First-time homebuyer inventory is still underwater

Homes that are affordable to first-time homebuyers are more likely to be underwater than homes in higher price ranges, exacerbating inventory shortages in many markets because their owners are unwilling or unable to pull off a short sale or bring …

When using 1 photo in the MLS may be in the client’s best interest

I may be wrong about this, but there are some times when having just one photo in the MLS listing may actually be in the client’s best interest.

I saw a house almost three months ago that had just come on the market. My relocating client from Maryland was very interested because the solo photo — of the front — was very attractive and the home was in an area that she liked. The home was a traditional sale, not a short sale or REO, and there no red flags in the MLS, other than having only one photo …

Good news for California homeowners facing short sales

Under regular tax rules, when a lender forgives a debt — that is, relieves the borrower from having to pay it back — the amount of the debt is taxable income to the borrower. A homeowner who has $100,000 in …

Strategic mortgage default not the panacea it seems

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Counseling keeping homeowners in their homes

Study: Nearly 70 percent who sought counseling before becoming delinquent were current 18 months laterread more

Get over your real estate trauma

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3 tips for leaving an underwater home behind

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3 years later, HAMP implementation still falls short

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3 years later, HAMP implementation still falls short

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Which party pays for termite, septic inspections?

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