Tracy, CA Real Estate News

By Frank G. Silveria III, Frank Buys Houses - Sales - Property Management
(Frank G. Silveria Real Estate | Keller Williams Realty)
This Saturday, July 24th, everyone is invited to celebrate the City of Tracy's 100th birthday.  The festivities begin at the Tracy Transit Station at 8am with the Civic Center Art Dedication.  At 9am, the Westside Pioneers will be offering historic bus tours in downtown Tracy.  The 9am, 11am and 12pm tours will be absolutely free to the public.  These tours are limited to only 40 people each.  So, pre-registering is recommended by calling 209-831-6858.  However, if you are unable to register for a tour before Saturday, you will still have an opportunity to register the day of the event. At 7pm, there will be a formal ceremony outside City Hall at the Civic Center Plaza to honor former mayors of the City of Tracy as well as council members and other government dignitaries.  There will b...
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
I had my first in 6 years and I hope ONLY experience with a Mortgage Insurance Company, Chase Bank and a Short Sale Seller in Tracy CA. Tracy CA, Short Sale, we got a GOOD offer with in the first 2 weeks.  The Seller accepted the offer on the short sale and the buyer was committed to waiting. The entire file was sent to Chase.  We were told on day 10 that Chase has instituted a new Short Sale policy, all homes must be on the market 90 days prior to any decision by Chase Bank.  Ouch - pain 1 Finally we get an answer on day 92!  The Mortgage Company wants $15,000 and will approve the loan immediately.  The MI company OFFERED to give the sellers a zero percent loan payable for 10 years at $120/mo.   This is a purchase money loan, it was never refinanced, it has been current until 6 months ...
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By Frank G. Silveria III, Frank Buys Houses - Sales - Property Management
(Frank G. Silveria Real Estate | Keller Williams Realty)
With ongoing drought conditions in California and two local fires breaking out over the last three weeks, it is important to consider fire safety in Tracy.  Since the wet winter weather helped bring more vegetation to the area, weeds have easily gotten out of hand in many Tracy neighborhoods.  In fact, both of the fires mentioned above were a result of overgrown weeds.  That's why it's important to keep on top of the landscaping in your Tracy home.  Don't let the garbage pile up either, since it can be both a health and fire hazard. You shouldn't neglect fire hazards inside your home either.  Install smoke detectors and change the batteries every six months to help insure that they are working when needed.  A simple way to remember is to change your batteries when you change your clocks...
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By Frank G. Silveria III, Frank Buys Houses - Sales - Property Management
(Frank G. Silveria Real Estate | Keller Williams Realty)
Come celebrate the 4th of July in Tracy, CA.  There is a full schedule of events happening that day at Lincoln Park and Tracy High Stadium, including an early morning hot air balloon lift-off, a pancake breakfast, the annual 4th of July parade, a presentation of colors, kids activities, arts and crafts, vendors, live entertainment and, of course a fireworks show.   Lincoln Park Schedule of Events (Corner of Eaton Ave & Holly Dr, Free to the Public):6:00am - 8:00am - Hot air balloon lift-off12:00pm - Opening ceremonies, BSA presentation of colors, National Anthem and welcome by Mayor Brent Ives12:00pm - 7:00pm - Vendors with food, arts and crafts and commercial items12:00pm - 6:00pm - Kids activities, carnival12:30pm - DJ Music performs on the Community Stage1:00pm - 4th of July Parade (...
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
How much does it cost to do a Short Sale? NOTHING Who pays the REALTOR commissions? THE BANK as part of the sale.   I was asked this question again today in Tracy, CA, How much will it cost me to do a short sale? I'm not surprised that 70% of all distressed home owners NEVER speak to a REALTOR, Tax Advisor or Real Estate Attorney.   Distressed Sellers who are wonder what to do about their upside down home in Tracy, CA or Mountain House, CA call for HELP today! It will cost you NOTHING TO CALL AND ASK SOMEONE YOUR QUESTIONS.  If a REALTOR wants to charge you, RUN, there are plenty of GREAT agents that specialize in Short Sales who will answer your questions for FREE. Susan Goulding, that's me, is ONE of them. It will cost you NOTHING TO LIST YOUR HOME FOR SALE.  That is correct, it costs...
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
HELP!  What do you do when your Short Sale Seller's won't cooperate?  I truly believe that helping short sale sellers in Tracy, CA is the most basic way to help people who have a hardship. I take it personal when the seller accuses me of only selling their Tracy home as a short sale because I want to make money. When they state that I am "THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL BE benefiting from the short sale of their property." I want to set the record straight: 1) a successful short sale means EVERYONE has to work together.  Everyone is the seller, buyer, both agents, bank, title company, etc. 2) a successful short sale means that the bank is going to ask for additional documentation and the seller needs to provide it as quickly as possible.  Frequently there is a deadline as to how long the bank wi...
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
Parents Avoid Heartache, protect your children, pets and wildlife.  Pool Safety in Tracy CA Swimming Pools can equal great sadness!  It's summer, please be careful, Tracy, CA. Swimming Pools can equal great sadness.  Just today in the Tracy Press, was an Police Blotter Blurb about a Toddler that drowned over the weekend. Please, no parent should endure the drowning of their child. Drownings can be prevented by some very basic steps. If you have a pool, even a wading pool, children, especially toddlers should NEVER be left unsupervised. 1) Put an alarm notification on all doors AND windows that lead to the pool.  (Yes even the windows, kids are sneaky when they really want to go somewhere) 2) Put up a safety gate on the pool and keep in LOCKED unless you will be supervising. 3) Keep the ...
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By Frank G. Silveria III, Frank Buys Houses - Sales - Property Management
(Frank G. Silveria Real Estate | Keller Williams Realty)
Come to Lincoln Park (Eaton Ave & Holly St) on Saturday, June 5th for the 16th annual Juneteenth celebration in Tracy, CA.  Hosted by the Tracy African American Association, the Juneteenth festivities are meant to celebrate slavery's abolition in Texas in June 1865.  Vendors will be on hand offering African American collectibles and memorabilia, African clothing, accessories, jewelry and books for sale.  Enjoy the tastes of BBQ ribs and links, fried chicken, fried fish, red beans and rice, popcorn, snow cones, peanut brittle, nachos, hot dogs and desserts as well as beverages available for purchase.  Some of the entertainment for the day will include a taekwando demonstration, magician, mimes, circus performers, local singers, dancers, poets and more.  The event takes place at Lincoln P...
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By Frank G. Silveria III, Frank Buys Houses - Sales - Property Management
(Frank G. Silveria Real Estate | Keller Williams Realty)
Just Sold in Tracy, CA! 4460 Cove Court$317,000 5 Bedrooms3 Baths3712 Square Feet3 Car Garage2-Story Home   If you or anyone you know wants to sell their California home,please contact The Silveria Team today! For a free instant online home or investment property valuation,please visit: FreeInstantHomeValue.com.
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
Once upon a time in the town of San Mateo lived a Husband and Wife. They were so comfortable in their 800 sq. ft cottage, where everything neatly had a place. 12 years passed, and several homes later the Husband and Wife moved to the Town of Tracy, CA. They moved to Tracy so that the wife could stay home and raise their 4 rambunctious boys. The Husband as do most men in Tracy drove 50 miles each way to teach school in the San Francisco Bay area. They pay is better in the Bay Area, the home prices are better in Tracy. So the couple bought a large family home, boasting 5 bedrooms and 2500 sq ft. There would never be too little space in this new giant home. 3 years go by a daughter is added to the mix of boys, so their Russian Princess must surely have her own room. (And a Russian Princess...
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
Some Gave All -- All Gave Some -- Memorial Day 2010 After viewing Bubba Sorenson's Memorial Rock, where these words are predominant I was inspired to provide this great song by Billy Ray Cyrus, written long before 9/11. I love this song, with a son in the Air Force.... take time to listen...........  PR: wait...  I: wait...  L: wait...  LD: wait...  I: wait... wait...  Rank: wait...  Traffic: wait...  Price: wait...  C: wait...
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
Honor of Memorial Day.  Thank you to ALL who have Served to keep our Country great. I came across these photos of Memorial Rock in rural Idaho.  What started as a graffitti rock out side a rock quarry in rural Idaho has become one young man's tribute to our military and Veterans everywhere.  Be sure to check previous years. Amazingly enough this Bubba Sorenson paints over the previous years art work EVERY YEAR. Here a few images from 2010... When you see a Veteran today - Say THANK YOU!  I thought the flag was draped ON -- it's not....... it's painted on!  Amazing.  I love the song by Some Gave All by Billy Cyrus... Everytime I look at these photos I see something else incredible.  Amazing - thank you Bubba Sorenson - so much passion for a 19 year old man. You can watch Billy Ray Cyrus'...
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
Is a Pre-Approved Short Sale in Tracy, CA fact or fiction?   First - Let's discuss what I consider to be an Approved Short Sale in Tracy, CA.   An Approved Short Sale is when the lien holder, seller and potential buyer all agree to the price, terms and conditions of the purchase contract. Frequently we see real estate agents pricing short sales at the "too good to be true" price.  Most often this is a real estate agent "panicking and fishing for an offer."  Then the real estate agent "submits this 'too good to be true' offer to the bank" HOPING for a counter.  Once the bank counters back at near market value, the buyer walks, and the real estate agent that listed the property for sale as a short sale now knows the amount the bank will accept.  The Real Estate Agent who has listed this s...
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By Frank G. Silveria III, Frank Buys Houses - Sales - Property Management
(Frank G. Silveria Real Estate | Keller Williams Realty)
The Folsom Zoo will be holding a Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 29, 2010 beginning at 10am.  The Folsom Mounted Patrol, The Stanford Home, The Blood Source, Folsom K-9 Units, Pony Tails the Clown and lots more interesting and fun groups will have booths set up giving out information and offering their services to participants.  Plenty of vendors will be on hand and you can even see a display of some very cool hot rods.  It's fun for the whole family and it's absolutely free.  Don't miss out on a great opportunity to enjoy fun with your entire family at the Free Family Fun Day at the Folsom Zoo! Frank Silveria and The Silveria Team, your Tracy real estate experts
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By Frank G. Silveria III, Frank Buys Houses - Sales - Property Management
(Frank G. Silveria Real Estate | Keller Williams Realty)
Just Sold in Tracy, CA! 2742 Dorset Lane$280,000 4 Bedrooms3 Baths2782 Square Feet3 Car Garage2-Story Home   If you or anyone you know wants to sell their California home,please contact The Silveria Team today! For a free instant online home or investment property valuation,please visit: FreeInstantHomeValue.com.
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
Oops it Happened Again in Tracy, CA - Short Sale Sellers in Northern CA - CALL or EMAIL Someone! Opps it happened again in Tracy CA.  Short Sale Sellers in Northern CA, Call or EMAIL SOMEONE before you home goes to foreclosure! REALLY!  REALLY!  If you are NOT making your payments or you don't think you'll be able to make your payments in the FORESEEABLE FUTURE, CALL or EMAIL SOMEONE. I got a call from a seller that lives in Tracy, CA, only because I spoke to a mutual friend who also lives in Tracy, CA.  Scenario:  "Susan, I have not made a payment for 12 months, and I have a $30,000 2nd.  I just need to let my home go to foreclosure because it's too late for any help."    AUGHHHHHHHHHH!!   Don't DO THAT, in MOST CASES, that may not be your wisest decision. Yes I know the path of least...
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By Frank G. Silveria III, Frank Buys Houses - Sales - Property Management
(Frank G. Silveria Real Estate | Keller Williams Realty)
The annual Spring Wine Stroll takes place in Tracy, CA, tonight (May 21, 2010) from 6-9pm in the downtown Tracy area.  Residents who are 21 years and older have the opportunity to sample 37 different types of wine during the event.  Participating wine producers include Tracy's own Windmill Ridge, Lockeford's Greek Stama Winery and other wineries from Livermore.  But, wine isn't the only thing you'll be able to enjoy.  DaVinci's Deli will be providing catered food and live music by the Tracy Swing Band, Jeff Bordes and the Jazz Desperados and Jesse Christian Hendricks strumming his Spanish guitar.  The food is available in two separate areas: Tenth Street and Central Avenue.  Instead of purchasing wine glasses to sample wines, as has been the case in the wine strolls of the past, partic...
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By Frank G. Silveria III, Frank Buys Houses - Sales - Property Management
(Frank G. Silveria Real Estate | Keller Williams Realty)
Keller Williams Realty Associates may be taking the day off on Thursday, May 13, 2010, but it will hardly be a day of rest.  Over 25,000 associates across the United States and Canada will spend their day off by giving back as part of the company’s community service initiative: RED Day. Short for “Renew, Energize and Donate,” RED Day was created to unite Keller Williams Realty offices and associates in an international day of service.  During RED Day 2009, over 25,000 Keller Williams associates participated in activities ranging from food and blood drives to cleaning up trash in public parks, doing yard work for neighbors in need or revamping gardens at nursing homes.  Last year on RED Day, the company donated over 130,000 hours. As part of the RED Day effort, Keller Williams Realty of...
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By Susan Goulding, Short Sales, Mountain House Homes for Sale
(Mountain House Real Estate)
  When you live in Mountain House you will hear residence talk about "Over the HILL!"  This is what you see when drive "over the hill" from Mountain House, CA. Altamont Pass separate the Livermore Valley from the Central Valley.  Mountain House is located on the "down side" -- EAST side of the Altamont Pass.  10 years ago Mountain House looked like the photo above, what is now Mountain House, a community of 2500 homes, was home to thousands of dairy cows.  Mountain House is a master planned community in 8 miles from Livermore to the West and Tracy to the East.  Many residence love Mountain House for the community atmosphere, the proximity to the San Francisco Bay area and the affodability of homes. Take a ride to Mountain House, if you want to really see the country side, get off Highwa...
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