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Short Sales – not so short anymore.

Short sales speed up in Sacramento-area home market Share By Hudson Sangree hsangree@sacbee.com Published: Monday, Mar. 26, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 1A Last Modified: Monday, Mar. 26, 2012 - 8:10 am This could be the year that short sales go from maddening to mainstream. In recent months, short sales have moved faster and [...]

By | 2012-03-26T10:18:07-07:00 March 26th, 2012|Market News|0 Comments

Are you ready to buy a home?

When do I Buy A House? With everybody talking about the fact that today we have the lowest mortgage rates since the advent of steam engines, ok, maybe not that far back, it seems like if you don’t buy now you’ll miss out. You need to ask yourself – when do I buy a house? [...]

By | 2012-02-15T14:59:00-07:00 February 15th, 2012|1st Time Buyer Assistance|0 Comments

Short Sales Dominate the Market

In a December press release from Trendgraphix, a Sacramento real estate reporting company, it’s reported that Short Sales are the dominate trend in our marketplace. There was another slight increase in the number of overall closed sales in the four county area of Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties. Sales were up 8% from [...]

By | 2012-01-05T11:53:28-07:00 January 5th, 2012|Market News|0 Comments

Is getting a loan going to be more difficult?

Get a mortgage before the door shuts screams a recent headline in the Wall Street Journal. Karen Blumenthal writes in the WSJ on Feb. 26, 2011, that "if you have been sitting on the fence trying to decide whether to buy a new house or refinance a mortgage, you should act soon. New loans are [...]

By | 2011-03-04T11:21:11-07:00 March 4th, 2011|Market News|0 Comments

New Household Formation – Down

RISMEDIA, November 4, 2010--(MCT)--U.S. household formations are at their lowest since 1947, data from the Census Bureau show. And that's helping to keep the supply of unsold homes at near-record levels nationwide, even though relatively few houses are being added to the inventory. Between March 2009 and March 2010, the number of households rose just [...]

By | 2010-11-04T09:31:49-07:00 November 4th, 2010|Market News|0 Comments

Help for Home Buyers – Now Available 2/2010

Find out about new incentives offered on Fannie Mae home purchases at: http://ur1sthouseblog.com/ Find out about CalHome Funds available in Sacramento at: http://sacrelender.com/ And read about the Mortgage Credit Certificate below.  And it all can be combined with the Federal Homebuyer Tax Credit as long as YOU get in contract by the end of April [...]

By | 2010-01-29T13:41:40-07:00 January 29th, 2010|1st Time Buyer Assistance, Market News|0 Comments

Sacramento Gets FREE Money – Mortgage Credit Certificate

It really is free money! The Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) program - administrated in Sacramento County by the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) - allows you to subtract 20% of your mortgage interest from your Federal Income Tax bill. Here's how it works: If you borrow $200,000 at 5% for 30 years, your payment [...]

By | 2010-01-13T18:24:51-07:00 January 13th, 2010|1st Time Buyer Assistance|0 Comments