When you buy a home, one of the most important things you should do is to check on statuses of permits for anything that looks to be an addition or a major modification to the home. For example, room additions, garage additions, bathroom additions, major remodels, adding a guest house or building a second story above the garage all must be permitted by the city.
I recently sold a two unit property in Long Beach for one of my bank clients. This was an REO. Unfortunately, when it was assigned to me, I had no clue what I was getting myself into…..
The State of California is currently working on passing a Homeowner Bill of Rights. Monday 7/2/2012 the State Senate and Assembly took a big step towards getting this passed as a bill. “The Assembly, by a vote of 53 to 25, and Senate, 24 to 13, approved the Foreclosure Reduction Act”. This Act aims to help homeowners who are still struggling with homeownership. One of the most impactful things the act does is to limit the bank/lender options of foreclosure while they are exploring options such as principal reductions or loan modifications.
I recently sold an REO home in Placentia California. If you still think the real estate market is a dump, make sure you read this case study to be proven wrong. This case study will be an overview of what happened on this home from Foreclosure Sale through final Disposition.
We often talk about the How To’s of homeownership, but today we’re going to talk about the Why’s of homeownership. There are many benefits to being a property owner. Some might be obvious to you, others might not. Take a look at the list below and let us know in the comments section any benefits of being a homeowner that we might have missed.
The big banks have stopped foreclosing, thus pulling millions of REO homes off the market. Many of these delinquent homes are turning to short sales or REO Rental programs. In the first scenario, banks work a deal with the borrower to sell the home, short of the outstanding loan balance. In the second, banks take homes back and then rent them to the former borrower or another tenant.
One of the things most folks neglected to consider was how the REO rental programs could and would be financed. This presents one of the largest hurdles.
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Choosing the right California Real Estate Broker can mean the world of difference when buying or selling a home. Real Estate Brokers are supposed to make complicated real estate transactions simple and easy for their clients. They are supposed to do all the grunt work.
The distressed real estate market in California is attracting more than just local investors. International real estate buyers, enticed by the bargains, are now adding California real estate to their portfolios.