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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Avoid Foreclosure Short Sale Help Here

Short Sale Homes UPDATE: Freddie Mac to increase short sale incentives

Freddie Mac soon will increase incentives paid for completed short sales, according to a spokesman for the government-sponsored enterprise.

Through HAFA, the Treasury currently provides $1,500 for servicers and up to $2,000 for investors who allow up to $6,000 of the short sale proceeds be paid to subordinate-lien holders.

But servicers completed only 27,600 short sales and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure through December. Of those, only 1,600 were for GSE-backed mortgages, according to Treasury Department data released Monday.
Private investors approved more than 18,300, and the rest were held on the servicer portfolio.
Nearly two-thirds of HAFA activity occurred in three states. Roughly 43 percent of these transactions occurred in California, followed by 15 percent in Florida and 6 percent in Arizona.

According to the Freddie spokesman, the upcoming incentive changes are being constructed with the hope of boosting short sale volumes. Whether these higher payments will go to servicers, investors, or the subordinate-lien holders is unknown.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

MLS 21205676 1204 Kathileen Way, Petaluma, CA 94952

Wine Country Northern California Living at it's Finest! Desirable 4 bd - 2 ba West Side Petaluma neighborhood with large living room and family room. Upgraded Kitchen featuring granite counter top and newer cabinets. Newer water heater, newer heater and upgraded electrical. Very new gas efficient fireplace insert. A gardener's delight with deck off the living room to a private backyard with pool. Lots of storage in garage and close to downtown & hwy on dead end street with a park within walking distance.

Home Sale Virtual Tour

Beds 4* Baths (FH) 2 (2 0)* Stories/Levels 1 Story Approx Square Feet 1626* Sq Ft Source Realist Public Rec Price / SqFt 292.13 Lot Sq Ft (approx) 6970* Lot Acres (approx) 0.160

Search All Real Estate for Sale with our MLS Multiple Listing Service from Bay Area Real Estate Information Services Membership BAREIS Realtor Site

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Struggling Home Owners - Dont Get Tricked by Government Help Programs


UPDATE: Many struggling home owners waiting for government relief or a loan mod are being foreclosed on! While waiting for relief and being promised they "should be fine" they are being served "notice of sale" !!!

If you, family or friends have experienced this or are on your "multiple" loan mod submission, BEWARE!

Notice of Defaults or Notice of Sale "Auction" are ramping up as the banks have a different plan for America

Repetitive loan modification submissions may be a way to stall while they get ready to bring the hammer down. Many have called recently saying just this!

Read more here about doing a Short Sale in Sonoma County 

Disclaimer: We guarantee nothing except to try and help you work through a short sale process and be able to do some advanced planning instead of having the rug pulled out from underneath you.

Many have gone through multiple applications and loan mod submissions thinking they were on the road to relief only to have a different surprise.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Luxury Home Market in Sonoma County

Interior Custom Home
Now is the time for some great deals on a luxury estate, equestrian property and horse ranches in northern California. Prices have adjusted to some very attractive levels for a premium custom home in Sonoma County. Many buyers are starting to realize what a great value exists in a most desirable area.

Our Sonoma County Wine Country is a highly desirable area with moderate climate and 4 distinct seasons. Rolling hills dotted with vineyards and wineries make up a large portion of the landscape. Elegant homes and country properties in our area are amazing. Most Luxury Estate type homes are secluded and can only really be appreciated while flying overhead. Visit our Luxury Foreclosure Homes or Luxury Homes Short Sale section of our web site. Our country properties include horse ranches, hobby vineyards and plain naturally beautiful places to live.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

4 Bd. 3 Ba. Pre- foreclosure Home For Sale

Walk the brick paths to the private sitting/pond area. The mature landscaping includes several fruit trees and room for your garden. The home has hardwood floors throughout most of the home. The downstairs has a bedroom & full bath. 3 Car Garage. Beautiful built in cabinets in upstairs bedroom. This home shows true pride of ownership. Enter the backyard and feel yourself relaxing in this outdoor paradise

View the inside and backyard of this home using our free video tour and see the amenities and value this home has to offer. Virtual Home Tour 

1536 Marlin Pl
City Name:
Rohnert Park
Square Ft:
Cotati/Rohnert Park
County Name:

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Santa Rosa, CA, House For Sale, $395,000

Santa Rosa, CA, House For Sale, $395,000

Additional Features:
Cross Street: Mainsail
Exterior Description: Lap
Fireplace: Yes
Floors Description: Hardwood
Garage/Parking: 3 Car,Attached,Auto Door,Interior Access
Heating/Cooling: Central Heat
Laundry/Appliances: Hookups only,In Laundry Room
Lot Description: Level,City,Cul-De-Sac
Main Level Description: Bath(s),Bedroom(s),Family Room,Garage,Living Room,Street Entrance,Kitchen
Miscellaneous Description: Cathedral Ceiling
New/Resale: Resale
Pool: No
Property Type: RESI
School District: Cotati Rohnert Park
Sewer/Septic: Sewer Public
Residential Type: Single Family
Stories/Levels: 2 Story
Style: Contemporary,Craftsman
Total Bathrooms: 3
Total Rooms: 9
Upper Level Description: Bath(s),Bedroom(s),Master Suite(s)
Utilities: Cable TV Available,City,Gas Water Heater,PG&E
View Description: None
Water Source: Water District
Yard/Grounds: Garden,Landscaped- Front,Landscaped- Rear,Patio(s)
Year Built: 1998

Video feed channel for Sonoma County, Santa Rosa Ca homes for Sale

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Current House Prices and Home Values -

Researching the local Sonoma County Real Estate market with our MLS - Multiple Listing Service online is a great way to identify what your home may be worth. For home buyers, the MLS is the best way to see what you may be paying when shopping for a house. Watching the home market for values and pricing trends can be acheived easily by viewing current data online.

The reason a home owner may be selling need to be identified to help understand why the home is priced the way it is. Factors to take into consideration is the home sellers motivation for sale. Some home sellers need to move because of a job relocation or for family reasons. Finding out the reason for sale can help reveal why a home is priced the way it is.

We will provide you with free home valuation tools that instantly show you recent home sales and house values in Santa Rosa. Simply enter your street address and zip code to locate current home trends and sales of existing houses.

Searching with an MLS Data base system with real time mapping options can help define areas and neighborhoods in all of Sonoma County. Here is a list of all the cities that are covered in our local Sonoma County Multiple Listing Service.

Santa Rosa, Oakmont, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Kenwood, Glen Ellen, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast, Rohnert Park, Occidental, Forestville, Graton, Cotati, Guerneville, Windsor

These cities vary in amenities and neighborhoods with respect to home values and prices indicated by desirability and the number of homes on the market. If you are thinking of relocating and are viewing properties for sale online, view this web page for more information on Home Purchase and Relocation.

Coming Next: How short sales, reo, bank owned and foreclosed homes can affect the home value market.