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What’s all this talk about the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act and Debt Cancellation

If you owe a debt to someone else and they cancel or forgive that debt, the canceled amount may be taxable. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act may help alleviate that, and will soften the blow of a short sale for a homeowner. It is due to expire 12/31/2012. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) […]

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————————————————————- Click on the “old time” radio to hear our last two shows. We had a little “Get ready To move” theme going…First Denise Frye of Make Your House A Home told us the importance […]

Vintage High-Style ON the Russian River, Wine Country, with your OWN Beach! Bring the canoe,umbrella and blankets!

In Healdsburg, California on the lazy Russian River, is this vintage home circa 1940, built in an era when craftmanship and materials went hand-in-hand. An era when power boats pulled water skiers above Memorial Beach dam and folks lingered over big bands and the great “camps” along the Russian River had their hey-day. This home […]

For many of us, the thought of moving ALL our “stuff” is a bit frightening….This week’s guest, Kimberlee Foster of “Chucket!” Specializes in Down-sizing, Senior Move Management and Relocation Management.

3.8% Home Sales Tax–supporting Health Care Bill. KNOW the Facts!

I was very tired of getting offensive emails stating “Obama Care” was going to hit EVERY home sale with a 3.8% “Home Sales Tax”. These purveyors of untruths actually would show a home sales price of $250,000 and then state: “3.8% or $9,500 you’ll be forced to pay for Obama Care!”. WRONG! As a friend […]

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 […]

Big June Realty Sales for Sonoma County, California! +15% over last year! Now at 2002 Levels!

Here in Sonoma County, California home sales are ON the rebound with a +15% surge over last year and sales numbers equallying the go-go years of 2002 when it ALL started. Not anywhere near the big bubble year of 2005 where we had 771 sales in June with a median home price of $589,900. Today […]

As we’ve been talking about for weeks…What to do about the Equity Brick wall??

CoreLogic: Negative equity props up home prices in toughest markets

Mike and Alli have been talking about this looming “equity brick wall” for a while now. So, we know it’s coming. The question is…How can we break through it??

Jon Prior

Many housing markets may be undersupplied because underwater borrowers are unable to put […]