Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Quote of The Day

“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which 

enables us to count our blessings.”

 Eric Hoffer




Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas From The Sunny Manzanillo

      Santiago Bay, Manzanillo, Mexico
I WISH YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS
FROM
MANZANILLO MEXICO

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Quote of The Day

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It

has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. The

hat is what love looks like.”



Courtesy of Saint Augustine



Home Sales, News, Statistics, Fha Loans

Friday, December 17, 2010

Quote of The Day

"Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what

you have; it depends solely on what you think."


 Dale Carnegie




Find Home Listings, Real Estate News and Tax Information

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Homes on Preforeclosure Process in Arleta, California

Foreclosure Stage Address City State Zip Foreclosure Recording Date Posted Date Mortgage Type


Preforeclosure 12650 Montague St Arleta CA 91331 11/9/2010 11/5/2010

Preforeclosure 9386 Vena Ave Arleta CA 91331 9/8/2010 9/7/2010

Preforeclosure 9256 Lev Ave Arleta CA 91331 11/5/2010 10/28/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13444 Wingo St Arleta CA 91331 9/2/2010 8/31/2010 FIX

Preforeclosure 13526 Osborne St Arleta CA 91331 11/2/2010 11/1/2010

Preforeclosure 13582 Rayen St Arleta CA 91331 10/15/2010 10/13/2010

Preforeclosure 9128 Sandusky Ave Arleta CA 91331 10/6/2010 10/5/2010

Preforeclosure 13525 Chase St Arleta CA 91331 9/21/2010 9/17/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13512 Chase St Arleta CA 91331 12/3/2010 12/2/2010

Preforeclosure 13046 Debell St Arleta CA 91331 9/20/2010

Preforeclosure 9172 Cranford Ave Arleta CA 91331 11/15/2010 11/12/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13426 Branford St Arleta CA 91331 12/1/2010 11/19/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13289 Reliance St Arleta CA 91331 11/16/2010 11/12/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 8959 Stanwin Ave Arleta CA 91331 9/29/2010 9/28/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13218 Bryson St Arleta CA 91331 9/20/2010 9/16/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13207 Bryson St Arleta CA 91331 11/22/2010 11/12/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13219 Bryson St Arleta CA 91331 10/29/2010 10/28/2010

Preforeclosure 9130 Lev Ave Arleta CA 91331 9/21/2010 9/21/2010

Preforeclosure 13086 Rangoon St Arleta CA 91331 12/6/2010 12/3/2010 FIX

Preforeclosure 12948 Crowley St Arleta CA 91331 11/17/2010 11/15/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13421 Chase St Arleta CA 91331 10/28/2010 10/26/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 9384 Phoenix Pl Arleta CA 91331 11/29/2010 11/24/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 12706 Muscatine St Arleta CA 91331 11/10/2010 11/9/2010 FIX

Preforeclosure 9239 Laurel Canyon Blvd Arleta CA 91331 9/10/2010 9/9/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13700 Branford St Arleta CA 91331 10/21/2010 10/18/2010

Preforeclosure 13637 Ottoman St Arleta CA 91331 12/1/2010 11/29/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 9315 Woodman Ave # 12 Arleta CA 91331 9/8/2010 9/3/2010

Preforeclosure 8869 Dorrington Ave Arleta CA 91331 10/25/2010 10/21/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 9272 Dorrington Ave Arleta CA 91331 10/4/2010 10/1/2010 FIX

Preforeclosure 9265 Greenbush Ave Arleta CA 91331 9/30/2010 9/29/2010

Preforeclosure 10219 Vena Ave Arleta CA 91331 9/13/2010 9/9/2010

Preforeclosure 13781 Osborne St Arleta CA 91331 9/13/2010 9/9/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 14243 Hoyt St Arleta CA 91331 10/26/2010 10/20/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 14121 Remington St Arleta CA 91331 9/16/2010 9/14/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 14212 Gruen St Arleta CA 91331 10/12/2010 10/8/2010

Preforeclosure 14130 Gruen St Arleta CA 91331 11/19/2010 11/19/2010

Preforeclosure 9610 Dorrington Ave Arleta CA 91331 9/23/2010 9/21/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 14285 Pierce St Arleta CA 91331 10/21/2010 10/20/2010

Preforeclosure 9601 Woodman Ave # 2 Arleta CA 91331 9/7/2010 9/3/2010

Preforeclosure 10427 Sharp Ave Arleta CA 91331 9/9/2010 9/7/2010

Preforeclosure 9961 Vena Ave Arleta CA 91331 9/3/2010 9/2/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13657 Terra Bella St Arleta CA 91331 11/15/2010 11/12/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 9968 Lev Ave Arleta CA 91331 11/12/2010 11/9/2010

Preforeclosure 9943 Arleta Ave Arleta CA 91331 9/24/2010 9/22/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 9812 Woodale Ave Arleta CA 91331 10/15/2010 10/14/2010

Preforeclosure 9889 Woodale Ave Arleta CA 91331 10/27/2010 10/26/2010 FIX

Preforeclosure 9910 Mercedes Ave Arleta CA 91331 11/18/2010 11/17/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13640 Garber St Arleta CA 91331 9/16/2010 9/14/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13609 Remington St Arleta CA 91331 9/24/2010 9/23/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 14071 Van Nuys Blvd # 3 Arleta CA 91331 11/12/2010 11/10/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13788 Terra Bella St Arleta CA 91331 11/1/2010 10/26/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 9586 Beachy Ave Arleta CA 91331 9/20/2010 9/16/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 9619 Arleta Ave Arleta CA 91331 11/23/2010 11/19/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13301 Kelowna St Arleta CA 91331 9/14/2010 9/13/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13277 Sunburst St Arleta CA 91331 9/7/2010 9/3/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 13320 Kamloops St Arleta CA 91331 10/5/2010 10/4/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 14460 Judd St Arleta CA 91331 12/6/2010 12/2/2010 ADJ

Preforeclosure 14333 Van Nuys Blvd # 28 Arleta CA 91331 9/15/2010 9/13/2010 ADJ

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Quote of The Day

Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness

stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself.



 W. C. Doane



Find Homes on Probate, Foreclosure, Short Sales, Real Estate News

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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Quote of The Day

For now you know one of the greatest principles of success; if you persist long enough you will win.


 Og Mandino

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Quote of The Day

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your

mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.



Mary Kay Ash

Friday, November 26, 2010

Quote of The Day

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.



 Douglas Jerrold

Monday, November 22, 2010

Newhall California Home Sales Statistics For September 2010

New Listings: 37

Average Listing Price: $ 321,878

Listings Under Contract: 17

Average Listing Price: $ 229,064

Sold Listigs: 23

Average Listing Price: $ 330,750

% Sales Price Versus Listing Price: 96.44 %

% Sales Price Versus Old Listing Price: 95.08 %

Average Days on The Market: 86


Home Values, Statistics, Fha Loans, Investment Properties, Probates

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Montebello Home Sales Statistics For October 2010

New Listings: 37

Average Listing Price: $ 293,316

Listings Under Contract: 13

Average Listing Price: $ 273,897

Sold Listigs: 14

Average Listing Price: $ 291,678

% Sales Price Versus Listing Price: 100.56 %

% Sales Price Versus Old Listing Price: 99.05 %

Average Days on The Market: 52

Home Values, Statistics, Fha Loans, Investment Properties, Probates

Montebello Home Sales Statistics For September 2010

New Listings: 38

Average Listing Price: $ 295,470

Listings Under Contract: 14

Average Listing Price: $ 293,065

Sold Listigs: 17

Average Listing Price: $ 356,687

% Sales Price Versus Listing Price: 99.68 %

% Sales Price Versus Old Listing Price: 10.90 %

Average Days on The Market: 104


Home Values, Statistics, Fha Loans, Investment Properties, Probates

Friday, November 19, 2010

Quote of The Day

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose--

a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.


 Mary Shelley






Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Truth About Mortgage Modifications

The Truth About Mortgage Modifications

The decisions you make as a homeowner today hold a profound impact on your financial future. However, it is important to safeguard yourself from misinformation and fraud. Get the facts regarding your situation and always have a contingency plan.

For those who qualify, a mortgage modification is the ideal remedy to their financial distress. I’ve prepared a FREE report on the truth about mortgage modifications to guide you through this important process. Simply provide your information below to get this valuable information, and feel free to pass it along to anyone who may need it. One homeowner lost to foreclosure is one too many!

As a Certified Distressed Property Expert, I have training and experience in providing solutions to homeowners facing financial hardship. Together, we can formulate a plan to get back on track.

If you have any unanswered questions, or your circumstances are urgent, please call me today.

http://hosted.cdpe.com/104873/Truth-About-Mortgage-Modifications.aspx

Alberto Pacheco
(818) 481 9211
Pantera Real Estate
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Keys To A Happy Life

1.- Complement Three People Every Day
2.- Watch A Sunrise
3.- Be The First To Say Hello
4.- Live Beneth Your Means
5.- Treat Everyone As You Want To Be Treated
6.- Never Give Up On Anybody, Miracles Happen
7.- Forget The Jonese's
8.- Remember Someone's Name
9.- Pray Not For Things But For Wisdom Courage.
10.- Be Thoug Minded, But Tender Hearted.
11.- Be Kinder Than You Have To Be.
12.- Don't Forget A Person's Greatest Emotional Need Is To Feel Appreciated.
13.- Keep Your Promises.
14.- Lear To Show Chearfulness Even When You Don't Feel Like It.
15.- Remember That Overnight Success Usually Takes 15 Years.
16.- Leave Everything Better Than You Founded.
17.- Alwas Tell Someone How You Fell About Them; You Will Fell Much Better When They know
18.- When You Arrive At Your Job In The Morning,Let The First Thing You Say Brighten Everyone's Day
19.- Don't Rain On Other People's Parades
20.- Don't Waste An Opportunity To Tell Someone You Love Them.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

What's My Home Really Worth?

You no longer have to be wondering how much your home is worth, just click the link below.




Alberto Pacheco
Realtor Calbre Lic 01200694
818 481 9211
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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Granada Hills California Home Sales Statistics For October 2010

New Listings: 56

Average Listing Price: $ 440,802

Listings Under Contract: 30

Average Listing Price: $ 4244,918

Sold Listigs: 32

Average Listing Price: $ 407,014

% Sales Price Versus Listing Price: 96.91 %

% Sales Price Versus Old Listing Price: 91.40 %

Average Days on The Market: 100


Home Values, Statistics, Fha Loans, Investment Properties, Probates

Granada Hills Home Sales Statistics For September 2010

New Listings: 65

Average Listing Price: $ 454,317

Listings Under Contract: 32

Average Listing Price: $ 425,328

Sold Listigs: 44

Average Listing Price: $ 414,812

% Sales Price Versus Listing Price: 96.76 %

% Sales Price Versus Old Listing Price: 92.37 %

Average Days on The Market: 71


Los Angeles County Foreclosed Homes, Condos and Tonwhomes For Sale

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Los Angeles Homes and Condos Sales Statistics As of 11/02/2010

Single Family Residence

Time Period Number of Sales Median Sale Price

Sep 2010         4,152               $350,000

Sep 2009         4,922              $339,500

Aug 2010        4,358               $345,000

Aug 2009       4,757               $330,000

2010 YTD    41,608              $340,000

2009            54,058              $325,000

Condominium

Time Period Number of Sales Median Sale Price

Sep 2010            1,360              $320,000

Sep 2009            1,717             $337,000

Aug 2010           1,435              $319,000

Aug 2009           1,619              $349,000

2010 YTD         14,045            $320,000

2009                  18,387           $336,000

Friday, November 05, 2010

Set Your Clocks One Hour Back on Saturday Nov 06,2010


ON Sunday November 07,2010 the Daylight Savings Time Ends at 2 AM

Move your clocks One Hour Back, Before You Go To Sleep.

Monday, November 01, 2010

There Are Solutions Before Letting Your House Go Into Foreclosure



If you or someone you know is having trouble making mortgage payments, you may be paying special attention to the foreclosure moratorium that politicians are calling for in the press. The reality of a foreclosure moratorium is that it will end, and the foreclosure process will begin again.

The great news is that during a halted foreclosure, lenders are highly motivated to accept short sales. Distressed homeowners can use the time a foreclosure freeze provides to their advantage. I can help distressed homeowners develop strategies so they can move on to a brighter future.

A foreclosure freeze or moratorium won't save the homes of those in distress—only the homeowner can!

I'm here to help,

Click Here To Get The Report http://hosted.cdpe.com/104873

Alberto Pacheco
Pantera Real Estate
(818) 481 9211

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Foreclosure Options Available For You

You Deserve a Dignified Solution

The economy today has been especially hard on homeowners. I meet people every day who thought they made a responsible decision on their mortgage loan, only to be hit with the unexpected.

The first and best move to make in this position is to educate yourself on what your options are based on your financial situation. Avoiding foreclosure is always something worth pursuing if you can, and there really are dignified alternatives available.

To get my free report on all the options and benefits of avoiding foreclosure, fill out the form below and click "Send". If you need immediate assistance, please contact me right away.

I'm here to help.

CLICK HERE: FORECLOSURE SOLUTIONS

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Los Angeles County Home and Condo Sales Statistics

Single Family Residence

Time Period Number of Sales Median Sale Price
Sep 2010 4,099 $350,000
Sep 2009 4,922 $339,500
Aug 2010 4,358 $345,000
Aug 2009 4,757 $330,000
2010 YTD 40,667 $340,000
2009 54,058 $325,000

Condominium

Time Period Number of Sales Median Sale Price
Sep 2010 1,339 $320,000
Sep 2009 1,717 $337,000
Aug 2010 1,435 $319,000
Aug 2009 1,619 $349,000
2010 YTD 13,758 $320,750
2009 18,387 $336,000

Click Here: On The Edge of Losing Your Home?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

There Are Dignified Solutions To Foreclosure

You Deserve a Dignified Solution


The economy today has been especially hard on homeowners. I meet people every day who thought they made a responsible decision on their mortgage loan, only to be hit with the unexpected.

The first and best move to make in this position is to educate yourself on what your options are based on your financial situation.

Avoiding foreclosure is always something worth pursuing if you can, and there really are dignified alternatives available.

To get my free report on all the options and benefits of avoiding foreclosure, fill out the form below and click "Send". If you need immediate assistance, please contact me right away.

I'm here to help.



CLICK HERE: FORECLOSURE SOLUTIONS





Bankruptcy Is Not Always The Best Option

Considering filing for bankruptcy?
 
There may be alternatives you've never considered …

If you are having trouble paying your mortgage and are possibly considering bankruptcy, there may be better solutions for your particular circumstances.

 I've created the free report available on this page, "The Hidden Costs of Bankruptcy," to provide more information.

Alternatives to foreclosure, such as conducting a short sale and moving into a rental residence with less expensive payments, may offer the breathing room you need to reorganize your finances.

To get your free report, fill out the form below and click send. However, if your situation is urgent and you need immediate assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me.

I'm here to assist you.






Saturday, October 23, 2010

On The Edge of Losing Your Home?

On The Edge of Losing Your Home?

When you or someone you know is pushed to the edge of foreclosure, it is vital to know that you have options.

It is my duty as a real estate professional to reach out to distressed homeowners. As a CDPE-designated agent, I have received extensive training to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.

I created this site to provide a lifeline of information regarding alternatives. From short sales to loan modifications, I can provide information to help.

For a free report on foreclosure alternatives, fill out the form below and click "Send." Take action today and avoid falling into foreclosure. I'm only a phone call or email away.

For More Information CLICK HERE::   DO NOT LOSE YOUR HOME


Friday, October 22, 2010

ARE YOU BEHIND YOUR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS ? There are Solutions

Underwater on your mortgage? Facing foreclosure? Avoiding foreclosure through a short sale can have many benefits for your future financial stability.

I created this site to help spread the word about the options to avoiding foreclosure, and a short sale has many benefits. A successful short sale can reduce the damage to one's future loan eligibility, credit rating, employment, security clearance and more.

For a free report on the differences between short sales and foreclosure, fill out the form below and click "Send". If your situation is urgent, feel free to contact me immediately. I'm ready to help you take action and secure a more secure financial future.

As a CDPE-designated agent, I've been trained to pursue foreclosure alternatives, and I'm here to help.


For More Information Click Here:     FORECLOSURE OR SHORT SALE ?






Thursday, October 21, 2010

Probate Real Estate Home Transactions

Probate Sales of Real Property


Table of Contents

I. Probate Proceedings In General

II. Listing Contracts

III. Agency, TDS, and Other Disclosure Laws

IV. Real Estate Commissions

V. Submission of Offers

VI. Overbids

VII. Independent Administration Of Estates Act (IAEA)

Introduction

The primary purpose of this legal memorandum is to provide real estate licensees with a general working knowledge of the process involved in real property sales that are subject to the California Probate Code (CPC). The topics will include a broker's duties and rights to a commission under the CPC, as well as the steps involved when an administrator or executor is acting pursuant to the Independent Administration of Estates Act (IAEA), California Probate Code Sections 10400 et seq.

I. Probate Proceedings In General

Q 1. Can you give me a general description of how a sale of real property in probate works?

A Estate administration provides for the orderly distribution of real and personal property owned by a decedent. More specifically, any property which the decedent owned or in which the decedent had an interest at the time of death is collected into the estate and distributed to those entitled to it after all debts and expenses have been paid. The process of administering a decedent‘s estate is referred to as "probate," and is generally supervised by the probate court. A personal representative is the person or entity charged with the responsibility of administering a decedent's estate (Cal. Prob. Code § 58(a)). A personal representative is either:

• An executor (executrix) who is named in a will; or

• An administrator (administratrix) who is appointed by the court when there is no will, when the will does not name an executor or when the named executor is unable or unwilling to serve.

The personal representative is charged with the fiduciary responsibility of gathering the assets and paying the debts of the decedent in such a way that the beneficiaries or heirs of the decedent receive the maximum inheritance. The personal representative usually will hire an estate attorney to handle the legal aspects of the probate. Most business dealings are through the estate attorney.

Q 2. When may the personal representative sell estate property?

A Estate property may be sold by the personal representative when:

• The sale is necessary to pay debts, devises (gifts to persons named in the will), a family allowance, expenses of estate administration, or taxes;

• The sale is to the advantage of the estate and in the best interests of the interested persons;

• The property must be sold according to the terms of the will; or

• Authority is given in the will to sell the property.

(Cal. Prob. Code § 10000.)A decedent's will may designate the manner in which estate real property is to be sold or identify the particular property to be sold. Absent a court order based upon the best interests of the interested parties to the contrary, the personal representative shall comply with the decedent's instructions. If the will is silent on these matters or there is no will, the personal representative may select the method of sale and the particular property to be sold. Estate real property may be sold by private sale, public auction, or a different method specified in the will of the decedent (Cal. Prob. Code §§ 10000.3, 10303). A private sale is one in which bids or offers are independently solicited, while a sale by public auction invites concurrent competitive bidding.

Q 3. Must the personal representative list the estate real property with a real estate broker?

A The personal representative may legally market and sell real property without the services of a broker, as if he/she were the owner of the property. The personal representative is considered the “seller” in the transaction. However, the personal representative may list the property with a real estate broker. The process of listing, marketing and selling probate real property is much the same as any sales transaction with some exceptions discussed below. Unless the personal representative has full authority under the IAEA, a sale is generally subject to confirmation by the court.

Q 4. Are there any restrictions on the sales price of estate real property?

A Yes. The sales price of a private sale of estate real property subject to court confirmation must be at least 90 percent of its appraised value set within one year prior to the sale (Cal. Prob. Code § 10309). All terms of a sale, including the minimum required deposit, are generally subject to court approval and local rules of court which vary from county to county. Many courts require a 10 percent deposit at the confirmation hearing in the form of cash or a certified check. Generally, offers with contingencies of any sort (e.g., financing, sale of home) are not approved by the court. Sales of real property sold under the IAEA do not have the same restrictions and may contain all of the same contingencies and provisions as non-probate sales of real property (Cal. Prob. Code § 10503).

Q 5. What is a "Notice of Sale" and is it required prior to selling estate real property?

A A Notice of Sale must be published prior to the sale of estate real property unless the will directs the real property to be sold or gives authority to the personal representative to sell the real property. The Notice of Sale provides the public with required information concerning the sale and will typically be handled by the attorney for the estate. The contents of the Notice of Sale can be found in Probate Code Section 10304.

A Notice of Sale of real property must be published at least three times over a period of not less than 10 days before the sale, with the third publication at least five days after the first (Cal. Prob. Code § 10300; Cal. Gov’t Code § 6063a). All publications must be in a newspaper published at least weekly in the county in which all or some of the property is situated.

Certain sales are exempt from this requirement, most importantly, sales under the IAEA (Cal. Prob. Code § 10503—the property may be sold with or without notice).

Q 6. What is meant by court confirmation of the sale of real property?

A The personal representative is required to report the sale and petition the court for confirmation of the sale within 30 days of accepting an offer (Cal. Prob. Code § 10308). Should the personal representative fail to perform these acts in this time period, the purchaser may do so on his or her own behalf (Cal. Prob. Code § 10308(b)). All estate real property sales must be confirmed by the court except for sales of property under the IAEA.

At the confirmation hearing, the original sale may be subject to being overbid by another purchaser (Cal. Prob. Code § 10313). The court will confirm the sale to either the original bidder or to an overbidder and normally approve payment of the brokerage commissions. Title will pass to the successful buyer only after the terms of sale have been met, the court has confirmed the sale and the personal representative has executed a conveyance to that buyer (Cal. Prob. Code § 10314).

II. Listing Contracts

Q 7. May the personal representative enter into a contract with a licensed real estate broker to sell estate real property?

A Yes. The personal representative may enter in to an exclusive right to sell contract with a broker for an original period of not more than 90 days plus one or more extensions each limited to the same periods (Cal. Prob. Code § 10150(c)). This real estate broker may cooperate with other brokers and may advertise the property on the MLS (Cal. Prob. Code § 10150(a)). Prior court approval must be obtained for each extension unless the personal representative is acting under IAEA. However, even here, if the personal representative has obtained only "limited" power rather than "full" power to administer the estate, court supervision of the sale of real property is required (Cal. Prob. Code § 10501(b)).

Q 8. May a listing broker obtain an extension of the listing contract if the estate real property does not sell within the original listing ninety day period?

A Yes. However, any extension of the listing given requires prior court approval unless the personal representative is acting under IAEA. Each extension shall not exceed 90 days (Cal. Prob. Code § 10150(a)). Under IAEA authority, the personal representative may give discretionary 90 day extensions to the original period as long as the total time is less than 270 days. Once 270 days are exceeded, the IAEA personal representative must give a Notice of Proposed Action of such further extension (Cal. Prob. Code § 10538(c)). (See Section VII below for more information about the IAEA.)

Q 9. Is there a required form that must be used for listing estate real property?

A No. For sales under the IAEA any exclusive authorization and right to sell form is acceptable such as California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) standard form listing contracts: RLA, RLAA and RLAN.

However, in the event court confirmation is required, C.A.R. Standard Form PL is appropriate, but it may also be used for probate sales under the IAEA.

III. Agency, TDS and Other Disclosure Laws

Q 10. Is compliance with the agency disclosure laws required in the sale of estate real property?

A Yes. If the estate real property consists of one to four residential units (including mobile homes) and is to be the subject of a sale, exchange, land contract, or lease exceeding one year, compliance with the agency disclosure laws is required. (Cal. Civ. Code § 2079.13(j).)

Q 11. Must the personal representative transferring estate real property complete a Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS) or provide other disclosures?

A Sellers of estate real property (and mobile homes) are exempt from the requirement of providing prospective buyers with a transfer disclosure statement (Cal. Civ. Code § 1102.2(b)). This does not, however, relieve the seller from disclosing any known material facts regarding the value or desirability of the property.

Furthermore, probate sales must still comply with other disclosure laws. For a complete list of required disclosures for probate residential one-to-four sales transactions, please refer to the following online chart: Sales Disclosure Chart for REALTORS®.

Q 12. Is a licensee required to conduct a visual inspection of residential estate real property that is offered for transfer?

A Yes. A licensee involved in the transfer of residential one-to-four unit estate real property interests (including mobile homes) is required to conduct a reasonably competent and diligent visual inspection of all accessible areas of the property and to disclose to prospective buyers all facts materially affecting the value or desirability of the property that the inspection reveals (Cal. Civ. Code § 2079(a)). Although not required by the statute, the disclosure should be made in writing.

IV. Real Estate Commissions

Q 13. How is the listing broker‘s commission established?

A The listing agreement usually specifies the amount of commission as a percentage of the sales price. The court will determine, in its discretion, what is a reasonable commission (Cal. Prob. Code §§ 10150((b), 10161(a)). However, the court may not approve an amount in excess of the maximum percentage established by local court rules. This amount can be determined by contacting the clerk of the probate court of the county in which the estate is being administered.

Local court rules do vary. For example: Los Angeles County Superior Court Rule 10.93 limits commission to 5% except in the case of vacant land; Orange County Superior Court Rule 606.06 limits commission to 6% unless justified by exceptional circumstances.

If a sale is confirmed by the court and subsequently closes, the listing broker has earned the commission specified in the listing contract, not to exceed the maximum percentage allowed by local court rules. The commission, also, may not exceed the amount provided for in the listing contract (Cal. Prob. Code § 10161(c)).

For Example: If the maximum under local rules is five percent and the broker‘s listing contract specifies four percent, the broker is limited to a four percent commission. Conversely, if the commission in the listing contract is six percent and the maximum under local rules is five percent, the listing broker‘s fee is limited to five percent.

Q 14. When does an estate become liable for a commission to the listing broker?

A The estate becomes liable for the listing broker‘s commission only after all three of the following have occurred:

• An actual sale is made;

• The sale is confirmed by the court unless the sale is conducted under IAEA; and

• The "sale is consummated."

(Cal. Prob. Code § 10160.)

Hence, brokers are never entitled to a commission in a probate sale until the estate receives the purchase price, the deed is transferred to the buyer and a mortgage or deed of trust is taken for payments due in the future (Cal. Prob. Code § 10160 (Law Revision Comm'n Comment)).

Q 15. Can different brokers involved in the sale of estate real property determine how the commission will be divided between them?

A Yes. The court must honor an agreement between brokers concerning the division of a commission (Cal. Prob. Code § 10168). However, the court has discretion to limit the total amount of commission paid by the estate.

Q 16. Does such a commission split agreement between brokers have to be in writing?

A No. Oral agreements between brokers concerning commission splits can be enforceable. However, mere verbal terms are often disputed and difficult to prove. A separate, written commission agreement between the brokers is highly recommended to avoid any misunderstanding.

Q 17. Is an offer of compensation in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) an enforceable "agreement" between brokers to split commissions?

A Yes. An offer of compensation in a MLS normally creates an enforceable commission agreement between brokers, but only if the cooperating broker is a member of the same MLS (or an MLS with reciprocal privileges) and accepted the offer of compensation relying on the MLS listing. The listing broker may specify in the MLS that the offer of compensation goes only to the successful cooperating office. According to the California Model MLS Rules:

For estate sale or probate listings, the compensation offered through the service under these rules and this section shall be considered an agreement as referred to in California Probate Code Section 10165 and will therefore supersede any commission splits provided by statute when there is no agreement. This section contemplates that estate sale, probate and bankruptcy judges have broad discretion and therefore are not intended as a guarantee of a specific result as to commissions in every probate or bankruptcy sale.

The listing office may also specify the amount of compensation going to the first cooperating office (unconfirmed cooperating broker compensation-"ucb") if the accepted offer is overbid at the court confirmation hearing. (Cal. Model MLS Rule § 7.15.1.).

Q 18. Can the court, at the confirmation hearing, alter a commission agreement between cooperating brokers?

A If cooperating brokers have entered into a commission agreement, the law mandates that the court honor it (Cal. Prob. Code § 10168). If all brokers agree in court to the terms of a prior oral or written agreement to split a commission, there should be no reason for the court to alter it. An exception however could arise if commission agreement between the brokers exceeds local court rules limiting the commission amount as paid by the estate.

Q 19. Is there a comprehensive summary of rules concerning how much commission a broker earns on the sale of estate real property?

A Yes. The C.A.R. legal article titled California Probate Code Commission Schedule is a chart that specifies the amount of commission a broker is entitled to whether the property is exclusively or not exclusively listed, and when confirmed to the original bidder, or confirmed to an overbidder. The chart also specifies a broker's amount of commission in the event of a successful bid or overbid as obtained by the estate‘s personal representative.

Q 20. Can a real estate licensee receive a commission when buying estate real property as a principal?

A The Probate Code specifically provides that the estate is not liable for any commission where the listing broker or agent is directly or indirectly the purchaser of the estate property. In addition, the estate is not liable for commission when the selling broker or agent has "any interest in the purchaser" (e.g., financial interest in the purchaser) or is the purchaser. (Cal. Prob. Code § 10160.5). (See Estate of Toy v. Coldwell Banker (1977).)

Q 21. What is the broker‘s recourse when the court fails to award the broker a commission at the confirmation hearing?

A If the broker's commission is not ordered on the court record at the confirmation hearing, the broker may request it in writing and the court may modify the order to award a commission. If a licensee is present in court at the time of the hearing and fails to ask for a commission, or is not present in court and could have been, the court may choose not to modify the order. (Cal. Prob. Code §§10313(b); 10310(c).)

Q 22. What happens if the broker‘s commission is confirmed by the court but remains unpaid?

A If the estate fails to pay the broker a commission awarded by the court after the escrow has closed, the broker becomes a creditor of the estate. The broker may then institute proceedings to require payment. The court may at any time order an accounting by the personal representative of estate monies received and expended, including data on claims filed or presented to the estate.

It should be noted, however, that the commission is not earned until the sale is fully consummated. Thus, if the buyer defaults, no commission is payable and the broker is not entitled to file a claim against the estate.

Q 23. What happens if there is a dispute between brokers over the agreement to split commission?

A Generally the probate court will not interpret an agreement between cooperating brokers regarding the split of commission. If upon request the court does not specifically split the commission, the cooperating brokers should resolve their dispute through the Board/Association arbitration system like any other commission dispute.

V. Submission of Offers

Q 24. How should an offer be submitted on estate real property?

A Offers or bids on estate real property must be in writing. (See, for example, C.A.R. Standard Form PPA, Probate Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions.)Many other purchase contracts are not specifically tailored to probate sales, but may be used. However, the contract should indicate that:

• The title to be conveyed is whatever the estate holds;

• The sale is subject to court confirmation;

• If applicable, the property is sold "as is";and

• The total commission will be in an amount set by the court and will be paid only from the sale proceeds, whatever sum may be allowed by the court.

Q 25. To whom should an offer be submitted?

A The offer received by the listing licensees should be submitted to the personal representative or anyone else listed in the Notice of Sale as the appropriate recipient. Many times the personal representative will designate the estate attorney as recipient of offers for initial review. (Cal. Prob. Code § 10307.)

Q 26. Who has the power to accept an offer concerning estate real property?

A The personal representative of the estate has the power to accept an offer. However, any acceptance is subject to court confirmation, unless the sale is made under the Independent Administration of Estates Act by a personal representation having full authority to administer the sale.

Q 27. When may offers be submitted on the sale of probate estate real property?

A Offers may be submitted at anytime. An offer received by the listing broker at any time before a sale closes must be presented to the personal representative, unless the personal representative has expressly instructed the broker not to present it, or unless the offer is patently frivolous. Whether the offer is patently frivolous depends on the facts and circumstances at the time of the offer. The licensee's safest course of action is to submit all offers of this type to the personal representative for his/her own determination.

Q 28. Will credit offers (subject to a loan) or other contingent offers on estate real property be confirmed by the court?

A Acceptance of a contingent offer is quite rare in probate sales. Acceptance of a credit offer is subject to court approval (Cal. Prob. Code § 10315). In addition, the court may also permit seller financing (by the estate) (Cal. Prob. Code § 10315). An offer with any contingency may be accepted by the personal representative, subject to court confirmation, which will usually require a demonstration of evidence that the property cannot be sold without the contingency. The personal representative may also consider accepting an offer with a contingency provided the prospective purchaser removes the contingency before the offer is submitted to court. Under IAEA full authority, no rules specifically prohibit a contingent sales contract.

Q 29. Is there a minimum price for which estate real property must be sold?

A Generally, yes. Without full authority under IAEA, the minimum offer price for a private sale of real property must be at least 90 percent of the appraised value of the property (Cal. Prob. Code § 10309(a)(3)). The appraisal must have been made within one year prior to the date of the confirmation hearing (Cal. Prob. Code § 10309(a)(2)).

Q 30. Is there a minimum deposit required on the sale of estate real property?

A Generally, yes. Except under IAEA full authority, all terms of a sale including the minimum required deposit are subject to court approval and local rules of court which vary from county to county. Many courts require a 10 percent deposit at the confirmation hearing in the form of cash, cashier’s check, or a certified check.

Q 31. How soon must the accepted offer be returned to the court for confirmation?

A The personal representative is required to file a report of the sale and petition the court for confirmation of sale within 30 days after acceptance of the offer unless acting under IAEA full authority (Cal. Prob. Code § 10308). If the representative refuses or fails to do so within the 30 day period, the buyer may proceed to file the report and petition the court for confirmation of the sale. The buyer, of course, should consult a personal attorney if the buyer feels it is necessary to petition the court. (Cal. Prob. Code § 10308).

VI. Overbids

Q 32. Is an original bid subject to an overbid at the confirmation hearing?

A Yes unless the sale is under full authority of IAEA. Another prospective purchaser may attend the confirmation hearing and submit to the court a higher written offer, called an "overbid," to purchase the real property (Cal. Prob. Code § 10311).

Q 33. Is there a minimum amount required for an overbid?

A Yes. The initial overbid must exceed the original bid according to the following formula:

• The amount of the original bid, plus

• At least 10 percent of the first $10,000.00 of the original bid; plus

• At least 5 percent of the amount of the original bid in excess of $10,000.00.

If the original bid returned to the court for confirmation is for $100,000.00, then the initial overbid must be for at least $105,500.00 (10 percent of the first $10,000.00 = $1,000.00; plus five percent of the remaining balance of that bid of $90,000 = $4,500.00; $1,000.00 + $4,500.00 = $5,500.00 which must be added to the original bid of $100,000. The resulting minimum overbid requires is $105,500. ($100,000 + $5,500).

The minimum amount of increase required after the first overbid will be set by the court at the time of the confirmation hearing. The court will accept bids in much the same manner as an auction until the highest bid available has been made at the confirmation hearing.

If one prospective buyer bids a lesser cash amount and another prospective buyer bids a higher credit amount, the court cannot consider the higher offer unless the personal representative informs the court in person (or by counsel prior to confirmation of the sale) that the higher offer is acceptable (Cal. Prob. Code § 10311(d)).

VII. Independent Administration Of Estates Act (IAEA)

Q 34. What is the Independent Administration of Estates Act?

A The Independent Administration of Estates Act (IAEA) is a series of laws allowing the personal representative to administer most aspects of the decedent‘s estate without court supervision. The authority to administer the estate under the IAEA can be given by the decedent‘s will or by the court upon petition by the personal representative. It is generally done when the probate proceeding is initiated but can be done at any time during the proceedings. (California Probate Code §§ 10400 et seq.)

An estate cannot be administered under the IAEA if the decedent‘s will prohibits it (Cal. Prob. Code § 10450) or if an interested party provides court-approved good cause why it should not be administered under the IAEA (Cal. Prob. Code § 10454(d)). Also, an objecting interested person with good cause may convince the court to grant restrictions to the powers of the personal representative acting under IAEA. If the restriction is granted, the authority of the personal representative becomes "limited" rather than "full." (Cal. Prob. Code § 10454(e).)

Q 35. Can the personal representative's authority under the IAEA be limited?

A Yes. The court can grant the personal representative full or limited authority under the IAEA (Cal. Probate Code § 10454(a)). If the personal representative has limited authority, court supervision is required for the sale, exchange or granting of an option to purchase estate real property (Cal. Prob. Code § 10501(b)). If the personal representative has full authority, court supervision for the sale, exchange or granting of an option is only required if the personal representative or estate‘s attorney is the principal buying, exchanging with or optioning the estate property, or, if objections are made to the Notice of Proposed Action (Cal. Prob. Code § 10501(a)).

Q 36. What is the difference between "limited" authority and "full" authority of a personal representative acting under the IAEA rules?

A If the court grants only limited authority to the personal representative, he/she has the power to do all acts allowed under the IAEA rules except the power to: (1) sell real property, (2) exchange real property, (3) grant an option to purchase real property; or (4) borrow money with a loan secured by an encumbrance on real property (Cal. Prob. Code § 10501(b)). With limited authority, court supervision is required.

On the other hand, full authority granted under IAEA rules allows the personal representative to sell real property, exchange real property, grant an option to purchase real property, or borrow money with a loan secured by real property at his or her discretion (Cal. Prob. Code §§ 10511, 10514, 10515, 10517). However, neither authority may be granted if the decedent‘s will prohibits IAEA authority.

Q 37. Are the price and terms prescribed by law when estate real property is being sold under the IAEA?

A No. Under full authority to administer decedent‘s estate, a sale of estate real property may be made at the price and on the terms determined by the personal representative. The sale is not subject to court supervision or the overbid process. The law requiring the price of estate real property to be at least 90 percent of the appraised value does not apply to sales under the IAEA. However, the personal representative still has a fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries/heirs of the decedent to maximize the estate‘s assets. Additionally, the sale can be for cash or on credit. (Cal. Prob. Code § 10503.)

Q 38. Is the personal representative required to inform anyone of a possible sale of estate real property when it is being sold under the IAEA?

A Yes, the personal representative must give a "Notice of Proposed Action" when selling estate real property without court supervision (Cal. Prob. Code §§ 10510, 10511). The personal representative must inform the following persons and entities with an interest which may be affected by the proposed sale, unless they have waived in writing such notice or have provided written consent to the sale:

• Each person named in a will;

• Each known heir entitled by law to property of a decedent dying without a will;

• Other interested persons requesting notice, such as creditors or beneficiaries of a trust; and

• The Attorney General, if any portion of the property is to go to the State.

(Cal. Prob. Code § 10581.)

Q 39. How does the personal representative notify the above-named parties and what information must be included in the Notice of Proposed Action?

A The personal representative notifies the required parties, mentioned in the previous question, of the pending sale with a form called the "Notice of Proposed Action." This form describes the terms upon which the personal representative proposes to take action on behalf of the estate, such as selling estate real property. The Notice of Proposed Action must include all of the following information:

• The name and mailing address of the personal representative;

• The name and telephone number of the person to contact for additional information;

• A reasonably specific description of the action to be taken, including a description of the property and the material terms of the sale, exchange or granting of an option to purchase property, including the price and amount or method of calculating any brokerage commissions; and

• The date on or after which the proposed action will occur.

(Cal. Prob. Code § 10585.)

Q 40. How should the Notice of Proposed Action be given?

A The Notice of Proposed Action must be mailed or personally delivered to all persons entitled to receive it at least 15 days before the date the proposed action is to take place. If mailed, the notice must be addressed to the interested person‘s last known address and sent first class mail. The personal representative or the estate‘s attorney will typically handle preparation and delivery of the Notice of Proposed Action to all appropriate parties. (Cal. Prob. Code § 10586.)

Q 41. How can a recipient of the Notice of Proposed Action object to the sale?

A Anyone entitled to receive the Notice of Proposed Action can object to it by delivering or mailing a written objection to the personal representative at the address in the notice. (Cal. Prob. Code § 10587(b)).

Alternatively, the objecting party may request from the probate court an order restraining the personal representative from taking the proposed action without court supervision. Here the court has broad powers in response to the objection of an interested party. The court must grant such a request even without the obligation of giving notice to the personal representative and without cause being shown for the order. Once a restraining order has been issued or the personal representative has received notice of written objections to the Notice of Proposed Action, court supervision is required in order to take any action pertaining to that property. (Cal. Prob. Code § 10589.)

Q 42. Must the personal representative administer the estate under the IAEA if the representative has been granted the authority to do so by the court?

A No. Even though the court has granted the personal representative the authority to administer the estate under the IAEA, the representative is not required to sell the property in this manner. The determining factor of whether a representative exercises the authority to sell the property under the IAEA is what is best for the estate, taking into consideration many factors including:

• The process of sale under the IAEA is usually quicker than a court supervised sale;

• There is no requirement of overbidding or court confirmation of the sale under IAEA;

• The personal representative can agree to any terms and contingencies deemed necessary to close the sale;

• The general economic and market forces; and that

• Overbidding in court often times increases the purchase price of the property and the proceeds to the estate;

• Which manner of sale likely produces maximum estate assets.

Q 43. How does a sale conducted under the IAEA affect a licensee‘s rights and duties?

A The personal representative has the power to grant an exclusive right to sell property for an original period not to exceed 90 days. Any extensions are also limited to a 90 day time period. (Cal. Prob. Code § 10538(a).)

However, when the combination of the original listing period and all extensions exceed 270 days, the personal representative shall provide a Notice of Proposed Action to all interested parties to the will. Further, a licensee is still required to comply with the agency disclosure laws and conduct a visual inspection of all accessible areas of the property and disclose what the inspection reveals. Additionally, under the IAEA, a broker and a personal representative can contract as to the amount due the broker as a commission without court approval. (Cal. Prob. Code § 10538(c).)

Q 44. Where can I obtain additional information?

A This legal article is one of the many Legal Q&As, Legal Briefs, and other free legal publications made available to REALTORS® by C.A.R. For a complete listing of products and services available from C.A.R. visit C.A.R. Online at www.car.org.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

First Time Home Buyer Grants Offered By Cities in California

There are also these local first time home buyer programs:


Alameda Down payment Assistance Program (DAP)(510) 749-5824

Anaheim Home Program (HOME) (714) 765-4340

Anaheim Police Residence Assistance Program (PRAP) (714) 765-4340

Anaheim Second Mortgage Assistance Program (SMAP) (714) 765-4340

Brentwood Police Officer Recruitment Incentive Program (BPOAP) (925) 516-5195

California Gold Taxable MRB Second Mortgage Loan Program (SML) (916) 444-2615

California School Facility Fee Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA) (916) 322-1353

Campbell Deferred Second Loan Program (DSLP) (408) 299-5142

Chico Mortgage Subsidy Program (MSP) (916) 895-4862

Coalinga Down payment Assistance Program (DAP) (559) 935-1533

Concord First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHB) (925) 671-3325

Costa Mesa Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) (714) 754-5692

Culver City Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) (310) 253-5780

Del Norte/Humboldt Yurok Indian Housing Authority Down payment Assistance Gift (707) 482-1506

Dinuba Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) (559) 591-5900

Dixon Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA) (707) 678-7000

El Cajon 120% First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHB) (619) 441-1768

El Cajon 80% First Time Homebuyers Program (FTHB) (619) 441-1768

El Monte Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP) (626) 580-2070

Emeryville First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHP) Moderate Income (510) 596-4316

Fairfield City-Wide In-fill Housing Silent Loan Program (FSLP-2nd) (707) 428-7457

Fairfield City-Wide In-Fill Housing Silent Loan Program (FSLP-3rd) (707) 428-7457

Fremont Adams Ave Home Project Second Mortgage (SM) (510) 494-4520

Fremont First Time Homebuyer Programs (FTHB) (510) 494-4506

Fresno CalHome Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) (559) 262-4292

Fresno County Down payment Assistance Program (DAP) (559) 262-4292

Fresno County- Economic Opportunities Commission Refugee Individual Development Account (IDA) (559) 263-1065

Fresno Downpayment Assistance Program (DAP) (559) 498-4815

Grand Terrace Affordable Housing Program (AHP) (909) 825-3825

Hanford Home Sweet Home Program (Home) (559) 585-2587

Hawthorne First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHP) (310) 970-7086

Hayward First Time Homebuyer Program (FHP) (510) 583-4244

Hesperia First Time Homebuyer Down payment Assistance Program (DAP) (760) 947-1907

Imperial First Time Home Buyer Program (FTHB) (760) 355-4373

La Quinta Home Purchase Program (HPP) (714) 541-4585

Lincoln Homebuyer Mortgage Program (800) 995-0431

Livermore Down Payment Assistance (DAP) (925) 373-5699

Livermore Down Payment Assistance Program (DAP) Ten Year Amortization Second Loan (925) 373-5699

Long Beach Housing Development Company Down payment Assistance Program (DAP) (562) 570-6949

Los Angeles County Home Ownership Program (HOP) (213) 890-7248

Los Angeles County Montebello Housing Development Corporation Calhome FTHB Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) (323) 722-3955

Madera County Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) (559) 675-7821

Manteca City Manteca First Time Home Buyer Assistance Program (DAP) (209) 239-8427

Mendocino County Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP) (707) 463-5462

Mendocino County Individual Development Empowerment Account Program (IDEA) (707) 462-0522

Mendota First Time Homebuyers Program (FTHP) (559) 655-3291

Merced County First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHP) (209) 385-7654

Merced First Time First Time Home Buyer Grants Program (FTHB) (209) 385-6863

Modesto Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP) (209) 577-5310

Monterey County First Time Home Buyers Program (FTHB) (831) 786-1357

Monterey Down Payment Assistance Program (DAP) (831) 646-3728

Napa First Time Homebuyer Loan Program (FTHB) (707) 257-9543

National City First-Time Homebuyer Program (FTHP) (619) 336-4250

Nevada County Down payment Assistance Program (DAP) (530) 265-1388

Norco First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHB) (909) 270-5645

Oakland "Public Safety Officer/Teacher/Communications Dispatcher Down Payment Assistance Program" (DAP) (510) 238-3909

Oakland Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) (510) 238-3344

Oroville First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHB) (530) 538-2495

Oroville First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHB) (530) 538-2495

Oxnard Historical Enhancement & Revitalization of Oxnard (HERO) (805) 385-7400

Oxnard Resale Housing Conditional Matching Grant Program (GRANT) (805) 385-7400

Palmdale Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) (661) 267-5126

Pasadena Homeownership Opportunities Program (HOP) (626) 744-8316

Pasadena Neighborhood Housing Services Inc CalHome First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHP) (626) 744-4141

Paso Robles CalHome Program (CalHome) (805) 237-3970

Placer County First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program (FTHB) (530) 889-4246

Pomona Calhome First Time Home Buyer Program (FTHB) (909) 620-3630

Porterville First Time Low Income Home Buyer Program (FTHB) (559) 782-7460

Rancho Cucamonga First Time Homebuyer Program (909) 884-6891

Redding Down payment Assistance Program (DAP) (530) 225-4173

Redlands First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHB) (909) 884-6891

Richmond In-Fill Homeowner Assistance Program (INFILL) (510) 307-8151

Rio Vista First Time Home Buyer Program (FTHB) (707) 374-6451

Ripon Gap Down Payment Assistance Program (GAP) (209) 599-2108

Riverside CalHome Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) (909) 341-6511

Riverside County Individaul Development Account (IDA) (909) 955-4900

Rocklin First Time Homebuyers Down Payment Assistance Program (FTHB) (800) 995-0431

Roseville First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHP) (916) 774-5446

Round Valley Indian Housing Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) (707) 983-6188

Sacramento CalHome First Time Homebuyer Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) (916) 264-1522

Sacramento County and City First Time Home Buyer Program (FTHP) (916) 264-1524

Sacramento County and City Homebuyers Assistance Program (HAP) (916) 264-1524

Sacramento County MCC Expanded Teacher Home Purchase First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHB) (916) 264-1524

Sacramento County MCC Expanded Teacher Home Purchase Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) (916) 264-1524

Sacramento Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) (916) 264-1522

Salinas First Time Homebuyer Down payment Assistance Program (408) 758-7334

San Diego County San Diego Neighborhood Housing Services CalHome Program (CalHome) (619) 282-6647

San Diego Down Payment Assistance Grant Program (DPAG) (619) 578-7491

San Diego Neighborhood Housing Services Cost Assistance Support for Homebuyers Program (CASH) (619) 282-6647

San Fernando First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHP) (818) 898-1233

San Francisco First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHB) (415) 252-3177

San Joaquin County GAP Loan Program (GAP) (209) 468-3157

San Jose Neighborhood Housing Services of Silicon Valley, "The Vernal Fund" Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) (408) 272-2878

San Jose Teachers Homebuyer Program (THP) (408) 277-8486

San Leandro First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHB) (510) 577-6002

San Marcos Down Payment Assistance Loan Program (DPAL) (760) 744-1050

San Mateo County Start Program 2nd Lien (650) 802-5033

San Mateo County StartPLUS 3rd Lien (650) 802-5033

San Mateo Countywide Home Investment Partnership Program (CHIP) (650) 522-7223

San Mateo First Time Home Buyer Program (FTHB) (650) 522-7220

Sanger First Time Homebuyers Program (FTHP) (559) 876-6329

Santa Clara County Deferred Closing Cost Program (DCCP) (408) 299-5142

Santa Clara County Second Loan Program for Teachers (SLPT) (408) 441-4260

Santa Cruz County First Time Home Buyer Program (FTHB) (408) 454-2280

Seaside First Time Home Buyer Program (831) 899-6728

Shasta County Down Payment Assistance Program (DAP) (530) 245-6431

Simi Valley Closing Cost Grant Assistance (GRANT) (805) 583-6853

Simi Valley First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program (FTHB) (805) 583-6853

Sonoma County Employee Second Mortgage Program (ESMP) (707) 565-7500

South Lake Tahoe First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program (FTHB) (530) 542-6157

Stanislaus County Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA) (209) 525-6330

Stanislaus County Public Facilities Fee Deferral Program (PFF) (209) 523-6330

Tulare County First Time Homebuyer Program (559) 733-6291

Turlock First Time Home Buyers Program (FTHB) (209) 668-5610

Ukiah Down Payment Assistance Program (DAP) (707) 463-5462

Upland Primary Assistance Loan Program (PAL) (909) 931-4113

Vacaville Down Payment Assistance Loan Program (DPAL) (707) 449-5687

Ventura First Time Home Buyer Grants Program (HBAP) (805) 654-0038

Victorville Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) (760) 955-5032

Visalia Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) (559) 738-3460

Waterford First Time Home Buyer Assistance Program (DAP) (916) 725-1181

Watsonville Down payment Assistance Program (DAP) (831) 728-6014

Watsonville First Time Home Buyer Program (FTHP) (831) 728-6014

Woodlake First Time Home Buyer Grants Program (HAP) (209) 564-8055

Yuba City First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program (FTHB) (530) 822-4697

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Ten Reason To Buy A House Now on This Market

1. You can get a good deal. Prices are down 30 percent on average. They're at a level that makes sense for people's income.

2. Mortgages are cheap. At 4.3 percent on average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, your costs to own are down by a fifth from two years ago.

3. You can save on taxes. When you add up the deductions for mortgage interest and others, the cost of owning can drop below renting for a comparable place.

4. It'll be yours. The one benefit to owning that never changes is that you can paint your walls orange if you want (generally speaking; there might be some community restrictions). How many landlords will let you do that?

5. You can get a better home. In some markets, it's simply the case that the nicest places are for-sale homes and condos.

6. It offers some inflation protection. Historically, appreciation over time outpaces inflation.

7. It's risk capital. If the economy picks up, you stand to benefit from that, even if you're goal is just to have a nice place to live.

8. It's forced savings. A part of your payment each month goes to equity.

9. There is a lot to choose from. There are some 4 million homes available today, about a year's supply. Now's the time to find something you like and get it.

10. Sooner or later the market will clear. The U.S. is expected to grow by another 100 million people in 40 years. They have to live somewhere. Demand will eventually outpace supply.



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Source Wall Street Journal, Brett Arends (9/16/10)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Quote of the Dayh

Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good

and evil we have made through life.


John C. Geikie




Sunday, September 12, 2010

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Quote of the Day

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those

who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who

devote 100%.



Andrew Carnegie

 
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Thursday, September 09, 2010

City of Pacoima California Home Sales Statistics As of 09/05/10

The Median Single Family Home Price as of 09/05/10 is $ 254,729

With Market Action Index at 23.11 Pacoima is Currently a Buyers Market
The Average Property in Pacoima has been in the Market for about 142 Days
The median price per square foot in Pacoima as of 09/06/10 is $ 182
There are 307 Properties in the Market in Pacoima as of 09/05/10
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City of Pacoima California

It is located on the North East Corner of the San Fernando Valley and is Neighbooring Arleta, San Fernando, Mission Hills, Lake View Terrace and Sylmar. The freeways that run through are the Freeway 5, The 118 and the 210.

It was colonized by the Spanish who built the San Fernando Mission,  Charles Maclay purchased 56,000 acres of land equivalent to 227 square kilometers which he subdivided into agricultural parcels where they grow: critus, nuts, beans, wheat and vegetables. In 1950 the urbanization of the San Fernando Valley arrived in Pacoima and changed from farming area to a industrial and residential area.

You don't see homeless  people in Pacoima streets, some major companies hold their headquarters like: Natural Balance Pet Foos, Juicy Couture. Pacoima landscape have changed over the years, in 1994 one third of Pacoima's residents lived in public housing complexes.  According to the 1990  Census most of the residents were under 18 years of age. In 2009 Los Angeles Times provided the following statistics for Pacoima: Population of 75,014 with median household income of $ 49,066. The population is predominantly Hispanic.

Local Govenment , County as well as Federal have representation like: Los Angeles Police Depatment, Fire Department, Health Services, United States Postal Service and is served by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and have a local airport named: Whiteman Airport.

Parks:  Gonzalez Park, Ritchie Valens was Pacoima's Resident so a park and recreation center was named Ritchie Valens Park and Recreation Center and there is an annual festival named Ritchie Valens Fest, by the way his remains are at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills.

The Following schools serve Pacoima residents:  6 Elementary Schools, 2 Middle Schools and 3 High Schools, plus Vaughn International Studies Academi, Discovery Charter Preparatory School and Berth Corona Charter School and it have a Public Library.





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