There are some great homes for same under $400,000 available right now. There is a house on Creekside in Napa, a traditional sale, in a great neighborhood, walking distance to West Park Elem. School for $356,000. This is neither a Reo or SS. Good luck. Pick a trusted and experienced Realtor you can build a long term relationship with and begin working on that trust benefit.
Stefan, Pacific Union International
The listing agent might be very good at putting together a short sale package to the bank and the bank may in turn be good at expediting.
Look for the house you wan to live in and make sure you get pre-approved to make the transaction go quicker!
Best of luck and send me a bottle of wine when you get there!
I love Napa and hope you will be a resposible and welcome addition to our community.
Windermere Napa Valley Properties
What is your price range?
I hope this helps and if you need additional information, I am here for you. You can go to my website http://www.KellyNorris.com and search the entire Napa Valley if you wish. My site includes all the listings in the area. I also have a list of properties that are available that aren't on the MLS.
I live right here in Napa and I can answer any questions that you might have. Good Luck! You will love living in Napa! It is a wonderful place.