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Will This Short Sale Nightmare Ever End????

June 19th, 2013 · No Comments · bay area, FHA loan, first time buyer, home for sale, real estate, real estate advice, short sale

This townhome I sold in Morgan Hill for $325,000 was a short sale. The buyer is just the sweetest guy ever! He is so patient and nice and I so wanted him to have a smooth and easy transaction, but that just did not happen with this short sale. So many crazy things happened in […]

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A Short Sale Nightmare in Gilroy…

November 27th, 2012 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, Gilroy, home for sale, real estate, short sale

I don’t really even want to relive this transaction, but here it goes…For this home I sold in Gilroy for $325,000, I was the buyer’s agent for just the sweetest, most patient, and most compassionate client. She is just an amazing person. The transaction was a short sale in which we wrote the offer in […]

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This Short Sale Was Insane!

September 6th, 2012 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, first time buyer, homebuyer, real estate, san jose home, short sale

This townhome I sold in San Jose for $408,000 was a short sale and I was the buyer’s agent for a really sweet first time buyer who is a lot of fun. This deal was insane! And, I mean insane! For this home, there were at least 12 offers that we competed against to even […]

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This Short Sale Only Took 3 Weeks to Get Approval!

August 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, first time buyer, home for sale, homebuyer, real estate, san jose home, short sale

For this home in San Jose that I sold for $520,000, I represented the buyer, and it was a short sale transaction with both a 1st and 2nd loan. The 1st was with a bank called Ocwen and the 2nd was with Citi. The buyer for this transaction is a first time buyer and just […]

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Chase Bank…Do You Have a Fax Machine Thief or Maybe a Shredder at the End of the Fax Machine?

June 26th, 2012 · No Comments · bay area, bay area activities, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, real estate, san jose home, short sale

For this home I sold in San Jose for $315,000, I was the listing agent and we had multiple offers and got over the listed price. I am so happy to report that my continued track record for keeping the first buyer in contract to closing is still 100% and getting the short sale approved […]

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You Want What for this Place???

November 7th, 2011 · No Comments · bay area, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, home for sale, home seller, real estate, san jose home, selling a home, short sale

For this townhome I sold in San Jose for $157,000, I represented the seller and it was a short sale. The owner bought the home at the peak of the market in 2007 for $335,000 and with the fall in this area, she felt it would just take too long for the price to recover […]

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The Worst Timing Ever Short Sale Transaction!

October 24th, 2011 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, first time buyer, homebuyer, real estate, short sale

For this condo sale in San Jose for $170,000, I was the buyer’s agent and this property was a short sale. The buyer is a really sweet young woman buying her first home. It actually didn’t take very long to get an answer from Wells Fargo bank on this transaction. Wells Fargo in my opinion […]

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Yet Another Successful Short Sale Sold in San Jose

September 11th, 2011 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo/townhome, FHA loan, homebuyer, real estate, san jose home, short sale

This sale was a short sale transaction in which I represented the buyer. This buyer is one of my two favorite chiropractors (the other one being her sister). On a promo note, Rozenhart Family Chiropractic is truly the best around for both adults and children. They specialize in an overall healthy lifestyle and offer a lot […]

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Wow! What a Crazy Short Sale Transaction in San Jose!

June 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, FHA approved, FHA loan, first time buyer, san jose home, short sale

This transaction had all the ingredients of a complete disaster, but we closed it! God bless this buyer, seriously! I have no words for how bad I felt for what this buyer went through to get this home. This was a short sale transaction and we wrote the offer in January. The listing agent did […]

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Watch Out for High Delinquency Ratios in HOA Communities!

June 9th, 2011 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, first time buyer, real estate, san jose home, short sale

This was another short sale purchase of a condo in San Jose to a very sweet first time buyer who was a real pleasure to work with and very on top of things. We wrote the offer in March and got short sale approval in April, so it took just a bit over a month for […]

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