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In order for lender to issue a loan to buyer to purchase a property, lender hires an appraiser to evaluate the market value of the subject property to ensure lender's interest. Only comparable market sales (comps) of local properties sold within the last six months are allowed to value your home....
Recently I have lots of buyer's inquiries on buying un-approved short sale. un-approved short sale occurs when the seller owes more money than the house is worth and the selling price of the house is subject to the lender's approval. For un-approved short sale, the listing price is not real becau...
A staged home will sell faster. Here are some showing tips to help sellers stage the house for faster selling. 1. Make It Bright It is important for buyers to see all the lovely features of your house. So, roll up the blinds and turn on all the lights to make the house bright! 2. Make It Clean an...
In a down market where most houses stay unsold, in order to get the house sold successfully, there are 3 important steps for sellers to prepare themselves and the house ready for sale. I. Treat The House As A Merchandise Psychologically, sellers need to get emotionally detached from the property ...
According to the lease agreement, tenant can not use the deposit as the last month rent. If tenant insists on not paying for the last month rent and ask the landlord to deduct the last month rent from the deposit, you will need to start the eviction process. Depending on the amount of deposit and...
Below is a chart showing the number of houses sold in Phillips Ranch from 2006 to 2009. In February 2009, 4 properties were sold and 15 properties went into escrow in Phillips Ranch. Below is a list of the 4 properties sold in Phillips Ranch in February 2009. Type Address Bank REO? Br/Ba Sq Ft Bu...
If you purchase a newly built home from March 1, 2009 to March 1, 2010 as a primary residence, you may be entitled to a new state tax credit for $10,000 or 5 percent of the purchase price, whichever is less. For example, if you purchase a $1.2 million dollar new home from Three Oaks in Walnut or ...

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