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Entries from October 27th, 2009

New Home Built from Ground Up in Palo Alto

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments · buying a home, first time buyer, homebuyer, new home, real estate

This was a fun sale. The buyers went into contract in June and just closed the transaction last week. They actually watched this home being built from start to finish and were very involved in getting to choose everything to suit their own taste. They even got to choose where some outlets went and such, […]

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It Still Pays to be a Professional…

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments · buying a home, first time buyer, homebuyer, real estate

Yay! A smooth transaction!!! A home I just sold in San Jose for $575,000  was a VERY smooth transaction. There were 5 offers and amazingly, we were NOT even the highest offer, but they went with us. The seller and agent told us that they liked our ‘package’ and felt most comfortable with us, even […]

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I Do Not Know Who Was Worse, the Seller or the Lender…

October 13th, 2009 · No Comments · buying a home, FHA loan, first time buyer, homebuyer, real estate

Fun with FHA…

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We Painted the Patio to Get the FHA Loan Funded

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments · buying a home, FHA loan, first time buyer, homebuyer, real estate

These buyers are an adorable young couple who I just adore for a home I just sold in San Jose.  This transaction was smooth in the beginning, but just crazy towards the end due to the endless paperwork that Wells Fargo required from them just picking their accounts to death.  Wells Fargo required them to […]

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From Short Sale to Foreclosure with a Happy Ending

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments · buying a home, foreclosure, homebuyer, real estate, short sale

This one comes with quite the story. My clients originally saw this home in San Jose when it was a short sale listing. They made a bid, competed with about 6 buyers, and got the acceptance. The listing agent told us it was already approved at the listing price and we would have an approval for the […]

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The Deal Took 6 Months to Close…A Short Sale, of Course

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments · buying a home, real estate, short sale

This was another successful short sale closing in San Jose. The roller coaster ride started in March! It took 5 months for the first and second lender to approve this short sale. While we were waiting for the second to approve the short sale, the deal almost went to the foreclosure department, and required one […]

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