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You probably know by now that the Columbia River Crossing project has been working hard on plans to replace the I-5 bridge and bring lightrail into the downtown Vancouver area. In terms of negihborhood quality, this affects downtown/ uptown residents most. However, it affects everyone in Clark co...
A low credit score can stand in the way of purchasing a home by making mortgage rates prohibitively high, or even simply unavailable to you. To make matters worse, most credit reports (nearly 80%) have mistakes on them. In fact, a 2004 study showed that nearly a quarter of all consumers had mista...
I read an article on Yahoo Finance yesterday that opened with the line, "The real estate market is so awful that buyers are now scooping up homes for as little as $1,000." I'm not trying to down play the heartache that faces familys who have gone through foreclosure but, this is not an "awful" ma...
It's no secret that lender requirements are changing rapidly, and seem to be getting stricter every day! This has left many potential home buyers feeling they won't qualify for a mortgage, and therefore are unable to take advantage of the great deals to be had in this market. In addition, the fal...
The Columbian has some great ideas for saying goodbye to 2008. I don't want to plagiarize so here's the link. Make it a fun, happy, and above all SAFE night! http://columbian.com/article/20081226/LIVING11/712269992/-1/LIVING
A court in Australia recently approved the use of Facebook to notify a couple they lost their home after defaulting on a loan. Apparently several attempts to contact the couple in person and via email. In the past, Australian courts have permitted the use of emails and text messages when more tra...
I recently found a really wonderful holiday gift idea to give to those you love and people who are important in your life. It is especially wonderful because it is practically no-cost, all it requires is your time. Think of all the people you will be giving gifts to this holiday season, and you...
I'm looking for a little advice today... We're all neck deep in short sales these days so what have you found to be the most successful tactics to get these deals closed? I'm looking for both sides of the coin here: dealing with the bank and keeping buyers engaged. Thanks!
In this series we've talked about what a short sale is, how they're advertised, and how offers are made and presented to the seller's lender. Today we'll finish up with the overview and discuss the implications of a short sale to the seller. Once the seller's lender accepts a buyer's purchase agr...
So far this blog has covered what "short sale" actually means, how they are advertised, and making an offer on one. Today we're going to look what goes on "behind the scenes" when an offer is submitted to the seller's lender for approval. As mentioned before, it is the seller's lender that will u...