Sheila Rasak's (sheilarasak) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty-California Coast Property Group
I'll be honest with you and frankly call a spade a spade here. I live, work, and play at The Colony in Mandalay Bay, Oxnard, California and I'm a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty. I'm frustrated at the lack of service and level of interest that other agents are displaying when it comes to serv...
Once upon a time we believed in incentives to purchase property that came in the form of tax credits. The First Time Homebuyer credit in 2008 seems not it was all cracked up to be. Realtors far and wide were jumping for joy at the prospect of an incentive to get our sluggish market, chock full of...
I've got to hand it to these agents for nailing this one and driving an excellent point home to the consumer. Real Estate Reality Check 101: When selling your property, as much as you have loved and cared for your home, pricing is key and that key won't turn until you've realized it's all about w...
Excellent recap on what you learned and bravo to your pointing out that each state has it's own guidelines as does the short sale lender. Some systems are still quite antiquated in that I faxed 88 pages yesterday, yes, 88 pages to a 2nd on a short sale whereby this 2nd lien holder will be only of...
Short sales continued to soar in January, reaching their highest level in California in three years as we enter our 5th year of the mortgage meltdown. The California Association of Realtors reported in its Pending Homes Sales Index that the number of short sales increased from January last year a...
                                                                                                                                               Short Sale Guidelines Are Making a Difference   By Sheila A. Rasak, SFR               The theory behind short sales seems simple enough: If a homeowner ow...
If William Shakespeare financed a home today he’d probably ask on the subject of mortgage points: “To pay or not to pay? That is the question.”             Homebuyers direct the same question to their real estate agents. Here are some perspectives:             In its simplest definition, a point ...
I've got this stunning listing in Camarillo that is a standard sale (that's right, not a foreclosure or a short sale!). It's a beautiful home created by a lovely young couple who are looking for a single story in the same neighborhood. Their motivation for moving is that the wife has bad knees an...
Help! I need somebody. Help! Not just anybody!   I need to find the number of Bank of New York Mellon that will direct me to who the asset manager is going to assign a property in Camarillo to. Any clue?  In my area there is a beautiful foreclosure on Lake MI that is held by BNY Mellon.  I have a...
but for some reason you're still living in La La Land and you think your property is never going back to the bank because we're playing Monopoly?  I regret to inform you that you cannot pass go and you're not going to collect $200 if you tie my hands behind my back. I'm a dedicated professional a...

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