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Tech Tips in Orange County : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 23, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Bonb i hope that agents learn how to use it correctly. So many times agents are posting "way to much persona info TMI" or taking an arumentative stand on everything. These actions are sending potential clients away in droves not attarcting any. ... more
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Mon Dec 12, 2011
Ingrid Ski Realtor answered:
You can change to another host. I've done it. Just ask the host if they built it it's yours Ben I you in the future change to another host. Always good o ask and know there policy. Ingrid ski realtor. ... more
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
Eric Israel answered:
Blue host is good and we can build your site: www.RealEstateWebsitesRUs.com
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Mon Dec 12, 2011
Tony Vega answered:
He claims he can modify loans up to 65% of fair market value (FMV)...
Let's say you paid 600K for your house and have two loans 1 for 480K and 1 for 120K. Let's also say that today's FMV is 350K, do you really think the bank will refi you at $225K? That's a $255K loss for them. If they foreclose on you, and sell the house at $350k, they lose $130K. What's a more likely scenario?

There is an FHA program called Hope for Homeowners that will let the lenders modify you to 96.5% of today's FMV in exchange for future equity sharing. This is a great program...but no lenders are willing to offer it.

I smell scam. This PRG scheme sounds very similar to one that Noveuax Riche has trained people how to do but it is all just very underhanded and quite honestly, skeevy.

You can do your own loan modification as well as any attorney or realtor. Call the bank yourself...if you have no equity and are behind on your payments, they will work with you. If you have equity, they will foreclose on you and take your equity. If your bank won't modify your loan, you can short sale your house through the preferred realtor of your choice. You don't need to pay anyone upfront to figure out the best scenario for you.

Thats my 2 cents worth as an investor/hobbyist with a nephew who just went through what it sounds like you are going through.
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Mon Dec 12, 2011
Crossroads Realty answered:
Constant Contact would work perfect for you I would think. We have used it in house here and a few of our agents also have their own accounts. You pay monthly based on how many people are in your mailing list. The list of templates is vast and very customizable. You can use it to send out newsletters, cards, just listed/just sold, or whatever else you can think of. All Constant Contact emails also use a safe un-subscribe for people who feel they are being spammed.

One nice thing about the service is that is also scrubs your list for you. Each time you send out a mailing, it records which addresses no longer exists. You can create groups of email addresses for different uses and if you email out to more than one group, the system does not duplicate the email for people who belonged to both groups.

All in all, it was a nice find when I first ran into it a year or so ago. They also offer a free trial so you can check it out before you pay. Good luck!

www.constantcontact.com
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Wed Nov 19, 2008
Thom Colby answered:
Hi Jeremy,

I currently use Top Producer with Outlook Connect and it's good. Within SoCal MLS / Tempo under "my tools" you should try MLS-Office. It's inclulded in your dues and I believe you can upload your contacts from an export of ACT.

Best of luck !

Thom Colby
Broker
OC, CA
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Mon Aug 29, 2011
Arnie Kleinsasser answered:
Robin,
You should be able to go to My Trulia and click on my listings. You should then see right below the picture (update details) and that should take you to the edit page. Good luck
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Mon Mar 17, 2008
Lourdrie McNamee, MRP answered:
Marie,

Hi, it depends are you looking to lease or purchase?
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Mon May 25, 2009
Joe Homs answered:
You can visit the Orange County Tax Assessors Office website at: http://tax.ocgov.com/tcweb/search_page.asp and click on Property Auctions

Live Auction Sale-March 19th, 2008

The Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector is offering for sale, real property located in the County of Orange. This property has become subject to the Tax Collector’s Power to Sell due to non-payment of property tax for five or more tax years. The sale of “Tax-Defaulted Property Subject to Power to Sell” is conducted by the County Treasurer-Tax Collector pursuant to the provisions of the Revenue and Taxation Code and the written authorization of the Controller of the State of California. The Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector DOES NOT offer tax lien certificates, sealed bids or over the counter sales.

If your looking for better deals with REO's you can link to my search page at www.joehoms.com or call me at 949-625-4533
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Mon Dec 12, 2011
Joe Homs answered:
You can visit the Orange County Tax Assessors Office website at: http://tax.ocgov.com/tcweb/search_page.asp and click on Property Auctions

Live Auction Sale-March 19th, 2008

The Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector is offering for sale, real property located in the County of Orange. This property has become subject to the Tax Collector’s Power to Sell due to non-payment of property tax for five or more tax years. The sale of “Tax-Defaulted Property Subject to Power to Sell” is conducted by the County Treasurer-Tax Collector pursuant to the provisions of the Revenue and Taxation Code and the written authorization of the Controller of the State of California. The Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector DOES NOT offer tax lien certificates, sealed bids or over the counter sales.

If your looking for better deals with REO's you can link to my search page athttp:// www.joehoms.com or call me at 949-625-4533
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Sun Nov 23, 2008
Patti Phillips answered:
Karen, I would suggest further delving into who owns the property. Somebody is probably paying the taxes on it! If you want, I can look into it a bit more for you, just let me know. Otherwise, ask another agent, perhaps whoever sold you your home, and they should be able to find a bit more information.

Patti Phillips
800-680-9133
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Mon Oct 29, 2007
Deborah Madey answered:
Not sure what you mean by a relocator agent. Are you a Realtor? Are you looking to build a base of buyers based on inbound relocation? Or, are you looking to work with a relocation company who contract wtih Brokers? ... more
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