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Private Mortgage Advisors Now Partnering With Stearns Lending

March 12, 2014

Alain Pinel Realtors, California’s largest privately-owned residential real estate company and the 5th largest real estate firm in the nation*, has sold a 50% interest in its mortgage affiliate, Private Mortgage Advisors, LLC, to Stearns Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Stearns Lending, Inc., one of the nation’s largest privately held mortgage lenders**.
For the past decade, Private Mortgage Advisors has offered a competitive set of mortgage loan options and outstanding service to Bay Area clients.  With Stearns Ventures’ ownership, Private Mortgage Advisors will have access to offer an even wider array of products and benefits including:
•            Both fixed- and adjustable-rate jumbo*** loans up to $3 million.
•            Loan pre-approvals subject only to limited conditions.
•            New construction loans with flexible rate locks.
“A strong mortgage company is a key component of today’s successful real estate company,” said Paul Hulme, CEO and President of Alain Pinel Realtors. “Whether purchasing or refinancing, Private Mortgage Advisors represents a solid, secure mortgage lender.”
Private Mortgage Advisors’ mortgage loan officers are conveniently located throughout the Bay Area, offering competitive pricing and a wide range of loan products. To learn more about Private Mortgage Advisors, and the power behind them, please visit and
 *2013 Real Trends, based on volume. ** Reported in 2013 Mortgage Executives Magazine ***Limited to certain jumbo programs. Private Mortgage Advisors, LLC is a California limited liability company headquartered at 601 Sycamore Valley Rd. W, Floor 1, Danville, California 94526. Company NMLS# 460151. Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act (RMLA# 4150080). We offer many loan products, contact a representative to learn more. This is not a commitment to lend. Stearns Lending, Inc. is regulated by the California Division of Real Estate. NMLS# 1854.

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New Private Cloud Infrastructure

January 6, 2014

We are excited to announce the recent deployment of our new private cloud infrastructure. This new infrastructure fosters collaboration, security, and increased productivity among all of our agents to help better serve their clients – including fast and efficient document sharing, smoother electronic transactions, faster access to broadband media services for online marketing, and unrestricted access to online real estate technology services at all times, from any location with an Internet connection.

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Get APR Gear for the Summer!

July 20, 2013

Summer is here and there is no better time to check out the Alain Pinel Realtors Boutique! At the APR Boutique, you can find all kinds of gifts, clothes, bags, office supplies and more – all with the iconic Alain Pinel Realtors logo.

Not sure what you might want? Here’s a few perfect ideas for summer:

These are just a few of the things you can find on the APR Boutique – check it out today! Looking for another item with the APR logo? If you’re an APR agent or staff, you can contact our rep for custom orders.
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Special APR Discount for Inman Conference

June 14, 2013

Did you know one of the BEST real estate events of the year is happening in San Francisco this year? Inman News presents both Agent Reboot and Real Estate Connect this July at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
The events kickoff with Agent Reboot on July 9th. This one-day boot camp, revamped with all new content for 2013, is a crash course in digital marketing to make your upcoming year your best. Get expert advice via case studies, mobile marketing techniques to attract the digital consumer, strategies to foster and build relationships on social media, tips to ensure your website is personalized and local and so much more.
Next up is the main event – the 3-day, information packed Real Estate Connect from July 10-12th. Real Estate Connect is where real deals are made, new partnerships are formed, new technologies are introduced, start-ups are launched and hard issues are debated openly. Connect SF will position you to take advantage of tomorrow. This year, APR’s own VP of Relocation and Business Development Michi Olson will be speaking.
Unsure whether to attend? Check out our post from last year highlighting some of the take-aways and tools.
Even better – this year we’ve partnered with Inman News to make it easier for you to attend both events – at a reduced price. You can save $300 if you REGISTER NOW. This special deal for local agents will give you tickets to both events for the exclusive price of $649.
Register NOW – and secure your spot in this incredible 4-day event.

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Welcome to the Alain Pinel Realtors Insight Blog!

September 4, 2012

Welcome! Today we are proud to announce our new APR Insight Blog – an agent and industry blog that will be an invaluable resource.

We have transferred some old content from our previous blog – but our best is still to come. The new blog will covers a much wider variety of content. Check back often or subscribe via RSS or email to get the latest!