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Do you know that when you purchase a property in Tracy, CA using the listing agent you may be leaving yourself exposed to NO representation? That's right, every BANK, REO contract that I've seen clearly state, that is the listing agent represents both buyer and seller, the lising agent is ONLY representing the seller and the seller's best interests. Hmmm. Is that what you want? Or would you prefer an agent who looks out for your best interests? I know, I know, you want the house and the only way you will get your (2 comments)
When the FEDS come Knocking YOU ARE PROBABLY IN TROUBLE! BIG TROUBLE. - 09/28/11 12:38 AM
When the FEDS come knocking to seize your business and details are sealed by court order, you are PROBABLY IN TROUBLE. BIG TROUBLE. FBI Raides Downtown Modesto Real Estate Office. Modesto is 30 miles from Tracy. This is CLOSE to home. I know that any offer submitted had to be preapproved (and then funded by the inhouse, family run, lender.) Why were the FEDS were there? Speculation is just that -- speculation. However, the FBI has been systematically arresting people in San Joaquin, Alameda, Stansislaus Counties for collusion at the court house steps. Guess what THIS Is a (9 comments)
This is exactly why Tracy CA has multiple offers on newly on the market listings. This is why Tracy CA has over asking offers on newly listed properties. This is why 99% of the homes on for sale in Tracy, CA sell for over asking within 10 days of being put on the market. When you have a market with MORE solds per month than new listings, you supply gets depleted. Economics 101 - Supply goes UP prices go down; Supply goes DOWN and Prices go UP. More SOLDS than New Listings means supply is going DOWN. We currently (8 comments)
Changes in Downtown Tracy, is it worth $3.5 million? - 09/26/11 01:43 AM
Changes in Downtown Tracy, is it worth $3.5 million? The City of Tracy is boung and determined to create a downtown to create a "Heart of Tracy" where people will congregate, meander and spend money. It's been weeks and the construction is just getting started. What you see used to be a parking lot for 2 restaraunts, 2 small boutiques, 1 county mental health facility, a hair salon, some offices and some apartments. These business may benefit from the changes. they may not. Parking will no longer be right outside their door of these businesses. Customers will have to walk half (4 comments)
Silent Sundays - - 09/25/11 03:14 PM
Sunset at a the BEACH is there anything more beautiful
Sunset at a the BEACH is there anything more beautifu One of the awesome things about living in Tracy, CA is that the beach is only 60 miles away. The mountains in the background are across San Francisco Bay. I Love the beach and I love sunsets. (3 comments)
She Came, She Went, She Rocked the House - Tracy CA - 09/24/11 09:44 PM
Kellie Picker Came, Kellie Pickler Went and Kellie Pickler Rocked the House in Tracy, CA at the Grand Theater. The Opening Band is a new band out of Sacramento called Attwater. They were fabulous. A duo, Erika and Jonathan are amazing together. Erika has great vocals and Jonathan plays the guitar like a dream. Personally, Jonathan should sing more, he's got an amazing voice. The duo has great harmony. "Never Gonna Happen" is thier newly released single. You can check it out on the Attwater Website.
Kellie Pickler came out and sang for about 90 minutes. She sang some (1 comments)
Guess Who's Come to Tracy, CA - 09/23/11 08:48 PM
Who has Come to Tracy, CA? Tracy is a "little town" by California standards, with only 80,000 people. We are isolated commutiy surrounded by freeways and farms. So our "little town" does not run into other towns thus enhancing the small town feel.A few years ago Kathy Griffin came to Tracy and the Grand Theater, because her assistant graduated from Tracy High.Tonight, Kellie Pickler of American Idol fame is performing at the Grand Theater to kick off this season.I was driving downtown and drove past her buses. What a life, town to town, living on a bus. I'm guessing she sleeps (2 comments)
Active properties in Tracy, CA are typically REO - bank owned propeties or investor flips. Very few home owners have equity and are able or willing to sell their homes at this time. As you can see Tracy has fewer active propeties that short sales or short sale contingents. If you want to know what short sale contingent means you can read all about it here. Pending is just that, the seller's have accepted an offer, sometimes short sales are marked pending while sellers wait for an answer from the bank. If you'd like more (2 comments)
I've driven through Tracy more times that I can tell you, and I always happen along this "driver". Fortunately he is usually parked outside the local Starbucks. I wonder who is co-pilot is. You can't tell but this is a teeny tiny car with a great big HUGE dog insde. (10 comments)
My FIRST Time - ACE TRain - Tracy to San Jose - 09/21/11 11:55 PM
Today was the first time I've ever taken the ACE train. ACE means Altamont Commuter Express and the train takes communters from Stockton to San Jose. I had to meet the train at 5:50 a.m in Tracy, CA. First let me assure it is DARK outside at that time of the day. I didn't even realize that 5:50 a.m. comes twice a day, but I learned today that it DOES. Once I boarded the train at the Tracy ACE Station, I was pleasantly surprised to find 2.5 floors, wifi, plugs for computers, some seats had tables between 4 seats, and plenty (4 comments)
This house in Tracy CA came on the market priced at $254,000 It's an investor flip, which means an investor purchased it and and is now selling it. Usually investor flips are either previous short sales or properties purchased on the court house steps. This house was purchased on the court house steps San Joaquin county. Here's the good, bad and ugly part. The previous owners NEVER had the house listed for sale. They never tried to short sale this Tracy CA property. They should have. It is always worth trying, save your credit, be able to buy again (0 comments)
REBarCamp - Monday, September 18th - San Jose - 09/19/11 12:36 AM
Another REBarCamp CAR Expo - yahoo. Monday, September 19th at the San Jose Convention Center Tuesday is PRE- used to be called Tech Tuesday by CAR. Wednesday and Thursday is the California Real Esate Convention in San Jose. I'm lucky enough to only be 60 miles from teh convention center, granted with traffic it'll take me 90 minutes each way, but it's worth it. I considered staying in a hotel near by. Everyone knows the BEST meetings are the hallway conferences. So, are you going? I'll be wearing purple. It's a branding thing. (3 comments)
One way to prove you are somewhere, is to include your toes.
This is one of many "toe shots".
This was taken by me on a lovely day in Santa Barbara, CA... I love the beach.
Do you prefer Beach, Lake, River, Mountains or Valley?
Where have all the PEOPLE GONE? - 09/18/11 01:47 AM
Where have all the people gone? I know it's after Labor Day. I know vacation is over for most people. I know it's 2:30 on a Saturday. I know the temperature is 83. I know there should be people on this beach. Where have all the people gone. Did I mention this is Hermosa Beach, in Southern CA. I can assure you that most days of the week, the beach is packed. (7 comments)
Where is there to have a party in Tracy, CA? - 09/18/11 01:21 AM
Where is there to host a party in Tracy, CA? Whether that party is a baby shower, birthday party, or even a wedding where in Tracy has a facility to do this? I'm frequently asked this question and last night I found another great place to host a party. I have no idea what the cost was but the venue was fabulous. Windmill Ridge Winery, 8350 Linne Road, Tracy CA was this unexpected party place. Windmill Ridge Winery is located between McArthur and Chrisman Roads on the south side of Tracy, CA. A friend turned the dreaded 50, and what was (3 comments)
Monday, September 19th, National Talk Like A Pirate Day - 09/17/11 02:13 AM
National Talk Like a Pirate Day sing along is here. Monday September 19th is National Talk Like a Pirate Day - The official website. Who knew there was a day, that was National where you spend the day saying, RRRRRRRRR and talking like a Pirate? In Tracy, CA there will be a celebration at Applebees. So if ye be a thinkin' that you should attend le affair, put on ye best pirate and join the fun. If ye be attendin' and a parrrrtying like a pirrrrate, be surrrre to post ye picturrrress on the National Pirate Day site. (6 comments)
The Tenant created this map of the enterior, how fabulous is this tenant?
Finally some photos of the property itself. 2146 Garden Circle, Manteca, CA
Want a private showing? Call today. If this isn't your Castle, you can search from properties for FREE at www.SusanGoulding.com (1 comments)
Wachovia Short Sale Happened TOO FAST for my Sellers - 09/16/11 02:17 AM
Wachovia Short Sale Happened TOO FAST for my Sellers If you are familar with short sales then you know that a WACHOVIA short sale is MECCA. If you didn't know that Wachovia Short Sales are approved FAST, have you been living under a rock? Wachovia has it together and approvals are rapid. My Brentwood seller has a plan to move to Arizona November 1. I talked to them in June regarding doing a short sale for their family home. I knew that listing the house in June would never work for thier time line. August 1st we listed their (5 comments)
AT&T Park Only 60 miles from Tracy, CA - 09/15/11 01:26 AM
AT&T Park Only 60 miles from Tracy, CA Today I got to spend the day at AT&T, the San Francisco Giants won which made the day fabulous. I've been to numerous ball parks, and At&T park is by far the most gorgeous of them all. The field is situated that it looks out over San Francisco Bay. If a player gets really LUCKY and hits the ball really far to Right field, he might be able to get a SPLASH hit, which is a Home Run that ends up in San Francisco Bay. Today we watched Carlos Beltran (4 comments)
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1 Bed and Bath Downstairs. If you'd like more information on homes in Tracy, CA Please call or you can go to www.SusanGoulding.com Search the MLS for Tracy Homes & properties for sale. (3 comments)
Do you think the handwritten delivered letter is a thing of the past? - 09/13/11 12:57 AM
Are handwritten notes a thing of the past? Do people open handwritten mail more than email? Does it make them feel "more special" that someone took the time to WRITE a note, address it and mail it? I know it does me. Via Al and Cal Realty Group Al Mussi Carol Ann Palmieri (RE/MAX Executive Realty): Do you think the handwritten delivered letter is a thing of the past? I readily admit it. I am a talk radio junkie. The radio waves were buzzing early this week with talk of the United States Post Office and it's most recent troubles. Back and forth (3 comments)
There's a New Starbucks in Tracy, CA! - 09/12/11 10:33 PM
There's a New Starbucks in Tracy, CA! It opened 2 weeks ago and in the mornings has a line out the door. Unfortunately there is no drive through at this location.
Down here on the south side of Tracy, CA there has been nothing for years.
Last year Red Maple Village opened with Raley's as it's anchor store.
There is a Chase, Wells Fargo, Chillaberres, Subway, Taqueria, Queen Bee Nail Salon, Medifast, Great Clips, a dentist and NOW finally a STARBUCKS.
I'm not a coffee drinker, so I didn't think a Starbucks opening 4 blocks from (5 comments)
Over 10 blogs in one week. Know what happens when you blog more than 10 times in a single week? You don't get points for those blogs. In fact, I they don't show up in your point profile. (I hope Kerri will see those blogs when it comes time to give out bonus points at the end of September.)
Here are the limits
10 Comments a day for a MAX (9 comments)
Happy Hour in Tracy, CA - 09/11/11 02:36 PM
Happy Hour in Tracy, CA Chevy's Restaraunt has a happy hour that has been expanded. Happy Hour is not 7 days a week, from 4 - 8 in the Cantina only. They serve $3.00 Margaritas, half price appetisers and on Tuesday and Wednesday there are $1.00 tacos. It's a cheap meal for 2 adults if you eat in the bar/cantina area, and have appetisers. Frequently my bill has been less than 20, and that included 2 margaritas. Applebee's Restaraunt also has a happy hour. Applebee's in Tracy, CA is really pumping up their bar acivity. Happy Hours in the TRACY (2 comments)
High School Football Scores for 9/9/2011 in Tracy, cA - 09/11/11 02:11 AM
One location scores from all 3 Tracy, CA High School Football Teams This is the first year that John Kimball High School will play with Seniors. John Kimball High School Jaguars played Merrill West High School Wolfpack for the first of the year cross town rival. Kimball's class of 2012 has a substatial number of students that attended West High as Freshman, thus this will be a great rival game. Scores Freshman - Kimball 21 West 7 JV - Junior Varsity - Kimball 26 West 0 Varsity - West 29 Kimball 13
Tracy High School Bulldogs Played Golden Valley from Merced (0 comments)
Sunset from the Roof of Tyler's House in Hermosa Beach - 09/10/11 12:05 AM
Sometimes nature is just so beautiful you need to share. Not only am I able to spend the weekend with Tyler, but the house he rents has THIS veiw at sunset. So Pizza, Beer and a great Sunset to top off the day.
Yes that is the ocean in the background. (3 comments)
It's been awesome to have so much support of the Active Rain family while my oldest son was in Iraq.
Now it's time to share the JOY.
He's officially back at his home base in Los Angeles. His plane landed at 1:40 today, 40 minutes early and I was able to be AT THE GATE TO GREET HIM!
I'm beyond thrilled to have him safetly back on USA soil. He is delighted beyond words to a) Drive his (14 comments)
What does Active Short Sale Contingent Mean? metrolist, Tracy CA - 09/09/11 03:06 AM
What does active short sale contingent mean? Metrolist is the predominat MLS service in the Central Valley which includes Tracy and Mountain House. Metrolist several years ago decided to put a "active short sale contingent" as a status option in the Multiple Listing Service. Unfortunately this brings with it a lot more questions than problems it solved. Definition: Active Short Sale Contingent, is a short sale property that has an accepted offer by the seller. However, because it is a short sale, the sale is contingent on the bank approving the short sale. Sounds simple enough, here is where the (3 comments)
Interrupting the trends of the Tracy Housing Market. 1) Inventory is down from 421 homes for sale in December, 2010 to 304 homes for sale currently * of these 304 homes showing active for sale 196 of them are short sale contingent. 2) There are almost twice as many pendings as sold. There was a 35% increase in pending sales. This means buyers are buying houses. 3) We have about a 1.6 month supply of ACTIVE home available for buyers. How this information helps the Tracy Home Buyer purchase a home. Buy quickly, write competitive offes. This is (2 comments)
MISSING MORTGAGE PAYMENTS? - 09/08/11 02:39 AM
Friends don't let friends foreclose. Short Sales are being approved in record numbers. If you or someone you know has missed, is going to miss a mortgage payment, call today. Get answers to your questions, know the ramifications of missing even 1 payment. Via Sandy Wagner, Short Sale Specialist Tacoma, WA, and Gig Harbor, WA (RE/MAX Professionals 253.225.8322): It's Not Too Late! According to Lender Processing Services (LPS), over 6.32 million homeowner missed their mortgage payments in April 2011. Another four million have missed more than three months of payments and are now considered seriously delinquent. If you or someone you care (0 comments)
When I moved to Tracy 18 years ago I had no idea what beans were used for other than eating, or how many different varieties there were. I grew up in the Midwest, we grew green beans in the garden, green bean. Beans you ate or canned.
Tomatoes for ketchup, aspargas, melons and BEANS are grown throught out the valley. The history of Tracy is BEANS. In Tracy, (0 comments)
What does this photo of the mountains in Yosemite say to you? To me it says, "Hi Mom, I love you this much! My husband and boys went camping at Lake Tioga, just outside the gates of Yosemite on the Eastern Side when they snapped this photo, weeks before Riley, (in the photo) left for Texas for college. Yosemite is just a 3 hour drive from Tracy, CA. Hwy 120 takes you straight to Yosemite via Escalon, Oakdale, Sonora, Pine Crest, etc. (3 comments)
Feathers in YOUR HAIR? Where in Tracy, CA - 09/07/11 01:46 AM
Feathers in your hair? I'm not sure if it's because of Steven Tyler or not, but wearing feather extensions in your hair is all the rage. These are special feathers, from a rooster, because they can be washed, dryed, dyed, curled, blow dried, you name it, so once installed in your hair they can stay for weeks. It's hard to find places that will put in feathers extensions, although it's relatively easy to do. You just a little feeder tool, a micro bead, a crimper and the feathers. One of the reasons it's so hard to find anyone that has (2 comments)
Motivational Monday - Either Way - you are RIGHT. - 09/06/11 01:25 AM
Motivational Monday - Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Thomas Jefferson Whether you think you CAN or you think you CAN'T you are right.Henry Ford. What made these two men so smart? Do you agree with them? A mental attitude CAN make all the difference in what you accomplish. As the 4th quarter is upon us, what will you do to finish the year? What is it that you think you CAN do? Stop thinking about what you can't do, (6 comments)
Secret "OASIS" in Tracy, CA - 09/06/11 12:50 AM
I found a Secret "Oasis" in Tracy, CA Saturday as I was walking from the Crown Key Realty office at 1126 el Portal to the Tracy Farmer's Market on Central and 10th Street. The walk is 2 blocks and one of the buildings that I had to walk by was the Tracy Inn. I've driven by this Inn for years. I was surprised when I saw this gate....
Through the gate was this walkway.... We walked by these stairs where some residents live,
who knew these stairs were there.. not (0 comments)
MY SOLDIER is on HIS WAY HOME From IRAQ! 6 Months is a LONG TIME - 09/04/11 10:23 PM
My soldier is on his way home from Iraq. 6 months is a long time when your loved one is in harms way. Many of you read and commented on my post last March "It's my turn to cry, a personal message and glimpse into my world" The day was March 1 and I had just left my son at an airport in Baltimore as he boarded a plane for Iraq to serve his country for the next 6 months. He was promoted from 2LT to Captain while he was in Iraq. He's in the Air Force a 2007 Academy (13 comments)
FHA Limits MAY Drop this WILL EFFECT Tracy, CA Buyers - 09/03/11 06:10 PM
Unless Congress decides to extend the FHA loan limits again, the limits in Tracy & Mountain House, actually ALL of San Joaquin County is going to DROP signficantly as of October 1, 2011 If you are using an FHA loan to purchase or refinance a house with an FHA loan, then you need to be very aware of these POSSIBLE changes. Mnay First Time Home Buyers in Tracy, CA and Mountain House, will be affected by these limits. The loan most First Time Home Buyers are using is the FHA 3.5% down program. With these new limits the amount of your available (2 comments)
If you talk to different people who live here you will get different answers.
Geographically speaking it is located in San Joaquin county, it is 48 feet above sea level and has a population of 80,000.
Tracy, CA began as a farming and train community. In the last 20 years, Tracy fas became a bedroom community for families that wanted a larger house, more dollars per square foot and didn't mind the commute to San Francisco, Silicoln Valley and most of the Bay Area.
We help sellers short sale their homes on a regular basis. Short Sales make up 80% of our business, so we work them and we work them hard. We have relationships with most of the banks, but when the bank gets crazy there is little we can do.
We have a short sale, listing taken in October, no Notice of Default, homeowner 3 months late.
We got a buyer for the short sale within the first 3 weeks.
Helping people is what I do. How can I help you? Are you looking to buy in Northern California? What about selling, do you have questions about short sales or foreclosures? Do you need to short sale your luxury home? Confidentially CALL ME.
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