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Foreclosure Myths Revealed - 06/30/11 01:47 PM
Assistance is often available to help homeowners in default on their mortgages keep their home, however many fail to take advantage of what is available because of misinformation. Too often when a troubled homeowner finally does contact their lender it is too late. Some homeowners believe, incorrectly, that contacting their lender early in the process will draw attention to their situation and result in a quicker foreclosure. In reality, contacting the lender or servicer is an important first step, and the sooner, the better. Contacting the lender provides the homeowner with an opportunity to explain their situation and the steps necessary (0 comments)
"I'm doing work for one of your neighbors..." - 06/17/11 11:54 AM
A gentleman showed up on my home doorstep the other night offering me a discount if I signed up right then for his quarterly pest control service. He was "doing work for a neighbor" and offered me a discount for not having to "travel back and forth to the office." Any time someone shows up like that and is wanting to sell me something, I'm always a bit skeptical whether the sales pitch is legit or not. Am I being scammed, or no? A recent article on the CNN Money web site points out that home remodeling is a big business (0 comments)
"Do you think we should redo the bathrooms?" - 06/13/11 11:43 AM
A good article recently appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle with tips on preparing a home for sale. I may keep a copy with me for when I talk with sellers. It's a guarantee that they will ask what they can do to get a better price for the property. Should we remodel the kitchen? What about the bathrooms? Do you think we should put in new windows? I like this article because it doesn't go immediately to major projects such as kitchen or bath remodels. As the article states, "New buyers will be more inclined to spend money to renovate (2 comments)
How's The Market? - 06/09/11 07:05 PM
The June 2011 edition of my Santa Clara County Real Estate Market Trends Report covering San Jose and surrounding communities is now available. This report covers the state of the real estate market thru May 2011, and is a wealth of practical and statistical information about the current state of the real estate market in Santa Clara county. Key headlines from this month's report: In Santa Clara County, notices of default and notices of sales have been declining for the past year. Median price for homes was up 3.4% from April, but down 4.5% year-over-year. Home sales off 19% from last (0 comments)
The Investors Are Coming! The Investors Are Coming! - 06/06/11 02:42 PM
The results of a recent survey published by Move, Inc. indicate that real estate investors are expected to be more active in their local markets by a three-to-one margin compared with typical home buyers over the next 24 months. Almost two-thirds (62%) of investors said they're paying more attention to home values in their local markets. Nearly 70 percent expect it will be easier to find properties in the near future, and a majority (56.5%) said it will be not be hard to find bargains. This does not bode well for first-time homebuyers. Often times, they are looking for new condos, (0 comments)
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