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I Know You Wanna Be Lady Gaga, But This Offer Stinks - 02/27/11 05:03 PM
I Know You Wanna Be Lady Gaga, But This Offer StinksI wish I could be kinder. I’ve pointed out the offering price is most likely the market value of the home you want to buy. I’ve gone through the comparables, recently sold homes in the area, and have found the list price is a fair price for the home. Yet, you want to offer a purchase price far, far, far below. I’ve asked you three times: are you sure you want to do that?They Can CounterYour answer to me is they can counter. As if I don’t know what a counter (9 comments)
Wells Fargo Short Sale Department Gets an A+ - 02/26/11 01:00 PM
Wells Fargo Short Sale Department Gets an A+ My experience with Wells Fargo Short Sale Department has far exceeded my expectations to getting a short sale application to the right individual for review and approval. Customer service has been courteous, helpful and most importantly, competent. In the world of lenders and short sales, I give Wells Fargo an A+.On one of my recent short sale listings, we received short sale approval two weeks after all required paperwork was received! This is practically unheard of. The timeline is usually 30 days at minimum, sometimes up to 90 days for short sale approval.Wells (4 comments)
Harveston Homes for Sale in Temecula California - 02/23/11 03:08 AM
Harveston Homes for Sale in Temecula California Harveston is a desirable, master-planned community located in Temecula California, close to shopping, schools, freeway access (Interstate 15), and just minutes to beautiful Temecula wine country. Harveston offers amenities such as pool, tennis courts, walking paths, Harveston Lake, clubhouse and childcare center.This week there are only 8 homes available for sale; 8 short sales, 1 standard sale; and 1 REO, or bank-owned sale.If you want to purchase a short sale in Harveston, contact me for a free list of available homes for sale and tips on how to purchase a short sale, at no-obligation.If (7 comments)
Menifee Lakes, Menifee, California Homes For Sale - Starting at $133,000 - 02/23/11 02:38 AM
Menifee Lakes, Menifee, California Homes For Sale - Starting at $133,000This month of February there are less homes available for sale than last month, as pending sales have gone up. Spring is right around the corner, and buyers are out looking to purchase a home. Currently there are approximately 60 Active Menifee Lakes, Menifee, California homes for sale! Price ranges from $133,000 to $405,000.There are 35 short sales, 15 standard sales, and 9 REO’s, or bank-owned homes. Menifee Lakes is located near the Mt San Jacinto Community College, Menifee Campus. Nearby is a great new shopping plaza and Interstate 215 (0 comments)
Stoney Mountain Ranch, Hemet, California Homes For Sale - Under $200,000 - 02/22/11 11:18 PM
Stoney Mountain Ranch, Hemet, California Homes For Sale - Under $200,000There are currently four homes available for sale, all under $200,000 in Stoney Mountain Ranch in Hemet, California. If you are not familiar with Stoney Mountain Ranch, it is a unique community built around surrounding low hills. Many of the homes have extra large lots. The homes are all newer construction and many feature upgrades, but all have a low, property tax rate.Currently there is a great deal that just came on the market for under $200,000. This home is turnkey and has a fabulous finished backyard. Imagine closing escrow within (4 comments)
7 Seller Red Flags - When To Walk, no Run! From a Short Sale Listing - 02/22/11 12:08 PM
7 Seller Red Flags - When To Walk, no Run! From a Short Sale Listing The most discouraging part of short sales is that many of them are not completed. They do not close, but instead the property goes to foreclosure. All the time spent on taking and servicing the listing, preparing the paperwork, negotiating with the Seller’s lender, is all wasted. Because of this (who wants to work hard for free?), agents are reluctant to take short sale listings. As agents we try to qualify our buyers and sellers. Although I want to help distressed homeowners, I've learned from experience, (14 comments)
The Weekend Rainstorm Brought Snow to Mt. San Jacinto Mountain - 02/21/11 10:12 PM
The Weekend Rainstorm Brought Snow to Mt San Jacinto MountainI was out in Hemet, California this morning to take my new short sale listing at 1366 Dusty Hill Rd, Hemet, California 92545. I couldn’t believe how much snow had covered the surrounding mountains. The top of Mt San Jacinto Mountain is usually covered in snow throughout winter, but rarely does it reach below the bottom of its tooth-like rockface. The downpour we had over the weekend, along with colder temperatures, must have been enough to lower the snow level. I had to stop to take these pictures. They do not do (6 comments)
I am the giraffe. Surviving Your Serengeti - 02/19/11 10:16 AM
I am the giraffe. “Surviving Your Serengeti”In the first two chapters of “Surviving Your Serengeti”, by Stefan Swanepoel, when I read about the Wildebeest and its endurance, I couldn’t help but be reminded when I first earned my real estate license and got in the real estate business. I was told to get out and “farm” a neighborhood area. I thought “farm” meant where you grow things, but “farm” in real estate means to prospect customers and turn them into clients. Much like growing things, farming in real estate is a metaphor for growing your business.I recall my first days: my (21 comments)
The Beauty of a Short Sale in Temecula Valley, California - 02/16/11 04:14 AM
The Beauty of a Short Sale in Temecula Valley, CaliforniaThere are benefits for a homeowner to complete a short sale of their home, rather than walk away and let it go to foreclosure. As with anything, there are downsides. The disadvantages of a short sale should be weighed against what the homeowner will save in the long term.The beauty of a short sale:1. Save credit, avoid foreclosure, be able to buy a home in less than 2 years2. Get out from under mortgage payments no longer can afford3. Homeowner doesn’t pay real estate commissions, lender does4. No deficiency (23 comments)
New Law in California - No Deficiency Judgment After A Short Sale - 02/14/11 03:01 PM
New Law in California - No Deficiency Judgment After Short SaleBeginning January 1 of this year, a lender cannot pursue a deficiency judgment after a short sale for a first trust deed. This also applies to non-judicial foreclosures, meaning foreclosure through trustee sale. The new law also includes any type of loan a borrower may have. In the past, refinanced first trust deeds were liable for deficiency judgment after trustee sale, or after short sale.What used to be Senate Bill 931 in California, has now become law and is part of California Civil Code of Procedure 580e.What does this mean for (2 comments)
Temeku Hills Homes For Sale - Temecula, California - Many Under $300,000 - 02/14/11 02:25 PM
Temeku Hills Homes For Sale - Temecula, California - Many Under $300,000If you are unfamiliar with Temeku Hills community, it is located off Rancho California Road, close to Interstate 15 freeway. Tournament-style Temeku Hills golf course, clubhouse, restaurant, pool, spa, sport courts and its own park. Minutes to Temecula wine country, shopping, day spas, restaurants, and schools. There are currently 25 Temeku Hills homes for sale.Price ranges from $225,00 to $549,900 - Many are priced under $300,000Interior square feet ranges from 1726 to 3123. 10 Standard sales 13 short sales 2 REO’s, or bank-owned If you would like to purchase a (0 comments)
Happy Valentine’s Day! Harveston Homes for Sale in Temecula California - 02/14/11 07:58 AM
Harveston Homes for Sale in Temecula California Harveston is a community located in Temecula California, close to shopping, freeway access (Interstate 15) and offers amenities such as pool, tennis courts, walking paths, Harveston Lake, and childcare center.During the last 45 days there were approximately 9 closed sales in the Harveston community in Temecula, California. As of today, February 14, 2011: 13 available Harveston Homes for sale in Temecula, California Price ranges from $219,000 to $400,000 Intererior square feet ranges from 1,921 to 3,596 16 pending homes in escrow16 backup status You may be wondering, what does backup status mean? Backup (0 comments)
Paper-Less Challange - What I'm Doing to Eliminate Paper! - 02/13/11 04:25 PM
Last autumn, it became evident that I had to purchase a new computer. My trusty ol' computer of 3 years was breaking down. I researched the market and found a suitable computer to purchase within my budget. I opted for a desktop with the new Windows 7 operating system.When I received my new computer it had a different pdf program from what I was used to called, "PDF Complete." It worked fine for the first 60 days. Then I noticed that documents I scanned into my new all-in-one printer, scanner and fax machine would not upload properly to Docusign. Of course, (15 comments)
"For God's Sake, What is Wrong With This Government?!!" - 02/13/11 02:31 PM
"For God's Sake, What is Wrong With This Government?!" - A plea made by Rep Devin Nunes to California politicians and the people of California at the Department of Interior Water Forum. I was inspired to post this because of Chris Miller Nevada Land and Farm Agent and his recent post, "Water Rights, Farm Land, and Food Shortages." A note to the readers: this video is an older one, from October 2009. Does it make the issue less relevant, especially since the farms of the Central Valley, the bread basket of our nation, are dried up. Generations of farmers have gone out and (0 comments)
A Legal Revolution - Time to Fight Back!! - 02/11/11 03:55 AM
Rep Marcy Kaptur of Ohio says to the American people: "You be squatters in your own home!" She's advocating for a legal revolution, a demand that not one of her constituents leaves their home without an Attorney and a fight! Can it be our Congress representatives are finally waking up and telling the American people to wake up?! Yes, Marcy Kaptur says she's sick of the bank bailouts and now the banks have come to prey on the American homeowner. What say our Congress representatives of California?
7 Tips for Selling a Vacant Home in Temecula, California - 02/07/11 11:11 AM
7 Tips for Selling a Vacant Home in Temecula, California Many homeowners may not have the luxury of waiting out the time it takes to sell their home. A job transfer, or better employment opportunity, to another state may force a homeowner to leave their home before they've had a chance to sell. Vacant homes can be a challenge to sell because they may give buyers the impression the sellers are desperatel. Buyers may offer less than market value in hopes of getting a "great deal" because of the seller's circumstances. If priced right and marketed properly, a vacant home (1 comments)
Another Short Sale Approval in Record Time in Temecula, California! - 02/02/11 05:18 AM
Another short sale approval in record time! Short sales are a win-win solution for everyone -- the homeowner, the buyer, the lender, and the neighborhood. There are more short sales "for sale" on the market in Temecula, California than foreclosures and standard sales. The right agent can guide you through the short sale process.
View Larger Map If you are looking to purchase a home in Temecula Valley California, or want to save your credit and avoid foreclosure, contact me for free tips on loan modifications and short sales at no-obligation. (5 comments)
Harveston Homes for Sale in Temecula, California - 02/01/11 12:23 PM
Harveston Homes in for Sale in Temecula California - February 1, 2011 Currently there are 14 available Harveston homes for sale in Temecula, California.Of these: 11 are short sales, 2 bank foreclosures, and 1 standard sale.Interior square footage ranges from 1,921 to 3,596.Price ranges from $229,000 to $367,000.Harveston is a community located in Temecula California, close to shopping, freeway access (Interstate 15), Temecula wine country, restaurants, golf courses, evening and weekend entertainment, and offers amenities such as pool, tennis courts, walking paths, Harveston Lake, and childcare center.If you want to know which is the best deal going, in my opinion, and (0 comments)
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