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Now you tell us you reduced the closing credit-we recorded!?! What a way to keep from paying us. - 06/27/09 04:50 PM
Talk about a weird day this past week. I am confident we will get it worked out ---- somehow. Maybe it is just us, but every time we have had a transaction with an Asset Link REO, strange things happen or just nothing happens for days. YET they want it NOW and they want it ALL. Here is the story, closed escrow this past week on a lovely home for a lovely buyer. It is an Asset Link REO which is handled thousands of miles away from us to begin with. 10 days after loan docs were signed and we kept (4 comments)
Short Sale Not A Long Sale - 06/27/09 01:03 PM
We just completed a short sale with ACS and Wells Fargo HE. Closed yesterday above asking price less than 8 weeks from the time it went into contract. "We" is an all inclusive term as the seller was the driving force behind its success. My partner and I have found that when the seller is actively engaged the chance of success is optimized. Our client had spent many months educating herself on loan modifications and short sales-- reading, talking, and attending short sale seminars for sellers. When she decided to go for it, she was not behind on any payments and was (0 comments)
FREE Movie in Benicia Friday June 26th! - 06/26/09 09:49 AM
Today's weather is predicted to be beautiful. Why not bring your blanket, low beach chairs, and picnic baskets for delightful evening watching the popular movie "Kung Fu Panda" outside in our wonderful downtown City park. The Blues Defenders, a Sonoma County music group will start the festivities by playing their brand of "gritty roadhouse style West Coast Blues" from 6:30-8PM. This event is sponsored by Benicia Parks and Community Services Department along with Benicia Performing Arts. Movie night downtown has been going on for quite some years. I can remember taking a blanket and sitting on the lawn watching movies played against the (2 comments)
VA Appraisal Condition Pitfalls-Anyone know what they are? - 06/21/09 10:48 AM
I need some help from my Active Rain Encyclopedia of Peers who know everything and have an opinion on anything. Let me say up front I absolutely know that it boils down to what the VA appraiser will say. I am looking for general information, stories, and advice, etc etc. Since it is Sunday and I know many of you are out there......I cannot wait til Monday. Can you help me?? My VA buyer desperately wants a home. They realize they may be at the bottom of the food chain when putting an offer in with all the competition on our area. (5 comments)
OUI! OUI! OUI! Excuse my French! - 06/10/09 10:26 AM
With summer starting full tilt and people deciding what can we do this summer for a "staycation", think of visiting Benicia, CA June 13th. Experience a French Theme Event along our famous promenade next to the Carquinez Straits. Sponsored by our wonderful Benicia Street Program this will start at 10AM and run til 4PM. Come browse the vendor booths filled with delicious treats, arts and crafts, jewelry....plenty to keep your interest piqued! Listen to the sounds of Paris by several local musicians. "Marche Benicia" is a new event for our lovely city. Sip wines imported from France staffed by our local Soroptimist International of (0 comments)
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