The Real Estate Zone Week 12 Was Habitat For Humanity San Diego!

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The Real Estate Zone Week 12 Was Habitat For Humanity San Diego!

The Real Estate Zone Week 12 Was Habitat For Humanity San Diego!

Our week 12 show featured Anthony Ramirez our mortgage expert, Trent Chapman our short sale expert and Chris Marek with Habitat For Humanity joining us live in studio. We started with Anthony to give us an update on what happened earlier in the week and how it affects our listeners interest rates. Also, we discussed first time homebuyer programs around the county that offer down payment assistance on the purchase of a home! I mentioned that Robyn on Anthony's team had provided me with a flyer that showed that a buyer that qualifies for the Escondido HELP program can buy 2168 Mountain View Drive, Escondido, CA 92027 with ZERO down payment! This is a home that has been totally remodeled and is move in ready and it can be purchased with no down payment! For more information you can visit!

Trent shared with us that there have been changes in the short sale part of our business, mainly that banks are now giving money to sellers to incentivize them to short sale their home. Bank of America and several other lenders are giving this incentive to sellers to convince them to close their short sale. Chase is offering $20,000, $30,000 and sometimes as much as $40,000 to sellers to short sale theior homes! Good for Chase!

Chris Marek, Chief Officer of Development and Strategies with Habitat For Humanity joined us in studio and we talked about how awesome their "Builder's Blitz" was to be a part of! Chris pointed out to us that this was like Extreme Home Makeover on Steroids! In less than one week, two homes started out as slabs Monday morning and by two o'clock Friday afternoon Habitat was handing the keys to these brand new homes to these very deserving families! One family had been renting for nine years and their three kids have been sharing one bedroom and now they each have their own bedroom and their own home! They never imagined that they could qualify to buy a home and here they are homeowners! What a huge blessing! 

We also talked about the huge sponsors that helped out like The Home Depot Foundation who donated $445,000 earlier that week, built a fence, painted it, planted landscaping and voluteered to help build the community home! Another huge shout out to Swinerton Builders who built the other one of the two homes and did such a great job! That Swinerton home was beautiful! Also a huge shout out to Hensel Phelps Construction who jumped at the last minute to pour all five of the remaining slabs and without them, the two homes delivered could not have been built for the 'Builder's Blitz'! Thank you Hensel Phelps!!!

A huge thank you to Anthony Ramirez, our mortgage expert with Prospect Mortgage 858-550-2580, Trent Chapman, our short sale expert with Keller Williams Realty North County and Chris Marek with Habitat for Humanty San Diego for joining us for the shoThe Real Estate Zone!w!

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Ted J. Macy
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Habitat is so awesome and changes so many peoples lives, not just the recipients, but the contributors also.  Congrats.

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