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9 Months ‘Til Due

Posted: March 19, 2013 in bank reo, CDPE, Commercial Real Estate, CRE, CRS, David Alvarez, David N. Alvarez, investment strategies, JoinDNA, Keller Williams, Keller Williams Realty, KW, KW Commercial, Leasing Vacancies, Market Share, Nissi Agents, Real Estate, Residential, short-sale, The Real Estate Game, Uncategorized, wealth creation
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Time is ticking and this real estate “baby‚ÄĚ is due. ¬†What “baby” could that possibly be? In 9 months the Mortgage Debt Relief Act will expire on, December 31, 2013, for homeowners that owe more on their home than what it is currently worth.

Just like a pregnancy requires a great doctor, so do underwater homeowners require a great real estate broker. The top five states that experienced mortgage fraud in Q4 of 2012 were: 1. Nevada 2. Arizona 3. Florida 4. New Jersey 5. California; all 50 states experienced some type of mortgage fraud. No homeowner should have to go through such thing.

While there is much talk about a recovering real estate market, there are still homeowners that lost too much equity on their property the past 5 years to be helped by today’s current market.

Most homeowners think they have plenty of time to take advantage of this Mortgage Relief Act because 9 months seems far away, but in reality time is very short. Here are top 5 reasons why underwater homeowners do not take action:

1.  Too embarrassed.

2. Do not know a qualified broker.

3. Fear of the unknown.

4. Heard bad advice from unqualified people.

5. Are in denial of their problem.

If you are a homeowner who owes more on your home, and do not know what to do, then do not allow any reason stop you from getting the help you deserve. A homeowner who does not take action today will suffer unnecessary future consequences. Most foreclosures that occurred in 2012 could have possibly been avoided if the homeowner sought help by a qualified real estate broker.

The truth about today’s real estate market is that recovery is taking place, and yes there is a shortage of available homes for sale, but for underwater homeowners who experienced 50%70% loss in equity, not even a 10% appreciation in 2013 can save them from the past economic downturn.

My recommendations are the following, get in touch with a qualified real estate broker right now, get the answers you know you need, and then decide what is best for your family. Don’t allow fear to hold you back from getting rid of this nagging debt. Lastly, take advantage of the potential bank incentives that are being offered to homeowners that range from$3,000-$20,0000. Most importantly, start right now.

 Download this month’s FREE report about, Mortgage Fraud Alert, at http://www.NissiAgents.com. You may always call our FREE 24-hour voice-recorded line at, 1.866.476.1677 Ext. 455 to set up a FREE consultation or with any questions you may have about today’s market. You may connect with me personally through social media at: www.JoinDNA.com. If this article helped you in any way, please share it with a family member, friend, or neighbor that may also benefit from this. The more you give, the more that comes back to you

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A couple of weeks ago, millions of Americans experienced Black Friday sales. Do you know why it’s called Black Friday? In short, it is because most businesses’ profit and loss statements enter the “black” from the¬†success¬†of those sales, in other words, they break even and enter into a positive. Every month we are either in the “black” or in the “red,” as it relates to our finances. There is income and expenses, and we are either at a profit or a loss. Sounds like running a business, right?

Your home is like running a business, and it is one of the most important topics in any real estate market. When I meet with property owners I run into many different personalities. Some owners are extremely organized, and others seem to make it through life with no cares and somehow the mortgage, household expenses, and so forth get paid.

Part of owning a home means knowing as accurately as possible how much income you receive and the expenses that exist each month. It comes down to an important topic I teach in real estate ownership and investing, apprehension vs. anticipation. When we anticipate we create greater chances of winning consistently, and when apprehension is present we slow down our progress.

For example, a homeowner who is projecting in the year 2013 on listing their home for sale, it is recommended to begin the preparation process 7-10 months in advance, because it helps eliminate much of the guess work (apprehension), and helps a property owner better position themselves for the day they go on the market (anticipation). There is more detail involved in the process, but the point I want to share is simple: apprehension will cost you time & money, anticipation will save you time and make you money.

In the next article I will share a basic strategy to set up a household budget that can be immediately implemented. Start running your home like a business, and watch your personal finances avoid “the red” and consistently stay in “the black”. If you are a homeowner that is considering selling at some point in the year 2013, please do yourself a favor, and begin preparing now. Feel free to contact us at 760.596.9856 or email us at info@NissiAgents.com for a FREE Market Analysis on your home to begin the preparation process of what is ahead in the year 2013. As always, if you like to personally connect with me through social media, please do so here: http://www.JoinDNA.com

Commercial real estate owners have asked for suggestions on how to get commercial vacancies leased out faster these past few years. This is an important question that must be answered, because the less commercial vacancies in a city the better for all citizens. The effects are great when a business leases space, hires people, and makes a profit, because it ultimately creates a win-win for all parties involved. When business is profitable employees receive pay; employers make a profit; and last, the landlords receive rent on time.

Sometimes owners make three costly mistakes when marketing commercial space for lease that seems right up front, but cost more in the long run. The first mistake is turned off utilities. I consistently hear feedback from potential lessees when I tour suites. There is nothing more frustrating for a lessee than to tour a vacant space with no visibility, due to no electricity. No lights in the suite, lessee cannot create a good mental picture of what could be their future business layout. Based on experience, most spaces that get leased are because the lights are on.

The second mistake is to allow dirty suites to be shown. This doesn’t mean that an owner has to completely refurbish the vacant suite and spend thousands. In some cases, it takes vacuuming, a bathroom clean, and removal of all¬†debris. A suite’s condition speaks volumes on behalf of the owner (or property¬†management). Remember,¬†prospective¬†business owners are looking to lease the best possible suite that will help increase business revenue, image is a factor. I have had some business owners knowingly pay $0.15 per square foot higher for a suite based on the image of the suite and building¬†maintenance.

The third mistake is to price a suite higher than every other similar suite in the area. The good old negotiating strategy of pricing high in order to settle at a lower price is over. Potential lessees have access to information right from their smartphone, and usually know what the current lease rate is for a commercial building before they call a broker or property manager. When an owner prices high, lessees sometimes formulate the idea that the owner is unrealistic, or may be difficult to deal with through the term of a lease agreement, and move on to the next deal.

Commercial real estate leasing isn’t summed up in these three items, but it will hopefully help an owner make any applicable corrections, and increase the chances of leasing their vacant space as soon as possible. Business owners are making moves right now; make sure your suite gives them a strong enough reason to bring their business to your¬†current¬†empty suite.

If you have any questions about your specific vacancies or building please call us at 760.596.9856 or email us at info@NissiAgents.com. As always, your are more than welcome to personally connect with me through social media here: http://www.JoinDNA.com.

Real estate for centuries has been associated with wealth and power, and rightfully so, because he who owns the land¬†calls the shots. While there is some truth in my opening statement, lets first answer this question, “Is real estate a rich man’s game?” The answer is no, at least not in these blessed United States of America. Real estate homeownership and investing is for the ordinary man with a plan.¬†I can already hear the questions coming my way, “but David, real estate isn’t cheap, at least not the decent type worth owning…” True, but who said one needs to¬†buy expensive or use your own money? I leave you with the first clue of stepping into this “rich man’s game,” first know your personal purpose. Identify what you want in life for yourself, your future, and every person that will be part of your journey, and secondly, find your “why.” Why do you want what you want. Once these two questions are answered, then you have a better understanding how real estate will (or will not) play a role in your purpose and why. The fuel is in your purpose and why…and then the “how” begins to direct your steps. The fuel is not in how much your current bank account says you have. – #dna