Category Archives: California Home Sales

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TOP TEN REASONS TO BE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE HOUSING MARKET

June 27, 2013
By: cometrealty

Friendly. Professional. Local. Be sure to contact your favorite Comet Realty agent to achieve your real estate goals and contribute to an overall economic recovery:  Mike Copeland, 805-441-9021 Therese Cron, 805-878-1684 Shannon Fitzpatrick, 805-801-5436 Keith Hoffmann, 805-801-6498 Kristin Lachemann, 805-801-4653 Erik Slayter, 805-476-3663 Tim Townley, 805-440-8735 Hayley Townley, 805-440-9194 Follow us on Facebook! 


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The Ripple Effect of Real Estate!

April 23, 2013
By: cometrealty

Friendly. Professional. Local. Be sure to contact your favorite Comet Realty agent to achieve your real estate goals and contribute to the ripple effect:  Mike Copeland, 805-441-9021 Therese Cron, 805-878-1684 Shannon Fitzpatrick, 805-801-5436 Keith Hoffmann, 805-801-6498 Kristin Lachemann, 805-801-4653 Erik Slayter, 805-476-3663 Tim Townley, 805-440-8735 Hayley Townley, 805-440-9194


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Owning A Home Is Still The Dream

February 22, 2013
By: cometrealty

Friendly. Professional. Local. Be sure to contact your favorite Comet Realty agent to achieve your real estate goals:  Mike Copeland, 805-441-9021 Therese Cron, 805-878-1684 Shannon Fitzpatrick, 805-801-5436 Keith Hoffmann, 805-801-6498 Kristin Lachemann, 805-801-4653 Erik Slayter, 805-476-3663 Tim Townley, 805-440-8735 Hayley Townley, 805-440-9194





Six Must Haves for Mortgage Approval

March 12, 2012
By: cometrealty

Interest rates are hovering around historical lows, and low interest rates increase affordability, making it easier for buyers to qualify. Yet stories of buyers waiting months to gain loan approval and home purchase transactions not closing on time due to lender’s strict underwriting are all too common.Some buyers are turned down for illogical reasons. For instance, if you have investments — even if they’re performing well — an underwriter might deny the mortgage because your portfolio doesn’t fall into the underwriter’s risk assessment model.One couple…
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Top 10 Tax Tips for Sellers According to IRS

September 6, 2011
By: cometrealty

If you are thinking of selling, the first thing you should do is call Comet Realty to find out how they can market and sell your property!  The second thing you should do is look at this list that the IRS has published for sellers. (http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/content/0,,id=104608,00.html.) Here are the IRS’s top 10 tax tips for home sellers (taken from their website August 2011): 1. In general, you are eligible to exclude the gain from income if you have owned and used your home as your…
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Pending Home Sales Turnaround

July 12, 2011
By: cometrealty

Pending home sales rose strongly in May with all regions experiencing gains from a year ago, pointing to higher housing activity in the second half of the year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 8.2 percent to 88.8 in May from an upwardly revised 82.1 in April and is 13.4 percent higher than the 78.3 reading in May 2010. The data reflects contracts but not closings, which normally occur with a lag…
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Is this the time to invest in Real Estate?

July 6, 2011
By: cometrealty

The secret to investing is to buy low and sell high!  There I’ve given you all the #1 tip in Real Estate investing!  The tricky part is finding out exactly when low is the lowest, and when high is the highest.  It is easy to see when the bottom is a couple of years after we have hit it–but that like all hind sight it does not help us right now.What does help us is watching trends, and reviewing historical data.  Real Estate has been…
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