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Providing news and information to consumers regarding all aspects of the Northern California Real Estate market, including: short sale, stop foreclosure, foreclosure vs. short sale, avoiding foreclosure, NOD, notice of default, loan modification, HAMP, HAFA, REO, bank owned properties, real estate investments, investors, 1031 exchange, what's my home worth, house values, east bay, livermore valley, central valley and more.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Even Santa is surprised by the behavior of banks. As the end of the year approaches it would do us well to analyze the behavior of the banks. Short sale lien holders have caused many home owners and real estate agents both grief and joy throughout the year.  Many REALTORs have  made a living sho...
12/03/2010
Wouldn’t it be nice to finally be done with all of these foreclosures? The national headlines have reported this week that foreclosures have dropped 4.4% in October. That’s great news, right? We should all be jumping for joy that finally we are headed out of our housing crisis headed to higher gr...
11/13/2010
Growing up in our valley, I loved fog!  Because fog for us represents the changing of a season.  It meant “red cups” are coming back to Starbucks, turkey will become a meal staple for a week and Christmas is around the corner.  But a “foggy” or “gray” understanding of our real estate market can m...
11/13/2010
  With all the news about interest rates and mansions selling for the price of shacks, many people are asking themselves, “Is now the time to sell our home?”  The answer to that question depends heavily on your situation.   If you are a distressed home owner who may at some point in the future or...
08/22/2010
Many people are now wondering if it is the right time to invest in our community. With very low property values, historically low interest rates and the volatility of the stock market, many savvy investors are starting to look in their own backyards for investments. But is investing in Manteca, L...
07/09/2010
07/06/2010
Fitch Ratings released a dismal report on the status of the government's Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).  The report revealed what many of us have already feared and known, loans that were modified are re-defaulting.  In what Fitch calls "conservative" estimates, the report states t...
07/05/2010
PRICE REDUCED!!! 1683 Gathering Lane Manteca, CA 95337 $220,000 Short Sale     Bedrooms: 4Baths: 3SqFt: 2027 sq ft totalLot Size: 0.09 acreStyle: Two StoryGarage: 2 CarDescription: Gorgeous home, 4 beds and 3 baths. High ceilings, open floor plan, granite kitchen, stainless steel appliances, goo...
06/30/2010
DSNEWS.COMBY: CARRIE BAY Foreclosure activity in California is beginning to trend downward. The locally-based tracking firm ForeclosureRadar says its statistics dropped last month for every stage of the foreclosure process – with new defaults falling more than 17 percent. It’s the second straight...
06/30/2010
On Thursday June 10, 2010, the Democratic controlled House of Representatives passed the Federal Housing Administration Reform Act of 2010 also known as H.R.5072.  The bill mainly helps to replenish the funds FHA uses to insure mortgages against default.  It accomplishes this by moving some of t...
06/28/2010
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Providing news and information to consumers regarding all aspects of the Northern California Real Estate market, including: short sale, stop foreclosure, foreclosure vs. short sale, avoiding foreclosure, NOD, notice of default, free loan modification help, HAMP, HAFA, REO, bank owned properties, real estate investments, investors, 1031 exchange, what's my home worth, house values, east bay, livermore valley, central valley and more.