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Short sale! Wonderful East Layton location. Home sits on the end of a cul-de-sac, tucked away in a small subdivision surrounded by open land. Southeastern exposure on the deck & 6-person hot tub in the backyard. Great view of our mountains to the east. 4-car garage + RV parking. MLS 930332. 4 be...
01/31/2010
West facing with lots of windows & natural light. Kitchen with stainless appliances. Updated master bath with cultured marble. Decks off master & family room. Driveway access to red barn with 3 bays and 2 door access + 3 stalls. Back pasture is fenced & has water for livestock. 3 bedrooms, 2 bat...
01/31/2010
As a CDPE® serving the communities surrounding Hill AFB UT, I compiled this handbook to aid my active duty, prior service and retired military clients understand their options to overcome obstacles created by the current mortgage and housing crisis. Click Here for a copy of my handbook. Although ...
12/12/2009
Short Sale Strategies, Tips & Resources to Avoid Foreclosure on Facebook A place for home owners facing mortgage troubles to find the resources & professional insight in to avoiding foreclosure. Both the public & the real estate community are welcomed to share their experiences, start a discussio...
12/07/2009
Breaking News 11/30/09 The U.S. Treasury announces a plan to simplify and expedite the Short Sale approval process called HAFA Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program. Complements HAMP by providing viable alternatives for borrowers who are HAMP-eligible. Utilizes borrower financial and h...
12/01/2009
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NOTE: 18% is almost 1 in 5 properties (read: real live people who are your neighbors, friends, family, co-workers ...) NOTE: 23% is almost 1 in 4 properties NOTE: "Fewer Homeowners Underwater"? Make sure you read the complete update. Fewer is not fewer in Utah, fewer is fewer compared to the nati...
11/30/2009
Federal Tax Credits 2008 - 2009 Part I - 2009/2010 Part 2 First, there was the 2008 Housing & Economic Recovery Act $7,500 "tax credit" that is, in fact, an interest free loan that must be re-paid over a 15-year period. This program was effective April 8, 2008 and ended December 31, 2008. Then ca...
11/29/2009
Kim Novak, CDPE Certified Distressed Property Expert
11/25/2009
I'm very excited to announce that I've just received my CDPE designation and am looking forward to working with home owners avoid foreclosure by facilitating their short sale. Not every distressed property is bank-owned, a short sale or in pre-foreclosure, though. In preparing my current clients...
11/25/2009
* Only 20% of the current condominium MLS listings are under contract * None of those listings under contract are "short sales" * 38% of the listings under contract are vacant * The median price of the listings under contract is $179,900 * The median price of active listings is $187,800 * There i...
11/13/2009
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