Michael & Belinda Jackson's (renonevadarealestate) Blog

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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Group One, Inc.
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It is so frustrating when you have a listing, work really hard to find a buyer, but then at the very end you hear, "sorry we can't meet the close date". REALLY... You had almost 45 days and just now we find out there is an issue, Come on !! This story is played out across the country with the lar...
07/19/2010
For the first time in the business we had a buyer ask if they could walk through the home we were showing them alone. This was the 2nd showing of this home and on the first day the husband was unable to be there. The home was vacant and this was a higher end home. Now I know what your thinking, w...
07/12/2010
In this crazy 7 day a week business, it is very hard to get time off or a few days away. Over the 4th of July weekend Belinda and I took 3 days off for the first time this year. Can I just say how GREAT it was !!! 3 days away, just up the hill in Tahoe was all we had planned, but WOW it was great...
07/06/2010
For 4 days we have been ready to close on a bank owned for our buyer and we still can't get it closed !! This is a bank owned home that has a little over $2,000 in past due property taxes. Escrow says the servicer said the check was sent, the asset manager won't approve the payment on the hud bec...
06/28/2010
We are representing a buyer on a bank owned home. Our close date is still 4 days away. Buyer loan docs have already been sent to escrow, buyer has signed, lender is ready to fund... BUT There are some unpaid taxes due on the property that the servicer needs to pay before we close. So how long mig...
06/24/2010
When working with sellers the question always comes up when we recieve an offer. How much will I need to pay for any needed repairs? Sure the contract says $1,000 but what if it costs me $1,200, can I just stop when I have spent $1,000? Well, I guess you can, legally, BUT please ask yourself the ...
06/21/2010
We listed this great house 554 days ago. CRAZY !! Started out as a regular sale, then went to a short sale. 4 buyers later ( thanks to the VERY slow short sale process of a very large bank- They have the letters B and A in their name, any ideas which lender ?) Then we finally got bank approval, h...
06/10/2010
So we place an offer for one of our clients on a bank owned home. A few days later we get the standard " Multiple Offers Notification" form telling our buyer that the seller has received multiple offers and asking if we would like to make any changes to our offer or leave it the same. So... the b...
06/02/2010
These are the questions we get asked every week. Are they going lower? Will they stay low? How long before they go up? What if we buy and they go lower? WOW ! Let me get my crystal ball and I will get back to you. What a crazy time in our market, who would have thought rates would still be around...
06/01/2010
In our area we are seeing a large number of homes that are Fannie Mae properties that are eligible to finance the home using Homepath Financing. Only certain lenders are approved to do these loans but what a great deal. Here are the highlights. * As low as 3% down for owner occupied ( not 3.5% li...
05/27/2010
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