Don’t be afraid to ask the customer service representative for your mortgage servicer who owns your mortgage. The owner, who is often referred to as the investor, might be different from the servicing company or bank that collects and processes your payments. Lenders often sell off the servicing rights, too. So it is very common […]
Posts Tagged: Central Valley Real Estate
Today’s new investor, who is helping to save the housing market, is a 36 to 55 year old making $100,000 or less annual income. These are everyday people investing in their local markets, fixing up the properties and intending to rent them until the market improves. Not only does this help revitalize the housing market, […]
The Obama administration has announced a ‘winding down’ of financial involvement in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at an annual rate of no less than 10% per year. Timothy Geithner predicts it will take three years for the housing market to recover. Then, an additional two to three years for legislators to come to agreement […]
RealtyTrac’s list of metro markets with the highest foreclosure rates from December to January, was full of California cities holding 7 of the top 10 spots. The cities included Modesto (2), Stockton (3), Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (4), Vallejo-Fairfield (6), Bakersfield (7), Merced (9) and Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville (10). The monthly increase in California was only 2% however the […]
According to Pete Flint, CEO and co-founder of Trulia, it is more affordable to buy than rent right now in 72% of the 50 largest US cities. Trulia released a list of the top ten cities to buy versus rent which includes the cities of Sacramento and Fresno which ranked 7th and 9th respectively. However, […]
Each year Forbes magazine analyzes the 200 largest U.S. cities and ranks them into their ‘Top Miserable List’. This year, for the first time Forbes introduced housing as one of the criteria, in addition to the previous criteria which included unemployment, weather, taxes, traffic and violent crime. Stockton, in California’s Central Valley, was number one. […]
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 8,000,000 jobs have been lost in the past few years causing our economy to be at its worst since the Great Depression. According to Ken Rosen, chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, only 1,000,000 new […]
California borrowers need to be careful of fraudulent foreclosure consultants.
Central Valley real estate could show optimistic trends based on Stockton November 2010 foreclosure data.
According to The Record readers, the local economy was the number two story of the year. One factor contributing to the overall economy was the housing market. San Joaquin county was number two in the nation for foreclosures in 2010 but housing prices remained relatively unchanged with an average home price of $181,000.
Home sales had an uptick in November partly due to an increase in short sales driving down home prices. This helped to influence a rise in sales up 9.2 % over October but still down 8.6% over November of last year. The median home price in San Joaquin is down 4.1% from last year. For […]
Download now or preview on posterous 12 16 10 SB1000142405274870407380457602348.pdf (59 KB) Thirty year mortgage rates have hit a six month high of 5.09% in response to an increase in treasury yields. This is a dramatic turnaround from where rates were only one month ago at 4.17%. This is sobering news for the housing market […]
Download now or preview on posterous 12 14 10.pdf (22 KB) Ten of the twenty most economically stressed counties in the nation are in California according to the Associated Press. San Joaquin ranks eighth followed by Stanislaus and Merced respectively. High foreclosure rates and continued unemployment contributed to the San Joaquin ranking. The ranking is […]
Download now or preview on posterous 12 09 10.pdf (85 KB) Bank of America has restarted 16,000 foreclosures but it is still unknown if judges will be satisfied with their assessment of the pending files. Other banks such as Wells Fargo and Chase have also attempted to restart their foreclosures. The approach focuses primarily on […]
Download now or preview on posterous 12 07 10.pdf (28 KB) Thirteen Central Valley residents were arrested related to a national investigation into investment fraud schemes. These schemes deliberately targeted the investing public. Just the latest headline to remind us that fraud is prevalent in this difficult real estate market. One way to help avoid […]