2012 is the year of the short sale. As an agent, one of your most valuable business tools is the understanding of how to help underwater homeowners avoid foreclosure. Don’t make the mistake of believing these myths:
Myth #1: The homeowner must fall behind on mortgage payments in order to qualify for a short sale. (more…)Share on Facebook
While Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate (CB DARE) is a familiar presence in Davis and Woodland, what a lot of people don’t know is that the company also handles real estate transactions beyond the Davis and Woodland city limits. CB DARE’s high-quality service and agent expertise is available in a variety of areas from Sacramento to Vacaville. As Carol Coder, a CB DARE Realtor points out, “Selling in other communities where there are different requirements, different tax assessments, short sales and flood insurance requirements takes a bit of added research.” Despite the varying requirements for different communities, CB DARE agents have it covered. Below just a few areas are discussed in more detail, but this is by no means an exhaustive list. If you are interested in CB DARE and want to find out if they handle business in your area, call either the Davis office of CB DARE at 530-758-3080, or the Woodland office at 530-666-2135, for more specific information. (more…)Share on Facebook
April 12, 2011
The five-year swoon in home prices has done little to shake the confidence of the American public in the investment value of homeownership. Fully eight-in-ten (81%) adults agree that buying a home is the best long-term investment a person can make, according a nationwide Pew Research Center survey of 2,142 adults conducted from March 15 to March 29, 2011. (more…)Share on Facebook
Imagine living in a home that saves you money every month. That’s just one of the main benefits of the homes in Willowbank Park in Davis. Currently, three homes are completed and for sale, with construction beginning on new homes soon. Now is the best time to secure a spot in the most energy-efficient development in the state of California.
The homes’ exteriors are wood and stucco, with a coherence that transcends matching. Tucked away on Pistachio Court, the homes back up to the Putah Creek Nature Preserve, adding a sense of quiet and tranquility to the development.
The homes are designed around the “great room” concept, as the kitchen is tucked into one side of a larger family room with clear distinctions drawn between the two, but a coherence holding them together. On the practical side, this creates a “heart of the home” effect. Snacks are steps away during movie night, and it’s easy to make dinner while keeping an eye on kids in the backyard, or while friends sit at the counter enjoying a glass of wine. The living space in each design features a fireplace for warmth, and large windows offer a view of the backyard and let in lots of sunlight. (more…)Share on Facebook
For almost a decade now, every time we talked about real estate we immediately discussed money. We didn’t talk about the value of a home but instead about the price of the house. We didn’t worry about a roof over our heads but instead the ceiling on our interest rate. We didn’t care as much about where we raised our family as we cared about how much we increased our family’s net worth.
That will change in 2011. The KCM Crew believes very strongly that real estate will return to what it has been for the 200+ year history of this country: a place for us and our families to live comfortably. It will also prove to be a great long term investment as it always has been. (more…)Share on Facebook