Risks of Buying Foreclosed Properties Includes Prison

This is a departure from my normal fare, but I found it interesting. A close friend and colleague was buying foreclosed properties at auction a few years ago and found it difficult to compete with a clique of buyers at the auction who seemed to be (gasp) colluding with each other. It turns out he...

Vampire Foreclosures Sucking Life Out of Castle Market

OK, maybe they are just sucking the life out of the housing market.  But that sounds so much less exotic, and doesn’t fit in so neatly with our Halloween week theme. I thought you might enjoy this article from The Capitol Report via Marketwatch.com.  We can see the light at the end of the tunnel...

Buying Up is Hard to Do

I’m sure you’ve heard that the real estate market is coming back on strong right now, especially where we are in Silicon Valley.  If you bought your home before 2007 you might have thought you’d be in it for just a few years and you had planned to move up, but you didn’t because of...

3 Common Myths About Real Estate Short Sales

Many people don't have a clear understanding of the purpose of short sales or how they actually work.

When Can You Buy Real Estate After Foreclosure?

If you lost your home due to foreclosure, you probably haven't given up on the dream of owning a new home. The good news is that a number of guidelines have changed which may allow you an opportunity to buy that new home sooner than you think.