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THIS WEEK’S Ventura County MORTGAGE RATE TREND IS DOWN #TimeToBuy 

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Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide youthrough all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sellhome. I am NOT interested in Selling 100 or 200 homes a year because I would not be able to give each family the time, attention and energy they deserve. I would also lose touch with my past clients and would not be available to help where needed. I take pride in working personally and individually with each of my clients. Once you are my client, you will work me from the beginning to the end of the transaction. When you call, you will get me directly, not my assistant or secretary. I have been a financial and real estate consultant for the past 30 years and have specialized in loan loss mitigation, short sale negotiation and REO marketing since 2005. I know how to negotiate contracts and navigate through the most difficult transactions. I am a member of, and Certified by the National Association of Realtors as a Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, and Broker Price Opinion Resource. I am a Member of, and Certified by the California Association of Realtors as a Certified Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative Specialist. I am a Certified Distressed Property Expert, Certified Short Sale Negotiator, Certified Pre-Foreclosure Specialist and Certified Default Advocate. For more please go to my LinkedIn Profile. Thank You!! And I look forward to hearing from you!

Weekly Mortgage Rate Update

The two big economic reports this week were released on Friday. Investors placed more weight on tame inflation data than on strong retail sales figures, causing mortgage rates to improve. Wednesday’sminutes from the September 20 Fed meeting contained little new information and the reaction was small. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week a little lower.

THIS WEEK’S RATE TREND IS DOWN

This is intended to be informational to the real estate industry only and is not to be used with respect to an individual consumer who may be seeking mortgage credit, as certain information is not included, such as the APR.  Rates are subject to change. Above rates are based on a 75% LTV, owner occupied, purchase, 740 credit score and zero origination points.  Rates vary by situation so please call for a personalized rate quote.

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#TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Thinking of Selling your Moorpark Home? Competition is Coming

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Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide youthrough all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell ahome.

Thinking of Selling your Home? Competition is Coming | MyKCM

The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban DevelopmentResidential Sales Report, the number of these permits were up 7.7% over last year.

How will this impact buyers?

More inventory means more options. Danielle Hale, Realtor.com’s Chief Economistexplained this is good news for the housing market – especially for those looking to buy:

“It’s not spectacular construction growth, but it’s slow and steady in the right direction. Eventually, the pickup in single-family home construction will mean [buyers] will have more options. Especially with the limited number of sales right now, more options are really needed.”

How will this impact sellers?

More inventory means more competition. Today, because of the tremendous lack of inventory, a seller can expect:

  1. A great price on their home as buyers outbid each other for it
  2. A quick sale as buyers have so little to choose from
  3. Fewer hassles as buyers don’t want to “rock the boat” on the deal

With an increase in competition, the seller may not enjoy these same benefits. As Hale said:

“As new construction continues to increase, home shoppers will eventually have more [choices] and a bit more time to make purchase decisions compared to today’s quick-moving housing market.”

Bottom Line

If you are considering the sale of your home, it might make sense to beat this new construction competition to the market.

 

 

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#TimeToBuy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Ventura County 1st Time Home Buyers, Happily Ever Homeowner #TimeToBuy

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Real Estate Agent with Allison James Elite CA. BRE 01501699

#ChrisBJohnsonRealtor 

Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide youthrough all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell ahome.

Happily Ever Homeowner | MyKCM

Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more attainable.

Many couples are deciding to use what would otherwise be their wedding fund as a down payment on their first home, as unmarried couples made up 8% of all first-time buyers last year. If you’re single, don’t fret; you can still buy your dream home! Single women made up 17% of first-time buyers in 2016, while single men accounted for 7% of buyers.

According to a survey by the Wedding Report, the average cost of a wedding in the United States at the start of the year was $25,961, which equates to a 10% down payment on a median priced home.

A recent article from the New York Times found that many singles are now asking their parents to allow them to use the money they’ve saved up for their wedding day to instead buy a home.

In the case of Carrie Graham, a Protestant minister from Austin, TX, her parents had saved a ‘five-figure sum’ for her wedding and were more than willing to give her that money as a down payment on her dream home. Graham told The New York Times,

“Buying the home wasn’t me saying, ‘I’m never going to get married’ or I am going to get married.’ My own home had way more than equity benefits. It was a real gift to have a home in an extremely desirable neighborhood in a city that I love. It’s brought me joy.”

Bottom Line

More and more first-time homebuyers are finding a way to purchase their dream homes, even if that means delaying their dream weddings.

 

 

Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. Wha

Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You Need #TimeToBuy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor: In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.If

Monday, September 11, 2017

4 Reasons to Buy a Ventura County Home NOW!! #TimeToBuy

4 Reasons to Buy a Ventura County Home NOW!! #TimeToBuy: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Housing Crisis, Is there a Ventura County Housing B

The Housing Crisis, Is there a Ventura County Housing Bubble: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your

Friday, September 8, 2017

How Supply and Demand Impacts Ventura County Real Estat

How Supply and Demand Impacts Ventura County Real Estat: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your

Thursday, September 7, 2017

2471 Ivory Way in the Vineyards, Oxnard is For Sale

2471 Ivory Way in the Vineyards, Oxnard is For Sale: Homes of this size, in this neighborhood rarely come on the market. This large Executive home is tucked away in the quiet ‘Vineyards’ neighborhood. Close t

Saturday, September 2, 2017

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Top 5 A Reasons to Hire a Ventura County Real Estate Pro #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor: #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional Realtor to guide you through

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How Supply and Demand Impacts Moorpark Real Estate Home Values

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Real Estate Agent with Allison James Elite CA. BRE 01501699

Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide youthrough all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell ahome.

How Supply and Demand Impacts Real Estate Home Values [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • The concept of supply & demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high!
  • Anything under a 6-month supply is a seller’s market!
  • Nationally, there has not been a 6-months inventory supply since August 2012!
  • Inventory levels differ depending on the area of the country and price range, so let’s get together to discuss the exact market conditions in our area.

 

 

2471 Ivory Way in the Vineyards, Oxnard is For Sale

2471 Ivory Way in the Vineyards, Oxnard is For Sale: Homes of this size, in this neighborhood rarely come on the market. This large Executive home is tucked away in the quiet ‘Vineyards’ neighborhood.
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Step 3 To Fix Your Credit After A Moorpark Short Sale: Rank Items In Order Of Importance

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Moorpark CA – The next step in going over your credit reports is to really rank the items being reported about you to find ones that are the most negative. Rank the negative items with the MOST negative ones given the lowest ranking.

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

You want to rank the ones that will cause the most damage to your credit score.

Here are the most damaging items (in order of damage amount): bankruptcy; foreclosure; repossession; loan default; court judgment; accounts in collections; payments that are past due; payments that are late; being denied credit; inquiries to open new credit.

One thing to note about disputing things on your credit report – items like court judgments and foreclosures and child support arrears are verified by a different system, and are rarely if ever disputable.

Here is one of the best suggestions that I have seen work well. Take a Sharpie pen, and mark on the unused copy of your report.

Circle the items you are disputing and write a SHORT note about why you are disputing that item – for example “Not my account” or “Not Late.”

I am not advising you to lie or make misleading statements when you write to the credit reporting company. However, I will tell you that if someone is reporting something about you, they should be able to prove that what they are saying is the truth.

The credit bureaus are required to check out and investigate all the disputes they get that are deemed to not be “frivolous or irrelevant.”

What that means is that you need to not dispute every single item on your report right now, and you need to be taken seriously.

This means DO NOT use the dispute form that they sent with your credit report. They see those forms as “frivolous” 9 out of 10 times.

DO NOT use their online dispute center – the credit bureaus don’t take those seriously because they think you can’t be too serious if you just click-click-clicked away to dispute it. Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at cjohnson@prucalhomes.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 805-208-0823

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Ventura County loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Chris B Johnson.

Chris B is a Real Estate Agent at Prudential Califonia Realty.

Phone: 805-208-0823. cjohnson@prucalhomes.com.

Certified HAFA Specialist, Certified Short Sale Specialist

View My homes for sale at www.ChrisBJohnsonRealtor.com.

Chris Johnson specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Ventura County California. Ventura County Loan Modification Help, Ventura County short sales. Ventura County Short Sale Realtor Ventura County CA Short Sales. Ventura County Realtor.

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Important Notice

Chris B Johnson, Prudential Califonia Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Chris B’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Prudential Califonia Realty.

This information on Step 3 To Fix Your Credit After A Ventura County Short Sale: Rank Items In Order Of Importance is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

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Step 7 To Fix Your Credit After A Moorpark Short Sale: The Waiting Period

boredMoorpark CA – The next step in the process of getting a cleaned up credit report, is the one that takes the least effort, but the most patience: WAITING.

You’ve done your part to get the ball rolling, and now the credit reporting companies have to do their part.

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

What happens during this phase is that the credit reporting agencies have 30 days to investigate.

I use the term loosely here because the methodology that they use is not very investigatory. They take the claims and whittle the dispute down to a 2 digit code that gets checked against a reporting database called eOscar for verification.

They are afforded 30 days to do this step, unless the person disputing has gotten their credit report from annualcreditreport.com which allows them to take 45 days to check out your dispute (remember back in an earlier step where this was discussed – this isn’t the site to get your credit from!.)

While you wait, remember that whatever your credit score was before you began this process, you should be doing things now to improve it.

What I mean by this is that while waiting for the history part of your credit report to be cleaned up, you work on the future of the credit report. Take action now to build a better situation.

First, keep your report clean from this moment forward. Don’t tarnish it beginning now. Do not have a single late payment – pay your bills on time.

I know, it’s easier said than done, but it will be important in your future that you did this today. Don’t have any new collection accounts or charge offs.

Don’t, REALLY don’t, get new inquiries on your credit report – this means don’t open any new credit cards, store charge cards. No applying for everything that sounds like a good idea.

Don’t close any open credit cards. Pay off the credit card – yes, but close out the account – no. Keep this length of history long on your report.

And, just wait. The 30 days for the credit bureau investigation will fly by. Once their 30 days is up, they have 5 additional days to provide you with their findings.

If anything in their investigation was not verifiable, that item is required to be removed from your credit report. They will also send you an updated credit report.

So, watch for their letter to you in your mailbox after you complete the WAITING step. Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at cjohnson@prucalhomes.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 805-208-0823

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Ventura County loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Chris B Johnson.

Chris B is a Real Estate Agent at Prudential Califonia Realty.

Phone: 805-208-0823. cjohnson@prucalhomes.com.

Certified HAFA Specialist, Certified Short Sale Specialist

View My homes for sale at www.ChrisBJohnsonRealtor.com.

Chris Johnson specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Ventura County California. Ventura County Loan Modification Help, Ventura County short sales. Ventura County Short Sale Realtor Ventura County CA Short Sales. Ventura County Realtor.

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Important Notice

Chris B Johnson, Prudential Califonia Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Chris B’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Prudential Califonia Realty.

This information on Step 7 To Fix Your Credit After A Ventura County Short Sale: The Waiting Period is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

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How To Contact Congress About Your Moorpark Short Sale Or Loan Mod Taking Too Long To Be Approved

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Chris B. Johnson Realtor is real estate professional who Specializing in Short Sale and REO Transactions. Chris has been Certified as a California Association of Realtors HAFA Specialist, a National Association of Realtors Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, Chris B Johnson Realtor is a Certified Distressed Property Expert, Certified Short Sale Negotiator and Certified Pre-Foreclosure Specialist.

Moorpark Short Sale HELP!! – A lot of people think that it is normal to wait 6-8 months for an answer on a short sale or loan modification.

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

Bank of America, Chase, and several other lenders need to improve their response times. But, they won’t do it without some prodding.

They have the resources available to make the changes. Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, and Citigroup are all currently profitable.

We can get them to improve their process and response times on loan modifications and short sales. It will take a lot of pressure and lobbying. So, help us out here.

Here is the link to get all the fax numbers for congress. Frustrated about your loan mod? Aggravated with your short sale? Send everyone in congress a fax about it. Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at cjohnson@prucalhomes.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 805-208-0823

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Ventura County loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Chris B Johnson.

Chris B is a Real Estate Agent at Prudential Califonia Realty.

Phone: 805-208-0823. cjohnson@prucalhomes.com.

Certified HAFA Specialist, Certified Short Sale Specialist

View My homes for sale at www.ChrisBJohnsonRealtor.com.

Chris Johnson specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Ventura County California. Ventura County Loan Modification Help, Ventura County short sales. Ventura County Short Sale Realtor Ventura County CA Short Sales. Ventura County Realtor.

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Important Notice

Chris B Johnson, Prudential Califonia Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Chris’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Prudential California Realty.

This information on How To Contact Congress About Your Ventura County Short Sale Or Loan Mod Taking Too Long To Be Approved is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

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Are You Working On A Moorpark Loan Modification? Here Is A Mistake You Need To AVOID!

Your Ventura County Certified Short Sale Specialist. Loan Modification Denied? HARP re-fi denied? Want to avoid foreclosure? THE BEST REALTOR IN VENTURA COUNTY CA,If you’re trying to get a Moorpark Loan Modification, you have think like a banker. How you present your finances is the key to success.

You’ve got to show them an income that’s not too high and not too low. If you show them too low an income, they’re going to say “Oh, this guy can’t afford his house payment.

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

If we reduce his payment to $800, he won’t even be able to afford it anyway so what’s the point in reducing it? Before, he thought he could pay $1,200 a month. He can’t even pay the $800 a month that’s he’s asking for today. He’s not making enough money, based on our ratios, to be able to afford it.”

Here’s what happens if your income is too high. Let’s say your payment is only $1,000 a month and you’re making $4,000, $5,000, or $6,000 a month. They will say “What’s up with this? This guy’s making a ton of money. Why are we going to reduce his payment?”

So you’ve got to make sure your income and your budget is in that middle range. Look at your recent income history.

Maybe you can pull the most recent month. If it shows the right numbers use it. Or, pull from a longer period, such as the last three months or the last six months worth of income.

You want to be able to demonstrate that you’re making enough money to afford that payment, but not making so much money that they will charge you more. Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at cjohnson@prucalhomes.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 805-208-0823

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Ventura County loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Chris B Johnson.

Chris B is a Real Estate Agent at Prudential Califonia Realty.

Phone: 805-208-0823. cjohnson@prucalhomes.com.

Certified HAFA Specialist, Certified Short Sale Specialist

View My homes for sale at www.ChrisBJohnsonRealtor.com.

Chris Johnson specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Ventura County California. Ventura County Loan Modification Help, Ventura County short sales. Ventura County Short Sale Realtor Ventura County CA Short Sales. Ventura County Realtor.

Copyright 2012 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Important Notice

Chris B Johnson, Prudential Califonia Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Chris B’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Prudential Califonia Realty.

This information on Avoid This Mistake When Negotiating A Ventura County Loan Modification is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

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This Is How A Moorpark Short Sale Can Help You And Your Neighbors Avoid Negative Side Effects Of A Foreclosure

http://venturacountyshortsalespecialist.comThe Ventura County Short Sale Specialist recently received a question from Isabel. “I am behind on my payments and thinking of just letting my home go into foreclosure. What does that do to the neighborhood?” she asked.

 

Here is our answer to his question. It does hurt the neighborhood. But, it also hurts you.

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

 

Most banks do not do a good job and processing and handling foreclosures. They take 12-18 months to foreclosure on a house and then sell it.

 

In the meantime they do little to maintain the home. I estimate that half of all the properties I have seen in foreclosure have never even been checked on by the lender.

 

It has gotten so bad that one homeowner even started up a website to report on these banks. The website is called Lender Offender. Check it out here: www.LenderOffender.com.

 

In my opinion these banks are not being responsible with these properties. The biggest problem is that Uncle Sam usually takes the fall for any loss.

 

Uncle Sam does this by guaranteeing them against loss on many mortgages. Or in other cases, Uncle Sam has already bought the defaulted loan from the bank.

 

The homes eventually sell for a discount after the foreclosure. No home buyer is going to pay market value for a home that needs repairs!

 

This gives the banks little incentive to check on these properties. Fortunately you can help. Stay in your home until it sells. Keep it looking good and everything in good order.

 

Then, put it up for sale as a short sale. That will help protect the property values in your neighborhood. Thinking about a short sale?

 

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at cjohnson@prucalhomes.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

 

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 805-208-0823.

 

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

 

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Moorpark loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this,

Chris B Johnson, Realtor

Chris is a Real Estate Agent at Prudential California Realty.

 

Phone: 805-208-0823. cjohnson@prucalhomes.com.

 

Certified HAFA Specialist, Certified Short Sale Specialist, Certified Distressed Property Expert

Which way is the Real Estate Market Headed? Get a Market Snapshot of your neighborhood: MLS Market Snapshot Has the Market Stabilized

 

View My homes for sale at www.ChrisBJohnsonRealtor.com.

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Always check with a good real estate attorney to find out the laws in your state. There are also legal aid non profits that can give you advice on what to do to stop a garnishment or bank account seizure. You should also look at California SB458. With the passage of SB458, the Expanded Anti-Deficiency Law May Have Unintended Consequences on Ventura County Short Sales. So Please read http://venturacountyshortsalerealtor.com/?p=948.

 

For Disclosure, and more information on Mortgage Assistance Relief Services, please see Code 16 of Federal Regulations (FTC), Part 322, or , http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/11/mars.shtm and always consult your CPA, Accountant, Financial Advisor and Attorney before you any financial or legal decisions. Also seehttp://venturacountyshortsalerealtor.com/?p=1066.

 

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Moorpark Short Sale Problems: Getting divorced. Can’t Afford Home. What Should I Do?

Moorpark Foreclosure Help, Moorpark Loan Modification Help, Moorpark Short Sale Help, Moorpark Short Sale Specialist Chris B Johnson Realtor, Moorpark Short Sale Specialist Chris B Johnson Realtor, Pre-Foreclosure Specialist Certification, We have to get rid of our Moorpark home one way or another because my spouse and I are getting a divorce, and unfortunately neither of us can afford the house on our own . The big problem is that the house has dropped in value since we bought it. I think it is worth around $400,000 and we owe about $600,000.

I am curious about what options we have. What do you think we should do? Katie.”

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

Here was our recommendation. In this case I would recommend you sell the house. Here are three options that you have.

Option #1: Let your lender foreclose on the home. You just stop making the payments and surrender the home to your lender.

Option #2: Rent the property. This is a good way to earn some extra money.

However, if you are upside down, then it is more than likely that the rent will not cover the mortgage. That means someone will have to write a check each month covering the loss.

Option #3: Short Sale the house and get the debt wiped out. A short sale offers the following benefits over a foreclosure.

You are eligible for another loan within 3 years after a short sale and sometimes even sooner than that. However, if your lender forecloses on the home, then current Fannie Mae Guidelines require you to wait 5-7 years before you can buy another home with a Fannie Mae Loan.

Most other banks and lenders have the same or even stricter guidelines. Any future loan application will require you to answer the question, “Have you had a property foreclosed upon or given title or deed in lieu thereof in the last 7 years?”

If your lender forecloses on your home, then an you’ll have to answer “yes” to that question. If you short sell the house, then you can state “No” because you short sold your home.

With a foreclosure your score is typically lowered by 250 to 300 points, or even more. This often stays on your credit score for over 3 years.

If you short sell your home, then only late payments show up on your credit. After a short sale, the mortgage is normally reported as “paid in full, settled.”

This lowers your score as little as 50 points if all other payments are being made. Oftentimes, this is off your credit report in as little as 12 months.

If your lender forecloses on your home, you may end up having to repay them for the money they lost. A foreclosure can take 12-18 months to process.

This dramatically increases the loss and makes any deficiency judgment potentially bigger. Contrast this with a short sale.

Few lenders ask for a promissory note on a short sale. As an example, on one short sale, the bank lost over $120,000. They settled with the seller for $25,000 to be repaid over 15 years with zero interest.

The seller’s monthly payment was only $138,89. You can often even negotiate and have the promissory note waived. Most lenders also have a policy that the upside down debt is erased on a short sale.

It doesn’t happen every time. So check your options before you start the process. Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at cjohnson@prucalhomes.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 805-208-0823

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Thinking about a loan modification? Our Ventura County loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this,

Chris B Johnson, Realtor

Chris is a Real Estate Agent at Prudential California Realty.

Phone: 805-208-0823. cjohnson@prucalhomes.com.

Certified HAFA Specialist, Certified Short Sale Specialist, Certified Distressed Property Expert

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Get your Free Report for All Your Options HERE: Certified Distressed Property Expert

Always check with a good real estate attorney to find out the laws in your state. There are also legal aid non profits that can give you advice on what to do to stop a garnishment or bank account seizure. You should also look at California SB458. With the passage of SB458, the Expanded Anti-Deficiency Law May Have Unintended Consequences on Ventura County Short Sales. So Please read http://venturacountyshortsalerealtor.com/?p=948.

For Disclosure, and more information on Mortgage Assistance Relief Services, please see Code 16 of Federal Regulations (FTC), Part 322, or , http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/11/mars.shtm and always consult your CPA, Accountant, Financial Advisor and Attorney before you any financial or legal decisions. Also seehttp://venturacountyshortsalerealtor.com/?p=1066.

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