We work hard to keep closings as simple as possible and on time. Our team consists of licensed title agents, processors and customer service representatives who are committed to a smooth closing experience for all parties involved. Our team is well versed on the intricacies of the local real estate market. Whether it’s a short sale, a foreclosure, or a residential or commercial property, we are your best resource for getting deals done.
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First American Exchange-1031 Exchange
Your Qualified Intermediary should handle your exchange funds with a sense of care and trust, offering financial strength, experience, and nationwide service, along with solid credentials in facilitating tax-deferred exchanges.
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Guaranteed Rate Mortgage
Lynell Bevels is a Bay Area native, growing up in San Francisco during the heyday of the beloved 49ER Franchise. A fan of local sports, including the Raiders and the Warriors, Lynell has been helping individuals tackle their financial goals, via specialized home financing solutions, in order to purchase, refinance, or renovate their homes, for more than three decades. Lynell became a licensed real estate agent in her late teens while working for a small Mortgage Broker, who challenged the status quo by becoming one of the first Minority Owned Development Firms to build a new housing development in the city of East Palo Alto.
Lynell is committed to financial literacy and has partnered with many community organizations and realtors over the years to bring the message of homeownership and responsible lending to many communities throughout the Bay Area. At a young age, Lynell learned the power of community by watching her mentor navigate city policies and politics, all in support of growing the city’s tax base. Lynell also learned the mechanics of the mortgage loan process, real estate sales & marketing, housing development, and the importance of integrity, fluid knowledge, and commitment in order to help people, wherever they are, in their journey toward financial freedom.
Fun facts, Lynell has a twin brother (no, they’re not identical), three younger sisters, all of whom have children. The matriarch of her family is her Grandmother, who was born in Oklahoma, where her Grandfather was part of the Choctaw Nation. Lynell’s Grandmother always instilled a work ethic, unmatched by many, as she worked 35+ years at the post office, working the graveyard shift, and traversing the streets of Pacifica in the rain, sleet, or fog. Lynell’s Grandfather, a Navy man from Arkansas, was an active real estate agent for more than thirty years, and a licensed life insurance agent who helped many families with their financial goals. It’s no wonder that offering excellent service, along with a variety of competitive mortgage products is Lynell’s top priority as she helps her clients navigate the mortgage loan process.
When not working, Lynell enjoys cooking, a robust social life, spending time with friends, family, and her long-time partner, Courtney Smikle, affectionately known as Big Papa. Together they enjoy wine tasting along Oakland’s Wine Trail, dining at their favorite restaurants, including Italian Colors, Luka’s, and MUA, and all the benefits that living in Oakland offers. Learn more @ https://www.rate.com/loan-expert/lynellbevels
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- Sandra Smith
As your Senior Loan Officer, with years of experience in the mortgage industry, I bring passion, knowledge, and energy to every transaction. I enjoy and take great pride in assisting you on your journey of purchasing or refinancing your home. I make sure you feel informed and comfortable throughout the entirety of your contract, while remaining connected to my clients by providing bi-annual check-ins in the years to come. My team and I get VERY involved with making sure that ALL items are prepared best to present to underwriting for success. We are committed to helping you purchase the home of your dreams… let’s make it happen TOGETHER!!! Learn more @ Visit My Webpage
Law Office of Lauren N. Peebles
Lauren was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2012 after obtaining her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. Prior to law school, Lauren earned her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. During law school, Lauren clerked for the Honorable Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.
Lauren has a diverse legal resume including asbestos litigation, landlord-tenant law, personal injury, criminal defense, and civil litigation. However, it was not until she was appointed as successor trustee of her late grandmother’s estate that Lauren dedicated herself to Estate Planning and Probate. Lauren received the BWOPA/TILE HerStory Empowers Award for Economic Empowerment in 2016 and the Lawyers of Distinction award for Estate Planning (an award reserved for the top 10% of attorneys in the U.S.) in 2017. Lauren was accepted by Marquis Who’s Who—a network honoring individuals who have demonstrated leadership, excellence and longevity within their profession.
Lauren is admitted to practice law before all courts of the State of California. She is a member of the California State Bar Trusts & Estates Section, the California Association of Black Lawyers, Black Women Lawyers of Northern California, and the East Bay Trusts & Estate Lawyers. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Alameda County Bar Association’s (ACBA) Trust & Estate Section and formerly served on ACBA’s Barristers Section. Lauren is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®.
She is a proud Oakland native and spends her free time traveling or catching a movie.
Ukoha-Ajike Law Group
Endy is a California licensed attorney who practices primarily in the areas of Tax, Estate Planning, Business Consulting and Non-Profit consulting.
Endy has an LL.M. (Masters of Law in Taxation) from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA in May 2002. He started the Ukoha-Ajike Law Group in July 2002, and is located in Oakland, California. Endy recently obtained a Certificate in Negotiations from the Negotiations Institute of Harvard University Law School in June 2013.