How to Choose a Short Sale Agent

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There are many nuances to a short sale transaction and every short sale is unique. Therefore the short sale agent you choose can make or break the deal, so choose wisely. When researching for a short sale agent, experience is very important. Research your local market and see who has the other local short sale […]

Who Owns My Mortgage and Why Do I Need To Know?

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Don’t be afraid to ask the customer service representative for your mortgage servicer who owns your mortgage. The owner, who is often referred to as the investor, might be different from the servicing company or bank that collects and processes your payments. Lenders often sell off the servicing rights, too. So it is very common […]

Stockton short sales coming together!

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We specialize in pre-foreclosure short sales in Stockton in San Joaquin County and are finally finding that the banks willing to cooperate. We have established relationships with banks and mortgage servicers to process short sales. They cooperate with us because we save them money and get the done. Sellers list with us because short sales […]

Stockton Renters to Receive Landlord Foreclosure Notice

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Over a thousand Stockton renters will receive notice this week that their landlord may be facing foreclosure. Almost half of Stockton’s foreclosures are rental properties. All renters should know their rights and not let banks and real estate agents push them into moving out until they have exercised those rights. According to Federal law a […]

Forbes Bayonets Stockton and Central Valley Real Estate

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Each year Forbes magazine analyzes the 200 largest U.S. cities and ranks them into their ‘Top Miserable List’. This year, for the first time Forbes introduced housing as one of the criteria, in addition to the previous criteria which included unemployment, weather, taxes, traffic and violent crime. Stockton, in California’s Central Valley, was number one. […]

Slow and Uneven Market Recovery Forecast

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 8,000,000 jobs have been lost in the past few years causing our economy to be at its worst since the Great Depression. According to Ken Rosen, chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, only 1,000,000 new […]

Readers Rate Local Economy San Joaquin #2 Story of the Year

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According to The Record readers, the local economy was the number two story of the year. One factor contributing to the overall economy was the housing market. San Joaquin county was number two in the nation for foreclosures in 2010 but housing prices remained relatively unchanged with an average home price of $181,000.

California October Foreclosures are Down

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RealtyTrac, has reported that 66,475 properties foreclosed in California this October. That is down nearly 12% from September and 22% from last October. However even with the drop in overall reported foreclosures, Modesto and Stockton still remain in the top 5 cities nationwide for foreclosures. Although this downward trend has been consistent over the past […]

Home Sales Up in US but Down in CA – Lenders Partially to Blame

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National home sales were up 10% this September according to the National Association of Realtors. Some factors contributing to this growth are low mortgage rates and high affordability, home prices are averaging 22% less of where they were five years ago. Affordability has been influenced by the weakness in home buying activity. September’s home sales […]

Federal Task Force Investigation into Foreclosure Fraud Could Lead to Criminal Charges

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According to CNN, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs the Federal Housing Administration and Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force are in the process of an investigation into foreclosure regulations and they will expect any bank that violated the law to be fully accountable for those actions. The Task Force is meeting on October 20, 2010 […]

New California Short Sale Deficiency Law

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As of January 1, 2011, the first position lender will not be permitted to obtain a deficiency judgment against the seller after a short sale. The short sale approval letter and acceptance of the funds will constitute payment in full and discharge of the deficiency. However, these new changes will not apply to refinanced loans. […]

Stockton Credit Holds On – Know Your FICO and Vantage Scores

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According to Experian the Stockton area currently ranks 79th out of 142 credit markets the company follows. This is optimistic news for the area which has been the real estate poster child for this recession with some of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation. Stockton with a current score of 744 is now just […]

San Joaquin First In and Last Out of Recession

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Download now or preview on posterous 09 21 10.pdf (47 KB) Expert economists announced on September 20th that the recession ended in June 2009. This is good news for the country, but not all areas are benefitting at the same rate of progress. Due to ongoing unemployment struggles faced by California and the valley, analysts […]

The Good News and the Bad News for San Joaquin

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Real estate market analysts have been hard at work crunching the latest round of numbers but what does it all mean? Wednesday the news looked optimistic for San Joaquin when it was reported that the area experienced a second quarter decline in foreclosures despite the fact that Stockton still remained 96th in the nation for […]

Obama Launches New Mortgage Aid

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Download now or preview on posterous Obama Mortgage Aid.pdf (70 KB) Over the last month we have mentioned in Could This Be The End of Short Sales? and No New Ideas From Mortgage Summit that it was rumored the Obama administration was about to order the government-controlled lenders to forgive a portion of the mortgage […]

Mortgage Rates Drop to New Low Record

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Download now or preview on posterous 09 02 10.pdf (16 KB) Freddie Mac reports that the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to another record low at 4.32%. The new 15 year fixed rate also dropped to 3.83%. These new record breaking rates show hope for a struggling housing market since the expiration […]

US Home Sales Plummet as Inventory Rises; Great Time for Central Valley Buyers

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Download now or preview on posterous home sales plunge.pdf (60 KB) The latest figures for existing homes sales were released this week with very discouraging results. Existing homes sales have hit the largest monthly decline in history at 27.2%. This is coupled with a record breaking 11 year peak in housing inventory. On the bright […]

Increasing Central Valley Inventory to Cause a Decrease In Prices

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Download now or preview on posterous rapidly-rising-invent.pdf (27 KB) Unfortunately, the flurry of buying activity Stockton real estate experienced this past spring has flittered away along with the federal homebuyer tax credits over the summer. Meanwhile the Stockton housing inventory has continued to grow as we head into the traditionally slow fall and winter months. […]

Stockton Area Real Estate Market Prime Opportunity For Buy And Bail Fraud

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Download now or preview on posterous -buy-and-bail-ho.pdf (26 KB) A “buy and bail,” is when a buyer buys a new house before their credit rating is ruined by walking away from their old house. It’s an attempt to escape payments on a property that is already “underwater”, and move into a new home with a […]

Could This Be The End of Short Sales?

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Download now or preview on posterous 08 11 10.pdf (71 KB) Keep your eyes on the news August 17th when the Treasury will be holding a hearing regarding the future plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It is rumored that the Obama administration is about to order the government-controlled lenders to forgive a portion […]

Lodi, CA, Short Sale, Lodi Home for Sale & Lodi Real Estate, 927 Comanche Way, Lodi, CA, 95240

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Download now or watch on posterous 927 Comanche Way_Lodi_ CA_95240.mp4 (4991 KB) For information on this and all the Lodi homes for sale visit www.Homes-In-Stockton.com! Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath Short Sale home located in Lodi. Well cared for home features dual pane windows, large backyard, covered patio and 2-car garage. Perfect starter home or […]

HAMP & HAFA Foreclosure Alternatives for Central Valley Homeowners

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If you are pursuing a short sale, you should have already inquired about the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program and/or the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives options. If you haven’t done so already and would like to find out if you are eligible, you should contact your lender and inquire directly. You can also learn about […]