Year End Race Results for Mammoth Lakes Athletes
Following the end of the season for some of our local Mammoth Lakes athletes Skicross season, John Teller was injured and missed 2 races, while the final race for the season was cancelled due to weather. John finished as U.S. Men’s National Champion and 6th in the World.
While competing in Italy, Madeline Riffel finished 29th in the World Juniors competition. She also had an 8th place finish in the Swiss Nationals. This was Madeline’s first full year of competition on the Skicross circuit. She is U.S. Women’s National Champion and 42nd in the world.
These athletes have their eye on the 2014 Winter Olympics, so I am sure they will be doing lots of dry land training and looking for an early winter to perfect their talents.
We have had an extremely busy race week in Mammoth as other ski areas haven’t had enough snow so the races were held in Mammoth. The slopes have been covered with World Cup skiers and up and coming World Cup skiers.
Bubby Riffel, Nicki Norton & Bode Miller at Mammoth Mountain this Week
Looking for a loan?
While we all know that obtaining loans is more difficult than it was several years ago, the Mammoth Lakes branch of Wells Fargo is excellent to work with. Their office will be celebrating their 20th year anniversary in October 2013. Both Randi Maier and Doug Magid have a high success rate of finishing what they have started. They will request what they need up front so that you don’t continually have to send them additional paperwork. Working with an out of town lender often has disappointing results, so don’t always look at the interest rate without looking at the costs to obtain your financing. A loan that never funds is not the best rate. Because they are so thorough up front, they have a 90%+ success rate in closing loans for their borrowers. As a borrower unless you are looking as a 1st time home buyer or a special primary home loan, expect to put 20% to 25% down. With 25% down the HOA certification is limited and it is easier to approve the condo or townhome project. Some condos in Mammoth Lakes are considered condo/hotel and financing is currently not available. Randi and Doug can be reached at 760 924-2270.
Our inventory is lower than it has been in years. As a buyer, you want to be able to have your agent present your offer with a preapproval letter.