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Archives of real estate blog entries for January 1, 2010 (Page 3)
Delay Foreclosure By Asking Produce The Note - 06:40 AM
Delay Foreclosure in Ann Arbor Do you know someone who is facing foreclosure? Produce the Note may give the foreclosure home owners a delay in the bank's proceedings as described in this vdeo. Maybe this will help an Ann Arbor home owner this year. Video Link. If you are looking at your options, you can call Washtneaw County Treasurer's office or call an agent who will give your your options - preferably one who is a certified distressed property expert. If you are looking to buy some Ann Arbor foreclosures and get some unheard of deals, let us examine what is (2 comments)
Well, 2009 has been an interesting year! Something which many have not realized that 2009 marks the end of the decade - sure we have come along way and much has changed since 1999 and the dawn of the new millenium. (Remember all that "Y2K is coming!" well, that was 10 years ago!) 2010 will likely be much better for the real estate market. Signs of an upward trend are everywhere, prices in some areas of the nation are up, locally prices (5 comments)
Thanks for all of the comments and to any who have taken the time to read or make comments. You are truly appreciated. I have met so many nice folks here. Relationships are everything. I thoroughly enjoy reading other blogs and making comments. We are fortunate for such wonderful posts about super resources and comings and goings across this great country. I love the heartfelt posts the most because this is when I get to meet you - the person who is having a conversion. To more of us being (7 comments)
Today's open house - 08:29 PM
Happy New Year to all! Unllike many on this forum, I sit open houses. It is a tool that works in Sun City AZ, since the greatest percentage of our buyers are retired and almost retired. I am not a big football fan, but love the Rose Parade, so after the parade I decided to sit my listing at 17823 N. Del Webb Blvd. for a couple of hours. It was the best open house I have had this "snowbird" season. I was the only agent holding an open anywhere near and had a productive time. A great start to the (2 comments)
An update for those with possible Chinese Drywall from Tina Merritt:
Via Tina Merritt - Virginia Beach Real Estate (Long and Foster Real Estate): HUD has issued a press release stating that they are now offering assistance to homeowners with FHA loans who have defective drywall. HUD has instructed FHA approved lenders to offer special forbearance to homeowners faced with financial hardship due to the effects of defective drywall. “We’re instructing our FHA mortgage lenders nationwide to extend temporary relief to allow these families time to remove problem damaging drywall and repair their homes,” said FHA Commissioner David Stevens. “We (1 comments)
Broker Bryant and Wendy are sponsoring a new contest with some valuable prizes available for you:
Via Bryant Tutas-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc: Hi folks. What better way to bring in the New Year than to have a contest. Wendy and I have been thinking of some ways to give back next year. As you know, both of us have a passion for Short Sales. We LOVE helping folks avoid foreclosure. So we've decided to have a contest and give away some goodies!! Let's start with the prizes first. First place prize will be the complete Short Sale Agent Training (1 comments)
Now There’s No Excuse - 09:01 AM
It’s the best news in real estate since last year’s First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit: an estimated $22 billion will pump into our economy as a result of the government not only extending the tax credit, but including current homeowners, too.The existing $8,000 maximum credit stays in place for first-time buyers. A "first-time" buyer is one who has not owned a home during the three years prior to the purchase. However, repeat buyers who have lived in their home for five of the past eight years may also qualify for up to a $6,500 tax credit on their purchase.Unlike before, (6 comments)
Selling your home in anything other than an active market can seem challenging, but what do you do when yours is only one of many homes in your neighborhood with For Sale signs? Surprisingly, there are actually some advantages to marketing your home in this situation. More buyers are drawn to neighborhoods where they can preview more homes at once. More buyers means more opportunities for your home to be seen and to attract an offer, so make your listing stand out against your competition. Price your home aggressively after reviewing the comparable sales figures provided by your real (4 comments)
More prime mortgages default in 3rd quarter - 08:46 AM
Reporting from Washington - Troubled home loans continued to mount in the nation's banks in the third quarter as even once-solid borrowers increasingly fell behind on their mortgage payments.For the first quarter ever, the number of homes in foreclosure with mortgages serviced by U.S. national banks and savings and loans topped the 1-million mark, according to figures released Monday by the Office of Thrift Supervision and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The percentage of prime borrowers whose loans were 60 or more days past due doubled from the July-to-September period a year earlier. And more than half of (0 comments)
AGENTS AND BROKERS. SOMETHING TO PUT IN YOUR MEMORY BANKS. Sooner or later, we real estate licenses run into a product that just screams out" DANGER WILL ROBINSON! Jay Markanich, a home inspector out of Bristow, VA, alerts us to a product that you might want to remember. How many remember the deteriorating roofs due to the plywood roof decks that fell apart under the roof tiles? How many remember the expensive homes rotting from the inside out from the use of artificial stucco?? How many of us watch for gray water pipes in homes?? I'll (10 comments)
HUD to Help Homeowners with Defective Drywall - 06:18 AM
Big deal!!!! The payments go on. If the homeowner has to pay for other lodging while the drywall is replace, they'll probably default. This is the biggest phony-balony "help" to date. Just another press release. Via Tina Merritt - Virginia Beach Real Estate (Long and Foster Real Estate): HUD has issued a press release stating that they are now offering assistance to homeowners with FHA loans who have defective drywall. HUD has instructed FHA approved lenders to offer special forbearance to homeowners faced with financial hardship due to the effects of defective drywall. “We’re instructing our FHA mortgage lenders nationwide to extend temporary (13 comments)
PURCELLVILLE VA NEW HOMES AT FANTASTIC PRICES - JUST TWO LOTS REMAINING, SPECIAL REBATE FOR JANUARY 2010. - 04:08 PM
PURCELLVILLE VA NEW HOMES AT FANTASTIC PRICES - JUST TWO LOTS REMAINING, SPECIAL REBATE FOR JANUARY 2010. * * * * JUST TWO LOTS REMAINING * * * * NEW HOMES ON 3 AND 4 ACRE LOTS ON A CUL-DE-SAC IN PURCELLVILLE. NEW HOMES WITH BEAUTIFUL FLOOR PLANS AT ASTOUNDINGLY LOW PRICES: Both homes are on 3 plus acre lots and both homes have side load garages. HOME SITE #1 - $468,990, 4 BEDROOMS, 3.5 BATHS - 3.6 ACRES. HOME SITE #2 - $504,990 - 4 BEDROOMS, 3.5 BATHS - 4.8 ACRES.
Want More Traffic To Your Site? Write Articles! - 12:13 AM
One of the most effective ways you'll ever discover for bringing more traffic to your website is simply by writing highly targeted, informative articles that can be freely distributed throughout the Internet. The Internet is the "Information Highway". Folks are logging onto the Internet to look for information -- plain and simple. It's your job to provide them with this information if you're going to have any success online. I just cannot stress enough the importance and the overall benefits you'll receive from being able to create some quality, informative articles (and content) on your own. First -- How To Write (7 comments)
Bellingham’s Polar Bear Plunge - 01:24 PM
If your idea of starting the New Year off is with a cold swim, come on out to this year's Lake Padden Resolution Run & Polar Bear Dip. The run will begin at 11 a.m. on New Years Day, with a run or walk around Bellingham's Lake Padden. The official dip into the chilly lake is set for noon. Hot beverages, snacks and warm showers will be available for those brave souls who make the plunge. Birch Bay will host their 27th annual Polar Bear Plunge this New Year's day. This year's theme is "Let the Games Begin" and costume and (4 comments)
Affordable Bellingham Home - 01:38 PM
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath Rooms, 1296 Sq. Ft. - $69,000 Address: 2175 Yew Street Rd. #10, Bellingham, WA 98229 MLS#: 29170205 Awesome location for this Affordable Bellingham home.
Spacious Floor Plan Vaulted Ceilings Private Yard Lots of Recent Upgrades New Water Heater New Wood Stove New Insulation Above & Below New Tie Downs New Exterior Paint New Fire Wood Shelter No Age Restrictions Cats & Small Dogs OK
What do Short Sales in Dublin CA Sell For? -December 17, 2009 Report on Investment Properties in Dublin CA - 10:41 AM
December 17, 2009 - 13 Short Sale homes for sale in 94568 or short sales in Dublin CA sold and closed during November 2009. 7 were single family homes, 6 were attached homes (condos and townhomes).* 7 detached single family homes sold from a low of $425,000 (for a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with a reported 1,475 square feet of living space) to a high of $900,000 (for a 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bath home with a reported 4,434 square feet of living space). The median sale price of short sales in Dublin CA is $555,000 for single family homes (0 comments)
Danville CA Real Estate - Condos for Sale in Danville CA – Real Estate Market Snapshot for Danville CA Condos, December 17, 2009 - 10:44 AM
It's no wonder that buyers seek out condos for sale in Danville CA or attached homes for sale in 94506 94526. The city of Danville California has it all; historic downtown with chic boutiques, awesome schools, multiple parks & recreation areas, access to the Iron Horse Trail, favorable climate and great deals on Danville CA real estate! Use this link to Search for Danville CA condos For Sale and Danville California townhomes for sale. Click here to request a list of all townhomes and condos for sale in Danville including address, photos and description. This Real Estate Market Snapshot for December (1 comments)
Our goal is to reach 3000 registered attendees to VirtualReBarcamp.com! - 10:09 PM
I signed up for the VirtualReBarcamp.com a couple of weeks ago. I've been watching the list of attendees, searching it for local entries and note many missing names. Believe me, it's in your best interests to attend! Via Real Estate Tomato (Real Estate Tomato): Our goal is to reach 3000 registered attendees to VirtualReBarcamp.com! The event is free being presented by 28 of the top minds in RE technology and social networking. Currently we have 1500+ registered attendee. To reach our goal we need your help. Fortunately, we have a ringer in our pocket: The generosity of ListingMoves.com. ListingMoves.com is going to be running (1 comments)
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