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Trulia and public access sites are tools for local real estate market data.  However, relying on that completely isn't always the best way to go.   I like Orange County Register writer Erika Chavez' articles on local business and real estate.  But her today's report about Irvine, California, loca...
Your free foreclosure prevention help is available at Orange County, California, area non-profit agencies. Troubled borrowers looking for free Foreclosure Prevention Counseling, and for information about the Obama administration's mortgage modification and refinancing programs, can contact a loca...
These should be called "SHORT LISTINGS" ...  not "Short Sales" ... and won't actually be homes for sale or "short sales" until after all lenders notify in writing for approval of seller side debt forgiveness and deal. A SHORT LISTING is where a property seller needs to sell and sale proceeds are ...
  C.A.R. reported today on August 25, 2009, that California July Home Sales Increased 12 Percent, Median Home Price Declined 19.6 Percent (click here for the report). Quick Facts: Existing, single-family home sales increased 12 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted rate of 553,910 on an annual...
Our Orange County, California, communities with homes for sale under $500k are very busy these days with homebuyers.   Irvine has 167 homes now for sale in this range  ... amazing that huge number 204 homes are now pending or in escrow.   Aliso Viejo has 77 homes now for sale at this range, with ...
REALTORs and Real Estate Professsionals will tell you that there are important guidelines to follow for successful buying of a foreclosed home or property. Look at the numbers. It's important to look at anticipated net annual operating income (rent to be received less expenses) from the property ...
   Buyer Opportunities are improving these days at the Orange County luxury home markets. 291 of the Orange County homes now on the market priced at $1 million or higher in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Clemente and Dana Point have had price reductions during the past 30 days. Orange County ho...
Loan Modifications Scams have popped up in California big time.  Our state Attorney General posts articles at its site with news on this ~ and how to Avoid Loan Modification Scams (click here).  Five Tips to Avoid Being Scammed 1.  Don't pay up-front fees. Foreclosure consultants are prohibited b...
Never use a private foreclosure prevention agent or loan modifier if they ask for advance fees to be paid.  See my articles ~ Do Your Home Loan Modification Through Non-Profit Groups & Organizations (click here) Be Skeptical About Anyone Asking for Advance Fees to be Paid For Private Loan Modific...
Here is at least part of what you need to know and do to get prepared for buying your home.    Do this at first and before you begin house hunting.  Contact a lender or experienced mortgage broker and get a letter of loan prequalfication.  Fill out lender's requested paperwork for preapproval tha...

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