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The Sebastopol broker’s meeting and tour 10/8/2014

Attendance was light at 45. 9 new escrows opened 7 closed, 7 price reductions, one property came back on the market, 4 upcoming listings were mentioned and 13 “Buyer’s needs” brought up. 2 of the newly opened escrows had offers more than asking and 7081 Elphick rd was on the tour again, it had gone […]

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The Sebastopol Broker’s meeting and tour of 8/6/2014.

73 were in attendance. 5 new escrows were opened, 10 were closed, there were 2 price reductions, 4 properties came back on the market,19 upcoming listings were announced and 15 “Buyer’s needs mentioned, 8 of those buyers were looking for properties priced above $1MM. There were  8 properties on the tour (3 were contiguos) and […]

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Are You Self Employed? Know What Lenders Look For When Getting A Mortgage

Since the inception of qualified mortgages this year, the process to successfully to close on a mortgage has been compliant heavy by industry standards. Such is especially true if you own your business. It’s no mystery there is a general consensus amongst business owner consumers, banks do not make ability to qualify easy for the […]

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Buying A Flipped Home? Mortgage Stipulations To Be Aware Of

House hunting? If your appetite for a turnkey renovated home is a flipped house, you may end up jumping through more hoops to close escrow. What Is A Flipped Home? A flipped property is a situation where the house is acquired usually by a real estate investment company (also could be an individual) and is re-offered […]

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How To Buy A Home By Selling Another

In the last few years, many consumers bought homes with low down payments and have seen a dramatic rise in their home-equity-opening the door to trade up to more a desirable homes and/or locations. Perhaps the family is expanding and or timing is right to trade up. As attractive as the concept sounds, due to […]

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Bay Area Home Prices and Sales Dip in September

The number of Bay Area homes sold in September fell more than what we would seasonally-expect. Prices also declined from August. DataQuick reports: Bay Area home sales dropped more than usual in September compared with August but climbed slightly above the year-ago level thanks to more robust sales above $500,000 this year. For the second […]

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