRS process tax return transcripts to verify income. Government employees will be unable to verify employment. The FHA remains open, but with a smaller staff.


Win $50 to top Local Restaurant Luna Red this Labor Day Weekend

We are extending the deadline for the Spirit of SLO Photography Contest through this Labor Day Weekend! The prompt: take a picture of a local “Skyscape” and the winner receives a $50 gift certificate to Luna Red.

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When can I move in? $8.5 million Los Osos property on the market for first time in 112 years

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How much do you think this house costs?

Los Osos Home 12aBecause it’s an older home, you’d be unlikely to guess anywhere near the $8.5 million asking price. So, what makes this seemingly modest house worth so much?

A few things, in fact. The first of which, unsurprisingly, is its location. Up in the hills on 2750 Pecho Valley Road in Los Osos and bordering Montana De Oro State Park, the property has amazing views of the dunes and ocean, stretching out to Morro Bay and beyond.

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