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This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. As long as the very well priced Foreclosures (and Short Sales) dominate most major real estate markets new builders won’t have many takers. Here is part of an article from the New York Times. New home sales fell for the fourth-straight month in August as the bursting of the housing bubble continues to plague the U.S. economy. Sales fell by 2.3% on a monthly basis to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 295,000, the Commerce Department said Monday. It was the weakest pace in six months. Sales in July were revised upward slightly (0 comments)
Normally this would be the kind of real estate news I like reporting….home sales INCREASE by 7%.---WOW! Time to celebrate? Not so fast... Foreclosures are increasing dramatically. Many major lenders such as: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase and other are stepping up their foreclosrue filings...in some cases 200% month over month. And although the number of sales are up prices continue to fall nationwider and the overall housing market is showing clear signs of a significant slow down. So much so that leading housing economists are expecting the next few months to be ‘grim’ for home sales. One thing is clear. Investors ARE buying. Specifically (0 comments)
Stately and Spacious Colonial in Litchfield, NH - 09/23/11 10:56 AM
This stately and spacious 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Litchfield, NH home has many new updates inlcuding new tile in Master Bath, new carpeting in Master Bedroom, new tile in the fabulous gourmet kitchen. This on top of the other great features: open concept living area with large gracious rooms; a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and large informal dining area, a new Sunny 4 Season Knotty Pine Porch; formal living and dining areas with just the right amount of classic detailing to give the home an elegant ambiance; a spacious master suite; large bedrooms; a second flr laundry area. All (1 comments)
New Hampshire Homeowner Alert! A New Foreclosure Scam Is Plaguing Distressed Homeowners. - 09/22/11 09:44 AM
As the Foreclosure Crisis continues more and more New Hampshire homeowners are finding it increasingly difficult to pay their mortgage. Desperate, these homeowners are more inclined to turn to firms that promise a "quick fix"... anything to save them from foreclosure, but beware! It is probably another scam. In addtion to the "Mortgage Modification" scams that have plauged homeowners across the nation this new scheme offers to include the homeowner in a lawsuit against the homeowner's lender.... And as with all of the other scheme this one requires the homeowner to pay a fee. The catch? The lawsuit does not exist. As reported by : KARK 4 (0 comments)
New Hampshire Homeowners Making the Right Choice for a Stable Future! The US housing crisis has claimed millions of victims. Unfortunately, many New Hampshire homeowners are losing their homes to the bank because either they think that a short sale will have the same financial effect as a foreclosure or they don't know their options. The good news is that homeowners don't have to navigate this process on their own. I am available for those who need my expertise to get back on the path to stability. If you, or someone you know has questions about this information, or (0 comments)
All the news about the number of Foreclosures being down was only the calm before the storm as Bank of America announces a huge surge in Foreclosure Filings. Bank of America has sent out far more notices of default to borrowers in August than in previous months, well over 200 percent more month-to-month. This is, more than likely, to continue as pre-foreclosure property inspections are at an all time high. According to CNBC's Real Estate Reporter, Diana Olick:"Bank of America is ramping up its foreclosure processing, sending out far more notices of default to borrowers in August than in previous months, well (1 comments)
Today many homeowners are finding that...not only are their lenders receptive to a Short Sale... the Lenders are actually encouraging Short Sales---Important udate on the state of Short Sales Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 12, 2011 Major Lenders Launch Proactive Short Sale Push as CDPE Agents Prove Vital Link in Foreclosure Avoidance "Alex Charfen, co-founder and CEO of the Charfen Institute and creator of the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, announced today that several mortgage loan servicers, including Chase and EMC, are proactively connecting CDPE-designated agents to delinquent borrowers for the purposes of pursuing short sales. A short sale is (1 comments)
Despite Another Drop In Mortgage Rates Applications For New Loans Remain Flat - 09/12/11 07:11 AM
According to CNBC's Real Estate Reporter, Diana Olick, despite another drop in mortgage rates, applications for refinance loans dropped last week as a pool of qualified applicants shrinks. While, on the other hand, applications for new home loans were flat as potential home buyers remain on side lines. To view the video go to: Diana Olick's Housing Market Report What this means to many sellers is that there are more and more homes, many of which are Short Sales or Foreclosed properties, competing for a smaller pool of buyers. Other than taking their property off the market or holding fast to a unrealistic price while the market (3 comments)
Gorgeous Waterfront in Meredith, NH $839,900 - 09/10/11 01:54 PM
Gorgeous Waterfront Home on LakeWinnisquam….. The Price has been reduced on this exquisite Winnisquam Waterfront that has been impeccably maintained and masterfully finished to it's pristine condition. Elegantly capturing the rustic beauty of the area, the home features: an easy, open-concept living area, formal living room and dining room; Floor to ceiling fireplace, soaring ceilings, walls of windows for incredible lake and mountain views from every room, a delightful gourmet kitchen; a private master suite with lakeside deck and a fabulous walk-in closet, a luxurious master bath (1 comments)
Is Your Mortgage Payment Dragging You Down? - 09/10/11 10:52 AM
One in seven mortgages in this country is headed toward foreclosure. If you or someone you care about is feeling burdened by a mortgage that is unaffordable, I can help. As a real estate professional who has earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, it is my mission to help homeowners avoid the financial devastation of foreclosing on their home. In the process, I help them move forward on a positive path. If you'd like to learn more, I invite you to access my free report: Is Your Mortgage Payment Dragging You Down? Is-your-mortgage-payment-dragging-you-down.aspx As my report points out, there (1 comments)
Renewed trust for tough times Does it feel like trust is one of the major casualties of the economic meltdown of 2008 – followed by the “Great Recession,” the “Jobless Recovery” and now the threat of a “Double Dip Recession?” Weren’t we assured that home values were destined to go up and up and up? There have been lots of promises that help is on the way—and lots of warnings of scams and schemes that have only served to confuse the matter. So where’s a homeowner who’s underwater or overleveraged to turn?
Here’s the bottom line: the choices that (0 comments)
Homeowners regularly proceed without guidance of any kind through the often financially and emotionally devastating prospect of foreclosure. Speaking with a well-informed, licensed real estate professional is the best course of action for a homeowner in distress. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs have the tools to help homeowners find the best solutions for their unique situations and to avoid foreclosure through the efficient execution of a short sale. Living through financial difficulties poses a challenge for any family, so why make the process of finding a qualified real estate professional difficult (1 comments)
Home Prices were up for the third straight month. But before you start popping the champagne, this should not be seen as a major improvement in the housing market. Instead the monthly rise is attributable to the expected seasonal increase in Spring home sales which is why it is always important to compare the year over year numbers. Those numbers reflect a less positive outlook. Home prices were down nationwide year over year by 4.5% according to the most recent Case Schiller index.
The most interesting feature of this housing reports is the growing divergence in the regional markets. While (0 comments)
If you are behind on the mortgage payments on your New Hampshire property and confused by all of the terms here is the New Hampshire Foreclosure Law Summary taken from http://stopforeclosure.com Quick Facts - Judicial Foreclosure Available: Yes - Non-Judicial Foreclosure Available: Yes - Primary Security Instruments: Deed of Trust, Mortgage - Timeline: Varies by Process; Typically 60 days - Right of Redemption: None - Deficiency Judgments Allowed: Yes "In New Hampshire, lenders may foreclose on a mortgage or deed of trust in default by using either the judicial or non-judicial foreclosure processes or any of the following (0 comments)
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