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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” 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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Brokers can’t lie, it’s against the law. So is speeding, yet so many of us do it involuntarily.

Real estate is a potential wealth creation avenue. Whether a person is a first time homeowner or a sophisticated investor of a million-dollar portfolio, there are potential wealth creation opportunities in every transaction. Wealth creation in real estate can vary for each person’s needs or goals. For example, wealth creation for a first time home buyer may be if he bought a home with decent equity, or when an investor buys a rental property that generates a decent annual positive cash flow.

While there is no such thing as guaranteed success, there are strategies and tactics that help minimize as much risk possible when buying or selling real estate as an investment.

Unfortunately, there are brokers that lie in the real estate industry, some intentionally and some out of plain ignorance.

When a broker lies, and an investor is new, a lawsuit is waiting to happen after the final signature goes on the contract. It’s not that I want to scare you from brokers, but I share this with you so you don’t end up with a mess of lies and future financial trouble.

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How do you know if you are working with a broker who lies? You check their track record. What do past clients say about this person on and off work? Are there any references you can check? Most importantly, if you actively invest in real estate or plan to, you should continuously learn about investment laws and strategies that will help you stay profitable and lawsuit free.

Whether you are a rookie or sophisticated investor, we invite you to a FREE commercial real estate class titled, “Why do landlords negotiate in certain ways, and why lease terms matter?” It will take place this Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 9am-10:30am, at 11890 Hesperia Rd., Hesperia, CA. We will have a guest speaker & author, Brad Umansky, teaching the class. This is a must attend if you plan to invest in real estate or actively do right now. Please RSVP at the number provided at the end of this article.

As always, we provide FREE reports and information about today’s market 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

For the past forty years an average of about 1.5 million new homes have been built nationally, and through years 2008-2011 an average of +/- 640k homes were built per year, according to Charfen Institute. That is about 3.44 million homes that were not built in the period of about 3 years. The years of recession caused a major slowdown in new residential construction, but little did we know that this major slowdown would have such an impact in the days ahead.

Here in Southern California, there is tons of optimism because the real estate market is “hot” and homes are selling fast; buyers are left to struggle getting an offer accepted. So what is really going on in our backyard of Southern California? For starters, there are less new homes and resale homes available to purchase. If you’ve been out shopping for a new home, especially in the Inland Empire area, they are selling fast, and tracks are beginning to sell before even built.

The interesting fact is that what feels like a “hot” real estate market is still technically a recovering market for most of Southern Californians. For example, in San Bernardino, Riverside, & Los Angeles County combined, there is an estimated slightly over 90,000 defaulted homes and less than 7% of those home are listed on the market for sale and receiving the appropriate help. There is a number reasons for this stat, one of the main causes is because many distressed homeowners still fear their upside down situations and feel cornered and out of options. This is far from the truth. Distressed homeowners are not alone and have options, and help is available.

So what do all these numbers mean? Simple, for current homeowners (non-distressed) that have a need to sell, whether it is due to a job transfer, home upgrade, or downsizing, then this is a great window of opportunity for you to seize. If you are a buyer in today’s real estate market, then you must have your financing ready, and absolutely move fast when you find the perfect home match. Also, whether you are a home seller or home buyer you must work with a knowledgeable real estate agent that understands two vital components (out of the many) of today’s transaction; what the real estate market is doing and strong negotiating skills.

For distressed homeowners, this is your year to breakthrough and take action. Don’t allow the fear of the unknown control you. You have options, take action, and put an end to the unnecessary mortgage pain before the Mortgage Debt Relief Act expires in December.

As always, we provide FREE reports and information about today’s market at http://www.nissiagents.com. You may always call our FREE 24-hour voice-recorded line at, 1.866.476.1677 Ext. 455 with any questions you may have about today’s market. Feel free to connect with me personally at: www.joindna.com. If this article helped you in any way, please share it with a loved one. The more you give, the more that comes back to you.

A couple of weeks ago we talked about how a home is like running a business. In this article we will move straight forward into household budget tips promised from part one of the previous article.

A household budget consists of eight important categories. They are the following: charity, saving, food, utilities, housing, transportation, clothing, and personal. When a person gains control over each of these areas, they eliminate a weight of apprehension and can step into the flow of anticipation.

First on the list, charity, it is a simple yet amazing concept. Givers flourish, and more comes back their way. When thinking about giving ask one simple question, “How can I contribute back to the world with my money in a way that represents me?” You’ll be amazed at the answers you have, start with one, and as you increase financially you’ll do far more than you imagined. The key is to start with what you have, not until you have. Second is saving, set an amount you will save based on your current income level and start there. The key in saving is to eventually save at least six months of total household expenses in case of an emergency. Saving is not meant to create wealth, that’s what investing is for. Third is food, these are the monthly expenses of all the food from groceries and dining out. Fourth is utilities, identify consistent expenses in things like gas, water, electricity, phone, internet, cable, and so forth. Fifth, housing, this expense category should be fairly exact each month, these include your first mortgage/rent, second mortgage, real estate taxes, repairs, homeowner insurance, and so forth. Sixth, transportation, these are your car payment(s), gas and oil, auto insurance, repairs, tires, and any other car related expense. Seventh, clothing, these are any purchases for anyone in the household. Eighth, personal, which consist of life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance, child care/sitter, entertainment, gym membership, and any other related expense.

Knowing where you currently stand financially is anticipation. Anticipation helps eliminate unnecessary guessing and causes productivity to soar like an eagle! I highly recommend all my real estate clients to become debt-free and to make that their goal even when it looks “impossible” to start. The best kept secret is this, do all you can with all you currently have today, not tomorrow, today. Before you know it, once you apply this principle for 365 times in one year, you’ll be far ahead. Once a family is out of debt they can step into investing, and when investing is done properly, that debt-free individual or family become a force for greatness.

If this article helped you in any way, please share it with a loved one. The more you give, the more that comes back to you. Happy 2013!

Feel free to contact us at 760.596.9856 or email us at info@NissiAgents.com for a FREE sample household budget. As always, if you like to personally connect with me for awesome social media updates, please do so here: http://www.JoinDNA.com