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Historic Low inventory of Homes for Sale in Sacramento including Placer County and Auburn California!!

By Frank Valente | August 25, 2012

Lowest Inventory of Homes for Sale Sacrament including Placer County since the year 1980! Currently we have less than a 1 month supply of resale homes in the county of Placer!! Our region has not seen this low inventory of homes for sale since the 1980’s. Any home that is correctly priced is receiving multiple offers. Buyers are willing to pay THOUSANDS of dollars over asking price!!! Three questions come to mind? Why is the inventory so low? Will this low inventory last, and finally what will be the effect on prices? Solutions to consider with extreme low inventory of homes: The easy question to answer is the effect on prices.  Housing subscribes to the basic economic principle of supply and demand.  As inventory shrinks, demand increases.  As demand increases prices will go up!    In the  past 6 months, I have seen values increase 3-5%.  That rate if increases is very significant, but may not last. Simply because this low inventory is very artificial and controlled.  There truly is a “shadow inventory” of homes that have not yet hit the market.  I do NOT expect a wave, but as the major banks, Fannie, and Freddie process homeowners through the loan…

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Short Sale’s will get faster with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

By Frank Valente | August 24, 2012

Short Sale’s will get faster with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  The Federal Housing Finance agency (FHFA) is the government receiver for Fannie and Freddie.  The FHFA announce new short sale guidelines that should speed up the short sale process and increase the success rate for homeowners.  To be eligible, a homeowner must have a mortgage whose investor is either Fannie or Freddie.  The new guidelines go into effect on November 1, 2012. A very significant change is that homeowners do not need to be past due on their mortgage.  But they still must prove a “hardship”.   Eligible hardships often include death of a borrower or co-borrower, divorce, disability, or job relocation (such as a job transfer or new employment 50 miles away from their current home). The new FHFA guidelines also permit mortgage servicers to speed up the processing of short sales for borrowers with eligible hardships without needing additional approval from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Other changes include… — Military service members who are being relocated will automatically be eligible for short sales, even if they are current on their mortgages. — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will waive the right to pursue deficiency judgments for borrowers who…

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HUD Home for Sale in Sacramento

By Frank Valente | May 18, 2012

HUD Home in Sacramento Overview Maps Photos Market Stats  $290,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 1 Unit Interior: 3,341 sqft Lot: 0.16 acre(s) Location 3435 Beretania Way Sacramento, CA 95834 USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the “Like” button below: Our recent listings HUD Home in Sacramento Beautiful Ranchette Home with 19 acres Walk to Historic Downtown Auburn Masterpiece In The Making Build Your Dream Home in Cool, CA   Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale

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Low inventory means HIGHER prices!

By Frank Valente | May 5, 2012

As of today in the Sacramento, El Dorado, and Placer counties we have more homes in a PENDING status (3800) than ACTVE (3500). Historic!  First time in 13 years. Less than a 1 month supply of resale homes. Low inventory with high demand equals HIGHER…

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Frank’s favorite stress reduction technique!

By Frank Valente | May 2, 2012

Frank’s favorite stress reduction technique!  It works!  Please forward, share and comment!

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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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