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Phew! After four years of declining home sales, the numbers appear to be finally turning back upward, with closed sales and pending contracts at above-normal increases. In particular, first-time buyers helped buoy the market by taking advantage of low prices and interest rates, as well as the $8,000 tax credit offered by the federal government. At least for now, home prices remain attractively low, and mortgage payments as they relate to income are very comfortable. All the information seems to point to the fact that home prices have actually overcorrected downward. What does that mean? It indicates that many (0 comments)
Larry Weichman is President and Broker of Costa Mesa-based real estate powerhouse Weichman Realtors. Larry and his highly-trained team of professionals have proudly served Costa Mesa since 1976. For questions about an upcoming sale or purchase, call him directly at 714-241-4532 or email your questions to Larry@TeamWeichman.com. Be sure to visit www.TeamWeichman.com for the latest news and information on the Orange County real estate market.
We go the extra mile for our sellers! That is why we have taken a greater market share here in Costa Mesa over the last few years. From our Home For Sale Signs to our quality property videos. See below for our most recent property video. Quality control and attention to detail is what sets TeamWeichman.com apart from our competition! http://larryweichman.posterous.com/just-listed-in-costa-mesa-huge-single-story-f Larry Weichman is President and Broker of Costa Mesa-based real estate powerhouse Weichman Realtors. Larry and his highly-trained team of professionals have proudly served Costa Mesa since 1976. For questions about an upcoming sale or purchase, call him directly (1 comments)
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Via Matt Stigliano (RE/MAX Access - San Antonio Real Estate Rockstar): Meet Frank and his agent, Sally. In trying to come up with a simple breakdown of the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit, I thought that video would be the answer. Since I've done a few for the previous tax credit, I wanted to find a new way to use video to explain it all. Enter Frank and Sally. In this video, Frank's agent Sally, helps (0 comments)
Homeowners win big with extension and expansion of federal tax credit The U.S. House of Representatives voted 403 to 12 to extend and expand the home buyer tax credit. The bill passed the U.S. Senate Nov. 5,2009 and now will go to President Obama for his signature, where it is expected to be signed this week. The tax credit will be extended through April 30, 2010, with a 60-day extension if a binding contract is in place prior to the deadline. First-time home buyers will continue to receive a tax credit of up to $8,000, while existing homeowners will receive a credit of up to (0 comments)
With millions of dogs and cats as members of American families, there's a good chance that you've got pets sharing the home you're trying to sell. Since not everyone enjoys the company of animals, there are some measures you should consider taking before prospective buyers come over for a showing. Pet odors are the biggest problem sellers face, but they can be easily minimized with thorough cleaning and vacuuming, and vigilant duty with the litter boxes. Black lights are available that help you to pinpoint the origin of any mysterious smells. It also makes a good impression if you pick (0 comments)
Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in August suggests that economic activity has picked up following its severe downturn. Conditions in financial markets have improved further, and activity in the housing sector has increased. Household spending seems to be stabilizing, but remains constrained by ongoing job losses, sluggish income growth, lower housing wealth, and tight credit. Businesses are still cutting back on fixed investment and staffing, though at a slower pace; they continue to make progress in bringing inventory stocks into better alignment with sales. Although economic activity is likely to remain weak for a time, the (1 comments)
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Larry has over 15 years of experience in Bank Repos and Short Sales and non foreclosed real estate, my clients include General Electric Mortgage, Home Savings, Associates Finance, Transamerica. Current clients include Bank of America, Ocwen Financial Corporation, Countrywide and Keystone Asset Management to name a few. Larry is President of Weichman Associates located in Costa Mesa California. He has sold real estate since 1976 and is a 3rd generation Real Estate Broker. (0 comments)
You don't need a crystal ball to try to predict the future of the real estate market. Every time there is a downturn, an upward trend always follows. The best course of action is to look at the causes, and make decisions based on unbiased facts and incontestable history. As the choice of loan options grew these last few years, consumers could buy a home more easily. Wall Street took notice of all the hot action in real estate, and investment firms were able to shift the ownership of mortgages to their managers and clients. Then about three years ago, (1 comments)
If you're selling in anything other than a hot market, you might find "staging" your home can help generate more interest and offers. You needn't spend thousands of dollars on improvements or professional consultants, however. There are several things you can take into your own hands to improve your home's appeal. Begin by removing scatter rugs and knickknacks, which can clutter a room. In the kitchen, remove all appliances from the counters except the coffee maker and microwave. Set your dining table in a welcoming fashion, with plates, flatware and napkins. You might be tempted to throw everything into the (0 comments)
Starting July 30, 2009, if the APR on an initial Good Faith Estimate is no longer accurate (within a 0.125% range) at close of escrow, a lender must generally provide a residential borrower with a new disclosure and a three-day right to rescind before consummating the loan. REALTORS® are forewarned that, because of this new three-day waiting period, a lender's failure to timely provide corrected disclosures has the potential of delaying funding of the loan and close of escrow. This new requirement is part of the Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act (MDIA) implementing new loan procedures to protect borrowers and foster (0 comments)
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