Melanie Ross-Real Estate Made Simple

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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific - BRE #01474067
Benicia, CA Real Estate and Vallejo, CA Real Estate, Coldwell Banker Realtor, Foreclosure and Short Sale Specialist for Solano, Napa, and Contra Costa County. Assisting seller and buyers in meeting their real estate needs.
What makes a neighborhood in Benicia considered good?  That is a subjective question which as an agent I turn it around with a question of what is "good" to you? Examples of a good neighborhood to me are the following: Today I got a call a neighbor who left me a message:  "Hi Mel, just calling to...
Posted 4 months ago
Benicia is in the top 50 safest cities in California as of 11/18/2013.  Our fair city ranked #40 and what an honor it is.  This is a SafeWise report that "examined data from the most recent FBI Crime in the U.S. Report and married it with our own thorough research to produce a comprehensive list ...
Posted 5 months ago
OH What a relief it is.. that Benicia Home Owners are gaining some equity!  In a report by our local MLS (BAREIS), which tracks sold homes, it shows the median sold price August 2013 over August 2012 has risen 30%.  At the beginning of the summer our inventory was a low of 6 homes for sale!  As o...
Posted 7 months ago
Real Estate first...crazies second.  My broker said that today in response to our in-house lender's comments.  We all chuckled and belly laughed.  The comment was right on for the way our days can be sometimes. We have those clients who mean well, are well qualified but test our strengths.  Somet...
Posted 9 months ago
Don't we all put our pants on the same way with the loan process?  I have been struggling, along with many other agents to get offers accepted when there is not 20% down.  In Solano county we are finding that removing appraisal contingency, bringing in extra cash, having a very healthy down payme...
Posted 12 months ago
A Homeowner Assistance Facts and Truths Seminar is being held March 23 at the Benicia Library 170 E L St.  This is FREE and being hosted by Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific and Wells Fargo. The time is from 1-3PM.  We would like RSVPs, however in today's busy world, if you can stop by.... please do...
Posted about 1 year ago
Benicia Ca home values increased in February 2013 over February 2012.  In this market report I am excited to report our home values are continuing to go up. Last February 2012 our local Bay Area Real Estate Information resource* reported 14 homes were sold.  The lowest priced home was $66,000 and...
Posted about 1 year ago
Short Sale help in Solano County is available for anyone who needs information on short sales.  We see a need for help just based on the questions asked of us every day.  Even though the home values in Solano County are rising since last year, there are many owners still underwater with their mor...
Posted about 1 year ago
Selling a home in Benicia Ca is kinda like Whitey in this picture.  Who is Whitey or we also call him/her Big Whitey?  He is a huge cat that thinks he is hiding under all the birds feeding at our bird buffet we keep stocked with delectables. It reminds of buyers flocking to a home for sale, yeste...
Posted over 1 year ago
Get help from a Benicia Short Sale Agent today!  It boggles my mind as to the amount of information out on the internet about short sales in Benicia.  There were a few of us who have focused on helping homeowners who are upside down with their mortgage for the last 3 years.  During that time ther...
Posted over 1 year ago

Melanie Ross

Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
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