01 Apr

How to compete with out-of-market cash buyers

How to compete with out-of-market cash buyers

Joe Michael, NewsRadio KFBK, reports that Sacramento area home shoppers need to improve their odds of getting the house that they want by being completely pre-approved. Brandon Hafele, CEO/President, Catalyst Mortgage encourages new home shoppers to work with local realtors and mortgage lenders who want to work on your behalf to get you the best deal. Aired on date April 1, 2018.

01 Apr

Even if you’re a first time buyer, you can compete with Bay area cash home buyers

Even if you’re a first time buyer, you can compete with Bay area cash home buyers

Joe Michael, NewsRadio KFBK, reports that Sacramento area shoppers, especially first time home buyers, are having a hard time competing against Bay area buyers for homes in Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado Counties. Brandon Haefele, CEO/President, Catalyst Mortage, says that locals shouldn’t give-up hope. Some sellers are willing to pick-up finance offers to keep “local, local.” Aired on date April 1, 2018.

12 Mar

Fox 40 News – Bait and Switch

Bait and switch can in the mortgage industry isn’t a game. It can cost you thousands of dollars. Brandon Haefele, CEO/President, Catalyst Mortgage, talked with Mae Fesai, FOX40 News, about how you can protect yourself from these deceptive lending tactics this morning.

06 Feb

Climbing Interest Rates for Homebuyers

Sacramento housing market: Climbing interest rates, higher prices and fewer homes on the market. What should a home-shopper do? — The CEO/President of Catalyst Mortgage in Sacramento Brandon Haefele is in the studio with Simone with some tips for homebuyers because long-term mortgage rates increased for the fourth-consecutive week, reaching the highest level since March 2017 – causing much concern among many home-shoppers.

04 Jan

Home Lending Limit Increase


Mae Fesai with FOX40 interviews Brandon Haefele, President/CEO of Catalyst Mortgage about how the changes in Fannie Mae/FreddyMac home lending limit may allow more people to qualify for a 30-year fixed Fanny Mae loan.