short sale: Southwest Riverside County Market Update: May 2012 - 06/27/12 02:38 AM
SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE COUNTY MARKET UPDATE:  MAY 2012 The Temecula real estate market has been a topic of heated conversation over the last 5 years as we have seen prices plummet to it cyclical low point in February 2009. As we continue to watch it climb – now reaching 27.3% above that low point, across California.
Today, Leslie Appleton Young and the California Association of Realtors (CAR) released a video market report that I found interesting enough to share the details with my readers while I try and compare some of the statewide data with my own local research of the Murrieta – … (0 comments)

short sale: As the Market Changes...So Do I - 04/02/10 07:12 AM
There is no doubt that the California Real Estate Market has seen some dramatic changes over the last few years.I started working with distressed real estate as early as 2006, when I did my first of several thousand BPO's that I now have under my belt.  At the time, I recall being laughed at by a local agent - to my face - criticizing me for my lack of judgment and too busy chasing $50 at a time opposed to earning $5K or more in a real estate commission.  I'm sure many more did the same behind my back.
In March of … (13 comments)

short sale: Fannie Mae Short Sales: Why Does the Good Always Come with the Bad? - 01/08/10 02:06 AM
Short Sales in the Hemet - San Jacinto CA Valley have never been easy - no matter what another agent may tell you.  The problem is not universal to our local market - but across the land as well.Here is a post form an accomplished Short Sale Agent in San Diego County, Melissa Zavala, that has now uncovered yet another new problem that the government is creating an effort to push short sales through the system...if you believe that.
Take a look at what Melissa shares with us all. . .

Several months ago, agents across the United States … (4 comments)

short sale: San Jacinto CA Real Estate - 2005 thru 2009: List Price vs. Sold Price - 12/27/09 04:47 PM
The San Jacinto REal Estate Market has seen a steady decline over the last 5 years.  For the most part, the List Price and Sold Price
When looking at the number of listings that have come on the market over the past 5 years you can see that we have sold an awful lot more of our inventory than we have replenished
The CURRENT ACTIVE INVENTORY in SAN JACINTO, CA consists of ONLY 228 ACTIVE Listings of which only 50 are REO Bank Owned homes for sale, per the MLS as of the time of the writing of this article.  … (0 comments)

short sale: Some of the Costs Associated with Buying and Selling a Hemet - San Jacinto, CA Home - 12/20/09 05:45 PM
It does not matter if you are looking to buy or sell real estate in the Hemet - San Jacinto CA marketplace, there are going to be costs associated with the transaction.  There are times when the seller will cover the costs for the buyer or perhaps the buyer may even be eligible for a grant, such as the one that the City of San Jacinto is currently offering for First Time Homebuyers.  I have a local expert, Hilary Wilkinson form Patrion Mortgage (Altura Credit Union) that knows more about all of the various programs and assistance available than anyone I … (0 comments)

short sale: Found An Upbeat Motivational Music Video - "Holla" - 12/20/09 12:48 AM
I was up early this morning doing some investigative Internet surfing about Short Sale resources available - maybe trying to pick up a tid bit here or there. I came across a "Guru" site that will remain nameless, because I really don't know much about him - but he does have a nice website. I subscribed to his 5 Day Mini Course, again to see what information I can gather and use for my own business. In day 1 he talks about mental attitude, success, failure and the like. At the end, he challenges the readers to find this next song … (3 comments)

short sale: HEMET - SAN JACINTO, CA SHORT SALES: Who & What is Involved - 12/08/09 07:59 AM
Short sales in the Hemet - San Jacinto Valley, CA are a complex sale of residential real estate where the net proceeds from the sale of the home are insufficient to cover the sellers mortgage obligations as well as the closing costs that may include, but not be limited to, property taxes, transfer taxes and real estate commissions.  Many homeowners in the Hemet - San Jacinto Valley, CA What really makes a real estate transaction a short sale is all of the above AND the seller is unable or unwilling to cover the difference.  Short Sales go by different names in … (2 comments)

short sale: AND WHAT IS HARDSHIP? - 12/07/09 07:38 PM
Short Sales are dominating the listing side of the MLS in the Hemet - San Jacinto Valley, CA and are starting to show up more and more in the SOLD MLS listings as well.The common denominator of all of these short sales is that the homeowner has experienced a hardship that prevents them from keeping up with the mortgage on their real estate.Many Hemet - San Jacinto homeowners may feel like times are tough - but not really have what the banks may consider to be a legitimate hardship.  So to help those in need, lets take a look at what … (61 comments)

short sale: Not All Short Sales Are Created Equal - 12/07/09 06:09 AM
Short Sales:  Keys to SuccessShort Sales have certainly changed the real estate landscape in the Hemet - San Jacinto Valley, CA over the last several months.I first started listing Short Sale listings in the MLS in the Spring of 2007, in the local Hemet - San Jacinto Valley, CA area.  At the time, short sales were few and far between as the masses were still speculating if there was a housing bubble or not.Since then, I have learned there are four key elements that further the odds of a successful Short Sale listing, in the MLS.SELECTION:  While there are many homes … (1 comments)

short sale: Top5 - The Four "R's" of Short Sales - 12/04/09 10:45 AM
The housing market in the Hemet - San Jacinto Valley, CA is at ground zero of the global real estate related crises which can be measured in both epic and historical proportions.To play the blame game should be left to the historians with their 20-20 hindsight. 
We should all be able to agree that the lack of transparency played a major role by inciting the unrealistic, uncontrollable and unsustainable real estate buying decisions of this past decade.I have recently become involved with the Top5 Organization sponsored by RIS Media.  An important part of their educational curriculum revolves around Short Sales and … (2 comments)

short sale: Short Sale Tools...where Do I Turn? - 12/03/09 10:41 AM
OK, I have now written two posts about Short Sales in the last 24 hours...because once again I am a bona fide short Sale Listing Agent.  Granted, I may be rusty, after being away from this side of the business in Hemet - San Jacinto, Ca for over 2 years now.Yesterday I got the call from a seller and decided to help them (I hope I help them).  I had a pretty good idea of what needed to be done, from my previous experience...but I have changed brokers since then and all of my marketing material that I have stored somewhere … (4 comments)

short sale: The Life of a Short Sale - Contact with HSBC - 12/03/09 09:51 AM
I decided that I would write a chronicle on the life of my new short sale listing.  In case you missed it, I described my transition BACK to short sales from Bank Owned REO's as a listing agent and team leader in my recent blog post, Humble Pie...Or OH NO, Did I really Take a Short Sale Listing???? AGGGHHHHHHHH.  Yes, it is true I went kicking and screaming...but here I am.I had a meeting with my two assistants and shared with them in detail what I expect to happen and started to figure out the game-plan of how we are going … (10 comments)

short sale: Citigroup Suggests Mortgage Debt Forgiveness - 11/29/09 04:20 PM
I was reading a blog in an investor portal where the author was suggesting that Citibank is considering a new approach to the current economic crises that has our housing market in a downward spiral.Apparently the chatter I that Citibank will consider reducing the principal owed on individual homes in an effort to stop foreclosures.  Now, the author did not come up with any significant data to back this up...but it is an interesting concept that bears repeating and exploring.My own take is that the current loan modification and short sale programs just are not working out very well.  I know … (9 comments)

The tides are changing in the local San Jacinto, CA real estate market as short sales take on a greater number of closed escrows each month, over the past 12 month period (November, 2008 thru October, 2009).Prior to June, 2009 the most Short Sales to close escrow in a month was 6, in April.  December and January saw 4 and 5, respectfully and November, February and March only saw either 2 or 3 closed short sales.  June reached the level of 8 closed short sales in a single month and after that we have been in double digits every month...with an … (4 comments)

short sale: San Jacinto CA | A Year in Review - 11/22/09 01:42 PM
Have you ever gone NUTS trying to figure out a program...well I have tonight - over 2 hours on MS Excell trying to make a simple chart.
My biggest problem is that instead of showing data every month, for some reaspon it only wants to generate quarterly points on the chart...and that is not going to cut it.I spent the afternoon compiling this data and it is important to me and San Jainto Real Estate.
so here is the spreadsheet by itself...

Lots of good data here, broken down month by month.  If you look, you'll see the number of … (0 comments)

short sale: San Jacinto, CA MARKET REPORT: SOLDS | 10/1/2009 - 10/31/2009 | VIDEO - 11/22/09 03:45 AM
Once again it is time to take a look at the Closed Sales for San Jacinto, CA.  For this report, I'll be looking at the entire month of October, 2009.  My objective is to not only provide the typical numbers that can be found almost anywhere, but to once again break them down into the very critical subcategories of Sale Type and then again by Type of Financing.  In other words I'll be looking at REO Sales independently of Short Sales and FHA Loans differently than Cash Sales.In addition to the Bedroom count, Bathroom count and the Living Space Square Footage … (0 comments)

short sale: The Real Estate Market Continues to Change: Agents Need to Change, Too! - 11/02/09 03:07 AM
Much of my real estate success has come from my ability (or luck) to stay a step or two ahead of the changes in the marketplace.  Often I have been ridiculed for my forward thinking actions, like when I started doing BPO's in 2006; or after I listed my first Short Sale in April, 2007 I was humiliated at an office meeting; and my favorite was at the Christmas Party that my then broker hosted and left him making a drunken fool out of himself as he tore into the stupidity of listing REOs. I guess I'm qualified to be classified … (10 comments)

short sale: SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? - 10/27/09 11:12 AM
The song by CLASH, with the same name as this article, may have been a hit back in 1981, when they asked the question that seems to be the question of today, "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"Today, however, the question takes on a more serious tone than the confused singer in his tumultuous love affair begging for confirmation as the chorus ends with the line...         If I go there will be trouble            An if I stay it will be double            So come on and let me know(LISTEN HERE)The tone of the question today, of course, if focused on the housing … (6 comments)

short sale: market report: San Jacinto, CA | 7/21/2009 - 8/20/2009 | CONVENTIONAL Sales and The Market - 10/19/09 12:07 PM
market report:  San Jacinto CA  |  7/21/2009 - 8/20/2009  |  CONVENTIONAL Sales and The Market
During the period between July 21st, 2009 and August 20th, 2009 there were 126 Single Family Residential Homes that closed escrow.  My previous report in this series, market report UPDATE - San Jacinto CA Real Estate Data detailed the specifics of the market in overall terms.  This segment of the San Jacinto Real Estate Market Report will look exclusively at the 21 of the 126 homes that closed escrow that were bought with CONVENTIONAL FINANCING- representing 16.67% of the entire market.This information is to be considered … (2 comments)

short sale: market report: San Jacinto CA | 7/21/2009 – 8/20/2009 | Cash Sales and The Market - 10/17/09 05:15 PM
market report:  San Jacinto CA  |  7/21/2009 - 8/20/2009  |  Cash Sales and The Market
During the period between July 21st, 2009 and August 20th, 2009 there were 126 Single Family Residential Homes that closed escrow.  My previous report in this series, market report UPDATE - San Jacinto CA Real Estate Data detailed the specifics of the market in overall terms.  This segment of the San Jacinto Real Estate Market Report will look exclusively at the 40 of the 126 homes that closed escrow that were bought with CASH - representing  30.95% of the entire market.This information is to be considered … (3 comments)

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