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10 Things A Burglar Won’t Tell You

March 3, 2017

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I saw these on my alarm company’s website, and thought they were great tips, especially the one about workers using […]

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How To Market Your Rental Properties On Internet for FREE And Find Tenants

September 26, 2015

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How To Market Your Rental Properties – Once you have your rental property rehabbed and ready to go, how do […]

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California Extends Tenant Protection Act to 2019

August 25, 2015

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The California legislature passed another set of bills Thursday extending protections to tenants facing eviction. The two bills (AB 2610 […]

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$5000 Transition Assistance For Homeowners Losing Their Homes – Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

August 7, 2015

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Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

Distressed California Homeowners May Qualify for California’s Keep Your Home California Transition Assistance Program (TAP) If your financially distressed California […]

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2014 Gathering of Eagles by Air Force Flight Test Museum in Lancaster, CA

October 8, 2014

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Folk 2014 Gathering of Eagles is upon us again. We, the Flight Test Historical Foundation will be hosting the Gathering […]

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Get a Job!!!

April 21, 2014

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“PUT ME IN CHARGE … “Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards; no […]

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Get $6000+ Back From IRS in Earned Income Tax Record (EITC)

March 28, 2014

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What is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? EITC, or Earned Income Tax Credit, is a benefit for working people who […]

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HUD Announces Lower FHA Loan Limits as of January 1, 2014

December 30, 2013

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HUD Loan Prices Lowered

FHA drastically lowers loan limits: Last week, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced it was reducing the loan limit for […]

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Equity Sharing Loan Modification Program by BofA and Wells Fargo

November 29, 2013

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Equity Sharing Loan Modification Program – Wells Fargo and Bank of America Are Participating The Ocwen Financial Equity Sharing Mortgage […]

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HARP2 Refinance – For Rental Properties and Vacation Homes

November 13, 2013

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HARP2.0 Making Home Affordable Program

(Copied from Bankrate.com) HARP 2.0, a revamped version of the Home Affordable Refinance Program, was finally announced. Until now, only […]

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Will You Be Paying the Home Sales Tax Under Obama’s Health Care Law?

July 29, 2012

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obamacare home sales tax 2013

By Ilse Cordoni on http://www.aoausa.com/care_law.html There is a persistent rumor that if you’re a property owner who sells real estate […]

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Chase Bank / JPMorgan / WAMU Cherry-Pick Protocol For Purchasing SFR REOs Via Non-Profit Organizations

February 4, 2012

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Please do not contact us until you thoroughly understand the process described below – experienced NPO real estate buyers only […]

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How To Rent Out Your Property Without Showing It

January 26, 2012

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How To Rent Out Your Property Without Showing It – In my previous post titled “How To Market Your Properties […]

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How To Market Your Properties With the Address in the Domain Name

January 26, 2012

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How To Market Your Properties With the Address in the Domain Name – In my previous How To Market Your […]

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Obama’s New Plan to Refinance Underwater Fannie and Freddie HARP Mortgages

January 2, 2012

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Just a note to remind you that in October, President Obama announced plans to open up refinancing to more homeowners […]

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10% Down Investor Loans – HomePath Mortgages on Fannie Mae Foreclosures

November 25, 2011

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10% Down Investor Loans – HomePath Mortgages on Fannie Mae Foreclosures ———————————————————————– Purchase Loans – HomePath® Mortgage Financing This special […]

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Govenment REO Websites That List Foreclosures

November 15, 2011

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HUD VA FDIC SBA Freddie Mac Sallie Mae (GRP Financial) Fannie Mae US Dept of Agriculture US Govt Home Sales […]

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Bank REO Websites That List Foreclosures

November 15, 2011

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AmSouth Bank Bank Of America Beal Bank BB&T Citibank Compass Bank Countrywide Home Loans Downey Savings Fidelity National Financial First […]

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Home Valuation Websites

November 11, 2011

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HOME VALUATION WEBSITES – My favorite one is CyberHomes.com, because its values are always on the conservative side. To properly […]

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How Much Rent Shoud You Charge?

November 8, 2011

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I don’t know how much YOU should charge, but check these websites for how much properties are renting for in […]

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How To Virtually View a Property – 3-D Aerial Views

November 5, 2011

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http://maps.live.com/ – birdseye view from four directions, can be rotated (click on BirdsEye View) www.zillow.com – will identify the exact […]

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How To Research Future Housing Growth In An Area

November 5, 2011

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How do you research an area and find out what the future housing growth of a certain area will be?   […]

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First Time Home Buyer Downpayment Assistance Programs

November 5, 2011

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First Time Home Buyer Downpayment Assistance Programs – How do you know what’s available in your area? There are over […]

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Free Real Estate Legal Forms

November 5, 2011

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Free real estate legal forms are not something you can use every time you need one, since each state has […]

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Help For Laura Wolfe

October 29, 2011

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My friend, Laura Wolfe, is currently going through Stage 4 cancer treatments, with cancer having spread to her organs already. […]

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America’s 10 “Sickest” Housing Markets

August 22, 2011

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By Charles B. Stockdale, Douglas A. McIntyre and Michael B. Sauter For three years, the real estate market has been […]

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First Steps in Asset Protection for Real Estate Investors

July 13, 2011

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First Steps in Asset Protection for Real Estate – Have You Taken Them? by Asset Protection Attorney Clint Coons From […]

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Landlord Tenant Relationship – “Hard-Nosed” Landlording: Keep Your Tenants In Line

June 15, 2011

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Landlord tenant relationship can be difficult or easy – it’s totally up to you, the landlord.  One way to make […]

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My Real Estate Dreams Got Shattered…

March 5, 2011

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My Real Estate Dreams Got Shattered…

By Doug Fath My real estate dreams got shattered … in a single conversation. Unfortunately, it also happened to be […]

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Using State and Federal Exemptions as Part of an Asset Protection Strategy

February 23, 2011

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Using State and Federal Exemptions as Part of an Asset Protection Strategy by Tiffany N. Ballenger, Esq., from Black & […]

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5 Negotiating Tips for First Time Home Buyers

February 20, 2011

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5 Negotiating Tips for First Time Home Buyers

5 Negotiating Tips for First Time Home Buyers is a great article from a website called DoorFly.com, which is full […]

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Bulk REO Sales

February 11, 2011

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Bulk REO Sales

Currently we’re working directly with Citi and Bank of America to help them with their bulk REO sales.  By “directly”, […]

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Government Auctions and Real Estate Auctions Website

February 11, 2011

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Here’s a cool government auctions and real estate auctions Website – Bid4Assets.com. On this auction website you’ll find links to: […]

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Tax Limitations For Flipping Houses

January 27, 2011

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Tax Limitations For Flipping Houses – Did You Know They Exist? by Asset Protection Attorney Clint Coons Prior to the […]

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Hate it!!! Home Foreclosure Moratorium For the 2010 Holidays

January 23, 2011

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January 2011 So here we are, a year later, and nothing has changed…  If you look at the comment links […]

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Lead-Safe Paint Laws For Landlords

January 2, 2011

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LEAD-SAFE PAINT PRACTICES REQUIREMENT AFFECTING LANDLORDS BEGAN APRIL 22, 2010 The EPA has issued a Renovation, Repair and Paint rule […]

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After-Thanksgiving Plumbing Tips For Your Renters

November 22, 2010

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Retail stores aren’t the only ones busy on Black Friday- it’s the busiest day for plumbers, too.  Pass these tips […]

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Avoid Deficiency Judgement, From Short Sales With Full Recourse Loan, In California

October 28, 2010

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This legal chart is intended to provide a quick and easy guide to determine when a borrower may be liable […]

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Commercial (Multi-Unit) NON-RECOURSE Loans Finally Available – No Taxes

October 19, 2010

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My partner Mike Motlagh, who’s a commercial mortgage Broker, finally found a small  bank that provides commercial NON-RECOURSE loans, with […]

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How Long Do Bankruptcies And Foreclosures Stay On a Credit Report?

October 14, 2010

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Q: How long do bankruptcies and foreclosures stay on a credit report? A:  Bankruptcies and foreclosures can remain on a […]

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List of All Bank & Lender Loss Mitigation Departments

October 11, 2010

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This is a great website that includes Short Sale requirements for all of the different lenders, as well as their […]

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Chart – SoCal Median Home Prices Decreasing; MLS Inventory Increasing

September 28, 2010

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I always said real estate home prices bottomed out in March/April of 2009, because that;s when I got my best […]

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Arizona Estate Planning for Your Digital Property

September 19, 2010

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Estate Planning for Your Digital Property – Many of us, myself included, own properties in Arizona, which is currently one […]

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Who Pays For Plumbing Problem? Landlord or Tenant?

September 10, 2010

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Who Pays For Plumbing Problem?  Landlord or Tenant? Q: Recently the toilet in my apartment overflowed. The water poured out […]

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What is an FHA 203k Rehab Loan? It’s Not Limited To $35,000!

September 6, 2010

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A big problem with flipping houses these days is that most buyers are first time home buyers with FHA loans, […]

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Mortgage Help for Unemployed – Home Affordable Unemployment Program (HAUP)

August 28, 2010

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Mortgage Help for Unemployed – Home Affordable Unemployment Program (HAUP)

Starting July 1, homeowners can apply for assistance from the Home Affordable Unemployment Program (HAUP). Mortgage Help for Unemployed, or […]

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VA Vendee Program Contact Info

August 13, 2010

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Click HERE to download the VA Vendee Program Flyer.  See the previous two posts for all of the additional info […]

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VA Vendee Program Facts

August 11, 2010

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VA Vendee Program Facts & Info: VA Vendee Financing Program offers 5% down financing for Real Estate Investors, and is […]

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VA Vendee Program Offers 5% Down Financing For Investors

August 11, 2010

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VA Vendee Program Info & Questions: VA Vendee Financing Program offers 5% down financing for Real Estate Investors, and is […]

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For Landlords – Tips on Setting Rent & Drawing Up Lease

August 7, 2010

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Tips on Setting Rent & Drawing Up Lease – Cover all bases when extending tenant’s lease Q: Almost two years […]

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For Landlords – Set Subtenancy Rules Upfront

August 4, 2010

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Set Subtenancy Rules Upfront Q: I rent a three-bedroom house to my tenants, a couple. A while ago, they asked […]

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For Landlords – When Renters Become Buyers

August 1, 2010

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When renters become buyers Q: We’ve been renting a single-family home that we would like to purchase if the owner […]

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For Landlords – Can Landlords Go After Lease Guarantors?

July 28, 2010

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Can Landlords Go After Lease Guarantors? Q: My aunt and uncle agreed to sign as guarantors when my wife and […]

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For Landlords – What Happens After the Lease Expires?

July 21, 2010

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What Happens After the Lease Expires? Q: I live in a townhouse and had a lease for the first year. […]

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For Landlords – Who Pays For Tenant Ordered Home Improvements

July 18, 2010

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Who Pays For Tenant Ordered Home Improvements Q: We rent a single-family house to tenants who have been there for […]

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How To Develop a Marketing Plan For a Business

July 16, 2010

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Develop a Marketing Plan For Any Business! Powerful marketing requires a detailed plan that spells out your campaign’s objectives, methodology […]

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For Landlords – Renting To College Students

July 15, 2010

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College renters stay year-round – Landlord unsure of deposit protocol Q: I have a rental home located near a college […]

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For Landlords – Does Grace Period Exist For Payment of Rent?

July 9, 2010

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Does grace period exist for payment of rent? Question: Our lease agreement states that rent is due on the “last […]

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For Landlords – Charging Tenants for Countertop Stains

July 7, 2010

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For Landlords – Charging Tenants for Countertop Stains

Can landlord deduct half of replacement cost from deposit? Q: My tenants recently moved out after living in my rental […]

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Recoup Deposit When Short Sale Goes REO

July 5, 2010

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Recoup Deposit When Short Sale Goes REO – Short Sale Hindsight Q: I sent a short-sale contract termination notice to […]

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New HUD Website Combines HUD Grants, Real Estate, Economics Data

June 27, 2010

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A new Web portal combines local, regional and statewide housing and economic data from a variety of government sources, HUD […]

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The Price Of a Good Handyman?

June 15, 2010

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THE PRICE OF A GOOD HANDYMAN? How much per hour is a good handyman worth? For example, how much would […]

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Senate Votes to Block Lead-Based Paint Rule Fines

June 12, 2010

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Senate Votes to Block Lead-Based Paint Rule Fines – New lead-based paint laws for landlords The U.S. Senate has voted […]

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What Is an All Inclusive Trust Deed (AITD)?

May 31, 2010

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What Is an All Inclusive Trust Deed (AITD) or a Wrap Around Mortgage?  See a write-up below from Patrick McGurk

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PROTECTING TENANTS AT FORECLOSURE ACT of 2009

May 16, 2010

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PROTECTING TENANTS AT FORECLOSURE ACT of 2009 –This is the text from the newly passed federal law protecting tenants who […]

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RRP RULE AND NEW LEAD-SAFE PRACTICES REQUIREMENT AFFECTING LANDLORDS BEGINNING APRIL 22, 2010

April 27, 2010

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RRP RULE AND NEW LEAD-SAFE PRACTICES REQUIREMENT: The EPA has issued a Renovation, Repair and Paint rule (RRP) requiring the […]

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South Lake Tahoe Ski Lodge For Sale – REO – $1.5M

April 24, 2010

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South Lake Tahoe Ski Lodge For Sale – REO – $1.5M: REO South Lake Tahoe Ski lodge  – under contract!  […]

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New CAR Purchase Agreement – Seller Statement of Information Requirement

April 24, 2010

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New  CAR Purchase Agreement Requirement: On April 28th 2010 the New CAR Purchase Agreement will take effect.  One of the […]

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Real Estate Investment Club (REIC) List for California, US, and Canada

April 18, 2010

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Real Estate Investment Club (REIC) List for California, US, and Canada

Real Estate Investment Club  list (REIC) below starts off with local SoCal meetings, followed by longer REIC lists below are […]

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Freddie Mac Bulk REO Sales

April 18, 2010

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Freddie Mac Bulk REO Sales

Here’s a reprint of a LinkedIn post about Freddie Mac Bulk REO sales misrepresentation from one of the bulk buyers.  […]

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$10,000 California First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit – Starts May 1, 2010

April 11, 2010

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$10,000 California First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit – Starts May 1, 2010 NOTE: Please read the comments section about […]

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Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA): Overview

March 29, 2010

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The Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA) provides additional options to avoid costly foreclosures and offers incentives to borrowers, servicers […]

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Bank of America to Forgive Some Mortgage Debt

March 28, 2010

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Bank of America to Forgive Some Mortgage Debt – Good for some, but what about those who already did a […]

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Government Tries New Fix For Mortgage Crisis – It’s Not Going To Work!

March 27, 2010

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Government involvement in improving our economy didn’t work before, and it’s not going to work now.  All they are doing […]

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What Do Landlords Consider Normal Wear And Tear?

March 25, 2010

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What Do Landlords Consider Normal Wear And Tear? It depends on the landlord, and everyone has a different approach.   Personally, […]

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Government & Bank REO Websites

March 6, 2010

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Here are some government and bank REO websites: http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/wiki/REO_Database_List.asp http://www.bankrepobustours.com/BankREOs.php – this is my other website. Enjoy, Angella

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Home Price Decline Slows, But More Drops May Be Ahead

March 1, 2010

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Home Price Decline Slows, But More Drops May Be Ahead

Home Price Decline Slows, but they still predict an average nationwide home price decline of 5%.  However,  some of the […]

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ENOUGH ALREADY!!! New $1.5B Obama Foreclosure Prevention Program To Save A Few Select?

February 27, 2010

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The new Obama Foreclosure Prevention Program is supposed to save a small number of homes, in five hardest hit states,  […]

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Loan Mortgage Modifications More Successful Lately

February 26, 2010

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Loan Mortgage Modifications More Successful Lately

Loan Mortgage Modifications More Successful Lately – As of last month, Bank of America Corp. had completed loan mortgage modifications […]

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Foreclosures down in January 2010, but surge on way?

February 18, 2010

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Foreclosures down in January 2010, but surge on way?

Foreclosures down in January, but expect a surge later this year, especially after the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit expires […]

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Top Foreclosure Cities: 2009’s 20 Worst-Hit Cities

February 2, 2010

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Top Foreclosure Cities: 2009’s 20 Worst-Hit Cities

Top Foreclosure Cities Duuuuh…   Of course there’s a drop in the foreclosure filings – banks had a foreclosure moratorium over […]

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Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009

January 31, 2010

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Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009

Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act came into effect in May 2009, provides protection for tenants, including tenants in housing subsidized […]

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Areas To Invest: High-Speed Rail Through Palmdale, Ca

January 30, 2010

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We’ve been talking about the Antelope Valley area (Lancaster/Palmdale – click HERE) being one of the best ones to invest […]

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Piggyback Mortgage Plan – Release of 2nd Liens

January 28, 2010

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‘Piggyback’ Mortgage Plan – will it work? This article covers it all – Lenders who deserve what they got (for […]

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California Default Notices Fall 24% in 4Q

January 28, 2010

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California Default Notices Fall 24% in 4Q

California default notices have fallen because the banks do not want to foreclose, even though lots of homeowners are still […]

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Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Experts on Twitter

January 26, 2010

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From my friend’s Megan McGinnis’ blog (http://MeganMcGinnis)  – thanks for compiling the list Megan!  Follow these Commercial Real Estate Experts […]

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FHA Wavies 90 Days Seasoning For One Year

January 25, 2010

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FHA Wavies 90 Days Seasoning For One Year

FHA 90-Day Anti-Flipping Rule Waived For One Year – In an effort to stimulate home sales, HUD has announced that […]

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The Future Of Short Sales – Video

January 24, 2010

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The Future Of Short Sales

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Reasons to Prevent a Foreclosure – Video

January 24, 2010

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Reasons to Prevent a Foreclosure

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10-Day Short Sale Time Limit May Spur Housing Market

January 23, 2010

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10-Day Short Sale Time Limit May Spur Housing Market

Short Sales – New U.S. Treasury guidelines that put a 10-day time limit on short sales, and add financial incentives […]

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Effect of Foreclosures vs. Short Sales on Credit

January 19, 2010

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Effect of Foreclosures vs. Short Sales on Credit

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To Stop Foreclosure Or To Let The House Go? Your Options!

January 7, 2010

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To Stop Foreclosure Or To Proceed? Your Options! Here’s a good series of videos recorded by Ed, on your options […]

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Top 10 Real Estate Trainers on Twitter

January 1, 2010

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Top 10 Real Estate Trainers on Twitter – A great post borrowed from Megan McGinnis @ http://Megan-McGinnis.com: —————- 1. Peter […]

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Real Estate Investing – Areas to Buy In (2 of 2)

December 20, 2009

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Real Estate Investing – What are the areas with the highest population and job growth in SoCal?    I’ve pasted the […]

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Real Estate Investing – Areas to Buy (1 of 2)

December 20, 2009

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Real Estate Investing can be tricky and confusing, especially for beginners.   So you’ve decided it’s time to start investing in […]

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Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) Update

December 17, 2009

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Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) Update – I missed this HAMP update yesterday. Although the changes are not all that […]

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What Does Buying an “As Is” Home Really Mean??

December 13, 2009

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Buying an “As Is” Home article is correct regarding all of the points made, but it did omit one important item […]

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Mortgage Loan Limits for Conventional, FHA and VA

December 9, 2009

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The mortgage loan limits and policies established in 2008 and 2009 will continue through 2010. There are several types of […]

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The Real Reason So Many Home Loan Modifications Fail

December 7, 2009

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This guy is so right, it’s not even funny!  Enough with wasting our tax payer’s money and dumping good money […]

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Housing Slump May Worsen Next Year, Not Get Better

December 4, 2009

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Housing slump worsening is actually pretty good news for the real estate investors.   With the way this recession has been […]

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