Explore Crescent City, CA

By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
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VA Mortgage Loans in Crescent  CA and 100% VA Loans -the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic pro...

By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
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By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
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There are quite a few bank owned properties (REO's) that need a bit of work done. For example, owners started to do upgrades, ran out of money, and lost the home. Most investors here in Crescent City, Del Norte County California buy low priced properties and fix them up themselves, then turn them...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
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Although we hear that this is a seller's market and that multiple offers are the norm, here in Del Norte County, California we still see some bank owned (REO) homes and short sales. These are slowing down, however, therefore I urge first time home buyers to get in touch with me before even this i...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
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I found a spring phenomena I have never seen before, a baby pine cone! Normally I don't pay attention to pine cones until they start dropping out of the tall trees here in the fall.  Once I start taking photos, especially on a beautiful sunny spring day, it's hard to stop. My dogs and I first wen...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
Comments 7
It happened again, a lady called me from out of town and wanted to know where to stay during their vacation here in Crescent City, California. She wanted somewhere quiet and nice. She knew I was a real estate broker, but hoped that I would recommend a hotel. SO WHAT MADE HER THINK I COULD HELP HE...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
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There is no such thing as a "handshake deal" if you have anything to do with real estate. Not only that, but you might have to prove what "position" you have in the purchase. 1. If you buy a piece of real estate, get it recorded. Or the seller might try to sell it again; then you have to prove th...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
Comments 9
Q:  WHY ARE BUYERS DOING THEIR OWN IDX SEARCHES ON REALTOR®' WEBSITES BUT NOT FOLLOWING THROUGH BY CALLING OR EMAILING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION? A: Most probably because buyers see photos and descriptions which gives them enough information to know whether they have an interest or not.   Q: BUYERS...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
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The following are questions I've been getting during the past couple of months from first time home buyers. They are in no particular order, but have caused concern for my clients. Your REALTOR(R) or your lender can go into further detail; rules and regulations might vary from State to State; tax...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
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Please keep in mind that I am in Del Norte County, Northern California, on the ocean, with Redwood trees that need a lot of rain and fog during the year. So "weather" plays a big part of what you DON'T want to see at a listing. This is so important in California because agents, both from the buye...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
Comments 10
THROUGH THE BUYERS EYES, THEY WERE ALL PRETTY MUCH THE SAME. This past month I took a client around to view several homes that she wanted to look at. She had been driving around various neighborhoods and certain ones - with the "for sale" sign out front - intrigued her. They all seemed to compare...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
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This is the second in a series of blogs that I am writing to FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS in Crescent City, Del Norte County, California. I recently had the pleasure of helping a couple find their first home and, in this market where houses go under contract within a few days, it was very instructive. S...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
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If you are a first time home buyer in Crescent City, Del Norte County, California, there are three things you should do immediately: 1. Contact a Realtor(R) of your choice. If you don't have someone in mind, ask around, I'm sure your friends can recommend someone. You can also go on the Internet,...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
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As a real estate broker here in Crescent City, Del Norte County, California, I find that a lot of our calls from buyers come in when the sun is shining, the ocean sparkles, and its the weekend! THE TRIFECTA OF THE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS HERE. I can pretty much guarantee that I will be busy the next...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
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Having just gone through one of these lengthy short sales, certain aspects are still fresh in my mind and that's why I have been blogging about them the last few days. TODAY'S SHORT SALE MUSING IS ABOUT "WALKING AWAY' WHICH WAS AN OPTION A COUPLE OF TIMES 1. When the appraisal comes back and it h...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
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We all dream of the perfect spot for retirement, and it's fun to look at Internet homes for sale during those moments. But it's a far cry to do all this in your head, with only photos of homes and pretty pictures of the scenery. THAT'S NOT ENOUGH. With my IDX so prominent on several websites, som...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
Comments 10
If REALTOR(S) tell you they won't show you homes before you get pre-approved for a loan by a lender, they have a very good reason. WHY IS THAT, YOU ASK? Because in this market of tight inventory, to make an offer without that pre-approval letter is useless. Sellers and their listing agents need i...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
Comments 12
I hate to say it, but if you are looking for homes in the $20,000 to $80,000 range here in Del Norte County, California you may be out of luck. HOW CAN THIS HAVE HAPPENED SO FAST? Early in 2012, they were still plentiful, but since then homes have gone under contract in big numbers. Investors rea...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
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If you read my yesterday's blog, you can probably relate that today I needed some normalcy in my life, to fix some things I have control over. So there I am in the new Walmart Superstore (it used to be just "Walmart", the "Superstore" upgrade has been constructed over many months this year and is...

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
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When you buy fresh fish at TOP BLUE MARINE that just opened here in Crescent City, California, you don't even need to ask "is it fresh?" Because you will be able to choose your fish from those swimming in a tank. For example, Red Tail Perch is available at the moment. But they will also offer sea...

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