Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Gold - DRE #00697006
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Do you believe it? My cat is a better real estate agent than your agent. You know why? Because of one simple, basic thing. She never gives up. When she wants something, she focuses on it and she gets it. Every morning she jumps on my desk when I am typing away. I ignore her. She sits in front of ...
There is no good reason to get a Bank of America short sale preapproved through HAFA anymore. You don't gain one ounce of time by getting preapproved and, in fact, it takes longer to close. I am on my last leg of those atrocities, thank goodness. I am presently working on my last few preapproved ...
Did you know there is a full pull-out section in the Sacramento News and Review that is devoted to pot advertising? Even more astonishing, I suppose, is the fact the Sacramento Bee now allows medical marijuana ads. I sort of feel like Rip Van Winkle who fell asleep in the 1960s and woke up 40 yea...
Here's something new that I haven't done before. A few days ago, I received an early morning call. I answered it, even though I was busy getting dressed. Hey, sometimes I talk on my phone while I am in the tub, what can I say? Multi-tasking can be necessary at times. But it can also get you into ...
RealtyTrac reports short sales are up 38% in California for the second quarter of 2011. As a Sacramento short sale agent, I guess I am doing my fair share at moving those preforeclosure sales. For example, yesterday I closed 4 short sales. It would have been 5 except AMS -- who is a Bank of Ameri...
Great news about a Bank of America short sale this morning. Bank of America has directed AMS to use an expired BPO and to move forward on a file. I am ecstatic. This is a Preapproved HAFA short sale. The sellers received the preapproval letter dated June 1. We submitted the offer to Equator on Ju...
The sellers are taking all of the appliances and leaving the range. I read that in the marketing comments of a Sacramento short sale listing yesterday. Wow, really makes a buyer want to buy that short sale, doesn't it? Speaks volumes about the owners and, I might be reading too much into it, but ...
You can hire the wrong short sale agent. Especially in Sacramento where lots of agents are jumping on the short sale bandwagon. If you do, Fannie Mae will send your home to foreclosure instead of granting a short sale. It's the way of Fannie Mae. But first, let me share with you that a client sai...
Did your bank take out mortgage insurance on your second mortgage? You might think it doesn't matter because your bank is paying the premium and not you, but banks are hedging their bets and it's costing you money. In fact, you probably don't even know that you have mortgage insurance on that sec...
How many times have you heard that expression? It's not personal; it's just business. That expression would not exist if people were not so self centered, imagining that the entire world revolves around them. We can all be guilty of this behavior at times because it's human nature. We are the cen...

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