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REO to Rental program! Bad idea!!!!

By Frank Valente | April 28, 2012

The government’s program to turn REO’s (bank foreclosures) into rentals for bulk investors is a bad idea!  We have plenty of first time home buyer’s and local investors who can absorb these homes!
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Your Portion of the $25 Billion Settlement

By Frank Valente | April 27, 2012
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New 3.8% Tax on real estate in 2013

By Frank Valente | April 23, 2012

Starting in 2013, there will be an additional 3.8% tax on the sale of residential property as part of the Obama Health care law. Good news for health care, bad news for our real estate markets.  I have included a link with more information.  If you may be selling in 2013 or beyond, you should […]

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Rental Scam in the Sacramento area!! Renters, Buyers Beware!!!

By Frank Valente | April 19, 2012

This scam actually happened this past week to one of my listings. Criminals are taking the listing information of vacant, bank owned homes and creating “Craigslist’s Adds” for potential renter’s! I had heard of this scam, but it happened this week to my listing in Auburn, Ca. Please feel free to forward, comment. Call Frank […]

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The Home Warranty

By Frank Valente | April 13, 2012
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Get your loan modification approved!!!

By Frank Valente | April 12, 2012

Now is the time to revisit and get your loan modification approved! With the recent government settlement with the large banks, I am seeing more loan approvals. Even if you were not approved before, there is a window of opportunity. Please Forward, …

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How to buy a short sale!

By Frank Valente | April 1, 2012

How to buy a short sale? Some may think this could be a April’s Fools day joke!!! But it can be done! For more information call Frank at 916-257-0893 or email, visit, Please comment.

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What is a short sale.

By Frank Valente | March 31, 2012

What is a short sale? For more information call Frank at 916-257-0893 or email, visit, please leave a comment!

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Why Use the Services of a Real Estate Agent?

By Frank Valente | February 9, 2011

This question is often asked, especially by homeowners who consider selling their homes by themselves.The fundamental first answer to this question is that an experienced realtor is an expert at what he or she does. Through hard work and education, they’ve acquired a set of skills that make the process of home buying and selling a lot easier than it would be by doing it yourself.So, what are the skills in the set I’m talking about? Well, for one thing, we have the skill of being the go-between. We’re the people who handle people and calls and separate the “wheat” (real buyers) from the “chaff” (non-buyers) without you ever having to deal with such situations. In Internet terms, we make sure you’re not “spammed” with worthless offers and target real deals for you.We’re also the ones who save you a lot of time by making sure you’re looking at appropriate properties and neighborhoods right from the get-go.And, speaking of neighborhoods, an experienced realtor will know them inside-out or will know how to find the latest information on them. That means he or she can get you into neighborhoods where the crime rate is low or non-existent, find you ones with great…

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Property Value Trends

By Frank Valente | February 1, 2011

Knowing property value trends can be very helpful to you as a buyer, seller or investor. As a buyer, you can pinpoint bargains in areas that are trending upward (or downward) in price. As a seller, you can use the information as part of the bargaining process to get the maximum price from the sale. As an investor, you can use the latest forecasts and trends to determine whether you want to invest, when you want to invest, and how much to put into a property. Remember, the trends are not guarantees of future performance; they’re an educated guess as to which way the market is moving.Whatever your real estate goals, you want the latest and best information, and you want it from experienced professionals. In terms of your neighborhood and/or city, your local real estate agent is the best source for weekly and monthly trends. After all, it’s their job to stay on top of such trends in the markets they serve. Other organizations provide state, regional and national forecasts. They’re often updated on a monthly or quarterly basis. Sources of Information Thanks to the Internet, there are many, many sources for data on real estate property value trends. For state trends, go…

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