Why pay for a service when you can do it yourself?
By Tara-Nicholle Nelson, MA, Esq., FrontDoor.com | Published: 2/24/2009
Many homeowners are receiving offers for assistance in getting their property taxes reduced, sent by services purporting to specialize in reducing people’s property taxes. It is absolutely possible to have your property value reassessed [...]
This week Mike is off wading in a river somewhere near Trinity, or floating on the lake…fishing pole in hand no doubt. A much deserved vacation!
So, while Mike’s away…Pete Phillippe and I will try to fill his shoes. We’ll keep it true to form…interesting, informative…and fun. Pete, a veteran of the show, and a long time Sonoma [...]
The $8000.00 First time home buyer tax credit is set to expire on Nov 30th, 2009. This is the date you will need to CLOSE ESCROW if you wish to claim the credit. With escrows taking at least 30 days to close…and often more, you should have an accepted offer in escrow no later than [...]
The following is an answer to a question I received regarding Buyer closing credits in an REO.
Q; How do I get the bank to pay closing costs in an REO?
A; There was a time in the last few years that an all cash “low-ball” offer could beat out higher financed offers. But, In [...]
Videos galore this week! We were busy in the studio last week. Here’s my take on the future of the Foreclosure Market Place in Sonoma County and beyond! With the upcoming re-set wave of all the “Option-Arms” and “Alt-A” loans the future looks bleak for those wishing to get back to a “normal” market! I [...]
Just video taped for YouTube this short explanation of the difference between a “Short-Sales Vs. a Foreclosure”! Enjoy!
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Considering a 1031 Exchange? Here’s a 5 minute segment of my 1031 Exchange show with the great, highly requested and fun guest, Toni Esposti of Old Republic Exchange Services.
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Funding your home purchase
1. Financial pre-qualification or pre-approval-Note-With REO properties “Pre-qualification with the lender is usually required and in some instances an absolute MUST! We included a pre-appoval form for you to fill out for this. Big Strategy Idea: USE the lender who OWNS the REO! If you have a [...]
Allison Norman, Realtor
The Buying Game: How to Avoid
9 Costly Mistakes!
The Wrong House: Too Big, Too Small? Too much land? Fixer-upper (what’s a hammer?) Define your current and future needs now before you buy? Imminent retirement, on the road a lot, teens leaving the roost? Bidding on [...]
I get the feeling there’s more to your story than we’re hearing. A foreclosed property(REO) is listed and sold through local real estate agents and is required to be listed in the local mls. An REO is sold just like any other home, with a full escrow period, inspection period , title reports…. the standard [...]