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President Bush signed into law the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007, which is designed to relieve the stress many current home owners/sellers are feeling at the prospects of owing taxes on the "Phantom Income" earned when their debt is forgiven.  Whether through a foreclosure or a sho...
Prospective homeowners and investors are looking to snatch up bargains at auctions being held to sell lots of homes that have been foreclosed on by banks.  As you drive around many towns, you'll see the ‘auction' signs directing you to homes that are up for auction and when you get to the homes, ...
There are many reasons for wanting to buy a smaller home.  The kids have moved out and 5 bedrooms are no longer needed.  The current home or yard have become too much to clean & maintain.  Baby-boomers are preparing for retirement.  Regardless of why you are considering buying a smaller home, how...
Record numbers of home owners in East Contra Costa County, as well as the country, are struggling to make their monthly mortgage payments with most of them owing more than their homes are currently worth.  Many of them are on the brink of not being able to make their payments and fall into the fo...
Congratulations!  You've been recognized for your talents as a valuable employee and offered a promotion within your company.  You'll soon be tackling exciting new responsibilities.  One of the first challenges is that your employer wants you across country in 2-3 weeks and you have a family, kid...
Many sellers wonder what their responsibilities are when they turn over possession of the home they just sold to the new owners.  How clean should the home be, where do they leave the keys and remotes, when do they turn off the power, etc.  I feel the Golden Rule sets a terrific guideline here:  ...
For many reasons, home sellers often find themselves in the position of selling a home that is vacant.  Job changes, family emergencies, or simply buying another home prior to selling an existing home will result in the need to sell a vacant home.  Homes that look like ‘model homes' typically sel...
A representative of the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District spoke at each of the local real estate agent tour meetings explaining how we as agents, as well as the general public, can help to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus.First a little background:West Nile Virus is a disease c...
One of the most common questions I am asked is "Can you really buy houses on the courthouse steps and how does it work?"  Especially now, with all of the news of home owners losing their homes to foreclosure in record numbers, investors and home owners alike want to buy homes and make huge profit...
Congratulations!  You got the keys to your new home.  You're very excited until reality hits:  now you have to pack and move everything you own.  The simplest way to move is to hire professional movers.  They will come out, pack everything you did not pack (even your dirty dishes).  They supply a...

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