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Want to Buy a Home but past “Short-Sale” or Foreclosure is keeping you out? Help is HERE!

Join Allison and I was we interview Jon Maddux of www.AfterForeclosure.com and their unique web site dedicated to helping the “Boomerang” buyer, or the buyer who recently went through a “Short-Sale” or “foreclosure” own a home again.

Had a recent Foreclosure or “Short-Sale”? You just MIGHT be able to buy again!

The folks […]

Sonoma County, Ca FORECLOSURE REPORT–January 2013 Cancellations leading the pack, REO market going, going, gone?

Here in Sonoma County, California, “The Wine Country with the Coast”, the last report from Foreclosureradar.com (January ’13), shows the impact of the “Homeowner’s Bill of Rights” and the huge national settlement set by the 49 attorneys general–

 

Cancellations–where the bank stalls the foreclosure process are NOW leading the pack over the  bank “Foreclosing” […]

January 1st, 2013–Homeowner’s Bill of Rights goes into effect!!

Come this January 1st a whole new era in the foreclosure/distressed Market Place will come alive–the “Homeowner’s Bill of Rights”, most every state will have one, goes into effect. Some of the more dramatic highlights:

Tenants with valid leases written PRIOR to the foreclosure can have them REMAIN in effect. Tenant leases a home for […]

Holiday Halt for Foreclosures, BUT, Is your loan owned by Fannie or Freddie?

In Sonoma County, Ca., most “bubble” loans (loans originated 2004-2007) were not sold to Fannie or Freddie. However, double check with the sites below to see if your loan is owned by Fannie and Freddie. If you are in foreclosure, you may have a holiday delay in the sale of your home.  The links below […]

Short-Sale Sellers and their Agents–Please! Get a grip on the transaction. Chronicles of a Frustrated Realtor Team.

 

 

Short-Sales in Sonoma County, California–WHOA IS ME!  I had a client call me yesterday with a list of three properties. I pulled up all three and everyone was a “Short-Sale”. This client is in that market “sweet-spot” of  $0-$250,000. But I’d also include ANYTHING under $300,000. There was a total of […]

Loan Modification blues! Get the low-down on Loan Modficiations and WHY a “Short-Sale” may be the Solution for You.

Here in Sonoma County,California loan mods are either Spectacular or ho-hum! The “Ho-Hum” does NOT solve YOUR problem of an assett undervalued and a loan OVER-valued. Here’s some tips and tricks on “Loan Modificaitons” which may help you make up your mind. As always, a Tax person or CPA  and attorney should ALWAYS be consulted […]

Short-Sales set new record for June Sales here in Sonoma County, California

Short-Sales for June 2012 set a record number of closed escrows with  150 here in Sonoma County,California. This is up 27% over LAST year at this time!  Days on the market are also shortening as Bank’s react to new legislation to assist distressed homeowners in disposing of their houses without foreclosure. The total distressed market here […]

Short Sales UP OVER last Year but STILL NOT Dramatic Numbers!

Here in the “Wine Country” of Sonoma County, California–our short-sales are UP but NOT that dramatically. The recent collective settlement of the Attorney Generals of the United States, promising some 250,000 MORE short-sales has YET to hit home. The HUGE $28 Billion settlement may see bigger numbers coming about in the next quarter. So this […]

Sonoma County, California buyers–Avoiding 5 pitfalls of a Short-Sale

Top 5 Ways to Avoid a BAD Short-Sale!

Marketing of the Property is Inept!—one photo taken from across the street at twilight is NOT marketing and shows an inherent absence of a “Standard of care” to the Seller. This can mean a couple of things—the seller REALLY DOES NOT want to sell and is […]

Foreclosure Process for California, Sonoma County distressed property owners–KNOW THE RULES!

Foreclosure process in California with Milestones

Sonoma County, California, Alli and I have heartbreaking stories with many home owners in “property distress” who DO NOT know the rules or “milestones” associated with the foreclosure process.

First and foremost is ALWAYS open your mail. I know this is daunting when bills are piling up but […]