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 […]

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 […]

Government to Decrease Financial Involvement in Freddie and Fannie

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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 […]

Impact of Foreclosure Suspensions on Central Valley Foreclosures

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Download now or preview on posterous I.pdf (25 KB) According to the CVBT the recent foreclosure suspensions had little impact on the actual sales of foreclosed homes in California. However, the CEO of ForeclosureRadar speculates that the suspensions may lead to future scams claiming to overturn foreclosed properties. Overall foreclosure filings dropped slightly just after […]

Foreclosure Review Expected by January

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According to Reuters, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Reserve are coordinating their reviews of lenders’ foreclosure policies, procedures and loan documentation. They also report that the major lenders also face state investigations and possible settlements would call for Bank of America Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Wells Fargo […]

California October Foreclosures are Down

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RealtyTrac, has reported that 66,475 properties foreclosed in California this October. That is down nearly 12% from September and 22% from last October. However even with the drop in overall reported foreclosures, Modesto and Stockton still remain in the top 5 cities nationwide for foreclosures. Although this downward trend has been consistent over the past […]

Oakdale Vandals and Squatters – Examples of Central Valley Problem

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Download now or preview on posterous http___www.oakdaleleader.pdf (16 KB) Over the last year, the city of Oakdale’s police department has received 164 calls related to disturbances at vacant properties. Many of those calls were to report vandals or squatters but other common violations include trespassing, theft and drug dealing.  This problem is not unique to […]

Central Valley Foreclosure Rates Down From Last August

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Download now or preview on posterous 11 02 10.pdf (26 KB) CoreLogic reported that Stockton foreclosures rate was 4.41% this August, down from last year’s rate of 5.41%. Stockton’s mortgage delinquency rate also decreased with 14.87% at 90 days or more delinquent down from 15.72% a year ago. This is all good news, but Stockton […]

Home Sales Up in US but Down in CA – Lenders Partially to Blame

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National home sales were up 10% this September according to the National Association of Realtors. Some factors contributing to this growth are low mortgage rates and high affordability, home prices are averaging 22% less of where they were five years ago. Affordability has been influenced by the weakness in home buying activity. September’s home sales […]

HUD Secretary – Foreclosure Problems Aren’t Systemic

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In the Federal Task Force meeting on Wednesday, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan said they have been aware of violations with certain servicers for some time and they will “take actions”. However, he stopped shy of identifying any systemic problems instead citing isolated non specific problems. More details could become available […]

Federal Task Force Investigation into Foreclosure Fraud Could Lead to Criminal Charges

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According to CNN, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs the Federal Housing Administration and Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force are in the process of an investigation into foreclosure regulations and they will expect any bank that violated the law to be fully accountable for those actions. The Task Force is meeting on October 20, 2010 […]

Foreclosures – Suspended or Expedited? Depends on Who You Ask

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On October 7, 2010, Barack Obama rejected the Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act, which would require courts to accept documents that have been notarized in another state. Many are calling for a moratorium on foreclosures, stating banks have reclaimed homes on fraudulent documentation. Just last week, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and GMAC announced they […]