Californians have a brief window of opportunity to receive up to $18,000 in combined federal and state homebuyer tax credits.  To take advantage of both tax credits, a first-time homebuyer must enter into a purchase contract for a principal residence before May 1, 2010, and close escrow between M...
The video posted in my last blog has gotten a lot of attention, so much so that the FDIC felt the need to respond as follows:  Press Releases FDIC Provides Additional Information on its Loss Share Agreement With OneWest Bank February 12, 2010 FDIC Director of Public Affairs Andrew Gray said, "It ...
CitiMortgage is piloting a new program that will allow borrowers to stay in their homes for up to six months in exchange for the deed to their home.   The program, currently being offered to homeowners in Texas, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio, includes: Up to $1,000 to help with...
As a new agent mentor, here are the top 5 topics I consistently discuss with my agents-in-training: Don't get "Busy Work" confused with actual "Work" - Many agents suffer from not having a consistent game plan for their daily activities. There are several things that you should do daily. You shou...
Are you looking to buy a home in Orange County at or under $725,000?  Have good credit and decent income, but no money down?    You should think about FHA financing before the loan limites are adjusted back down. Here's some interesting facts about the current FHA program: FHA loans are assumable...
There are 531 homes currently listed for sale in the beautiful Spanish Village by the Sea, San Clemente.  86 of the homes currently for sale are noted as being short sales and only 12 are bank-owned! The bigger question on everyone's anything actually selling?     121 homes are curre...

Jacqueline Walker

Coastal Homes in Southern California
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