Generally the amount of REO's and Short Sales has lessened in the last 10 months or so. This is due primarily to us just going thru the bulk of distressed homes already. Normal sales have been a little harder to track, but in the Fall, normal sales typically slow down a little as we start to near the holiday season.
So for the Napa Valley area, I don't see anything that would indicate the stock of homes would go up in the fall.
The key is to monitor the listings daily. Or better yet, have an agent that is helping you research and keeping you updated as soon as a new listing comes up - the same day. Another thing to do, is to re-evaulate how your offers are being written. Sometimes there are small changes we can make that help our offer look more appealing, make a seller trust our offer more, and/ or sometimes there are ways to make the seller's agent prefer to work with us. Every bit helps.
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Hello, probably more kiddos in Browns Valley for community, but both are good investment when it comes to future value/resale. Browns Valley is a local favorite, there will always be a market for that neighborhood. The homes near Salvador (are you referring the subdivision off Haven/Luke?) are newer than most of Browns Valley, and many are larger and more deluxe. So let lifestyle and budget help you decide, both good choices.... more
I am a real estate professional living in the Napa area since 1969. If appropriate for you, you are welcome to contact me about property venues for weddings and other celebrations. The specifics of your business plan could be a deciding factor. This subject has raised a lot of controversy in recent years. I am not an expert, but have had some experience and discussed this option with others. I will be pleased to offer any information and help. Bob
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Realtor® SRES, SFR,
(707) 337-5279 Cell
(707) 226-1823 Office
Windermere Napa Valley Properties
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I admire your ethics--your concern about the commission.
First, with whomever you deal with, be absolutely honest. Explain what your strategy is. It's entirely possible you';ll get an agent to show you the property anyway. They'll figure, perhaps correctly, that you might like the home so much that you're willing to make an offer on it now. Or that you won't succeed at auction, but will be interested in using their services for another property.
As for whether to make that request of the listing agent . . . I'd advise against it. The listing agent represents the seller, not you. In many areas of the country (I don't know about California) it's entirely legal for an agent to represent both parties. And, with full disclosure, it's perfectly ethical. Still, as a practical matter, it doesn't serve your interests as well as having your own agent.
As for paying a fee: Sure, that's a possibility. Whatever agreement you and the agent agree to should work.
Bottom line: As your instincts suggest, don't mislead the agent. Be absolutely honest. But I'm sure that you'll be able to work something out.
Hope that helps.... more
Hello serval, It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify in minutes for the loan program to fit your needs the best financially. You may consider 3% down conventional with a minimum 700 fico score or 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI). I can go over the many programs I offer to answer all of your questions.
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Use a lawyer. Maybe all it'll take is a settlement attorney. But don't rely on form--whether you find them online or in a local office supply place.
A Realtor might also be willing to do it for a reduced commission. If so, fine. But my first suggestion stands: A real estate lawyer.... more
Sorry that house has been in escrow for several weeks and is not on the market. For others that are similar and in Napa feel free to email or call me and I will be glad to massist , as I have lived in Napa , many, many years. Regards Al 707-337-0896... more
It's complex -- a lot depends on whether or not there is a house currently, what you plan do with the property in the future, etc. But the general answer is yes you will always be checking out the well and septic. Email me privately if you want additional information.
I personally love Napa, you have a lot to look forward to! By taking a look at Trulia's Community insight's you can get a better sense of what types of crime are happening where:
You can start your search for the perfect home or apartment to rent right here on Trulia:
Please let me know if I can help with anything else, cheers!
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In Wisconsin you can call listing agent or contact another agent to represent you as a buyer's agent.
Good luck-Dawn Finger-Coldwell Banker-HomeSale Realty, Inc.Oak Creek, WI 53154