Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Referral from Gary and Shaun

Thank you again Gary and Shaun for the great feedback. It was great working with you and your daughters to sell your Rosemont home and buy a wonderful place in East Sac! I look forward to helping pull down that old garage and getting a new one going in the spring. Make sure you give me a call to help!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

314 Roundtree in Pocket/Greenhaven is Pending Sale!

This wonderful listing at 314 Roundtree is now pending sale. When you price a home right, make it show in its best light and do everything possible to market it, it sells quickly.

Friday, January 21, 2011

New Listing at 1338 School Street

I’m proud to post a new listing up in Folsom. Take a look and give me some feedback.

I’ve already received two calls from the sign on the property and it only went up this afternoon at 3:30. The activity is looking good!

New Listing at 314 Roundtree Court

This is a wonderful townhome in the Roundtree community in the Pocket/Greenhaven neighborhood that I just listed today.

Buy this one and your house payment will probably be less than renting! A loan at a 4.75% interest rate with only 3% down would be an estimate monthly payment of $439 for principle, interest, tax and insurance!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Referral from Long and Katie

It always makes me happy to get great feedback from my clients! Thank you Long and Katie for letting me help you through the process of finding, negotiating and buying your first home.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Referral from Jessie and Veronica

Last year I have the wonderful privilege of helping many people buy houses. I also made many new friends and received lots of great feedback!

I’m looking forward to another great year!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Open House at 722 D Street

Yesterday I held 722 D Street open and I’m holding it open again today. This is a great 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with 1337 square feet on a great street in East Sacramento. The house is in amazing condition and includes an addition a few years back that gives it a huge master bedroom with a walk in closet and its own full bath. We received lots of interest yesterday and hopefully the new year will bring a sale soon…

Friday, January 7, 2011

Short Sales and HAFA

It was promoted as a way to get through the short sale mess so much quicker. A 10 day turnaround from the banks, a pre-approved short sale price BEFORE the listing goes live. The banks get a little extra incentive from the government to move quickly, the seller gets a little bit of money to leave the home in a clean and orderly fashion, the new buyer doesn’t have to wait for 3 months before hearing if the bank will accept the offered priced.


On January 6th 2011, American Banker posted an article quoting the California Association of Realtors (CAR) that fewer than 400 properties have successfully made it through HAFA by the end of September.

The primary cause is that “Servicers are ignoring HAFA guidelines altogether”. CAR’s president Beth Peerce wrote in the letter that “countless consumers have lost deals, primarily because servicers take so long to review and approve short sales that potential buyers gave up or walked away from the deal.”

Having worked both the listing side trying to get the pre-approved HAFA and from the buyer side waiting 9 weeks for the “10 day response” to a HAFA short sale, I know first hand that the program isn’t working. Now I know that it’s not just me and my clients, it’s not working for almost anyone.

You can read CAR’s full letter here:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Referral from Lori and Kevin

This type of feedback is the icing on the cake of my life!

I love my job!