January 19th, 2012 admin
I have put together a list of other Real Estate Offices. I would love to help everyone with their Real Estate needs but I understand that clients need options and would recommend any of these offices if you choose not to use me as your Realtor.
Call me at 626-533-3123 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tags: Advantage ERA, Century 21 Adams and Barnes, Century 21 Marty Rodriguez, Century 21 Masters, Coldwell Banker Millennium, Glendora, Hilltop Real Estate, Home Sales, Ken Turner Real Estate, Mark and Al, Podley Properties, Real Estate, Realtors, REMAX Masters, Short Sales, Southland Properties
January 9th, 2012 admin
Please visit my Rentals and Leasing page to get more information on rentals in the Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Covina and Azusa area. Weather you are looking to rent a house, apartment, condo or townhome, I can help you.
Any homeowners looking to lease out their property I can also help as I offer full service property management options in my Glendora office for all of the surrounding areas.
Tags: Azusa, condos, Covina, Downtown Azusa, Glendora, houses, La Verne, leases, rentals, San Dimas, Townhomes
August 16th, 2011 admin
For more information on Probate Real Estate Sales in the Los Angeles area, please visit our Probate Page. It contains some basic information that may help you understand the different types of Probate Real Estate Sales in California.
After speaking with an attorney, choosing a Realtor that will help with marketing and selling the home in probate is an important aspect. Please allow me to be the Realtor that you deserve when it comes to selling your home.
Tags: Azusa, Covina, Glendora, La Verne, Los Angeles, Probate, Real Estate, Realtors, San Dimas
July 20th, 2011 admin
William Lyon Homes has opened up the Gardenia and Sage Court plans in the Rosedale Community of Azusa. These two styles were both very impressive and start in the high $200,000 price range. After a tour through them it is easy to see all types of families enjoying the craftsmanship and amenities they have to offer.
The Sage Court homes contain 64 attached three-story townhomes. These floor plans start at 1,346 sqft with 2 bedrooms and go up to 2,092 sqft with 4 bedrooms. All models have an attached two-car garage.
The Gardenia homes contain 81 attached two-story townhomes. These floor plans start at 1,350 sqft with 2 bedrooms and go up to 1,816 sqft with 3 bedrooms.
Both the Sage Court and Gardenia plans offer all of the amenities of Rosedale and the William Lyon areas. William Lyon Homes has their own pool area in addition to the Rosedale Pool. Only residents of Gardenia and Sage Court will be able to use both areas. The private pool area includes a regular pool, child pool, spa, fire pit and BBQ area.
For more info or to schedule an appointment to view these homes call me at 626-533-3123.
Tags: Azusa, Gardenia, New Homes, Rosedale, Sage Court, Townhomes, William Lyon
June 28th, 2011 admin
It appears lenders are truly making an attempt to not only increase the percentage of short sales that are successful, but they are trying to speed up this lengthy process as well. When the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA) was reintroduced last year, most of the major banks, lenders and investors made an attempt to take part in it while still other ones held out. Now the larger banks are creating their own short sale systems based around the HAFA guidelines in hopes to speed up the process and let homeowners short sale to avoid foreclosure.
Chase, Citi, and Wells Fargo have implemented their own version of the short sale and implemented timelines that were initiated by HAFA. Some of these timelines give the lender 45 days to respond to a seller’s short sale request. There are ways that the banks can still delay this process by responding with a status update and not an answer, however, it’s still a step in the right direction.
Some other previous guidelines were that the property had to be owner occupied, no jumbo loans, and the process could not start until you had an offer. These are changing as some banks now allow for these previous restrictions to be waived. Some homeowners are even receiving letters from their lenders to encourage them to choose a Realtor and get the home on the market while the lender begins to look at the current value and evaluate their potential loss.
If you need to talk about your Short Sale options, please call me so that we can see what pre-foreclosure options you qualify for. I can be reached at 626-533-3123.
Tags: Azusa, Covina, Foreclosure, Glendora, La Verne, Loan Modifications, Real Estate, Realtors, San Dimas, Short Sales
April 10th, 2011 admin
The City of Azusa has started a Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings. This great event will be located on the corner of Azusa Ave. and Foothill Blvd. between 9:00am and 1:00pm. The first Saturday was April 2nd and it will run through the summer until September 24th, 2011.
This Farmers’ Market is a great way for Azusa to draw not only their own residents, out to the downtown area, but to also attract people from other cities to visit. Make sure you bring cash as most of the vendors do not accept credit or debit cards.
All of the produce available is “Certified” by the State of California and most is vine or tree ripened. Besides the fruits and vegetables to buy at lower prices, there are activities and other vendors selling prepared food and specialty items like crafts and collectibles.
Tags: Azusa, Community Events, Downtown Azusa, Farmers Market
February 7th, 2011 admin
A seller has history and emotional ties to their home. A buyer wants to envision a blank canvas that they can someday overlay with their future life. So, here are some tips for sellers to follow, which will give their home the best shot at selling and standing out among all the other homes for sale. After all, your home is not much different than those other ones for sale.
The key is to set yourself up for success by making it as easy as possible for a buyer to see your home as their new home.
1- Depersonalize the home by taking out items that are relevant to your family. I’m sure the family photos, ceramic knick-knacks and elementary craft gifts from your kids mean a lot, but to a buyer they are just a reminder to them that they are visiting someone else’s home. Data has shown that the homes that have been professionally staged have sold for higher than those in the same market which were not staged.
2- A cluttered home is a messy home, whether you like it or not. Not only should a home be clean, which is hopefully an obvious part of selling your home, but it should also be clear of the daily onslaught of junk mail, tennis shoes, and dirty clothes that consume our tables and floors on a day-to-day basis.
3- Make sure that the yards are all properly watered and green. Glendora has been in a drought and the city constantly reminds us of the watering limitations. But don’t let that be an excuse to let your yard turn brown and the plants die out. Keep everything green at all costs. The yards of bank-owned and short sale homes on the market look bad enough, so take this opportunity to be a step above half the real estate inventory by making a good first impression when a potential buyer drives up.
4- Make your home accessible and readily available to show at all times. Most buyers only have limited time and days to preview homes. Try to avoid being one of the listings that has schedule restrictions. The buyers will move on to the house down the street with the same floor plan that they are able to see at their own convenience, any time. An electronic key, known as a Supra Key, will allow you to control who is viewing your home and will keep records in case you’re concerned about privacy.
5- List your home at a fair market price. With over 170 homes for sale in Glendora, buyers can’t possibly see them all. They will narrow it down to their preferred area and price range. If there are homes similar to yours at a lesser price, the buyers will never even step foot inside your home to consider it.
All of these tips along with listing your home with a reputable real estate agent will help put you in the best position to sell your home. All the memories and emotion that a seller has with their home are important to them, but mean absolutely nothing to potential buyers. So give the buyers the chance to envision your home the way they want it and create that blank canvas for them to see.
Tags: Glendora, Home Sales, Home Selling Tips
February 7th, 2011 admin
There is another type of sale going on in the real estate market now — they are few and far between, buried under a swarm of short sales and bank owned properties.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) homes are being sold on the market with agents literally bidding through a website on behalf of their clients. This week I had the privilege of doing my first HUD home offer for a client of mine and found that there were both good and bad aspects to this HUD system.
My first impression was how the impersonalized this system was. Even though the listing agent was eventually very helpful, there is a lack of information on the property itself.
The listing price was seemingly firm for this beautiful, two-story colonial-style home; however no information on previous bids could be obtained.
So my question is, how does this help a consumer who is simply wanting details about the home and trying to make a fair offer?
We all know that in this market, buyers tend to have the upper hand, but not when there is no inclination of what price HUD is willing to accept. It seems like they are willing to let these homes sit vacant on the market until they get the price they want. The bids are typically rejected and not even countered. A buyer is just supposed to keep going higher until an agreement is reached.
I tend to be an optimist, but in this case, my positive thinking occurred after the initial observance. I received an automated email from the HUD system on a Saturday morning, notifying me that my clients bid was accepted.
This was great news, even better yet was the fact that the email contained a link to get the 17 page contract and disclosures to complete the acceptance. Everything was so streamlined, as long as you send the contract to Sacramento within 2 business days, your offer is accepted. My client and I had everything finished and sent within 30 minutes.
After being in escrow for 30 days I may have a different outlook on this HUD bidding system, but for now, it seems favorable under certain circumstances.
As long as your clients are comfortable with the home’s visual condition and listing price, I would say to go for it!
Buyers are welcome to have their own inspection for up to 15 days after the offer is accepted. Most of the homes have a minimum of 30 days on the market where they are only available to people that want to live in them as their primary residence.
This means that frustrated first time homeowners won’t get outbid by house flippers. Keep in mind that there are not too many available. In fact, as of Dec. 13, HUD’s website showed only 94 for sale in all of Los Angeles County.
In this market, even seasoned realtors are learning everyday and being surprised by unfamiliar processes. That’s my Real Estate Sense.
Tags: Azusa, Covina, Foreclosure, Glendora, Home Sales, HUD Homes, La Verne, REO, San Dimas, Short Sales
November 10th, 2010 admin
HOAP Is On The Way
Homeowners Outreach Assistance Program
Saturday November 20th, 2010
10am- 1:30pm at the Citrus Valley Association of Realtors building. 504 E. Route 66, Glendora, Ca. 91740 Call 626.533.3123 to reserve your spot!
The HOAP program is a free workshop and conference that will offer a safe and neutral place for distressed homeowners to go and listen to top experts who are working on situations like yours every day. Given all the changing laws and guidelines and all the conflicting information out there, it’s more important than ever that people get information that is accurate and reliable.
Ask The Experts:
- Will I qualify for a loan modification?
- What is a short sale?
- What is a pre-foreclosure sale?
- What is a strategic default?
- How does a short sale or foreclosure affect my credit?
- What are my tax consequences in a short sale or a foreclosure?
- What is cash for keys?
- What is a deed in lieu?
- How can I stay in my home?
- What special programs are available to help me buy a home today?
Tags: Azusa, Covina, Foreclosure, Glendora, La Verne, Loan Modifications, Monrovia, San Dimas, Short Sales, West Covina
April 23rd, 2010 admin
As the San Gabriel Valley Real Estate Market continues to show improvement, a larger portion of the transactions are short sales. A Short Sale is when a bank agrees to let the house sell for market value and forgive a portion, if not all of the difference compared to the mortgage owed.
These Short Sales are becoming very competitive for a number of reasons, such as multiple low offers, banks not having staffing to expedite paperwork and buyers being unable to receive updates in a timely manner. All of these are perfect examples of why you need to know what you are getting yourself into, when making an offer for these listing. It’s not uncommon for a seller to accept an offer, submit the offer to their bank and then not hear back for 3 to 6 months. You want to make sure that you are working with a Realtor or Real Estate Agent with experience in Short Sales.
Our office has been working on getting qualified with certain banks to attempt to expedite the process to benefit all parties involved. Please call us at 626-533-3123 for more information on listing your Short Sale or if you are looking to buy one of these short sales.
Some homeowners are attempting loan modifications through the HAMP (Home Affordable Modification Program). The HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program) allows home owners that do not qualify for a modification, to do a short sale with no recourse on the forgiven debt.
Please allow us to help your home in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Azusa, Covina and other cities in the San Gabriel Valley.
Other cities we can now help with short sales include: Alhambra, Alta Loma, Altadena, Anaheim, Arcadia, Artesia, Azusa, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Brea, Buena Park, Burbank, Carson, Cerritos, Chino, Chino Hills, City of Industry, Claremont, Covina, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, Eagle Rock, East Los Angeles, El Monte, El Sereno, Encino, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Glendale, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Highland Park, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Irwindale, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, La Habra, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Los Feliz, Monrovia, Montclair, Montabello, Monterey Park, Montrose, North Hollywood, Northridge, Norwalk, Ontario, Orange, Paramount, Pasadena, Phillips Ranch, Pico Rivera, Placentia, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Rosemead, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Fe Springs, Sherman Oaks, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, South Pasadena, South San Gabriel, Sunland, Temple City, Tujunga, Upland, Walnut, West Covina, Whittier.