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Santa Rosa, California Home Sellers--Can you qualify for a Short-Sale? - 12/29/09 05:56 PM
Santa Rosa, California Home Sellers--Can you qualify for a Short-Sale? The big 3 questions asked up and down the Hwy 101 Corridor! Home Value leading the pack! The qualifications for a short sale include: Financial Hardship - There is a situation causing you to have trouble affording your mortgage. This could be all manner of issues; losing your job, one of the household bread winners losing a job, your Sonoma County company decides to relocate to Texas and you need to follow them there, you have huge medical bills for a family member, perhaps you need to now care for (0 comments)
9 Ways to Avoid Foreclosure-Sonoma County Homeowners take Note! - 12/29/09 03:40 PM
FORECLOSURE There are alternatives for Sonoma County, California Homeowners looking down the double barrel of Foreclosure! Here's what It Really Means & How to Avoid It (always, I mean ALWAYS, consult with a Tax Attorney,Real Estate Attorney and/or CPA to determine various liabilities as to loan recourse,tax liabilities and debt relief!) 9 Ways to Avoid Foreclosure: REINSTATEMENT: Bring your loan current-Remember in the greatest state of California your re-instatement runs with the default process. You bring your payments BACK to current and the issue is solved. However, the bigger question-why did you get behind in the first place? You may wish (0 comments)
Why Point of Sale Legislation DOES NOT WORK! Why Energy Retrofit ONE SALE AT A TIME IS DUMB! - 12/27/09 02:16 PM
Here in Sonoma County, California we have City Councils who believe the BEST way to implement policy on upgrading Housing Standards or retrofitting for Energy efficiency is through a method known as "point of sale". This means, when a House is sold, any retrofitting to current permit codes and/or inspection for energy eefficiencies(be it faulty fireplaces or weak insulation!) or inspection to make sure a property is habitable--happens at the time of the close of escrow or at the "point of the sale". My main argument against such a policy is it just does NOT WORK! This rather onerous policy is NOT (0 comments)
Condo Blues, No HOA Dues,Hoa Cert makes My lender Bizurk! Live Work? Might as well finance a YURT!! - 12/26/09 01:45 PM
Santa Rosa, California condo blues are driving me nutz! We have Bank Owned REO's (Real Estate owned), post foreclosure, CONDOS. However here's the great connumdrum! Can't get an HOA (Home Owners Association) Cert (Certification) for any number of reasons! The HOA is woefully underfunded, late HOA dues, owners have gone, tenants in place throw our ratios out of whack PLUS a few big investors have come in and purchase 10,20,30 of the units hence breaking the "one entity can't own more than______many condos"!! (fill in the blanks for your state! It's like getting one of my Sonoma County lenders to (0 comments)
Tips for Sonoma County, California Home Buyers! Choose your Realtor Wisely! 30+ years Experience is a Great Starting Point in the Selection process! - 12/25/09 09:06 PM
Santa Rosa, California Home Buyers-- TIPS FOR YOU! Buying a home in the Hwy 101 corridor? Petaluma, Cotati, Rohnert Park,Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Healdsburg communiies? Your Buyer's Agent brings much to the table. Here's some tips on what I offer! Did you know that I am able to show you any home, lot, multi-family property that is available regardless of who the listing broker is? I am more than happy to accompany you to any open house, new construction or available listing of your choice at a time of your choice and must do so to be your personal representative throughout the (1 comments)
7% Money for Sonoma County Home Improvment? 0 Down financing?! Only pay Twice Per Year? - 12/25/09 08:45 PM
Those living in the Sonoma County, California Marketplace now have a super tool available which will allow, with qualifications, many energy efficiency updates, retrofits, new alternative energy upgrades to your Sonoma County Home. Below find some talking points. The first BIGGIE to me, being a Realtor interested in fair and equal distribution of the burden of energy efficiency to the general population and all citizenry, is the Ordinance is Not a Point of Sales Legislative Act and/or City Ordinance!! Point of sale is grossly unfair to the homeowner, buyers when a program's implementation is ONLY through Point of Sale contact. (0 comments)
Sonoma County,California November Sales Data! Ho,Ho,Ho-HUM!!! - 12/24/09 10:14 AM
Tis the season of lackluster sales data. All this wringing of hands about sales being down--STOP! It's the season for sales to stop!! What? You extend the First Timer tax credit and give a nod to the move-up market and you think they'll beat the doors down? This is the time for many to be hunkering down, cold, snow, kids in school, housing market is NOT going anywhere! So what's the rush? Sure interest rates could jump up a notch to 5.5 or 6% but that ain't a deal breaker. Underwriting guidelines are going to get tougher, appraisers too! We are (2 comments)
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