Homes to 9,000 Homeless Vets…

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HELLLLOOOO My Beautiful Wonderful Bay Area!….Today is a cooler day but soon to be warmer days… I hope you’re all enjoying our Wonderful Bay Area… Today I’d like to revisit “homeless vets”…. I wish I could find a way to truly help our vets…homeless, disabled and otherwise … for all they’ve done in service for our safety at home… we should all be so thankful and repay them in every way possible… the reality is we’ve havent held up our end of the bargain… the current sellers market allows sellers to peruse multiple offers, mostly over list price, as is, no contingency, best price and terms… the VA Loan was created to help and thank our vets… it does have certain requirements that hinder VA Loans to be looked as the best finance option in addition to a few other requirements…  if more owners who’s priority is to repay our vets by accepting their purchase offer backed by a VA loan… this would be a more ideal world… if this were true… to the contrary… owners however thankful they may be… are much more apt to accept an offer without any contingencies, with much higher down payments (VA loans dont require any downpayments), better terms and faster close times…of course they would… lets face it… if we were in that position can you honestly say you would accept an offer with a VA Loan?… (hmmmm if we were in a Buyer’s market I wonder what the climate for a VA loan would be)…which brings me to my update today…

As a reminder… here’s my posting on May 24,2012 (almost a year ago) http://bit.ly/11VtkuD

Today’s update…(is provided by RisMedia)… HUD & VA Team Up: Provide Homes to 9,000 Homeless Vets…  9000 Vets living on the streets or who are participating in the nation’s shelter system will soon find permanent homes due to extra $60 Million Dollars funded by HUD… (please read the link below)

http://bit.ly/1aPellA

This is good news… not the ultimate best… but definitely good… I hope we can one day find a way to erradicate this tragic situation once and for all.

 

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Problems with Real Estate Listings on Trulia…

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HELLLOOOO My Beautiful Wonderful Bay Area!… Its a bright sunny day in our neck of the woods today…  I know many of you out there are searching and searching the awesome world of the internet for the best “deals” available in your chosen areas, including # of bedrooms, # of baths, square feet, space for parking your cars, space for play and gardening and the best absolute best (most rock bottom) list price possible!!… Tell the truth… you are right??  Of course you are!!… In this “down” market we’re in… why wouldnt you?… if you’ve spend any decent amount of searching online… you must also be wondering why those doggone listings at places like Trulia, Zillow etc… always have properties posted that are no longer available, have gone pending, have sold and not just sold but sold perhaps years ago, or perhaps they’re not actually on the market at all… the following is a partial explanation…

Trulia: Problems with real estate listings info are pervasive (INFOGRAPHIC) | Inman News

Source: inman.com

Survey shows accuracy is key priority for consumers, industry pros. A real estate data-quality study released by online portal Trulia found that about 69 percent of errors in online real estate listings information were directly related to third-party syndication of information by non-multiple listing service sources. The company reviewed about 1.2 million listings from about 250 data sources during the third quarter and found about 120,000 inaccuracies in listings information. More than half (51 percent) of those inaccurate listings had errors in price, 41 percent had status errors, and 8 percent had errors in both price and status.

My Beautiful Wonderful Bay Area… please keep the above in mind as you search the internet … when you’re ready to make that “decision to purchase”… please do yourself a major favor and enlist the help of a Licensed Realtor who can assist you every step of the way and provide you with bonafide “real time properties for sale” … properties that best fit your parameters…

Trust me… Licensed Realtors are here to guide you and assist you in everyway possible to help you get that home you’re looking for…  you can be assured they abide by the Code of Ethics… if they belong to the NAR (National Association of Realtors)… If you dont know how to find a good licensed realtor I’ll be happy to help you find one…

Cheers to you and Happy Searching…

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Coming Very Soon!!…

HELLLLOOOOOO My Wonderful Beautiful Very Wet Outside Bay Area… Rain is Good, Rain is Good… Am so enjoying staying in and catching up on much needed computer work… yes realtors dont just sell properties we also use and work  on our computers LOL> LOL…
Today I have a heads up for all of you…  
COMING VERY SOON TO MARKET… 
A Gorgeous, Spacious Bi-Level Home  located in
“Distinguished Castro Valley Schools” on a quiet – private street…
3 Bedrooms – 2 Large Baths
2,364 sq.ft.  interior – 5,029 sq.ft. lot
( Huge Master Suite with Adjoining Office & Master Bath upper floor)
List of Amenities & Upgrades are too much to list…
(will forward to you upon request)
Move In Ready!!
Must see to appreciate… you will Love This One!!… 
Feel free to contact me for more information…

 

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A Q and A…

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HELLOOOOOO…. MY Wonderful, Beautiful, Wet and Cold Bay Area!!… Today we have a Q and A for you… check it out… (Send me your questions anytime…)

QUESTION… In today’s environment (February 2011) can one purchase a home with 10% down, credit score of 740, $200,000 income and a short sale in 2009?

Asked by Donsfan – Home Buyer in Oakland – Home Buying

ANSWER… Hello… As you must know the current market is not exactly a wonderful one to be in… one would think its very much to the advantage of the buyers to be able to buy lower than ever before… because of all the challenges in the lending process these days and because of all of its ever changing requirements it can be a huge headache to maneuver through… I suggest that you connect up with a realtor who has some years of experience to counsel and guide you through what can and cannot be done… Good Luck to you… Isi

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Pacific Gas and Electric… Does Have Some Redeeming Qualities…

 

Hello My Beautiful Wonderful Bay Area!!   Happy Sunday to you…  Summer is here, the sun is out, the days are longer, the kids are out of school, lots of great activities swirling all around our Beautiful Bay Area… and the nagging question remains… just what are you going to do with that old frig… its old and ugly, but still works but its costing you up to $100 or more a year for electricity… what to do… what to do… there’s plenty of folks not happy with PG&E‘s  “smart meter“.. in fact there’s quite an uproar going on currently about the effectiveness of this program… I’m sure it will get ironed out in some way in the not too distant future… HOWEVER…  did you know PG&E has an “appliance recycling program”?…  They will actually come and pick up your old refrigerator for FREE, Recycle it and PAY YOU $35.00… if you recycle an old air conditioner at the same time you’ll receive an extra $25.00…  Find out more and Schedule a Pick Up at…

http://bit.ly/c8jIjy

Sounds like this will not only help you,  but help the environment and help someone else as well… whats not to like??… Go ahead be kind and nice… Make Someone’s Day… share this info with your family, friends and neighbors…

Happy Sunday & Cheers Everyone…

Thanks for checking in…

Isi

Isi Wu… the realtor for you

Serving Clients All Over the Eastbay!

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15 of the World’s Most Exotic Amazing Trees

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We’ve all admired and salivated over some of the most amazing, dramatic, over the top homes in and  around the beautiful cities the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer like Mill Valley, Tiburon, Belevedere. Sausalito, San Francisco Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Haight Ashbury, Kensingtion, Berkeley Hills, Oakland Montclair, Saratoga, Los Gatos … as well as all  around this world of ours…  Have you ever considered the Wonder of  TREES that exist on this planet?? … trees are sensational, inspirational and educational … very much the same way man-made structural wonders (properties)  make  such an impact on  our lives and the world we live in… for your enjoyment and wonderment please click open the following link…

http://bit.ly/eV7uh

As always… would love to hear back from you… I welcome your feedback… Lets Start a Dialogue!…

Save Me in your Favorites and come back and visit all the time!!…

Thanks a Bunch for your time today…

 Isi Wu… the realtor for you…

Serving Clients All Over the Eastbay…

Buyers in Northern California!

Buyers! Please! Please!

For all you buyers in Northern Calfornia who want to purchase a Bank Owned or Short Sale property:

1. Please do not believe what you hear or read from the Media.

2. Please listen to the advice of your Realtor.

3. Please believe us when we say the lenders are not willing to give away the properties.

4. Please understand that that the lenders are taking anywhere from 30 to 50 per cent loss on the home.

5. Please understand for the most part the lenders will not take less than listed price.

6. Please understand that when the property is in great condition and in a good location that the there will be multiple offers.

7. Please understand that when there are multiple offers, you need to offer more than listed price.

8. Please understand that real estate in the long run has always gone up in value.

9. Please understand that interest rates will not remain low forever and now is the right time to buy.

10. AND finally, Please understand that there are not any deals!… The deals are here right now!… Homes are ON SALE right now!!!