short sales: Where Is All The Shadow Inventory? In Fact Where's All The Inventory? - 12/29/12 03:56 AM
            Where Is All The Shadow Inventory? In Fact Where's All The Inventory?  
I've been hearing the drums beating in the distant from many RE Professionals and Stakeholders and from my own experience have even seen a lack of inventory  in our neck of the woods. I've also been hearing that a good amount of our so called "Shadow Inventory" was gobbled up by some big Wall Street hedge funds.
 

 
 
If so is this the reason for the sudden lack of inventory in the mainstream? Where will our next source of inventory come … (10 comments)

short sales: Got A "Tude"?............. To The Bottom of The Pile Your File - 11/22/11 04:45 AM
Got A “TUDE”?................. To The Bottom of The PILE Your FILE!
 
Ever wondered why you May Have had A problem trying to push A deal through? Could it possibly be you?
 
Believe me I know first hand how keeping a cool head can get you what you want. As a general contractor and developer I've had to deal with counter clerks, inspectors and myriad bureaucrats for decades. These minimum wagers don't have a clue nor do they care. So if you show up with a "TUDE" to the bottom of the PILE your. FILE!
Now as a Real Estate Broker … (4 comments)

short sales: What's Up With The Big Bank/lender? Are They Any Better To Work with Than Your Good Ole Boy Mortgage Lender? - 10/21/11 02:30 PM
What's Up With The Big Bank/lender? Are They Any Better To Work with Than Your Good Ole Boy Mortgage Lender? John ArendsenBrokerEncinitas, CA   What am I missing? These "Too Big To Fail" banks may not have failed on Wall Street or DC thanks to the most rediculous bailout in history but they're sure failing miserably on Main Street.
Can anyone tell me why I shouldn't work with my ole buddy Mortgage lender down on the corner of USA and STATE STREET instead of these frustrating baffoons that have already been bailed out with 850b of our money and are now soooo … (2 comments)

short sales: Shhh! Don't Tell Anybody. Thinking About Investing In "America's Finest City"? - 10/21/11 09:17 AM
Shhh! Don't Tell Anybody. Thinking About Investing In "America's Finest City"?Aside from San Diego "AMERICA'S FINEST CITY", being one of the most geographically desirable and beautiful "ISLANDS" in the world it is one of the most socially and economically diverse places on the planet to plant roots and raise a family for generations to come. People move to San Diego. They don't move out.  San Diego is ripe with investment opportunities as there has been such a dramatic increase in demand due to the amount of foreclosure and short sale aactivity during the past several years. Add to that that San … (0 comments)

short sales: "walking on egg shells?" - 10/13/11 03:41 AM
"walking on egg shells?"
 
  Legal Advice? What's Up With That?!!!Call an attorney? Get legal advice ASAP? Don't do or say another thing until you consult with an attorney?Ya know folks..........I'm so over hearing all these "walking on egg shells" comments everytime someone asks a question with a little legalese in the mix. Truth be known? You don't always have to run to an attorney everytime you stub your toe on your neighbors threshold.Come on! Suck it up a little.Can't you just do a little research on your own before you plunk down a Grand for the privilage of talking to an attorney before he/she … (3 comments)

short sales: Sitting On The Fence? - 10/11/11 04:02 AM
Sitting On The Fence?Let there be no doubt;  It's a great time for investors with:However, for the fix and flip crowd or the faint of heart I would still hold tightly to the reins, play your cards close to the vest and keep your hard earned cash where you can feel it. At least in the San Diego market. Nothing wrong with fence sitting a bit longer. In fact I'm sitting on the fence, unless the deal is just too good to pass up. Until after I see what our next president and Congress is all about and what kind of leadership we'll be getting from … (0 comments)

short sales: Down Payment Remains Obstacle to Home Ownership - 10/10/11 10:23 AM
CIATION OF REALTORS® Home About Us Media Kit Subscribe Site Index THURSDAY September 22, 2011   NEWS & COMMENTARY SALES & MARKETING LAW & ETHICS TECHNOLOGY HOME & DESIGN FOR BROKERS   Home > News & Commentary > Daily News     |   -AA+A   Down Payment Remains Obstacle to Home Ownership A repost I hought I'd pass along.
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 More than half of renters who wish to buy a home say they are unable to because they’re not able to save enough for a down payment, according to Trulia’s Fall 2011 American Dream survey.
Lack … (0 comments)

short sales: Where Will The Jobs We Need To Grow Our Economy Come From? - 08/19/11 12:23 PM
Where Will The Jobs We Need To Grow Our Economy Come From?  
I keep hearing our politico ranting about job creation being the #1 priority to refueling our so called "recovering economy" which seems like a reasonable and logical concern and goal. The only thing I'm having a problem understanding is just where all these jobs will be coming from and who's going to get them? 
 
Many if not most Baby boomers who lost  a significant chunk of their booty in the '08 crash are not retiring and are even going back to work if they have the  necessary skill sets needed to fill these phantom … (6 comments)

short sales: Walk Away From A House That's Underwater BY $200,000? - 06/08/11 05:37 AM
Walk Away From A House That's Underwater BY $200,000?     I have answered this question so many times lately it's become my pet peeve. When I read questions like this it raises the hair on the back of my neck so get ready for my rant.  $$$$If you like, or more importantly love, your home and can afford it without any undue financial strain or trauma you should belly up to the bar and follow through with your contractual commitment. My home of 30 years is just that. My Home!!           I have raised 5 children here, have almost 12 grand kids who absolutely love Poppy & Tana's HOME!    … (16 comments)

short sales: Repost I Know. But I Had To Pass It Along. - 04/06/11 10:19 AM
 
Repost I Know. But I Had To Pass It Along. 
Revamped Foreclosure Procedures Coming Soon. The country’s top mortgage servicers have reportedly reached an agreement on changes to their foreclosure procedures. The consent agreement has not yet been made public, but The New York Times was able to get a preview of what the agreement contains from individuals who spoke on the condition of anonymity.Among the proposed changes include: 
 
Greater oversight of foreclosures. The oversight will happen from third party groups that include law firms, who mostly will be charged with doing the actual work of eviction, The New York Times reports. Improved … (0 comments)

short sales: 4 Tech Gadgets You No Longer Need - 03/24/11 08:16 AM
4 Tech Gadgets You No Longer Need 

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short sales: Repost: American Red Cross response to "Triangle of Life" by Doug Copp - 03/22/11 02:05 PM
Repost: American Red Cross response to "Triangle of Life" by Doug Copp:
I ran across this article written by the American Red Cross and in view of the, Doug Copp, repost that I posted I felt I needed to be fair and balanced. Personally, with 20+ years of disaster response demolition, clean up and reconstruction I extrapolated sound and viable information and advice from both articles. I have definitely seen many of the scenarios that Doug Copp illustrated in his expose. Bottom line? Be prepared and Think Wisely. 
Sent fromRocky Lopes, PhD Manager, Community Disaster Education American Red Cross National HeadquartersRecently it has … (1 comments)

short sales: A Re Post That Could Save Lives. Please Share - 03/18/11 01:50 PM
A Repost That Could Save Lives. Please Share
The recent earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan is a tragedy that is beyond words. While we pray that our country be spared, here is a timely tip to prepare ourselves and our loved ones in case of an earthquake. By simply looking at these photos, you can learn more than in a thousand words about how to protect yourself

Here is an illustration of the Triangle of Life
 
Left: Triangle of Life     Right: Wrong Area
See below
 
 If you are inside a vehicle, come out and sit … (4 comments)

short sales: Suzie Orman vs Warren Buffet. Who's Right Here? - 03/17/11 10:23 AM
 
Suzie Orman vs Warren Buffet. Who's Right Here? "Orman vs. Buffett: Whose Real Estate Advice to Follow?" http://www.trulia.com/blog/taranelson/2011/03/suze_owning_is_over_orman_vs_warren_buy_now_buffett_whose_real_estate_advice_should_you_follow?ecampaign=cnews201103C&eurl=www.trulia.com%2Fblog%2Ftaranelson%2F2011%2F03%2Fsuze_owning_is_over_orman_vs_warren_buy_now_buffett_whose_real_estate_advice_should_you_follow
Posted under: Home Buying in San Diego, Home Selling in San Diego, Foreclosure in San Diego  |  March 17, 2011 1:57 PM  |   Email AlertsSend to a FriendPost to FacebookPost to Twitter RSS                          I just wanted to elaborate on the above post I read today. It actually inspired fodder for this post. The truth of the matter is that it's time for America to start humbling down a bit. We had a fun run … (0 comments)

short sales: New and Important Information You Probably Don't Know About Protecting You & Your Family During An Earthquake. - 03/13/11 02:30 PM
 
New and Important Information You Probably Don't Know About Protecting You & Your Family During An Earthquake.  

Email Alerts Send to a FriendPost to FacebookPost to Twitter Rs
 
I've been doing disaster response work as a General Contractor for almost 3 decades and the following re-post caught me totally by surprise. If you live in a potential Earthquake zone which is is anywhere from British Columbia to the tip of Baja, California you really need to read the information below. It could save your life and the ones you love. Subject: Excellent info on what to do in … (0 comments)

short sales: High Tech High Touch - 03/10/11 08:17 AM
High Tech High Touch
I would like to thank Richard Weisser of Coweta Fayette Real Estate for inspiring fodder for this post: 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/2176104/is-virtual-socialization-discouraging-genuine-human-interaction-
I was impressed and and quite surprised to see just how many folks spend so much of their day on electronic devices i.e. computers, I Pads, cell phones, texting, etc. In fact my wife and partner of 37 years, who I love dearly, absolutely drives me nuts sometimes.......no wait.......all the time with her relentless passion if not outright OCD on the phone texting, emailing, audio communication (yapping), etc. Granted it's 80% biz and it contributes to a very comfortable lifestyle … (0 comments)

short sales: Any REO or Short Sale Specialiasts in the Temecula Valley area? - 02/16/11 09:20 AM
Any REO or Short Sale Specialiasts in the Temecula Valley area?
We have an aggressive and hungryall cash investment group ready to embark on the South Riverside County area. We are a turn key licensed, bonded and insured construction rehab general contrator and RE broker with accross the board financing from beginning to end (construction, take out). We will pay a buyers agent commission and/or will be happy to partner up with other brokers and/or investors looking for turn key buy/rehab/flip or buy/rehab/hold to rent/lease/lease option opportunities. Please feel free to call or email us at arendsen@cox.net anytime.
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short sales: we have a pool of investors who are looking for buy/rehab/flip and buy/hold/lease opportunities in San Diego and South Riverside County. - 02/14/11 10:25 AM
We have a pool of investors who are looking for buy/rehab/flip and buy/hold/lease opportunities in San Diego and South Riverside County. John Arendsen Contractor Encinitas, CA A moment ago - Home Buying in San Diego County - No answers We are looking for properties that will cash flow for the buyer/owner as a rental/lease. Our buyers are willing to put 25% or more down if they can obtain good properties with either existing leases in good standing with good tenants. We also have investors who are looking to buy/rehab/flip foreclosures and short sales. We can provide a turn key, one stop … (0 comments)

short sales: What do you think will be the next San Diego RE trend? - 02/11/11 08:26 AM

What do you think will be the next San Diego Real Estate trend? John ArendsenContractorEncinitas, CA Do you think it will come from distressed properties i.e. foreclosures, short sales, probates, etc. Or do you see it coming from baby boomers wanting if not needing to downsize or perhaps Xr's and Yr's trying to enter the market?  Or from foreign investors wanting to buy into our climate and lifestyle?  
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short sales: Former Home Owners Reclaim Foreclosed Property - 10/16/10 05:16 AM
 
Former Home Owners Reclaim Foreclosed Property 
I picked this up on another RE blog and wanted to re-post it. Very interesting. Could this be the tip of the iceberg?
 
One possible outcome of the foreclosure crisis could be a fight between former owners of foreclosed homes and lenders.An example of what might become a larger trend happened in California, where a couple and their nine children used a crowbar to break into their former home. Their lawyer recommended that they take this step, according to AOL’s HousingWatch.comThe former owners, Jim and Danielle Earl, say they were trying to catch … (4 comments)

 
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