Gary and April Greer, Century 21 Wright
Lic 01235358 / 01240571 * (951) 522-0518
IS IT TIME TO SELL?
The real estate market in the Temecula Valley is showing more than just signs of recovery. More and more equity sellers are putting their homes on the market and selling their homes in a short period of time and at a higher price than we have seen in years. Foreclosure sales are still relevent but not in the record numbers that the media has given hype over. Short sale listings are scarce. Mortgage rates are ridiculously low. Buyers are everywhere and Realtors (including ourselves) are pounding the pavement looking for something to sell them!
Is it time for you to sell?
We can provide a professional opinion on potential value for your home to help you make that decision. We can be reached at 951-522-0518 April or 951-522-6308 Gary. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The graph below is a snapshot of California in general. Keep in mind that some parts of California (Temecula included) tend to outpace others.
Posted in Real Estate, Selling Homes, Short Sales
Tagged French Valley Winchester, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Murrieta, Real Estate, Real Estate Market, Selling Tips, Short Sale, Southern California home buyers, Temecula, Wine Country
Chardonnay Hills will kick off our “Featured Community” this month. It’s located in the middle of Temecula, at the end of the city limits prior to heading into the wine country area. It’s recognized most by the rock fountain entrance on Rancho California Road with the giant wrought iron gates that are set in a permanent open position.
The community features homes from 1600 Square Feet up to nearly 4000 so it offers a wide range of variety in size and floorplan. There are currently homes for sale starting in the low to mid $200,000’s. Due to the maturity of the community, homeownership turnover is low. Many of the lots are spacious and offer views.
The community association consists of $110.00 per month currently and features 2 community pool areas, tennis courts, BBQ and Picnic areas, playground structures, sand volleyball, basketball and meandering walkways and trails within the neighborhood.
This community boasted “NO MELLO-ROOS” signs when it was being built and the property taxes here are very low because of that. The homes were so popular in the new construction phase that we once waited in line at 6:00am in the morning to put down a deposit at a phase release for our clients that were moving from out of state.
For More Information About Temecula and the Surrounding Communities, please call me at 951-522-0518 or email to email@example.com We’re happy to answer any of your questions. We’ve lived here since 1991!
We should probably start with what TO DO when showing your home but seriously knowing what NOT TO DO may be just as important. Keep in mind that these are general tips that have been proven over and over by experience. They don’t apply to every situation…but why take that chance?
Our Top 5 Things NOT to do–
Overdue it with candles, plug-ins and scented sprays Some people are very sensitive and certain scents may cause allergic reactions or just simply discomfort. Research shows a light vanilla scent is most universally safe.
Hose down entryways and patios off the house right before showings or open houses It may cause slipping or mess and it will discourage most buyers from wanting to step onto the back patio if it is wet.
Close or lock any interior doors Interior doors should be left open to let light travel into the dark interior spaces of the house and buyers are very uncomfortable about opening doors.
Be home during showings or open houses Take a walk or drive around if you have to. We can’t express to you enough how uncomfortable buyers are if you are there. They will spend no time in the home, nor will they be able to discuss any objections or ideas. This is crucial conversation that needs to be had while in the home. There is additional concern on the Buyer drawing you into potential conversations that you do not want to have.
Leave out mail, bills or small valuables, jewelry and trinkets Unfortunately we have to worry about this. Mail, bills and anything that may have identifying or sensitive information needs to be out of sight for identity theft issues. Also we prefer that any palm size valuables be put away during the home selling process.
If you are planning to sell a home in Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar or Winchester…we make a great partner! Call us for more information at 951-522-0518 or teamgreer@C21wright.com
Have you fallen behind on your mortgage payments, and don’t know what to do? Watch this brief video, and find out what a Short Sale is, and why it may be the solution you have been searching for.
Then contact us at (951) 522-0518/ (951) 522-6308 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE consultation to find out if a Short Sale is right for you.
This quick video tells about a short sale in the simplist of terms. Keep in mind however that some banks do not even require the 3 items this video suggests.
Visit us this Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 36750 Avenida Verde, Temecula, CA We’ll be here from approximately 2-5pm relaxing in this gorgeous custom home with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, hills and valley. This is a completely fenced 5+/- acres with privacy gates on all paved roads close to town. This single story home is highly upgraded with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths PLUS a detached casita. Stop by and take a peak!
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The Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) Program is a government sponsored program that allows borrowers (homeowners) that are in financial trouble to avoid foreclosure either through a short sale or a deed in lieu of foreclosure. The program is designed to be implemented either after the HAMP loan modification has failed or (as recently amended) is in process as an option to sale. There are different guidelines to the program dependant on whether or not your loan is a Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac or a non government sponsored enterprise (GSE). The combination of these holders equates to more than 90% of the home loans out now so it is a program that should continue to grow in success as servicers and real estate professionals embrace and help implement it for their clients. The program not only offers up to $3,000 in relocation funds to the borrowers on a successful closing but also provides financial incentives to the servicers and first lien investors for their cooperation.
Overview of the basic guidelines for eligibility is as follows:
Overview of the basic incentives of the program is as follows:
- An option to foreclosure becoming a part of your permanent history.
- Uses a standard process, documents and timeframes.
- Servicer must reply to an executed contract within 30 days.
- Provides financial incentives of up to $3,000 for your relocation.
- Requires you to be fully released from future liability for the first mortgage debt and if a subordinate lien holder receives a payment from the first lien holder to enable the transaction, that debt as well. (Forgiven debt could have tax and credit rating impact…you are advised to seek financial and tax advice from a professional.)
So in a nutshell it appears to be a great program that the majority of homeowners facing financial difficulty will at the very least need to be considered for. Please consult with a professional Realtor in your area about your circumstances and the current value of your home for information detailed to your situation. You will be advised to seek legal advice since a short sale is not always in the best interest of every homeowner. If you live in Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Menifee or Winchester that professional Realtor is us! We’d love to talk with you about your situation and see how we can help. April (951) 522-0518 or Gary (951) 522-6308 or email us at email@example.com
Tarbell Realtors is not associated with the government and our service is not approved by the government or your lender. Even if you accept this offer and use our service, your lender may not agree to change your loan.