klamath falls foreclosures: What is the strangest thing you have found in a house? - 08/12/09 02:34 PM
I was chatting with someone recently, and this question was asked.  What is the strangest thing you have found in a house?
My friend Brent Thomas, whose bread and butter is REOs, has much more interesting and sad tales than I do about things found in foreclosure houses. 
The strangest things I have found are usually more structural than bizarre.  The 1,500 sf house with 6 exterior doors.   The house clients still refer to as the "green house" - green exterior, green roof, green walls, green carpets, green tile, green, green, green.  The big square footage home broken into a bunch … (3 comments)

klamath falls foreclosures: I love it when sellers help themselves! - 07/13/09 11:36 AM
Sellers, thank you to those that actively help try to sell your house!
I held an Open House Sunday for a lovely home in a nice neighborhood,  The owners have moved into their new house, so there are only a few pieces of furniture, some towels and such in the home.
Since I have shown this home a few times, I am familiar enough to know it probably will need a little sprucing when I get there to be ready for the open house.
When I pulled in the driveway, I was thrilled to see a freshly mowed, weed free lawn.  … (0 comments)

klamath falls foreclosures: Stripping foreclosures and working to stop the trend. - 06/30/09 02:12 PM
Awhile ago, I was talking to another Realtor in town that works with foreclosure properties.   He was relating the vandalism and theft from these houses in foreclosure with intricate detail.   When I asked him if he has been contacting the local authorities and he said no.  The waiting, waiting, waiting to have someone who clearly just wanted to write the report and go and the lack of interest in these crimes were reasons cited for not reporting.
This topic came to mind again today because an appraiser called me.  He was asking about a property I had recently sold that he may be able to … (0 comments)

klamath falls foreclosures: Are we there yet? - 04/13/09 06:12 AM
Those interested in real estate often ask me this question:  The real estate bottom.  Are we there yet?
Buyers are watching for signs that the bottom is here so they can crawl off the fence.  Sellers want to stop dropping their price, or are finally going to put their house on the market.
All markets are checking for the bottom.  I have an email relationship with a Realtor in Vegas who, when asked about the bottom in his market, say not even close.  An acquaintence in Dallas says that her area of Texas is showing signs of improvement. 
But how are things looking … (1 comments)

klamath falls foreclosures: Taking the long way. - 03/31/09 10:01 AM
Well, it happened to me again.  I have to take the long way to get the listing from time to time.
For the awhile, I was the queen of going out on a listing appointment, telling it as I see it, only to have the sellers list with the super-producer or the dream price Realtor.  A few sellers have kept in touch with me to complain about their Realtor, or ask me questions about what their Realtor is doing, which puts me in a precarious and uncomfortable position.  I do not want to talk badly about my cohorts, and I do … (2 comments)

klamath falls foreclosures: Where Do I Find Foreclosure Listings For Free? - 03/02/09 10:11 AM
If I had a dime for every time I have been asked this question.  This is how it starts:
"I am interested in buying a foreclosure, but when I look online, all the sites want a credit card number.  Where do I find free foreclosure listings?"
I try not to sigh at this point as I gear up for my speech. 
Here is what you need to know about foreclosure sites:
<strong>Never give a foreclosure site your money because the information on these sites is not worth a dime.</strong>   
Reason #1 - Foreclosure sites gather their information from the mandatory notice … (0 comments)

klamath falls foreclosures: What buyers need to know about foreclosures! - 02/02/09 09:03 AM
There is so much information and misinformation available regarding pre-foreclosures, short sales, foreclosures and REO properties (lender owned). Here is what applies from my experience as a Realtor, not an attorney, in Klamath Falls, Oregon to the topic.
Foreclosure sites and toll-free numbers to obtain "foreclosure listings" are a waste of time, and this is why. Foreclosure sites gather the information from the mandatory postings and court filings. These are rarely updated and are notoriously inaccurate, as these sites want to show lots of possibilities to intrique you enough to pay money to subscribe. There is not one thing these websites … (0 comments)

 
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