Quote of the Day

April 2, 2012
By: cometrealty

Real estate is at the core of almost every business, and it’s certainly at the core of most people’s wealth. In order to build your wealth and improve your business smarts, you need to know about real estate.  ~ Donald Trump


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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FOR SALE: 1938 Bungalow in Downtown Templeton

February 11, 2012
By: cometrealty

This terrific 1938 bungalow is located in downtown Templeton, California at the corner of First & Main. Currently used as an office, this quaint property offers hardwood floors, coved ceilings, arched doorways, plaster walls, and a remodeled period style restroom. It has recently been painted with updated wiring and insulation. Exterior features include great visibility, custom concrete walkways and patio, landscaping, 2 beautiful heritage oak trees, garage, shed, and a large parking lot. 100 S. Main in Templeton has amazing potential. Contact your favorite Comet Realty…
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Getting Ready to Buy a Home? Lender Do’s & Don’ts

November 29, 2011
By: cometrealty

There are 4 things you should avoid doing prior to submitting a loan application, or during the loan process, according to Kevin Hauber of iMortgage. Any one of these things can greatly impact your ability to qualify for a mortgage loan, so it is critical to avoid doing any of these until AFTER your loan has closed escrow. DO NOT PAY OFF BILLSYour loan officer will advise you if it is necessary to pay off bills to help you qualify for a loan. They will…
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Tim Townley is REALTOR of the Year!

November 13, 2011
By: cometrealty

The REALTOR® of the Year award is actually one of the highest awards that can be bestowed upon a REALTOR®. The award is presented annually and the member is nominated by his peers. The criteria taken into consideration are the member’s involvement in leadership, civic affairs, participation in local, state and national committees with the California Association of REALTORS®, as well as the National Association of REALTORS®. Also taken into consideration is the member’s spirit, attitude, dedication to their clients, and business accomplishments. Comet Realty is…
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Happy Comet Realty Clients

October 11, 2011
By: cometrealty

Olivia has collected enough beach stuff this summer that  she needs TWO Comet Realty shopping bags!  Avila Beach, September 2011 Comet Realty loves Olivia! 


California real estate group expects modest rise in home sales, prices in 2012

October 1, 2011
By: cometrealty

by Kerry Curry www.HousingWire.com           California home sales and median prices should improve only slightly in 2012, as the the tepid economic recovery, uncertainty and tight lending keep the lid on greater momentum for housing.           The California Association of Realtors forecasts the state’s home sales will grow about 1% next year to 496,200 units, following essentially flat sales of 491,100 this year. CAR said 491,500 homes sold in 2010.           “Despite the…
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