Short Sales & Foreclosures Archive

Are Short Sales Becoming a Thing of the Past?

By Jennifer Klein and Derek Sandoval Is your market changing like ours? Increases in home prices and home values here in Sacramento, Calif., is good news for homeowners who once thought they’d have to do a short sale. In...

Cheese and Real Estate: A Lesson in Trends

    By Dave Robison “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson is an easy but great read. The narrative is a simple story that describes the trials and tribulations of two mice—Sniff and Scurry—who always rely on getting...

Nevada HOAs Challenged in False Claims Lawsuit

By Tara Owen Mention Home Owner Associations (HOAs) to any Las Vegas home owner and you are sure to get a passionate love them or hate them response. Many home owners I’ve met with are bitter over the fines...

Why I Love Being on the Buyer’s Side in a Short Sale

By TG Gallaudet Wait…I’m totally lying. Is there anything more painful? It’s no mystery that short sales can be really tough because of all the variables involved: * Unclear timelines from the bank. * Undisclosed liens. * Back HOA...

Keep that Sign in the Ground

By Cory Brewer Last summer, an agent in my office took on a listing with high hopes…the market in this particular neighborhood was moving fast and prices seemed to be pretty stable.  Unfortunately, though, by the time the clients...

The Additional Expenses of Buying a HUD Foreclosure

By Lynn Minnick Although I’ve been in real estate for 10 years now, I just closed on my first HUD foreclosure.  We haven’t had that many in my market (yet!) and so far I’ve somehow managed to avoid them. ...

Don’t Be Afraid To Do Your Job

By Jennifer Klein Sometimes short sale clients need to be referred to a tax professional or real estate attorney. Overcome your fear of losing the listing and do your due-diligence as a real estate professional. Jennifer Klein is a...
February 24, 2011

I Quit Real Estate

By Drew Burks Breaking News … OK, this is hardly breaking news, but after 10 years in the real estate game this may come as a shock to a few people.  To be honest, it kind of shocked me...
February 22, 2011

Help Home Owners Envision Home Ownership Again

Consumers who’ve been through foreclosure may think their days of owning a home are over. Not true. Share the “5 Steps to Owning a Home Again After Foreclosure” from the November “Foreclosure Resource Guide” now available at the REALTOR®...
October 25, 2010

My Deal Needs CPR… Again

By Kelly Reark I have been representing a buyer since June of this year when he made the decision to put in an offer on a short sale.  We aren’t closed yet, and it has been a bumpy road. ...
September 24, 2010