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The Shannon Jones Team announced this week they have joined a new office -- Keller Williams Realty in Los Alamitos, California. Shannon Jones has been a leading Realtor in Long Beach and surrounding communities for a dozen years. Since beginning her career, Shannon has sold hundreds of properties, helping buyers and sellers of residential and investment properties. Previously, Shannon's office was in the Keller Williams office in Long Beach, but she and several other agents have made the switch to the Los Alamitos Mega Market Center, one of the top-ranked offices in the area. She and her team were attracted to (2 comments)
There is help available for homeowners facing foreclosure - 10/21/10 10:54 PM
Several times this past week, I've talked to homeowners who have been taken advantage of by loan modification companies or attorneys who specialize in loan modification. In each case, when the homeowners explained their situation, I felt terrible that they had wasted their time. In one instance, the homeowners made far too much money and had too many assets for the bank to consider a loan modification. In another case, the homeowner had been unemployed for more than a year. When reviewing potential loan modification packages, banks want to see that there is a hardship, but also that there's an ability (3 comments)
Great East Village Loft - Just Listed! - 10/21/10 09:46 PM
JUST LISTED! Offered at $250,000 This great City Place loft at 395 E. 4th Street is walking distance to everything that downtown Long Beach and East Village have to offer! Check out this space - it's light and bright with high ceilings, wood floors and a gorgeous kitchen. The open floor plan features a spacious living room and large dining room, both open to a kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Custom paint and lighting, a private balcony, and in-unit laundry are just a few of the amenities. The bathroom has natural stone floors and a large soaking tub. This unit (0 comments)
Realtors Association Projects Home Sales Decline in 2010, Slight Increase in 2011 - 10/07/10 09:42 PM
Home sales in parts of Long Beach right now are still brisk, but in other neighborhoods, activity seems to be declining. According to the California Association of Realtors (CAR) "2011 California Housing Market Forecast," sales of existing, single-family homes are expected to decline slightly in 2010 compared with 2009, but are forecast to rise slightly in 2011. Meanwhile, the median price of homes in California is expected to increase both in 2010 and 2011 compared with the year prior. What does that mean for you? Following near record-high levels of year-over-year sales increases, home sales are expected to decline 10 percent (2 comments)
Real Estate Market Update - Long Beach, California - 10/06/10 10:14 PM
According to the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS), there were 183 single family homes that closed escrow in September, 2010. The average sales price was $398,639 and average days on market (DOM) was 69. Additionally, there are 294 houses currently in escrow as of today, October 6th, with an average list price of $362,917; and there are currently 828 houses on the market. The price range for currently listed homes ranges from $90,000 to $5,500,000, with an average list price of $524,530. See below tables for details. If you have any questions about price trends in specific areas, please feel free (0 comments)
What Buyers Need to Know About Short Sales - 10/01/10 10:48 PM
There are a couple common misconceptions about short sales that I often encounter when talking to buyers. I'd like to set those straight and give buyers a few pointers on what to consider when shopping for short sales. (A short sale by the way, is simply a sale where the seller is short on equity and thus must get permission from the lienholder(s) to take a loss on the property. It's not as simple as it sounds, but we'll get to that later.) The first misconception I encounter is that short sales are always great deals. I hear from some potential (4 comments)
Are you sitting on the fence deciding whether you should buy? - 10/01/10 10:21 PM
In the past couple months, I've talked to lots of potential home buyers who are sitting on the fence. Now that the tax credits are behind us, they're wondering if they really should buy or if they should just wait. Whether to buy a home now or wait is a very personal decision and the same answer won't hold true for everyone. I've talked to plenty of people who are probably better off remaining renters for various reasons. But for many of those wondering what to do, buying now is a great option. For starters, prices are very reasonable in many (1 comments)
Marathon Loan Modification Event This Weekend! - 10/01/10 10:10 PM
Thousands of people lined up today for a massive loan modification event at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event continues through Monday so there's still time to go with your bank statements, mortgage statements and tax returns in hand. Trying to secure a mortgage modification can be frustrating and time-consuming, requiring hours of time on hold, but this event allows attendees to meet in person with representatives from a number of banks. See this story for more details: http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-mortgage-help-20101001,0,6997482.story If you can't make it to the event but are interested in finding out whether you might qualify for a loan modification, (1 comments)
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