Agoura, CA Real Estate News

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
Recently had a call from a consultant regarding the following scenario... The borrower wanted to do self-help and manage two contractors on the project. ON the surface it seemed doable. Then the lender said, "we don't do self-help". How can we still get the 203k accomplished? Let's hear from you on this if you have run into this issue in the past and share how you handled it? We have completed a few with multiple contractors on the same job and they were all nightmares. We don't recommend that you do this. The big thing is that no contractor wants to be on the job with another contractor due to the liability issue. What if Contractor A is insured and Contractor B isn't but has an accident on the job, it becomes unclear as to who is responsible and whose insurance should cover the accide...
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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
I thought I had seen it all when we opened a wall to find pallets used as the wall framing in a house in Gerneville, well we just saw another one with unique construction that has the 2 x 4" studs turned sideways making the wall cavity only about 1.5" thick. I think the paint may be all that is holding this house up... LOLThe inspector had us take it nearly to the foundation and rebuild it from the sub floor up.American ingenuity has no bounds. New house are being made of straw bales with plaster on the exterior and interior walls, shipping containers are being used as the structure to build homes these days. How about one I saw on the Internet the other day, it pulls onto the site as a trailer behind a big rig. They put out the outriggers, and the home expands to a two story or more ho...
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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
While FHA does have one of the lowest down payments in the industry it comes at a price. There is up front and monthly PMI or Private mortgage insurance that stays with the loan for quite a while.Many are getting into homes with that 3.5% down payment only to find the PMI is eating them alive. Last I checked there is up front PMI that can be rolled into the loan, and monthly PMI was .85%, sounds innocent enough but on a $636,000 mortgage amount that might mean an additional $450 per month and that can be an alligator. Especially if you are buying rental property. This additional $450 per month could be like having another unit.Private Mortgage Insurance isn't to protect you with regards to your mortgage. It is there to protect HUD/FHA against their losses. The lender is guaranteed that ...
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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
Teacher next door, officer next door, etc. If you have a teacher or law enforcement officer, fire fighters, EMT officers looking for a property you may want to start here HUD FORECLOSED HOMES FOR SALE to see if something is for sale. 1) These teachers and officers next door bid on the home just like anyone else. make your off, make a full price off + $1 or $2.2) Once the offer is accepted HUD reduces the price by 50% for your teacher or officers.3) They must plan on living there about 3 years to get the full benefit. If they sell prior to that time HUD may recover their gift.4) BE CAREFUL to build your commission into the off to purchase because they won't pay a commission for these properties unless it is in the offer. 5) For each $1 you bid over the asking price, your client will have...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
BEHIND ON YOUR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS? ARE YOU CONSIDERING A LOS ANGELES CA SHORT SALE? WE CAN HELP.... First off, do you really understand what a foreclosure is? It's when the bank repossesses a Los Angeles, California home due to non-payment of the mortgage. And do you know what a Los Angeles short sale is? A short sale occurs when the bank is willing to take less than what the homeowner(s) owes on the property. The property is sold at fair market value (less than what is owed). When should you call us for help? Now! Information can only empower you and help you understand your options and limitations. -------------------- Why should you call? If you've tried to refinance or get a loan modification with your loan servicer (who you send your mortgage payments to), but they either denied you...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
Enjoy the day wine tasting at the Cornell Winery in Agoura, California! Cornell Winery is located in the center of the “Three Magical Miles” off of Mulholland Highway. There you can enjoy the most delicious wines that are created locally! In fact, the wineries motto is “Drink Local Wine.” The Cornell Winery is a wonderful place that brings the past to life, while maintaining a new and exciting future in the California wine culture! For more information regarding the Cornell Winery please visit the link below: http://www.cornellwinery.com/ The Cornell Winery has such a rich history much like its wines, what more do you need for a perfect day of relaxation and wine tasting! 
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By Richard Ruggaber, California Real Estate - (818) 422-5035
(Metro Life Homes)
Enjoy the day wine tasting at the Cornell Winery in Agoura, California! Cornell Winery is located in the center of the “Three Magical Miles” off of Mulholland Highway. There you can enjoy the most delicious wines that are created locally! In fact, the wineries motto is “Drink Local Wine.” The Cornell Winery is a wonderful place that brings the past to life, while maintaining a new and exciting future in the California wine culture! For more information regarding the Cornell Winery please visit the link below: http://www.cornellwinery.com/ The Cornell Winery has such a rich history much like its wines, what more do you need for a perfect day of relaxation and wine tasting! CHEERS
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