How to Choose a Short Sale Agent

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There are many nuances to a short sale transaction and every short sale is unique. Therefore the short sale agent you choose can make or break the deal, so choose wisely. When researching for a short sale agent, experience is very important. Research your local market and see who has the other local short sale […]

Who Owns My Mortgage and Why Do I Need To Know?

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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 […]

Are Banks Dumping Short Sales For Less Lucrative Foreclosures?

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Are banks purposely rejecting short sales in favor of less profitable foreclosures? Maybe so, but why? Some say it may be for reasons such as avoiding fraud or favorable accounting rules allowing banks to foreclose on a home without having to write down a loss until that home is sold as opposed marking the loss […]

Stockton short sales coming together!

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We specialize in pre-foreclosure short sales in Stockton in San Joaquin County and are finally finding that the banks willing to cooperate. We have established relationships with banks and mortgage servicers to process short sales. They cooperate with us because we save them money and get the done. Sellers list with us because short sales […]

Over a Quarter of All 2010 Home Sales Were Foreclosures

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According to RealtyTrac 26% of all home sales last year were foreclosures. In the Stockton area 72% of sales were bank or government held and 50% were REOs. Short sales accounted for 22% of all Stockton homes sold last year. Leaving 28% that were not bank or government related sales. For more information on the […]

Stockton Renters to Receive Landlord Foreclosure Notice

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Over a thousand Stockton renters will receive notice this week that their landlord may be facing foreclosure. Almost half of Stockton’s foreclosures are rental properties. All renters should know their rights and not let banks and real estate agents push them into moving out until they have exercised those rights. According to Federal law a […]

Man Sentenced for Stockton Flipping Scheme

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Iftikhar Ahmad received a 21-month prison sentence and was ordered by U.S. District Judge William B. Schubb to pay restitution of $382,750 and spend three years under supervision upon his release from prison. Ahmad bought up Stockton foreclosures often paying cash, then sold those same homes to fake buyers using false identities. The subprime loans […]

Stockton 2nd in California for January Foreclosure Filings

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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 […]

National Mortgage Standards are Encouraged

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A group of investors together with academics has proposed a national standards system be created for Mortgages. The goal would be for such standards to be implemented as early as this spring.The group believes such standards could diminish conflict between servicers and investors, help avoid investor favoritism by servicers and set a standard for securities […]

San Joaquin County 8th in AP Economic Stress Index

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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 […]

Bank of America Restarting Foreclosures

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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 […]