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I recently went to the CRS conference and sat through one of the most interesting lectures I've attended recently.  The lecture was given by Alex Charfen, who founded the CDPE (certified distressed property expert) designation.  Statistics were graphed out and charted by type of loan given ie. AR...
Does anyone have any information that they would be willing to share about bulk sale REO's.  It's one of those secrets that not many are willing to dish.  Is it urban myth or truth?  I have an investor client that is interested in purchasing a package directly from the bank for a flat rate but I ...
The lower end of the market in Sonoma County (Northern California) is finally in the stages of clearing out its inventory.  Our lower end consists of homes ranging from $250,000 to $450,000.  These seem to be the only homes on the market that is receiving a flurry of activity.  Multiple offers an...
Yesterday, Congress requested that all servicers institute a moratorium on foreclosures until details of Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner's foreclosure prevention plan are finalized and available - likely within a couple of weeks.Wells Fargo has agreed to follow this practice for all of the...
Should the government have the right to impose regulations on your property with mandatory testing of your well and septic tank?  in 2000 the Legislature approved AB 885 to develop these regulations.  The new proposals suggest the following:  first, that owners must have their septic tanks inspec...
Hello all, I am new to this site, just heard about it at the CRS course I attended.  Any and all tips and tricks are welcome if you'd like to share...Still working on figuring out all the details.  I'll hang in there and get it eventually, in the meantime all comments are welcome.
I have recently had the experience of helping out several clients who were unfortunately in distress.  I've become very familiar with the short sale process and foreclosure process and what those both entail.  I'm also skilled at loan modification, so if you or anyone you know has some questions ...

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