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HUD's PFS (Pre Foreclosure Sale) Program is unexpectedly straightforward. Especially given the myriad of conventional short sale horror stories we've been reading and hearing about over the past three years. Three, clearly written pages providing guidance on how to achieve a successful FHA/HUD Sh...
11/20/2010
I had a sign call on one of my listings yesterday. This particular home is located in Cozy Dale Retreat, and, as the subdivision name would imply, an adults-only community. One member of the household (who also must be an owner of record) has to be at least 55 years old and no one under 50 can re...
11/19/2010
#11 Forbes Best Places for Business and Career Relocating to Ogden? Click Here to Search for Homes Nearby.
11/17/2010
Appropriately named, iOgden, this is a handy little pocket relocation guide. Right now, it's only available for iPhone, but the Android version should be released shortly. Ogden's mayor, Matthew Godfrey, is to be commended for this "first city in the nation to have an iPhone app for interactive u...
11/17/2010
Canyons School District - Home. There hasn't been a new school district established in Utah in almost 100 years, but little more than a year ago, in July 2009, the cities of Cottonwood Heights, Sandy, Draper, Midvale and Alta broke away from the Jordan School District to create the new Canyons Sc...
11/17/2010
Lowe's Home Improvement Streamlining the Streamline (and Standard) 203k Program. Teamwork between the lender (approved by FHA), real estate agent (your 203k Specialist) and Lowe's (as the construction consultant and supplier) creates success for both the seller and buyer of a home that needs TLC....
11/17/2010
Yes, they're "harder" than the average mortgage, but the benefits are well worth it! Remodel a house to make it your home ... better than new construction in half the time. 203K Rehab Mortgage. RE-Build USA's 203K Specialist Program & Certification I'm excited to complete this program as a value ...
11/17/2010
I've heard and read many harrowing stories about dealing with the Bank of America on short sale transactions. My current experience with them, through the Equator system as the listing agent, has been exceptional. Email communication, document upload, clear expectations and timelines. They even h...
11/17/2010
October 2010 vs 2009: total number of homes sold in Layton down 32%, but price per square foot only down 7.5% ... somewhat of a silver lining in the continuing storm cloud. November's numbers are trending downward, however. Sales Per Month Report Explanation This report shows sold property data f...
11/17/2010
There are approximately 11,500 active home listings on www.UtahRealEstate.com (Wasatch Front Regional MLS) in Salt Lake, Davis and Weber Counties. Almost 2,500 of those home listings, are Short Sales = 21% ... one in five. Additionally, at least 10% of the homes currently on the market are vacant...
11/17/2010
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