Martinez, CA Real Estate News

By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Martinez CA and 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment in the country! Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today. Here are some of the main features of this great program: - 100% financing, no down payment required. - No monthly mortgage insurance. - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of mortgage loans. - VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of home loans.   How do you know if you qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Martinez CA? You must first verify your eligibility. You can verify eligibility by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. An approved Martinez CA VA loan lender can order your COE for...
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By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in Martinez California and 100% VA Loans - the best loan program in the country! Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today. Here are some of the main features of this great program: - 100% financing, no down payment required. - Monthly mortgage insurance is not tacked on to your payment. - Easier credit qualifying compared to other types of mortgage loans. - VA Mortgage Rates are low compared to other types of home loans.   So how do you qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in Martinez California?    First of all, you must verify your eligibility. You can verify eligibility by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. An approved Contra Costa County VA loan len...
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By Kevin Dwyer
(Sellstate Next Generation)
Martinez,California Real Estate - Martinez Real Estate Market Update For April 2013   The Martinez, California Real Estate Market gained in March 2013. A  total of 47 homes sold in April. The average sales price in Martinez increased to $456,162.  Homes that were sold in Martinez, California had an average listing (asking) price of $437,613. The number of days on market decreased slightly in April to 23 days. The Martinez market continues  showing signs of increasing over the last few months. The average selling price of homes in March 2012 was $339,013.   Single Family Residences April 2013 March 2013 April 2012 # Sold 47 35 34 Average $ $456,162 $385,357 $339,013 Days on Market 23 33 31 Currently, there are 37 homes for sale in Martinez, California. For a complete list of homes for sa...
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By Kevin Dwyer
(Sellstate Next Generation)
  Martinez, California Real Estate- Martinez Real Estate Market Update For March 2013 The Martinez, California Real Estate Market gained in March 2013. While a total of 35 homes sold in March, five less than in February 2013. The average sales price in Martinez increased to $385,357.   Homes that were sold in Martinez, California had an average listing (asking) price of $375,101. The number of days on market increased slightly in March to 33 days. The Martinez market has been showing signs of increasing over the last few months. The average selling price of homes in March 2012 was $292,374.   Single Family Residences March 2013 February 2013 March 2012 # Sold 35 40 36 Average $ $385,357 $341,274 $292,374 Days on Market 33 24 43       Currently, there are 13 homes for sale in Martinez, C...
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By Kevin Dwyer
(Sellstate Next Generation)
   Foreclosure Alternatives for Martinez California Homeowners- Keep Your Home California   Hey underwater Martinez, California homeowners. Have you heard about "Keep Your Home California”? It’s a 2 billion dollar State run program designed to assist low to moderate income homeowners in distress. The program is free to homeowners.   Fifty-five mortgage servicers are now participating in this program that offers mortgage assistance to help families stay in their homes. To date, more than 10,000 homeowners have either received funding or are in the process of getting financial help from Keep Your Home California.   The 55 participants include six of the largest servicing companies in the state: Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, GMAC, CitiMortgage and EMC Mortgage.   These impo...
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By Kevin Dwyer
(Sellstate Next Generation)
Martinez, California Real Estate- Martinez Real Estate Market Update For December 2012     The Martinez, California Real Estate Market gained in December 2012. While a total of 47 homes sold in December, one less than in November 2012. The average sales price in Martinez increased to $331,385.   Homes that were sold in Martinez, California had an average listing (asking) price of $322,493. The number of days on market increased slightly in December to 27 days. The Martinez market has been showing signs of increasing over the last few months. The average selling price of homes in December 2011 was $265,535.   Single Family Residences December 2012 November 2012 December 2011 # Sold 47 48 58 Average $ $331,385 $320,000 $265,535 Days on Market 27 19 57   Currently, there are 17 homes for s...
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 FASTRAK Bridge/Toll Fraud San Francisco CA USA 8-21-2012    Well it looks like FASTRAK Bridge & Toll stations in San Francisco California are trying to pull a fast one on Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz.  Here is a NOTICE OF TOLL EVASION ticket I received in the mail today. The Toll Station is saying I did not pay to cross the Benicia - Martinez Bridge on 13:10:23 in Lane 6 on 08/09/2012 so they snapped a photo of my license plate and mailed this citation to me. The toll cost $5.00 dollars plus the fine at $25.00 dollars = $30.00 dollars they want me to pay.  The problem is I did pay and if you look at the receipt down below it shows I paid it, not only that I had a passenger that was sitting next to me in my car when I crossed the Benicia - Martinez Bridge that saw...
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By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
Martinez VA Loans and FHA Home Mortgage Loan info for 2014 - California VA Lender & FHA Lender   VanDyk Mortgage is your source for VA Loans and FHA Loans in Martinez.  We have been making FHA, VA, Conforming, and Jumbo loans since 1987.   VanDyk Mortgage is a Direct Lender.   We offer many loan programs for Martinez Homebuyers and Martinez Homeowners to Purchase and Refinance homes. FHA & FHA Jumbo (aka High Balance) VA & VA Jumbo (aka High Balance) Conforming & Conforming Jumbo (aka High Balance or Super Conforming) Jumbo Loans to $3m Martinez FHA Loans are available up to $625,500 with just 3.5% down payment.  The FHA 2014 Loan Limit for Martinez is $625,500.  Martinez FHA Loans that are over $417K up to $625,500 are called FHA Jumbo or FHA High Balance loans. Martinez  VA Loans are ...
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By Wendy Cutrufelli, Contra Costa Realtor
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
This is the journey of how one battered home became a beauty using the FHA 203k Renovation Loan. Let me give you a little background.  My client, an absolutely delightful woman who will be retiring in one year wanted to purchase a small, single story home that she could afford on her retirement income and was reasonably close to her grandchildren.  We viewed homes for over 7 months, made 5 offers and were out-bid by cash buyers each time.  It was time for a change in strategy - purchase a battered home and make it a beauty using the FHA Renovation Loan. It's true that this program is time and paperwork intensive and not for the faint of heart, but wait until you see the results! This is where we started....an 890 s.f., 2 bedroom, bank-owned home that had three positive attributes:  stru...
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By Kathy Burke, S.F. East Bay Home Staging
(Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA)
Martinez, CA ~ Starter Home OR Perfect Investor Opportunity   Looking for the perfect Investment Opportunity or a Starter Home....come by this home in Martinez which is on the market for the first time in 57 years...ORIGINAL owner! This home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with a large Great Room and pristine original hardwood floors!   Located At: 1221 Shell Ave Martinez, CA   Offered At: $189,900   OPEN HOUSE 9/18 12:00-1:00 ~~ Preview & Lunch   1:00-4:00 ~~ Open   To schedule a private showing contact: Sereta Churchill 925.998.4441  
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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
We are saddened by the passing of one of my younger brothers this past weekend. He lived in the Phillippines and is survived by his wife Gina and daughter, his Son Jr. in Florida, and his two grown daughers in CA, Brenna Franchesca and Whitney Gene and their combined five children and of course his two brothers and sister, and Les Young, our father. Non of us expected his passing at 61, I know our dad and I thought we both would go before him.  He had a heart attack Saturday and was pronounced dead at midnight 8/14/2011. Here is to you "Little Bro as he liked me to call him... Thomas Ralph Young, retired Marine Corp, Bronze star recipient from Viet Nam service I salute you.
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By Chris Fisher
(Your Virtual Assistant)
Hidden Lakes is a Planned Unit Development with 47 units, a pool and amenities. Low homeowner's dues of $165 per month covers common area maintenance, pool, hazard insurance on the dwelling and reserves. This home is nestled in the crossroads of Pleasant Hill and Martinez. 2104 Lost Lake Place in Martinez, California $235,000 This duet home is in a Planned Unit Development and is the perfect little hideaway, across from Hidden Lakes Park. Hidden Lakes is a well-kept secret and units don't come on the market very often. 2 bedrooms, each in a separate area of the house for privacy 2 full bathrooms Upstairs is the king sized master bedroom with walk-in closet and an updated private bathroom The downstairs bedroom has a slider to the patio/yard area, a walk-in closet, and access to the seco...
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Admission: $10Ages 21+ onlyBay Area bands the Goldenhearts (acoustic), Felsen, and Rockinghorse will perform to raise funds and awareness for local rabbit rescue group Friends United for Rabbit Rescue (FURRescue) at Bands for Bunnies on March 27, 2011 from 3pm-6pm at Armando's in Martinez. The event will also feature a silent auction, including items such as autographed music memorabilia, and products and services donated by local businesses. We adopted one of our pet bunnies from Suzi, co-founder of FURRescue.org. He's the sweetest boy! He hangs out with our cat, touches noses with the dog, and loves attention. This event is a great way to help support these people who work SO hard taking care of rabbits and placing them in loving homes. I'm amazed at Suzi's dedication and commitment,...
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First Annual Country Christmas Craft Fair in Martinez, California When: Saturday, November 27 from 9am-3pm Where: 1301 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA, 94553, (925) 381-8406 Why: You can support local crafters, and the event is a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Martinez.  Besides, don't most of us love to shop?   If that isn't enough of a reason to visit, Santa will be there and there will be carolers... and food.  Sounds like a fun way to spend the day to me!     - offering website design, maintenance, hosting and virtual assistanceI am also a part of Terrylynn-n-Team, a Real Estate Team with over 30 years experience in Contra Costa County
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By Joanne O'Donnell
(Chic Home Interiors)
Certified EcoProfessional™ Training at the Contra Costa Green Business Program Offices in Martinez, CA, August 31, 2010 8 Clock Hours for REALTORS® Join Joanne O'Donnell, Certified EcoProfessional™ Instructor and founder of EcoChic Partners as she shares her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for sustainable living and green practices. The 8 hour program is the most advanced green build training program in North America. Help your clients save up to 30 percent on energy costs, while setting yourself apart from the competition. Expand your business opportunities by taking advantage of program benefits, including: • How to make a difference, in your home, in the homes of your clients • How to add green to your business • How to relate and inform your client on this critical topic • How...
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  Martinez CA Homes For Sale- Foreclosures For Sale In Martinez For  July 30, 2010 As of July 30, 2010, there are 25 Bank Owned Foreclosures for sale in Martinez, CA. Priced from $114,900 to $459,900, and range in square footage from 884 to 2551. Click Here To View All Martinez, CA Bank Owned Foreclosures For Sale. In the last 90 days (April-July 2010), there have been 30 Bank Owned Foreclosures sold in Martinez, CA. The median sold price was $230,000 and 24 days on the market. That is a decrease since April-July 2009, when the median sold price was $280,000 and average time on the market was 34 days. This shows that Bank Owned Foreclosures in Martinez, CA are still a good buy for investors and homebuyers   Why Buy A Foreclosure in Martinez, CA? Most foreclosure properties are well pric...
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   Martinez, California Real Estate- Martinez Real Estate Market Update For June 2010 The Martinez, California Real Estate Market gained in June 2010. A total of 44 homes sold in June, thirteen more than in May 2010. The average sales price in artinez increased again in June, to $406,378. Homes that were sold in Martinez, California had an average listing (asking) price of $426,841 and the average selling price was $406,378. The number of days on market increased in June to 53 days. The Martinez market has been showing signs of increasing over the last few months. The average selling price of homes in January 2010 was $360,936. Single Family Residences June 2010 May 2010 June 2009 # Sold 44 31 35 Average $ $406,378 380,673 $342,095 Days on Market 53 44 66  Currently, there are 131 homes...
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  Martinez Homes For Sale- Selling Your Martinez Home In A Competitive Market. Part 1 How to Set Your Asking Price So You Can Get Top Dollar For Your Home If you're thinking of selling your Martinez, CA home in the near future, educating yourself about this highly competitive market and what it takes to get a home sold can mean the difference between making a profitable transaction (more money in your pocket) or a miserable one (less money, lots of headaches and hassles). Through my experience I know the reasons people do not buy, as well as the reasons they do. For example, the most recent sales data (which is 2 years old) shows that the average buyer looks at 15 homes before deciding which one to purchase. That means your home is competing against 14 other homes for sale. In order for...
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           Martinez, California Real Estate- Martinez Real Estate Market Update For May 2010 The Martinez, California Real Estate Market remained very steady in May 2010. A total of 30 homes sold in May, even with April, 2010. However, the most interesting statistic, is that (once again) the average selling price continues to remain fairly steady in Martinez.In May, the average selling price was nearly $8,000 higher than April2010 and 12.4% higher than this time last year. Property values seem to have stabilized in most neighborhoods and in some neghborhoods are increasing. Homes that were sold in Martinez, California had an average listing (asking) price of $392,263 and the average selling price was $382,696 (97.5%) Martinez Currently, there are 141 homes for sale in Martinez, Californ...
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By Harper Team
(J Rockcliff Realtors)
2/2 Townhome for Sale in Cobblestone - San Ramon California 3661 Crow Canyon Road San Ramon, CA Offered at $299,000 This 2 bedroom 2 ½ bath townhome includes two master suites in a spacious 1232 sq. ft. floor-plan located in a quiet gated community within minutes to freeways for easy commute. The home has a spacious open floor plan that flows nicely from the kitchen to the dining area to the family room with a light and bright ambiance. Features include: plantation shutter window coverings, fireplace, attached garage with interior access, front & back balconies, large patio and much more. The fabulous master suites feature high ceilings, ceiling fans, full length mirrored closet doors, private balconies and bamboo flooring in one suite. This is a great price for a large 2-bedroom home t...
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