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Short Sale Process and Time-line - 07/30/10 01:13 PM
Short Sale Process and Time-line. A short sale can take 45-150 days, on average, to close. Every bank is different and has its own internal processes. The following is a general time-line that outlines a "simple" short sale. 1. Property is listed for sale. 2. Foreclosure dates are verified. 3. Authorization and Required Documents are obtained from the Seller. a. Short Sale negotiations cannot start without a complete file. All documents must be provided before the file will be accepted. 4. Offer is received (usually within 1-30 days. If no offer is received within that time frame, then price adjustment is (2 comments)
Moving Day Tips, Part II - 07/27/10 06:14 PM
Moving Day Tips, Part II. This is part two in a two-part series on moving tips. In the first article, I discussed moving boxes, packing early, unwanted items and hiring a cleaning service. * Trucks and more trucks! You can never have enough friends with trucks! Call your friends at least a few weeks in advance and ask for their help in moving! Let them know that any amount of time they can help (even for two hours) is greatly appreciated! If you do not have access to moving trucks, visit your local U-Haul store to rent a moving truck or (2 comments)
Back to School Already? - 07/23/10 02:16 PM
Back to School Already? Yes, in the Brentwood and Oakley School District of Contra Costa County in California, our kids will be going back to school on Monday, July 26th. I have two children, one in elementary school and the other starting middle school this year. Both attend a modified traditional school year and have never known what it is like to have three months off for summer vacation. In my school district, our children have only seven weeks of summer vacation. Granted, the kids also also receive two weeks off in October, December and March. And there are many minimum days scattered (2 comments)
Moving Day Tips! - 07/21/10 02:14 PM
Moving Day Tips! So, you've found the home of your dreams, escrow has finally closed and it's now Moving Day! You've called your friends with trucks and are ready to pack up the house! When you look around the house, the task seems insurmountable. Moving does not have to be an overwhelming task. Use the following tips to de-stress moving day: Find those boxes! If you have money available, you can purchase moving boxes at your local self-storage or retail stores. However, you may also find free boxes online by checking out www.craigslist.org or even in your local Penny Saver. Grocery (2 comments)
Streets of Brentwood, California - 07/20/10 05:33 PM
Streets of Brentwood, California. If eating, shopping and great entertainment is something you enjoy, then The Streets of Brentwood has what you need this summer!
The Streets of Brentwood not only offers shopping at over 20+ upscale stores, such as Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft, White House Black Market, but also has a great variety of restaurants to suit any palate. Choose from crisp salads, to delicious burgers, spicy Italian or try your hand at international cuisine such as Thai food! Not only can you shop and eat, but for the rest of July, you can have a picnic and listen to live (0 comments)
How to De-Clutter Your Home. You are packing up your house, getting ready for the big move. The only problem is you have so much stuff! Or maybe you just don't seem to have enough room for your clothes in the closet or your toys in the garage. It's time to de-clutter your life! Procrastination will only prolong the problem. Here are a few simple ideas on how to de-clutter your home! Bedroom Closet-If you are like me, my clothes seem to multiple like rabbits! The only problem is how many items do I actually wear? De-cluttering your (3 comments)
World Cup Soccer Fans of All Ages and Abilities - TOPSoccer Brentwood California - 07/13/10 07:49 PM
It has been an exciting month for soccer fans of all ages with the month long World Cup being played in South Africa. The tournament is only played once every four years and garners international media coverage. Fans of this tremendous sport, filled with talented athletes and flamboyant personalities span the globe. However in the far East County, we find a different level of soccer enthusiast, as players from the areas TOPSoccer league recently took to the pitch.
Some of the best advantages to living in the East Contra Costa County area are the programs available for kids and families. (0 comments)
Brentwood California Annual Corn Festival. I have lived in Brentwood for the last 12 years. Each year I look forward to the annual celebration of all that is CORN, a commodity for which Brentwood is known throughout the state! If you have never tasted Brentwood corn, don't miss the opportunity!
This year's Brentwood Cornfest has been relocated one block west of the "traditional" location due to the construction of the new civic center. The Cornfest will be held in downtown Brentwood (on First Street and the surrounding streets).
There will be 300+ arts and crafts booths, live music, (0 comments)
July 4th Independence Day Revealed! During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia.
After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which has been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams (1 comments)
Loan Modification or Short Sale - Knowing Your Options - 07/01/10 12:44 PM
Loan Modification or Short Sale - Knowing Your Options. So, you're facing foreclosure or considering a short sale...now what? Try to look at the situation without attaching your emotions. When viewing the situation from a strictly business standpoint, you can more successfully analyze your options and determine which might best suit your needs and desires and move you towards resolving your financial difficulty. One very important thing to remember: Time is of the essence, take action.
Know Your Options: 1. Refinance: Completely paying off the entire loan amount plus any default amount and fees. Usually, this is accomplished through a (0 comments)
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