Starting July, we will be running Foreclosure Bus Tours! The tours will take a group of people to preview 10 bank owned properties. Aboard, we will have a REALTOR (that’s me), a Mortgage Broker to discuss financing options and estimates, a certified Appraiser to give us a real good idea of the value in the properties, and a Home Inspector who will give us his feedback as to what work needs to be done and give us an estimate of “fix-up” costs. Space will be limited. Be sure to keep an eye out for more details, dates, times, and tours available near you, or email us to be notified first and secure your spot!
The first tour will take place in Downtown San Diego!
Starting June 2008, HomeReach.com will begin running Bank Owned REP Foreclosure Bus Tours throughout the city, hosted by HomeReach REALTORS specializing in that area. The first Bus tour will take go to Downtown San Diego where 10 properties will be toured, comprising of 1 and 2 bedroom units that SOLD for 25%+ just a few years ago!!
On the bus will be a specialized HomeReach REALTOR, a Mortgage Broker to talk about financing options, an Appraiser, and a Home Inspector who can analyze work needed on the home.
We will start to add new tours every month until we can cover all of San Diego County every month with a new Foreclosure Bus Tour. Email or call HomeReach.com at (619) 955-7706 to find out when the next Bus Tour will take place in a town near you!
These are today’s most popular words when it comes to buying or selling a home. San Diego was rocked with some of the worst cases of foreclosure filings. So what does this mean for home buyers and home sellers in San Diego, and how does it affect overall real estate prices in downtown, La Jolla, Chula Vista, or any other area in San Diego.
For Home Sellers: This is not the best time. The reason is you are competing with Bank Owned properties that are severely low priced. This brings your “comps” (Comparable Homes Sales) down significantly meaning you will recieve very low offers for your property.
For Home Buyers: There has never been a better time to buy a home in San Diego than this. With a record amount of bank owned foreclosures hitting the real estate market, Home values have been drastically affected. Some home prices have been slashed in half, literally! You can buy properties at 30-50% OFF today fairly easily. With banks competing with other banks, home buyers are grabbing some of the best real estate in San Diego County for record low prices.
Home Values: Let’s remember that before the big housing bubble began, San Diego real estate as well as national home prices have historically gone up 3-8% annually or more in many cities. The housing bubble created a situation where home prices inflated 25% or more in some areas in a year!! Now prices have come down about 40% on average, making up for the artificial inflation and we are back to the curve we would have stayed on without the bubble. So we need to remember that home values will continue to rise, but not like they did 3 years ago. Bubbles Pop and this really devastated many home buyers and sellers.
A Good Investment is one when you Buy LOW and Sell HIGH!! It’s time to BUY LOW!!