Half of the year has gone by and the real estate market is still pretty hot, especially here in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you’re planning to sell your home now or in the future, there are buyers ready to purchase your home now and in the future. A lot of buyers are very practical and will purchase a home in a good school district as oppose to having a other benefits the home may offer.
If you’re planning to sell your home, you want to make the home appeal to what the buyers are looking for in a home. Don’t wait too long, there is a forecast that says home values are going to peak in 2016.
Contact me today and find out how you can get started.
Every property owner have choices to make when it comes to improving the property. Unfortunately, most of the improvements are done prior to selling the home. When making plans to sell your home, you want to get the best price, right? Well, there are a few things you can do to increase the value of the property and there are things that won’t. However, if you’re planning to keep the property until you die, then it really doesn’t matter what you do to the home as long as it makes you happy.
The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) is administering $2 billion in federal funds for borrowers who are at risk of losing their homes. Borrowers who took out loans after January 1, 2009 are eligible for 4 different programs as long as the property is a primary resident, meet income requirements, and face a documented financial hardship.
The four programs are the following:
- The Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program (UMA) which will help homeowners with their mortgage payments.
- The Mortgage Reinstatement Assistance Program (MRAP) which provides funds for homeowners who have fallen behind in their payments
- The Transition Assistance Program which provides relocation assistance
- The Principal Reduction Program (PRP) which provides funds to reduce the outstanding principal balance.
GMAC, Guild Mortgage, CalHFA, and California Dept. of Veterans Affairs are the organization that offers all 4 programs.
Where do you go after your home is foreclosed upon by the bank? Your credit is a mess and you may not make as much money as before, so where do you go?
The Center for Economic and Policy Research has a report, “The Gains from Right to Rent in 2010”, and has suggested to allow homeowners the right to rent their home, after foreclosure. By doing so, it may address the nation’s foreclosure problem.
HR 5028, under Right to Rent legislation, would allow the foreclosed homeowner to stay in the home as a renter for a substantial period of time. This would help the homeowners from being homeless and it will help the communities that are experiencing high numbers of foreclosures.