Who Pays Closing Costs in California for a Home Sale?
Moving is stressful. When you have to move because you're upside down on your mortgage and want a house with a reasonable payment or because the medical bills have really stacked u...to read
I Need to Sell My House Fast—Online Quote Request
As a member of the military, when you need to sell your house fast there is rarely time to wait. Your orders aren't negotiable. Relocating for a civilian job can create a sense of ...to read
7 Tips for Successfully Selling a House Before Divorce
There is nothing harder than admitting that a once-fulfilled dream has finally, even abruptly, come to an end. Whether you’re closing down the family business you built from the gr...to read
FAQ: I’m Behind on My House Payment—What Do I Do?
We sometimes make decisions in this life that don't quite turn out as we'd hoped or expected them to. Quitting a predictable corporate job to start a business that never gets off t...to read
Escaping an Upside-Down Mortgage
If there is one thing that is constant in this life, it's change. Sometimes, change comes at you very fast, too. When these shifts are unexpected, even unwanted, your life can ...to read
Secrets to Selling a House Privately
Sometimes, the option of selling a house privately is more attractive than putting a home on the open market with a real estate agent. If you've been struggling with money and ...to read
Short Selling a House vs. Foreclosure: What are Your Options?
As much as you might try to prepare yourself to handle life's unexpected twists and turns, it can still come at you with a force that knocks you off your feet. All of the train...to read
The Simplest Way to Manage the Short Sale Process for Sellers
Unfortunately, most of us come face-to-face at least once in our lives with situations that force us to choose between two or more options that can lead to potentially unfavorable ...to read
Mortgage in Trouble? What are Your Options?
If you’re at risk of mortgage default or are already in default and there’s little hope that you’ll be able to get caught up on payments, you might be wondering what real estate op...to read
Understanding Short Sales: How They Work and Why You Could Benefit
If you’ve ever run into problems paying your mortgage, the term ‘short sale’ may have come up as you’re working with your lender or other agencies that help out when fina...to read
Is a Short Sale Right for You? Learn More About How the Short Sale Process Works
For most of us who don’t operate in the world of real estate on a day-to-day basis, the concept of a short sale may be somewhat fuzzy. Most know that it’s related to a foreclosure,...to read
Receive a Notice of Trustee Sale in the Mail and Wonder What Steps to Take Next?
If you aren’t able to settle and catch up on your mortgage payments after receiving an initial Notice of Default, you will receive a Notice of Trustee Sale around Day 90 after...to read
My Mortgage Became Too Expensive & Now I’m Considering Selling My House Fast Before I Fall Behind
The “rule of thumb” when it comes to how much house you can afford is that your mortgage payment shouldn’t exceed 25% of your take-home pay. If you have no other outstanding d...to read
Late on Your Property Tax Payments? Solutions to Your Tax Delinquency Problems
Whether you’re a new homeowner, or you’ve owned your property for years, you’ve experiences property tax woes and struggles. Property taxes just so happen to be due right arou...to read
I’ve Missed Mortgage Payments and Need to Sell My Vista Property Quickly, Before Foreclosure.
In the North County town of Vista, alone, there are 122 homes in foreclosure that are currently listed for sale. Vista accounts for just one small portion of San Diego as a wh...to read
Rising Rates Pushing Up Your ARM Premiums? Sell Fast to Avoid a Hefty Mortgage
“All good things must come to an end,” may be an old adage, but it’s one that’s proving itself true in the San Diego housing market. For homeowners who once benefited from lo...to read
Lost Your Job in El Cajon? You Can Sell Your House for Cash
When I was in 8th grade, I had a really good friend named Sean who lived up the street. I’ll never forget the Friday when he told me his family was moving to another town. His...to read
If You Inherited a Home in Laguna Woods with a Reverse Mortgage, There’s Still Hope
I was walking around Laguna Woods the other day after visiting with my parents when I ran into an old friend whose own parents live just a few doors down from mine. We got to ...to read
What Happens If I Can’t Afford the Mortgage on My Chula Vista Home?
One of the first phone calls we ever received was from a woman in Chula Vista. She was a single mother to two boys and worked down at Hilltop Middle School in administration. ...to read