Monthly Archives: December 2008

Reasons to Avoid Short-Sales

If there is a 70% chance that your escrow process will end with a deal-breaker, but only after being stretched beyond 30 days (while your rate lock expires), potentially with no end in sight for months, and after you spend … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Here’s to a happy holiday season and a fun New Year!

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1213 Highbluff Avenue: SOLD

2bd/2ba townhome in San Elijo Hills. A few words from the client… “I highly recommend Seth Chalnick to anyone thinking of buying or selling property. Not only is he a great guy with a beautiful family, he is also very … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference: REO, Short-Sale, Re-Sale

The goal of this post is to make you go, “Oh… alright then!” There are four categories of homes for sale: Unapproved Short-Sale- a homeowner is said to be “upside down” on a home when the proceeds from a potential … Continue reading

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REO: Smart Search

If you are getting frustrated with companies who perpetrate access to an exclusive line of REO listings, only to find (after registering) that they are in fact, bunk… you’ve come to the right place.Here is why bait-and-switch marketing practices are … Continue reading

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I’m Big in Japan

Hey, I reached a cool milestone today. Seeking Alpha, the premier financial website for actionable stock market opinion and analysis, published an article I submitted. They handpick articles from the world’s top market blogs, money managers, financial experts and investment … Continue reading

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"Conforming" Loans for Laymen

What is a “conforming loan”?In layman’s terms, it conforms to standards that reduce the likelihood a borrower will default on making payments. “Standards” mean back to basics… i.e. substantial down payment, clean credit, and proof of income. Conforming loans have … Continue reading

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