First, and foremost, I'm thinking APPL. It's going to hit 1000 by years end. Second Microsoft. Will double in the next 24 months. Third Disney. The sky's the limit. I'm short on RE and long on equity stocks to be honest.
RE still has a long way to go in the average market. (RE is local not National). Good to know the SF market is doing so well. We love to frequent SF. You need to wear that hat to opening day at Del Mar. I'll bet you'd win! LOL!!... more
Only you can make that decision--why not spend some time in both and check out what's important to you, look at shops, dine at local eateries, parks, etc., then take it from there. Technically Realtors are not allowed to comment on towns/neighborhoods.
Contact a real estate agent who can get a list from a title company of delinquent properties. You can drive by and look at the neighborhood, outside of the house, location to schools, shopping, etc. Make your selections and have the agent contact the owners to see if they are willing to sell rather than be foreclosed on.
This is work for the agent but he/she should be willing to do this or you need a different agent. Itâ€™s the aggressive agent who is finding houses for his/her clients.
You can go to the county recorderâ€™s office in your county of interest and look up Notice of Default by date and print out or simply write it out on a pad. Go meet the owner, tell you are trying to buy a home and have they considered selling? Then get your agent involved with those that gave you a positive response.
These are two variations of the same theme. Also, remember these owners are being bombarded with letters from attorneys, real estate agents, foreclosure â€œspecialistsâ€, etc. Tell the owner your story you are looking to buy for your home â€“ not to flip it. Talk about your family, be sincere and listen to their story. They all have one. Plan on talking to 50 homeowners before you get a deal.
What you are trying to do is get a home with limited or no competition.
You should also get pre-qualified with a reputable lender so you know your price range and monthly budge, and so you can move quickly when you find your house. You can also use your pre-qualification letter to impress the lender that you are a good candidate for the purchase.
Senior VA FHA Loan Specialist
I believe Seabreeze in a few years newer and built by Standard Pacific.
Ponderosa Landing built in (approx.) 1994 with price ranging from $307K - $386K
Seabreeze "Villas" (phase 1) built approx. 1998 w/pricing from $340 - $403K
Seabreeze "Classics" built approx. 1998 $456K - $511K
pricing later changing in 1999 to $441 - $481K - with new floor plans
Hope this helps,
Brian Ripp, CRS, GRI
Real Estate Market Weekly Update Webcast: http://realtytimes.com/REUv/BrianRipp
Realtor since 1985... more
Loan modifications are designed to enable owners to stay in their home. Given recent government policy changes you should contact your lender if you think you have a good reason for a loan modification.
From your post it appears that you are selling and buying, so selling a home for less money than you owe is called a "short sale". If that is the case then you should post another question regarding "short sales".
Also visit www.hud.gov for more tips for homeowners.... more
Thre is going to be a transportation hub near union city BART near KB homes and condo. If you check Union City web site, builder is planning to build intermodel place mixed of shops/restaurants and condows - a smaller version of santana row. Al these will help value of single family homes in vicity to go up - particularly in newer neighborhood on 238..... more