Common Closing Costs (and How to Limit Them)

Buying a new home is one of the most exciting events in your life, but the enormity of it all can be daunting. You’ve got to set your price range. Then you need to research your new neighborhood. And before you move, all your belongings will have to be packed into boxes.Read More


10 Tips for New Year Financial Planning

The new year is a time of both reflections and resolutions. It’s a chance to evaluate your life and think about what you hope to accomplish in 2019. If you haven’t settled on a resolution, or you want to take on another one, there are a few smart financial moves you should think about.Read More


Paying off your mortgage early—smart or not?

Paying off your mortgage early is a hot topic in the financial world, but is it always a good idea? The truth is that even though on the surface it sounds like a smart financial decision, there are plenty of instances when it’s not a good choice to pay off your mortgage early (and there are some circumstances where it is a good choice).Read More


Ready to Sell? Don’t Fall for These Myths

If you’re getting ready to sell your home, you might be hearing some common myths from family and friends (or even strangers). I’m here to bust some of these common myths with accurate information about what you can expect when you sell your home.Read More


Self-Employed? Here’s What You Should Know About Mortgages

Around 10% of all U.S. workers are self-employed. There’s an idea floating around out there that it’s much harder to get a mortgage if you’re a business owner. That’s not true, but there are a few things to keep in mind, and you’ll need to provide some extra paperwork for us. Here are the things you need to know about getting a self-employed mortgage.Read More


Congrats to our Ventura County Fair Tickets Giveaway Winners!

We had a blast celebrating the end of summer with a Ventura County Fair Tickets Giveaway!

The fair boasted something for everyone throughout all twelve days. We hope our winners enjoyed the fair food, carnival rides, grandstand entertainment, motorsports, animal exhibits and shows.

Our tickets winners were: Pilar V., Tammy S., Michael O., Luis Q., Mary C., Laura G., Kim G., Carolyn S., Diane S., Morgan T., Chuck W., Julie K., and Manuel G.


Winners of the 2018 Ventura County Star Readers’ Choice Awards

The results of the annual Ventura County Star Readers’ Choice contest came in!

We are honored to be recognized by local residents as one of the best mortgage companies in Ventura County in 2018.

2018 East County WINNER & West County FAVORITE

“CSMC Mortgage, also known as the Customer Service Mortgage Corporation, has a team of professionals that are dedicated to providing the very best customer service experience for clients,” said Jeff Baum, President and Broker of Record.

“We pride ourselves here at CSMC on exceeding expectations, and we are at your service every step of the way,” he said.

“We are a Ventura County-based company that truly cares about the community and is involved in many projects to help the less fortunate, and gives back in many ways to support various non-profits throughout the area,” Baum said. “Throughout our entire organization, we have created a positive work environment with a family feel that keeps our team focused on helping our clients.”

CSMC Mortgage is a sponsor for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life coming up on October 20th and 21st, and is also proud to sponsor Vino for Vets and Homes on November 8.