The easiest way to make buying a home easy is understanding the process. Planning the process will help you discover the simplest path to home ownership. Knowing What You Want! It doesn’t matter if you are a first-time homebuyer, a repeat buyer, or purchasing a vacation home the first question is why you want to […]
Many people want to live in Bend, but they still want the feel of the country and not so much the city life. It is completely possible, Bend has several areas where lots are at least an acre. The list below are just a few of the choices currently available in Bend Oregon with at […]
One of the great things about Central Oregon is the sunshine, which makes for perfect golfing for many months of the year. Most of the communities in Central Oregon feature at least one golf course and many have multiple golf courses. Bend, Prineville, Sunriver and even La Pine has golf courses. Many of the golf […]
There are two basic types of USDA Loan Products, the direct and the indirect. A direct USDA loan is a low income loan with really low interest rates which a purchase is funded directly from USDA. The direct USDA loan can be a very slow and painful process as the buyer and seller at the […]
Bend Oregon Home Search Click Me Buyer’s Market? Many real estate professionals have been saying for years that we are in a Buyer’s Market. And we ARE! But what exactly does that mean? Does it mean that every home on the market is over priced? Or that every seller will replace or repair things to […]
Ever since the collapse of the real estate market buyers and sellers alike have had multiple questions about short sales. The Bend real estate market has seen and continues to see it’s fair share of short sales. The good news to both buyers and sellers is that Short Sales are getting closed and they are […]
Every single short sale, foreclosure or stressed out homeowner is a different story, with different endings but they all have a lot of similarities. Before making the decision to sell your home for less than you owe the bank (that is what a short sale is) you really need to gather some information from; attorneys, tax professionals, lenders and REALTORS®. There are a lot of consequences that come with a short sale or foreclosure, many of them you would not even dream about.
If you are living in the home at the time the Notice of Default is issued you may have some protection when it comes to deficiency, second mortgages and so on. However, one of the issues some people forget to ask about is the 1099C that is issued. The guidelines on the tax relief are totally different, so be certain you talk to your attorney about each of these issues, since they can impact you differently.
I have never used someone else’s work on my websites before. Today I ran across this great article about short sales and how frustrating it is to a buyer and agent when the listing agent does not knowwhat they are doing. After speaking withDebe, she gave me permission to use her article on this site. […]
Today we visit a home that needs a new owner! This is a super clean and ready to be lived in home. Located on the corner of Kokanee and Pine Drop this corner lot gives you the feel of more than an acre of land. With a covered front porch, a great back deck, fully […]