Tempe Gardens HOA causes short sale to become foreclosure

When you do a lot of short sales, every now and then you are going to run into a situation where a foreclosure happens and there is not much more you could have done to prevent that. Luckily that does not happen much, but when it does we like to tell about it here because […]

If you were a defendant would you have the prosecuting attorney represent you too?

If you were a defendant in a court case, would you hire the prosecuting attorney to represent you? Of course not. So why would you do the equivalent in real estate. Dual agency is illegal in some states, and if it were up to me it would be illegal everywhere. How can one agent really represent and […]

Three biggest myths in todays Phoenix East Valley real estate market

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn8KAUQFCWc My partner Kristin LaVanway did a video about the Phoenix real estate market. This is a follow up video talking about the three biggest myths in today’s East Valley housing market. Myth number 1: This is a buyers market. This one could not be further from the truth. With an active inventory of roughly […]

Fannie Mae stubborn for no reason

East Valley Team member Dean Ouellette talks about how short sale deal almost dies dozens of times because of Fannie Mae. If this short sale deal was a cat it would have been dead a long time ago, this had way more than nine lives. So many times we heard no on this deal and […]

Mythbusters: Short sales are getting easier

East Valley Team member Dean Ouellette talks about how short sales are not getting easier. There is a common perception out there that short sales are getting easier. The truth is, while more short sales are getting completed, and some banks are now now a lot easier to work with than they were before, short […]

Chandler weather, much like short sale success

East Valley Team member Dean Ouellette talks about how short sales are a lot like the great weather in Chandler Arizona. The weather in Chandler Arizona is the best, sunny 330 days a year, but it is not perfect. Today it is raining and windy in Chandler which aggravates us, but really we need to […]

Short sale advice: Beware, even on here

East Valley Team member Dean Ouellette talks about how short sale advice can go bad quickly. Home owners, agents and anyone else who is looking for advice on short sales on line needs to beware. The short sale market changes quick and if the advice is not recent, it may no longer be relevant.

Don’t get punk’d by agents offering you $3000 HAFA checks

Don’t get punk’d by agents offering you $3000 HAFA checks East Valley Team member Kristin LaVanway talks about agents going around offering you $3000 to short sell your home.

East Valley short sale Buyers Bill of Rights

Kristin LaVanway shares her idea to protect East Valley Buyers in a short sale East Valley Team member Kristin LaVanway talks about some of the challenges short sale buyers face.

Coffee Talk: Bank of America needs to change this short sale policy

Bank of America short sale process has a flaw East Valley Team member Dean Ouellette talks about a policy Bank of America has that needs to be changed. .