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Homeowner Beware - Be Careful Who You Get to Help

Homeowners Beware of Real estate Agents and attorneys

Distressed real estate has become a big business. Many people are looking to capitalize on people who are uneducated. Be careful when seeking help. If you are delinquent or behind on your mortgage, read this quick article before you do anything.

Robin Williams Sells Villa Sorriso Vineyard and Matt Damon Buys in Pacific Palisades

Village Sorriso For Sale by Robin Williams

It’s apparently a great time to be in the real estate market if you’re a celebrity in California. Last week we reported that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi sold their Malibu home for $13 million. This week we discover that Robin Williams has listed his 654-acre Villa Sorriso vineyard for sale, and that Matt Damon has just closed on a $15 million dollar resort-like home in the Pacific Palisades.

Bank REOs, What is Actually Going On?

What is going to happen to all the delinquent Bank Owned REOs?

Banks pulled one of the greatest magic tricks of all time. They made millions of Bank Owned REOs disappear. We all know that all great magicians make things re-appear afterwards. It seems that the banks are about to make the REOs re-appear now.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi Sell Malibu Home For $13 Million

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi Malibu Home

Did you hear that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi moved out of Malibu? Their Malibu home, which they bought from Brad Pitt less than a year ago for $12 million, sold in June for $13 million.

New Bank Owned REO Disposition Strategy - Give Them Away!

Bank of America to give 1000 homes away

Earlier this year, Bank of America started the new trend of banks trying to rent their foreclosed inventory rather than sell it. Now they’re going a step farther and looking to give away the homes!

More Large Groups Launch REO Rental Programs

Citi Bank Carrington Capital Management Partnership

Back in March we told you about Bank of America’s REO Rental Program. In this post, I told you that if Bank of America was successful, other large banks would follow suit. This prediction is now a reality.

Local Governments Taking Delinquent Homes?

Eminent Domain to seize private citizen's homes?

What would happen if local governments started seizing homes by eminent domain due to borrower delinquency? What kind of precedent would this set? Is it good or bad for stabilizing the housing market; or should we leave the market alone and let natural forces take over?

Dealing with Price Objections in Real Estate to Make Everyone Happy

Dealing with price objections

As a Realtor, it’s not uncommon to hear a price objection from a Buyer when visiting homes. “It’s too expensive,” “out of my price range” and “more than I’m looking to spend” are some of the most common objections a Realtor can hear about a particular house when working with Buyers.

So what exactly does that mean? How is a Realtor supposed to respond? What would you say?

Top 10 Real Estate Mistakes Home Buyers Make

Top Ten Real Estate Mistakes Buyers Make

We’re all humans, and humans make mistakes. That’s just a fact of life. Unfortunately, when mistakes happen, they are often costly. Therefore, we owe it to ourselves to mitigate mistakes as best we can. We’ve written about all kinds of mistakes people make in real estate. Here is our list of the top 10 mistakes people make when dealing with real estate and real estate transactions.

Cash for Keys - To Leave or Not to Leave... That is the Question

Why Homeowners Should Accept Cash For Keys

Most homeowners who are offered Cash For Keys instead of an eviction accept the offer. There are, however, a small group of homeowners who do not realize that working with the system at this point is in their best interest.