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Keep Your Home California Program

Oct 22, 2014

For those of you who live in the Fresno or Clovis, CA area, there is a website that tries to help families determine

if they can qualify for assistance.  They’re providing program information and a listing of the participating servicers (lenders and others).

Here’s a summary of the four programs:

1)Unemployment Mortgage Assistance – They will help make your mortgage […]

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Bloom Off the California Real Estate Rose

9/29/14

The most recent article from PropertyRadar.com, indicates that home values and sales volume for California homes are slowing down.

This negatively affects two groups of homeowners:  those who would like values to continue to grow because they owe more than there house

is worth and those who need to sell there home right away.  This slowdown has been our experience here […]

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Pros and Cons of Selling To An Investor

9/19/2014

I published this article on my blog a while back,  for those needing to sell it’s worth reading.  One of the CONS mentioned is the risk of being taken by a scam artist.  See the article and my comments below.

Jan Weston

Forbes magazine has an interesting article with the above title: It goes into the pros and cons of selling […]

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Distressed sales unchanged in Fresno, Tulare counties ….What to do?

8/22/14

The Business Journal posted an article summarizing the condition of the housing market for distressed properties; those sold at a short sale, foreclosure, and bank owned properties.  For June, in Fresno County 17% of all properties were sold as “distressed”  in June 2014. The state wide amount for California stood at 9.7%.

Historically, and I believe it holds true now, […]

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Tax relief for borrowers with canceled or forgiven mortgage debt for 2013

7/28/14

The state of California recently passed Assembly Bill 1393 that says there are no state tax consequences if you have a home where the debt was cancelled or forgiven by the lender due to a principal reduction from a loan modification.  Say for example you renegotiated the loan on your house and the lender reduced your principle balance by […]

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Distress sales in Fresno County amount to 17% of all sales.

7/23/14

The Business Journal, a central valley news organization, reports amongst other things that distressed sales

of homes in Fresno County amount to 17% of all sales for the month of June, about the same as May.  However,

that’s much better than a year ago, 36% of all sales were distressed sales.

 

The Fresno County market continues to get better, albeit slowly.  There […]

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Fannie Mae: Housing ‘remains a source of concern’

6/25/14

Fannie Mae, an abbreviated name for the Federal National Mortgage Association, and a huge mortgage purchaser in

the housing industry expects housing sales and prices to cool down this year.  Existing home sales fell

in the 1st quarter and rose in April and May, 2014.  They are expecting existing home sales to be down

by 2.4% for all of 2014 and new […]

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Negative equity declines in Fresno area

The Business Journal, a local paper, indicated that just under 25 percent of all houses in the Fresno Metropolitan area have negative equity;  meaning the owner owes more than what their home is worth.  That’s a large drop from 2012.
This, I think, is a reflection of the increased appreciation in property values over the last year.  That’s good news […]

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Pros And Cons Of Selling Your Home To A Real Estate Investor

Forbes magazine has an interesting article with the above title: It goes into the pros and cons of selling to an investor. Since Central Cal Homes, Inc. does buy directly from Sellers as well, I thought it beneficial for prospective sellers to see the comments from an outsiders perspective.

The Pro’s are: 1) Flexible payment options. 2) Cash […]

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Depending on location it could take longer to sell your home.

7/17/14

Guarantee Real Estate just reported that the number of homes for sale has increased and the number of days

the property is on the market has increased slightly year to date; the number of days on the market is the time it takes to

get a buyer, not when it actually closes escrow.  Our experience puts that number around 45 days.  […]

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