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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

August 25th, 2015 · No Comments · bay area, bay area activities, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, first time buyer, foreclosure, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, san jose home

For this home I sold in San Jose for $456,800, I was the agent for the seller. I actually sold this home to her back in the short sale market some years ago, so she made one heck of a profit! This was a tough situation because the seller has had some rough times that […]

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The Never Ending Foreclosure Sale in San Jose

September 15th, 2011 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, first time buyer, foreclosure, government program, homebuyer, Housing Trust, san jose home

This condo sale in San Jose for $158,000 was with just the sweetest and most adorable young couple ever! The type of buyers you just really want things to go smoothly because they so deserve it. It all started out so well and went so unexpectedly downhill. I’m not sure I even want to relive this one by […]

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Very Smooth Foreclosure Sale in San Jose

June 28th, 2011 · No Comments · bay area, condo homeowner, first time buyer, foreclosure, homebuyer, real estate, san jose home

This first time buyer is one of my 2 favorite chiropractors, the other favorite being her sister than own http://www.rozenhartchiro.com/ in San Jose. My family goes there including my small kids. They were especially great when I was pregnant and carrying an extra 20+ pounds. If you are looking for a fabulous chiropractor, look no further. They specialize […]

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HAFA – Government Sponsored Program for Short Sales

January 25th, 2011 · No Comments · foreclosure, government program, HAFA, home seller, real estate, selling a home, short sale

There is a newer government-sponsored program called HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives) that helps homeowners who are want to sell their home as a short sale. A short sale is a situation in which the homeowner owes more in liens and such than the value of the property. Basically, they are upside down on their […]

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Home Sold in Fremont for $570,000

October 8th, 2010 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, first time buyer, foreclosure, Fremont, real estate

I sold this foreclosure home to a very nice couple who are first time buyers. Initially the transaction was very smooth. The inspections went well. The home is in very good condition considering it is a foreclosed home. This home even appraised for $40,000 higher than the sale price, so that was great news for […]

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A Very Complex Short Sale Transaction on a Home in Saratoga About to Foreclose

September 20th, 2010 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, first time buyer, foreclosure, home for sale, homebuyer, real estate, saratoga, short sale

This was the most complicated and complex short sale thus far for me for sure. The situation for the seller was an extremely sad one. The seller actually lived in this home for many years and raised a family here. This wasn’t the typical short sale scenario in which the owner bought in the height of […]

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Miracles Do Happen…Even in the Real Estate Market!

January 18th, 2010 · No Comments · buying a home, FHA loan, first time buyer, foreclosure, homebuyer, real estate

This sale is a great story for a home I just sold in San Jose! The buyer is just the most awesome and cool young single man in his late 20’s determined to buy a single family home, although in his budget price range, the market is VERY competitive with investors and all cash buyers. But, he was very […]

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An Interesting Foreclosure Story with a Happy Ending

November 5th, 2009 · No Comments · buying a home, first time buyer, foreclosure, homebuyer, real estate

This home was another fairly smooth transaction with a very sweet couple buying their first home. Although, there are a couple of interesting things about this transaction. This home was a foreclosure. The buyers competed for this home in a multiple offer situation and got it. During inspections, we did come to find out that the previous […]

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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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