Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch, Goleta, Summerland, Carpinteria Market Update 10/21/2013


· Current Real Estate Market Conditions for Single Family Residences, Condos, and Townhomes for Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch, Goleta, Summerland, and Carpinteria
· Trends in Pricing
· Current Levels of Supply and Demand
· Value Metrics
· Report for the week of October 21, 2013

·  Detailed PDF Report presented by Jon Mahoney [30+ pages]


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How to Get a Home After a Foreclosure

Buying a home is a challenging goal for most hopeful homeowners. But for those who have experienced a bankruptcy, foreclosure or short sale, the hurdles are even higher.
Still, it’s not impossible to buy a home after an adverse financial event, says Dan Keller, a mortgage banker with Hometown Lending in Everett, Wash. In fact, Keller says, people who have cleaned up their credit and are otherwise qualified to get a mortgage can buy a home as soon as they have outlasted a prescribed waiting period after the bankruptcy, foreclosure or short sale. Continue reading “How to Get a Home After a Foreclosure”

5 Tips for Protecting Your Home from Foreclosure.

Don’t ignore your mortgage problem.
If you are unable to pay–or haven’t paid–your mortgage, contact your lender or the company that collects your mortgage payment as soon as possible. Mortgage lenders want to work with you to resolve the problem, and you may have more options if you contact them early. Call the phone number on your monthly mortgage statement or payment coupon book. Explain your financial situation and offer to work with your lender to find the right payment solution for you.
Continue reading “5 Tips for Protecting Your Home from Foreclosure.”

4 steps to buy again after foreclosure

Homeowners facing foreclosure seem to be desperate to buy again.

Frequently, I receive letters from someone who hasn’t yet lost their home to foreclosure but anticipates they soon will, and wants to be able to get back into the market, quick-like.

Many claim their haste is because they don’t want to miss out on today’s bargain housing prices or interest rates. Yet neither seems poised to rise significantly any time soon.

In the same breath, many of these folks say they’re ready to pay top dollar for their next home, and pay an additional premium if they are forced to rely on lease-to-own, seller financing, or a hard-money mortgage. Continue reading “4 steps to buy again after foreclosure”