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Real Estate Agent - StepStone Realty LLC
Real estate blog with topics including central texas, austin, kyle, buda, hays, san marcos, foreclosure, short sale, preforeclosure, REO, HUD, investor
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Today I attended the final class for my Texas Affordable Home Certification called United Texas.  It was a small class and I estimate there was at least 75 years of experience combined among the Realtors in the class. Despite being very active Realtors with many a closing under our belts we all l...
Posted about 4 years ago
  A week ago I posted a blog asking for help and advice from all you short sale experts out there regarding an unusual problem I ran into.   I was moving forward with preparing to close on an FHA short sale when the title company informed me that there was a second lien on the title report payab...
Posted about 4 years ago
  A week ago I posted a blog asking for help and advice from all you short sale experts out there regarding an unusual problem I ran into.   I was moving forward with preparing to close on an FHA short sale when the title company informed me that there was a second lien on the title report payab...
Posted about 4 years ago
I've done lots of short sales in my time but it seems like something new is always popping up and throwing me for a loop.  So, before I throw up my hands and tell my seller's they are headed toward a foreclosure I want to make sure I'm not missing something. Here is the scenario.  I've got a shor...
Posted about 4 years ago
A few months ago I picked up a book that extolled the value of asking for what you want.  It seems like such an easy concept.  However, how often do we think we deserve something but never bother to ask for it because it might seem rude or forward or presumptuous?  I hate to say it but it happens...
Posted about 4 years ago
Yesterday, I was excited to meet a very nice gentleman who called me about one of my listings.  We had arranged the meeting to view the house a few days prior.  So, this is how it played out.  It's freezing and raining.  I have my brother-in law-in tow (a usual security method when meeting a new ...
Posted over 4 years ago
I work a lot of short sales.  I run into the same frustrations with lenders that everyone of us run into.  Long hold times, disappearing negotiators, lost files, major delays... the list goes on and on.   Usually, I take it all in stride. But, sometimes they can really do something so ridiculous ...
Posted over 4 years ago
Short sales are a great tool for many situations in which a homeowner is facing foreclosure.  Most of the time the hardship is loss of income, divorce or rising expenses.  However, if you do many short sales you will likely encounter a risk of foreclosure due to a homeowner death.  I have actuall...
Posted over 4 years ago
I am loving all the great information I get on Active Rain.  Somehow I can carve out a few minutes of my day here and there to check out the posts and get involved in the great discussions. What I can't seem to do is carve out the time to really clean up my database and start a drip campaign whic...
Posted over 4 years ago
I live in one of the few neighborhoods in my town that does not have a Home Owners Association.  I actually feel pretty good about that.   As a Realtor, especially one who specializes in short sales, it seems that one of the biggest road blocks I run into when trying to close on a house is the ou...
Posted over 4 years ago
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