Quartz Hill (Palmdale, CA)
By The Albarado Group-Antelope Valley Real Estate Experts
(Keller Williams Realty-The Albarado Group)
    It would seem to me that the Federal Government programs would be exempt from state taxes.  It would seem (this time) that the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) might be correct regarding the Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac programs.  These programs should not be taxed by the state or local governments.  There could be several transfers before the property is finally sold.  More costs to a transaction? Let’s see what happens.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Realtor Magazine - FHFA Tries to Halt Real Estate Transfer Taxes   Daily Real Estate News | Monday, June 25, 2012   Joining other states considering similar moves across the country, the Illinois Department of Revenue plans to bring taxes...
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By Lupe Soto-Realtor, Listing, Selling Burbank, San Fernando Valley LA
(Su KASA Dreams Realty)
NEW CONSTRUCTION FACTS FOR NEGOTIATION When you select Lupe Soto Realtor, New Construction Specialist & Buyers Agent to represent you for the purchase of a new construction home in Los Angeles County YOU can get incentives that may otherwise be kept by the builder or paid to the on-site agent. Working with a Realtor that specializes in new construction, IT DOES NOT COST, IT PAYS! Why do you need a Buyer's Agent VERSUS a Seller's Agent or Builder Agent? The advantages of working with Lupe Soto Realtor on new construction include: Price: you may be able to get a better price if Lupe Soto, New Construction Specialist Agent negotiates on your behalf. Amenities: we'll help you get paint, appliances, and other finishing touches thrown into the deal. Other incentives: builders sometimes offer ...
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By Richard & Janet OBrian, Listing Specialist Palmdale, Lancaster CA
(Home Based Realty)
Real Estate Trends - Palmdale, Lancaster, Anaverde and the Greater Antelope Valley May 20 - 2010You may have heard or seen a report on a new flood of foreclosures coming.  The data is showing owners have miss at lest one mortgage payment in the first quarter of 2010.  There’re assuming these folks are going into foreclosure in the months to come, we beg to differ, we believe these “one missed payment” borrowers are actually being told by the bank to do so albeit indirectly.  The home owner for whatever reason is working hard to make there payment and can’t they have tried for a loan modification and did not qualify.  Now the bank tells then to sell using the short sale option, however they need to be late, thus they miss a payment.  In our local real estate market short sales make up 31...
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By Richard & Janet OBrian, Listing Specialist Palmdale, Lancaster CA
(Home Based Realty)
Real Estate Trends - Palmdale, Lancaster, Anaverde and the Greater Antelope Valley Match 9 - 2010 Homes are coming on to the market daily in the Antelope Valley, Palmdale, and Lancaster area with renewed frenzy.  Short Sale and bank owned as well as normal sales.  Prices have leveled off and for the first time in 3 years have gone up over all.  February 2010 homes prices were 2.6% higher than February 2009!  The Antelope Valley has made turned corner and is headed for recovery.  In recent posts I have outlined the fact that the Antelope Valley , Palmdale, Lancaster cities are growing with big plans currently in the works and is going to be the place to be living in for years to come. If you are looking to sell or buy now is the time don’t miss out on this opportunity to get into your d...
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By Donna Oehler, A.V. Foreclosure Specialist
(Realty Executives Platinum)
I just wanted to Welcome Natahsa and Stephanie to Palmdale. Both girls are exhange students from Germany and will be attending Quartz Hill High School.  They are part of an exhange program offered throug ASSE. For More Information.Natahsa has been here for over a week but Stephanie has only been here a few days. But in the 3 days she has been here we have taken her Sailing in Santa Barbara and today we went to Venice Beach.  When I asked Stephanie how she liked the Beach she said "It was very nice but I am glad I did not get a host family who lived here". She is very happy in Palmdale.I hope the next 6 months is as exciting as the past 4 days!
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By Donna Oehler, A.V. Foreclosure Specialist
(Realty Executives Platinum)
I have been working on a short sale in Palmdale for a very nice couple who suffered some major health issues in the past few months and are no longer able to afford their home.  Up until today I have been very happy with the mortgage servicer as they have been prompt on returning calls, had an appraiser sent to the property within 3 days of my listing, and would frequently call me to see how things were going with the sale.   Earlier this week I got an offer on the property. When I spoke to the servicer to tell them I had received an offer but was still negotiating price with the buyer they told me that they were missing a few things from  the seller.  I called the servicer back today to ask if they could send the missing needed paperwork directly to me so that I could have the sellers ...
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