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Area foreclosures climb

Posted at 9:03 AM, Jul. 16, 2007

Area foreclosures climb
Ashley Gebb of the Appeal Democrat in Marysville reports on foreclosures in the area:

Yuba County ranked second highest in the state for the percentage of foreclosure sales last month, data shows.

ForeclosureRadar, a Discovery Bay company that tracks every auction in California, determined Yuba County had one foreclosure sale for every 2,252 residents.

Company founder Sean O’Toole said the company does not analyze the reason behind the numbers, but he guessed it’s linked to a rise in growth. Counties with a lot of land for new development are more likely to have higher foreclosure rates.

Sutter County ranked sixth highest with one foreclosure sale for every 2,534 residents, and Colusa County ranked 23rd, with one foreclosure for every 7,171 residents.

Nadia Artero, branch manager at Countrywide Home Loans in Yuba City, said she has noticed a large number of foreclosures in the area recently.

“All you have to do is look in the newspaper every day at the notices of default,” she said.

Appeal-Democrat records show that 85 ads were taken out for notice of trustee sales in June, compared with 60 in January.

Artero said a decrease in property values since October 2005 has contributed to the increase. Many people purchase homes with 100 percent financing and use adjustable-rate mortgages. The rate jumps out of their price range when it eventually changes, and people end up owing more than their homes are worth.

“People can’t afford the home, can’t afford to refinance and were probably stretched just to get the home to begin with,” she said.

Artero’s advice to homebuyers is to use a fixed-rate or more conservative loan. Once someone reaches foreclosure, it’s difficult to keep the home, she said.

“That’s tough, really tough,” she said. “It’s an ugly time right now for a lot of people.”

ForeclosureRadar reported that foreclosures now represent 16 percent of all new and resale home sales in the state. California had 6,960 homes sold at auction in June, a 95 percent increase from January. However, there was almost no increase from May to June.

“We’ll keep our fingers crossed that it will stay that way,” O’Toole said.

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Common Closing Costs for Buyers

Posted at 2:41 PM, Jul. 13, 2007

Common Closing Costs for Buyers

The lender must disclose a good faith estimate of all settlement costs. A check to cover your closing costs will probably have to be a cashier’s check. The title company or other entity conducting the closing will tell you the required amount for:

„XDownpayment
„XLoan origination fees
„XPoints, or loan discount fees, you pay to receive a lower interest rate
„XAppraisal fee
„XCredit report
„XPrivate mortgage insurance premium
„XInsurance escrow for homeowners insurance, if being paid as part of the mortgage
„XProperty tax escrow, if being paid as part of the mortgage. Lenders keep funds for taxes and insurance in escrow accounts as they are paid with the mortgage, then pay the insurance or taxes for you.
„XDeed recording fees
„XTitle insurance policy premiums
„XSurvey
„XInspection fees—building inspection, termites, etc.
„XNotary fees
„XProrations for your share of costs, such as utility bills and property taxes

A Note About Prorations: Because such costs are usually paid on either a monthly or yearly basis, you might have to pay a bill for services used by the sellers before they moved. Proration is a way for the sellers to pay you back or for you to pay them for bills they may have paid in advance. For example, the gas company usually sends a bill each month for the gas used during the previous month. But assume you buy the home on the 6th of the month. You would owe the gas company for only the days from the 6th to the end for the month. The seller would owe for the first five days. The bill would be prorated for the number of days in the month, and then each person would be responsible for the days of his or her ownership.
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Current Listings- Land For Sale

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Land For Sale In Marysville

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Land For Sale In Oroville



Feather River Blvd, Oroville


M2/Industrial lot for sale. Sewer, water and power available at the road. Just across the street from the movie theater and Mini Storage. Owner willing to carry with 25% down. M2 uses include all uses listed under Manufacturing, Transportation and Public Utilities, Wholesale Trade and Construction in Standard Industrial Classification Manual. With a use permit hotels, motels, bars, cafes, restaurants, public buildings, and banks are allowed.


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2809 El Noble Avenue, Oroville

Great city lot ready to build on. This property is located on a quiet street within walking distance to local schools. Water and sewer connections available. Lot is 0.11 of an acre, 48 ft x 100 ft. Pefect location for a new home. Home on this property currently under construction.  Home to be 3 bedroom/ 2 bath with 1200sq.ft.  Buy your nowe home today in an established neighborhood!!

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Land For Sale In Wheatland




3243 Rancho Road, Wheatland

THIS SUBJECT PROPERTY IS 10 ACRES OF M1/INDUSTRIAL LAND LOCATED IN "YUBA COUNTY RANCHO ROAD INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL PARK" AND HAS THE ADDED BENEFIT OF BEING IN THE YUBA COUNTY ENTERPRISE ZONE. THIS CHOICE PARCEL FRONTS HWY 65, AND IS ALMOST DIRECTLY ACROSS THE HWY FROM THE AMPHITHEATRE, PROPOSE RACING COMPLEX AND AMERICAN INDIAN GAMBLING COMPLEX. OWNER WILLING TO CARRY.

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Sacramento region default notices hit record highs

Posted at 9:53 AM, Jun. 18, 2007

Sacramento region default notices hit record highs
 
Both notices of default, the first sign that homeowners are having trouble making payments, and foreclosures reached historic highs across much of the Sacramento area during first quarter reported Sami Siddiqui, President of GreatWest GMAC Real Estate.

The statistics are the newest indication of stress in one of California’s most troubled major housing markets. They come as spring sales already are slowing amid a glut of resale inventory and tightening of borrowing standards by lenders.

Real estate industry analysts call the region’s defaults an echo from the surge of home loans made during the summer of 2005 as the region’s real estate market soared. That summer, capital region buyers stretched their hardest to buy homes, with about 76 percent using adjustable rate loans, according to DataQuick Information Systems of La Jolla.

Many of those loans, as well as refinancing to tap housing boom equity for things like swimming pools and cars, are resetting to higher payments and pressuring the area’s economy.

"You can’t party forever and our inventory of foreclosed listings shows it”, said Sami Siddiqui of GreatWest GMAC Real Estate.

Notices of default -- issued after a homeowner misses at least two monthly mortgage payments -- reached their highest levels ever during this year’s first quarter in Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties, DataQuick reported.

The number of defaults stopped rising only in Placer County. Nevada County remains below previous highs reached in the 1990s, DataQuick reported.

First-quarter foreclosure numbers also reached highs across much of the region -- in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Yolo and Sutter counties -- according to DataQuick, which tracks county property records.

DataQuick said 1,505 homeowners in Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties lost their houses to foreclosure during January, February and March. That’s up from 865 the previous three months.

DataQuick reported just 143 foreclosures in the eight-county region in the first quarter of 2006.

"Lender inventory of foreclosed properties has increased and will continue to increase” said Brodie Stephens, a Manager at GreatWest GMAC Real Estate.

DataQuick attributed part of the record-breaking numbers to a greater supply of homes and loans in the Sacramento region since previous records were established during the recession-plagued mid-1990s. But the bigger factor is a combination of risky 2005 and 2006 loans and falling home prices that make it difficult for owners to refinance out of trouble. Even in a time when the economy continues to generate job growth, selling the house is becoming harder.

The Sacramento region has plenty of troubled company. Statewide, defaults reached a 10-year high during the year’s first quarter. Among major urban counties Riverside and Contra Costa counties also had record levels of defaults, DataQuick reported.

Nationally, Yuba County ranked ninth and Sacramento 16th among more than 1,000 counties for the percentage increase of defaults from the first quarter of 2006, according to Foreclosures.com, a Fair Oaks-based Web site that tracks them for investors. Placer and El Dorado counties ranked 19th and 20th.
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829 Santi Court

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829 Santi Court
 PRICE REDUCED - $312,000
 
 
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 1832
Price: $312,000

Beautiful 4 bedroom 2 bath home in Yuba City. This home was built in 2004 and filled with upgrades including whole house fan, custom window coverings, designer paint, large tile entry, landscaped front and back yard, fenced dog run, and much more. Immaculate condition. Home is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Minutes from Lowes, Home Depot, and Walmart.

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Homes In Yuba City


829 Sant Court
 
 PRICE REDUCED - $312,000
 
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 1832
Price: $312,000

Beautiful 4 bedroom 2 bath home in Yuba City. This home was built in 2004 and filled with upgrades including whole house fan, custom window coverings, designer paint, large tile entry, landscaped front and back yard, fenced dog run, and much more. Immaculate condition. Home is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Minutes from Lowes, Home Depot, and Walmart.

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Homes In Live Oak


10453 Nevada Street, Live Oak

SOLD

Nice 3 bedroom 1 ½ bath home in Live Oak. Excellent location for easy commute to Chico or Yuba City. Large back yard with huge patio. RV parking possible. Great Price. Please call for showing. Price Reduced-Distress Sale.


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Homes In Marysville


11043 B State Hwy 70, Marysville


A Great ranch style home on 5+ acres. Only 10 minutes from downtown Marysville. Mature walnut trees provide excellent income. This property has one AG well and one domestic well. Large maintained back yard with gunite pool and large covered patio's; great for entertaining. Enjoy a country setting minutes from town. Large master bedroom with walk-in closet. Master bath has dual vanities with separate shower and tub. A MUST SEE! Please take a look at our virtual tour for more pictures. Price Just Reduced to $320,000.


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