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Ron Scott,GRI,  in Milton, MA
Mon Mar 8, 2010
Ron Scott,GRI answered:
Here in the Boston area we are seeing a lot of buyers out at this time. I think most are finally seeing that this may be the bottom and may want to take advantage of the market before things change. ... more
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Ralph Windsc…, Real Estate Pro in Hauppauge, NY
Mon Jul 26, 2010
Ralph Windschuh answered:
It's a great time to buy just about anywhere. Interest rates are low (and bound to go up) and prices are also for the most part depressed. If you like, I would be happy to refer you to an expert in short sales also a buyer's agent. Feel free to contact me by phone or email.

Ralph Windschuh
Certified Buyer Representative
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Associate Broker
Century 21 Princeton Properties
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Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Sun Jan 9, 2011
Mack McCoy answered:
I think that Sellers of residential real estate are real people who suffer actual financial hurt, as contrasted with institutional investors who might see a different color ink on the balance sheet. ... more
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Don Linden, Real Estate Pro in Sherman Oaks, CA
Thu May 7, 2015
Don Linden answered:
Per Ben Bernanke, interest rates need to remain at the levels they are currently at for some time to come in order to keep stimulating the economy. However, that being said, yes the inventory remains at a low ebb in demand areas such as you are seeking thus keeping prices up. But take heart, the actual real estate season for selling (historically) is from April thru September. They will be more short selling taking place, which you may want to consider and of course foreclosures will still have a place in the market for some time to come. Feel free to contact me with any additional questions.
Don Linden
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Tean Wong, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Fri Feb 26, 2010
Tean Wong answered:
Nothing is too late, if you are 6 months late, the bank will definitely try to solve this problem. Bank do not want to foreclose any home, it more of the pain for them. Get a good agent and attorney. ... more
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Patrick Thies, Real Estate Pro in Anytown, IL
Sat May 15, 2010
Patrick Thies answered:
IMO I would bet that the tax credit will not be extended again. Last time the gov. waited until the deadline was almost over before they extended it. People waited until the last minute thinking that it would be extended and maybe change in some way. This time the purchase by date is 2 months before the close by date. Looks like they are giving 2 months for last minute sales and closing overflows to clear out. ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Mon Nov 8, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
Some where interest rates will start going back up, you just never know exactly, if i did i would be a retired investment banker sitting on an island. Buut in reality we have all thes ehouses just comong into foreclosure, we have banks slowing down the teh rate in which new listings are being placed for sale, so recovery can not completely begin , until the foreclosures slow and purchases of non foreclosed home starts to increase to allow people to sell and move up. Once that happens rates will come up with it. ... more
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Bob Davis, Real Estate Pro in Escondido, CA
Fri Oct 25, 2013
Bob Davis answered:

Your best chance is to work with a local realtor that knows the area...and focuses on their clients sounds like there may be another question behind the one you asked....."how do I get the best deal possible on a home in Carmel Mountain area?"

The better deals may not always be foreclosed homes....I'll be happy to talk with you and get you all the information on current market conditions...that way you can make the best choice!

Take Care...Bob Davis
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Lisa Allen,…, Real Estate Pro in Roswell, GA
Tue Mar 2, 2010
Lisa Allen, Buyers and Sellers answered:
Hi Sammy,

There is a piece of Atlanta in many counties including...Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb. The part of Atlanta in Cobb County is not considered within the City Limits of Atlanta just Unincorporated Cobb County. What does that mean for you? Cobb County taxes with NO additional Atlanta tax!

Hope this helps,

Lisa Allen, REALTOR
*Short Sale Specialist
*Buyer Foreclosure Specialist
Prudential Georgia Realty
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Veronica Pot…, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Sun May 29, 2011
Veronica Potter answered:
Hello Jennifer first you need to consider your price range. Some price ranges are still a buyers market which would be $1m and higher and others are quickly becoming a sellers market $500k and below. With the interest rates at their lowest in 40 years and the prices this low, and if your serious and able to buy now, you really should wait much longer. But don't take my word for it, check out the article from this Sunday's OC Register by Jeff Collins front page of Business section. This is the most accurate description of the real estate market that I have read in awhile. Best of luck with your search, Ladera Ranch is a great place to live!

Veronica Potter
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Robert McArt…, Real Estate Pro in Fallston, MD
Mon Jan 25, 2010
Robert McArtor answered:
Hi Lisa, people that are relocating to Maryland due to BRAC is slow but consistent. My sources at Ft. Monmouth tell me that more are on the way. I would say that depending on the price and availability, you should do fine. Please remember that you are competing with REO (Bank Owned Properties). We can do a Comparable Market Analysis for you and get you started. ... more
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Bernard Gibb…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, CA
Fri Jun 11, 2010
Bernard Gibbons answered:
It's always been about supply and demand. Right now there are more people who want to buy homes than there are homes for sale in most San Ramon home price ranges. So desirable homes that are priced right are almost always getting multiple offers and selling fast. I don't really see anything that is likely to change that unless we see signisficant increases in interest rates. Or some catastrophic event that nobody can foresee.

Bernard Gibbons

Bernard Gibbons, Realtor, e-PRO Certified Internet Specialist, DRE License # 01331583
J. Rockcliff Realtors, 15 Railroad Avenue, Danville, CA 94526
Phone (925) 997-1585

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James Hsu, Real Estate Pro in Bothell, WA
Wed Feb 10, 2010
James Hsu answered:
There will still likely be open houses here and there ... there's even open houses on weekdays (saw several signs out yesterday). The best and perhaps safest way to ensure you get to see as many homes as possible is to arrange to have an agent show you what houses you want to look at. This way you are not solely relying on someone hosting an open house while you're here. ... more
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Frederick Ra…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara, CA
Sat Jan 23, 2010
Frederick Raia answered:
Inventory is very low in Santa Clara and finding a decent home in a good neighborhood for $400,000 will be very difficult. There are currently only 8 homes at or under $400k in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale and none in Mountain View. Your best bet might be to consider getting into a townhome. The City of Santa Clara has a great first time buyers program. They will give a family up to $75,000 depending on your income to use as a second loan on a property. There are no payments for the first 5 years on this loan. After the 5th year the loan becomes a 20 year loan and interest rate becomes the same as the interest rate on your first loan. This is a good time to get into this program because the city usually runs out of money toward the end of the year. Just go to the City of Santa Clara's website at Best wishes to you and your family.

Fred Raia
Realty World Relocation Express
3400 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, Ca. 95051
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Wed Sep 8, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
First, a caveat: I don't know the Plano market. And a second caveat: I'm a Realtor, so you may consider my view less-than realistic. Still . . .

Yes, homes in most areas of the country (and I'd include Plano) will sell. The market will recover. There are a few areas--for example, certain areas around Detroit and elsewhere in Michigan, as well as some in other areas of the Midwest--where I'm not so sure the market will ever recover. Or at least not for 20-30 years. But those areas of really deep depression, coupled with a significant loss of jobs, are fairly rare.

There are plenty of other areas--parts of California, Nevada, and Florida--that are probably far worse off than Dallas. And California, Nevada, and Florida will all recover. I'm not saying this year, and I'm not saying next year. But they will.

The question is one of timing. I'll defer to any agents familiar with Dallas and the surrounding areas. But prices have already strengthened in some areas--Northern Virginia (where I am) being just one. I'd say 2-3 more years in areas that weren't terribly hard hit when the bubble burst. And I'd say 5-6 years in the harder-hit areas.

There is a school of thought suggesting that things will get worse once the tax credit ends. That could be correct. However, to the extent that prices may decline some, it'll make home prices even more affordable. The real driver, though, won't be the tax credit. And it won't be much else directly related to real estate. Instead, it'll be the whole employment situation in the United States. If unemployment drops from the current 10% down to 7% or so (which may take a few years), that'll help greatly. Plus, in addition to the unemployment numbers, there's also a question of consumer confidence. Even though most people have jobs, and most people won't lose them, right now there is substantial fear about the possibility of job loss or job cutbacks. People have to feel confident again before they'll be ready to go out and buy.

There are some other factors involved, too--such as the rate of inflation and the cost of money. Inflation is likely to rise, and the Fed at some point will feel the pressure to raise interest rates to try to slow down inflation. That'll depress the housing market.

There's also the fear that banks are holding back on releasing many foreclosures back onto the market and that--once they do--that'll depress housing values.

So, what's that all mean? Short-term, slow improvement, especially in areas that weren't too hard hit when the bubble burst. Medium-term, continued improvement so long as the unemployment rate continues to fall. But there will be a number of forces--inflation, higher interest rates, release of foreclosed homes--that will slow down a housing recovery.

I know that's not the definitive prediction you may be seeking, but I think it's a realistic view . . . even if it is from a Realtor!

Hope that helps.
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Kathleen Lor…, Real Estate Pro in Baxter, MN
Sat Jan 16, 2010
Kathleen Lordbock answered:
From last month to the present mortagage rates have already increased in the Brainerd Lakes area of MN .Even though the purchase prices still continue to fall , an increase in interest rates will make a big difference in the long term payout.
Here in the Brainerd Lakes we have a grant program that helps with downpayments and closing costs for Short Sales and REO property of up to $15,000, for qualified buyers. The tax incentives of $8000 or $6500 will end in April so there are many good reasons to buy now. Inventory is up and sellers are motivated to sell/or need to sell.
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Richard Leci…,  in Tucson, AZ
Mon Jan 18, 2010
Richard Lecinski answered:
Well actually this is the second $8000.00 tax credit and it was extended to include others who have owned a home and that credit goes up to$6500.00.
There has been some talk about extended the credit again but as usual where will the money come from. I won't count on it though.
Rich Lecinski
Long Realty
Oro Valley, AZ
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Ted Canto, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Mon Feb 22, 2010
Ted Canto answered:
Hi TJ,

Seems you have a great opportunity of qualifying for a home. However, there are many questions that need answering and the process begins by speaking to a lender/ Loan Officer. Doing so, will allow the Loan Officer to review all the possible ways and programs to get you into your home. Going on your information alone, I would say you are likely looking at an FHA loan which is a great loan for someone like yourself. It provides a great rate, low down payment and you do not need a high FICO score to qualify.

As I said, there are several questions that need to be answered to know exactly what chances you have. I would be happy to talk to you about your options.

Ted Canto
Mortgage Planner
Direct: 480.650.8602
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Sat Jan 2, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Sure. That's easy.

Check the public records--the tax records. Any deed transfers will be shown there. It'll have the investor's name as well as an address (for tax billing).

Sounds as if the investor bought the property at a tax auction or similar. Different jurisdictions handle that in different ways. Some simply sell the properties for the amount of the unpaid taxes. Some conduct an auction. In some areas, there's a right of redemption--the previous owner can reclaim the property by paying the taxes, plus interest. In other cases, there's no right of redemption.

So you check the tax records. You'll find the investor's name and mailing address. If that isn't sufficient, do an online search. If that isn't sufficient, contact a local real estate investing club. (Go to and look for the state-by-state club listings.) It's likely the investor is active in one of the local clubs.

Hope that helps.
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The Ballen G…,  in Las Vegas, NV
Sat Jan 2, 2010
The Ballen Group answered:
You may consider a Las Vegas Short Sale if you can prove that you need to move to California. Even people who can afford their homes have been able to get an approved short sale. Your lay off is a true hardship, therefore you may consider a Las Vegas Short Sale. If you would like to consider this option, we would love to help. Lori Wekerle of Coldwell Banker Wardley, 702-604-7739 ... more
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