Looking for a Home – What About Those “Flips?”

Have you heard about “flips?” Those are homes – usually in run-down condition – purchased by investors who do the fix-up and clean-up both inside and out and then put them back on the market at a higher price.

The …

Looking for a home – should you consider a bank owned home?

Bank owned homes, also known as REO’s, are generally the lowest priced homes in the market – probably because they do present some problems.

The bank’s asset managers are not as slow to respond as the short sale negotiators, but …

Looking for a Home – Should You Consider a Short Sale Listing?

What is a short sale? It’s a transaction in which the bank allows a homeowner to sell for less than the mortgage balance owing on the house. Because the bank is releasing the homeowner from their debt, and is therefore …

Short Sale, Bank-owned, “Flip,” or a “Normal” Listing – Which Should You Choose?

You’ve no doubt noticed that there are six distinct types of listings for you to choose from today:

  • Short Sales
  • Bank-owned homes
  • Investor “flips”
  • Owner-occupied, non-distressed, “normal” listings
  • Owner-non occupied, non-distressed, “normal” listings
  • New Construction

Should you consider one or …

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Concerned about buying a home only to have prices drop? No need to worry!

Today, with the real estate market in turmoil, many buyers are worrisome about buying a home because they are haunted by one serious question: “What if I buy a home now and then prices drop?”

With the current real estate …

Has the San Diego Market Changed?

As we talk with buyers and sellers a common question keep coming up during our discussions, “Has the market in San Diego changed?”  We have seen an increase in inventory and buyers have become more patient.  A look at the …

Selling Your Home: There’s More to an Offer than the Price

When you receive an offer on your house, there’s far more to consider than just the price. An offer that looks wonderful at first glance may not be a good one, while a so-so offer might be very good. Here’s …

Cutting Edge Homebuying Tips for Today’s Buyer from Shane Sleder!

My name is Shanne Sleder and I am a Mortgage Banker from San Diego, California and the author of SanDiegoMortgageNews.net.  I would like to say hello to the visitors of AndrewArroyoRealEstate.com.

One of the great agents at Andrew Arroyo …

Are you prepared to meet with your home lender? What you need to know!

So, you’ve decided to buy your first home – or you’ve almost decided. First you need to meet with a lender and see what you will qualify for. This prospect can seem a little scary if you’ve never done it …