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Buying After Foreclosure

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Foreclosure is an awkward word in the world of homeowners. It represents a lot of disappointment and unhappiness with the entire process, which normally is a great source of pride and joy. The last great recession left a lot of families in this position. Despite many having recovered their credit, there’s a notable reluctance to go back into the process …

How Do I Find Foreclosure Properties?

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We are often asked by potential buyers about the “shadow inventory” of foreclosed properties. How do you find out about the bank-owned properties that haven’t yet come on the market? There are many homes in the process of foreclosure that will be listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) at some point, but they’re not all bank-owned. Some of them …

Facing Foreclosure in Long Beach?

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If you behind on your mortgage payments or facing foreclosure of your Long Beach home, you may be wondering what your options are. My team and I have worked with lots of homeowners in this situation. We’ve been able to help homeowners successfully avoid foreclosure even when the trustee sale was just around the corner. One of the first options …

2075 E Appleton St #18

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SOLD! Charming condo in the Alamitos Beach area of Long Beach. The spacious living room has hardwood floors and is wired for surround sound. The kitchen features a new vinyl floor, updated countertops, & built-in microwave. There is one large bedroom, and a bonus room that could be used as a bedroom or home office. Lots of storage in the hallway …

Long Beach Foreclosures Can Be a Good Deal

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If you’ve been considering buying a home in Long Beach, California, this could be a good time. Right now, there are a number of distressed properties on the market with reasonably low prices. Both short sales and foreclosures can represent good deals for Long Beach home buyers and the fact that interest rates are low means that monthly mortgage payments …

Long Beach CA Short Sale Expert Offers Advice to Struggling Homeowners

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If you or someone you know is considering a short sale of your Long Beach area home, it’s important to get all the facts. Many times when people fall behind their mortgage, they get bombarded with information and solicitations but aren’t sure where to turn. If you do nothing, the eventual result will probably be foreclosure, which could damage your …

Thinking of buying a fixer? Consider a 203(k) loan!

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If you’ve ever dreamed of buying a fixer and making it your own but lacked the money to do the actual fixing, you may wish to consider buying with a 203(k) rehabilitation loan. We come across homes for sale in Long Beach, Lakewood, and Signal Hill all the time that need lots of work — short sales, foreclosures, probates and …

Strategic default may not be strategic

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Recently, I’ve heard the term “strategic default” being used more frequently from homeowners in Long Beach, Lakewood and surrounding communities. It shouldn’t be a surprise. With more than 25 percent of homeowners now owing more than what their homes are worth and millions more having a hard time paying the mortgage, it’s becoming more common for homeowners to consider just …

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5 Tips for Long Beach Short Sale Buyers

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If you are considering buying a short sale home in Long Beach, Lakewood or surrounding communities, here are 5 tips to help you successfully close the sale: 1. Short sales require lots of patience. If you have a tight timetable for moving, you may want to skip short sales. Make sure your agent knows who the lienholders are and what …

Foreclosure threatening a happy holiday?

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If a foreclosure is threatening your happy holiday, you should know you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are in the same situation, and it is my goal to help ease the stress that comes with the threat of foreclosure for as many as I can reach. As a CDPE-designated agent, I help struggling homeowners navigate the various options they have …