Los Altos, The Lloyd S. Whaley Story – Part One

Another great vintage video of the era.

Film Poster: Laddie McCabe
Location: YouTube
Date: July 9, 2015

This second video picks-up from the first clip and talks about the Whaley operation providing a more in-depth view of how these early homes were built.

Our filmmaker and great story teller takes us back in time through a journey highlighting fascinating details of how the Los Altos and nearby communities evolved. I didn’t realize this earlier, but most of the Whaley developments were primarilly funded throught FHA government insured loans (Federal Housing Administration), one of the most versatile home financing programs offering low-down payments and more flexible underwriting guidelines to first-time home buyers as well as many other borrowers.

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Should I Buy or Should I Rent?

Should I buy or should I rent? It’s an interesting question and I can tell you right now that there’s no right or wrong answer as it depends on each individual and your circumstances. Several years ago I would have recommended that you rented a home for the time-being while the real estate market was getting back on its feet.

Financing was a lot more difficult then as the banks became very cautious as to how much they lent and who they lent it to, but now is a different time; the market is definitely picking up right across the country. So what’s my advice? Read on to find out.
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