Tag Archive: for sale

Ever Evolving Real Estate Sales

If you were a buyer in the Sacramento Real Estate Market–and I include Folsom, Rocklin, Roseville, and Elk Grove–about 20 months ago, you would have laughed at me when I said ‘offer full price or better’.  At that point, the market still seemed like a buyer’s market. Skip forward to Fall/Winter of 2012 and you’d…

Sacramento Real Estate Market Stats

I pulled some numbers, wanted to see what’s going on in Sacramento, beyond what I experience everyday of using the Metrolist, showing homes, and doing property valuations. Please note I use single family residences-homes, condos and that includes homes on acreage. It doesn’t include mobile homes, empty lots, more than 1 home on a lot,…

And……Never Mind The CalHFA Scare!

Last week the week started with an urgent memo that the CalHFA Downpayment Assistant program was immediately suspended. If you were thinking of using this program with your FHA loan. Now, in Emily Litella’s best voice…..“nevermind“. HUD approved the temporary re-instatement of the CalHFA program for use with FHA 1st mortgages. CalHFA is going to…

Survivor! Sacramento Realtor in Real Time.

Oh my gosh…..talk about keeping it real……estate.  No FHA loan compliance? Strong sales but no escalating prices, tick infestations, and the week is only halfway over. You will find some very factual info here on my site, and also, I want to be sure to share real stories from the Sacramento Real Estate market–what is really happening…

Sacramento Real Estate-Stats 1st Quarter 2012

I try to post stats for the Sacramento Real Estate market at the end of each quarter. Maybe there will be tidbit of info you will find interesting, or you can bring to work with you and talk about the market and impress your friends! If you want info you don’t see here,  shoot me…

Short Sale Hardships Come In Many Shapes And Forms

Nadine’s hardship story is probably similar to many people’s story, so I hope it illustrates that checking with a qualified Realtor is the best way to establish whether you have potential opportunities to do a short sale. Nadine is self employed and when business was great, she was not only able to purchase a home,…

Rental Scams Are All Over The Place! Beware!

Sellers, this will effect you more than buyers. And any renters that might be traveling these pages, should really dial in. I have, over the past few years, fielded phone calls from folks wanting to know ‘how much my listing on yadda yadda street is renting for?’ Well, sorry, but that home is for sale…

A Short Word About Short Sales……

If you are thinking about doing a short sale—remember that whoever you are writing your monthly mortgage check to is usually just a “loan servicer”, not the actual investor who holds the loan. The actual investor might be the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bank of New York, or any of many others! They are the…