Tracy, CA Real Estate News

By Brian Barringer, REALTOR- Tracy, CA Real Estate
(Century 21 M&M)
22 Questions You should ask a realtor before you list your house. 1) How many years have you been in the business? 2) Are you a full-time agent listing and/or selling real estate? 3) Do you have a marketing plan? How does it work? 4) What professional training – on the local, state, and national level – do you attend? 5) How many potential buyers do you work with? 6) How many homes have you marketed? This year? Last year? How many sold? This year? Last year? 7) How long dose a typical listing stay on the market with you? 8) Do you notify top selling agents about property before it appears in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)? 9) What systems do you have in place that keep you in constant contact with clients during the listing /buying and transaction processes? 10) What type of guar...
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By Brian Barringer, REALTOR- Tracy, CA Real Estate
(Century 21 M&M)
22 Questions You should ask a realtor before you list your house. 1) How many years have you been in the business? 2) Are you a full-time agent listing and/or selling real estate? 3) Do you have a marketing plan? How does it work? 4) What professional training – on the local, state, and national level – do you attend? 5) How many potential buyers do you work with? 6) How many homes have you marketed? This year? Last year? How many sold? This year? Last year? 7) How long dose a typical listing stay on the market with you? 8) Do you notify top selling agents about property before it appears in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)? 9) What systems do you have in place that keep you in constant contact with clients during the listing /buying and transaction processes? 10) What type of guar...
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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)
Welcome to Tracy and the Dry Bean Festival.  This is a fun event for the entire family.  The Dry Bean Fesitval is hosted downtown by the Chamber of Commerce.When I moved to Tracy 13 years ago I had no idea what beans were used for other than eating, or how many different varieties there were.  I grew up in the Midwest, we grew green beans in the garden.In Tracy, there are acres and acres, like over 60,000 acres of beans.  Black beans, lima beans even baby lima beans.  Beans are used for salads, but most if not all of the baby lima beans are shipped overseas to Japan to  make candy!The S&W can of beans from Beans Around The World usually makes a visit.If you have just moved to Tracy or been a long time resident, you need to visit the Dry Bean Festival at least once.  It's fun for everyone.
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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)
Was the football game fun or what?  Congratulation to Tracy High on their Junior Varsity and Varsity Wins.  Congratulations to West High on the Frosh Win!I was at the game, the cheerleaders and dance teams from both schools were very entertaining.  The Tracy High marching band did a great job entertaining the crowd at half time.So were you there?  Did you enjoy the game?Pet Peeve - kids running amuck! and Language that I don't want to hear. But then it is a High School game, and I"m pretty sure when I went to football games I didn't watch the game, but went to socialize.I guess if I'm completely honest, I went to the game tonight to socialize, but I did "sorta" watch the game.
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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)
Does this sound like you?  Do you feel like your swimming in a toilet bowl?  Are you quickly becoming depressed, scared, just don't know where to turn? Call me!I know what it's like to stop opening the mail, it's all past due bills anyway.  Or to not answer the phone until you've checked caller ID, it's always someone telling you your late paying your bills.  You already know all that.  What you don't know is how to fix it.If you own a home, you MAY have some options. Know that you are not alone, there are many homeowners in the Tracy, California area that are in the same position as you.First thing is communicate with your lender.  If you've encountered a hardship let the bank know NOW!  They may work with you, especially if you have a way to make it up to them.Selling your home may be...
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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)
Do you need to sell in Redbridge?  Do you know what is going on around you? Do you know that I have homes for sale in Redbridge?  Call me today to see how I can help you.   Redbridge, Tracy, CA
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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)
Are you looking to BUY a home in Tracy, California?  Are you a first time home buyer?  Do you have equity in your home?  Do you want to sell your home in Tracy, California?  Are you behind in your mortagage payment? Do you have a question about Tracy Little League, Tracy Soccer, Tracy Babe Ruth?  Do you have a question about anything in Tracy, California?I'm here to help you in whatever you need.  Call me.Susan
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By Marcella (Marcy) Hanson, Notary
I just wanted to share this. My daughter was asked to be her friends Maid of Honor about 1 year ago. Well, in the meantime my daughter (Krystal) got pregnant. She was very worried about being in the wedding because she said, "Mom, I'm going to be 8 months pregnant! I don't think I can be Melissa's Maid of Honor I'll be huge and fat". I told her she made a comittment and she has to be there for her friend. Was I wrong? I don't think so. In fact I think even pregnant she looked as good as the bride.  In the pictures below, she is the tall blonde on the right of the bride. Our granddaugther is a ham so she had to be in this picture with her Aunt Krystal at the reception.Yes if you laugh at this picture I'll know why. My daughter pointed it out right away. Oh well that's what the little ham...
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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)
There are ONLY 910 homes on the MarketThere are 55 homes PENDING30 homes sold in the last 30 daysAverage sale price was $485,000  average asking price was $496,000  Average $/sqft was $229 and the average days on market was only 55 days.So what does this mean?  It means that there are lot of great opportunties for people to buy the home of the dream in Tracy, CA right now.  What are you waiting for.  There is a 30 month inventory.Susan GouldingKeller WilliamsLocal Realtor, Tracy & Mt. House CaliforniaLocal Specialist.     
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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)
There are ONLY 910 homes on the MarketThere are 55 homes PENDING30 homes sold in the last 30 daysAverage sale price was $485,000  average asking price was $496,000  Average $/sqft was $229 and the average days on market was only 55 days.So what does this mean?  It means that there are lot of great opportunties for people to buy the home of the dream in Tracy, CA right now.  What are you waiting for.  There is a 30 month inventory.Susan GouldingKeller WilliamsLocal Realtor, Tracy & Mt. House CaliforniaLocal Specialist.     
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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)
Are you a home owner in Tracy, California?  Do you owe more on your home than it's worth?  Do you need to sell?  Do you need help?  Call me.What you need is compassion, help, a listening ear.   I may not have all the answers, but if I can help I will.  You MAY have options, but don't wait until it's too late.call someone today. 
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 AND THE NEWS ROOM WHEN SILENT........... ALL JOKING ASIDE    I FEEL VERY STRONGLY ABOUT BEING CAUTIOUS WHILE SHOWING HOMES!  We just had a bulletin emailed to us from our local Central Valley Association of REALTORS which read:                   ATTENTION! Nearby Incidents Suggest You Put Your Safey First!    You may have read or heard news about personal security issues for agents while showing properties. Recently, an agent was assaulted while showing property in the Greater Sacramento Area. Two other incidents involved suspicious calls to agents asking for after-hours meetings. While these specific incidents were not in San Joaquin, Stanislaus or West Merced counties, please be aware they did occur.Remember to take extra caution anytime you are meeting someone for property showings,...
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By Marcella (Marcy) Hanson, Notary
How about Tracy, California? Have you ever thought about it?    Do you know about Tracy? Let me give you a little back ground you might love it so much you'll think about wanting to live here. I've been here for over 20 years and I know you'll enjoy it too.  Tracy started as a railroad town in the 1800's. The city was named for Lathrop J. Tracy. Yup Mr. Tracy, you can see a carved statue of him located across the street from the Orchard Resturant on Toste Rd. It used to be Tracy Pontiac, Cadillac, GMC when the artist was hired to carve out Mr Tracy with a chain saw in the late 1990's. I know this for a fact because I was there when he did it.Where is Tracy you say? It's located in the San Joaquin Central Valley about 80 miles east of San Francisco and about 70 miles south of Sacramento....
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By Robert ABC videoTours
(ABCvideoTours.com)
i was thinking of helping out one of the local non-profits.there are alot of non-profit events and groups here Tracy Ca, i just do not have the time to contact the organizers, sio i guess an open offer may be the best ideaany ideas or suggestions who may need a videoTour "pro bono"?
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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)
There are several options on how you can purchase a home with ZERO money.First, is if you are a first time home buyer.  The CalFHA program is for you.  There are homes in Tracy, CA that will fit into the price limit guidelines.  The process is straight forward, and you can be a home owner instead of a renter.Second, if you are a teacher.  There is an incredible program for you.  Even if you just graduated and are in your very first teaching job.  As the wife of a teacher, I know how hard you work, how valuable you are, and I promise to help you find the perfect property.Third, the City of Tracy has a down payment assistance program for homes in the designated downtown area.  You can qualify for up to $75,000 for you down payment - WOW!Lastly - I'm certfied as a Mortgage Assistance Progr...
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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 of you have subscribed to my blog, so tonight, it's all about me!First, I've been married to a high school teacher for almost 28 years.  WOW!  He's a freshman football coach and the Varisty Baseball Coach at James Logan High School.  He's really good at what he does.  I'm insanely jealous of the fact that he knew what he wanted to be when he grew up from the time he was in 5th grade.Enough about him.....I've got 5 children, 4 boys and one girl.  I don't know what it's like to not be busy and I love it.My boys are: 22; 2nd Lt in the United States Air Force, he graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2007.  He is also a Professional Golfer, yep he's won some money - in the Colorado Open.  I guess playing as #1 on the Air Force Falcon golf team did him some good. Son, #2, is a Sophomo...
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By Marcella (Marcy) Hanson, Notary
  I never thought I would become a Activerain addict!  It's crazy..I was never a big computer person but after reading and going to Tech seminars, I have realized that the future in Real Estate and most everything else is going to be on the internet. I love all the information from other REALTORS around the states. It's a great source of information when you get it from other professionals.    I was very pleasantly surprised to see Jeff Turner founder of Real Estate Shows on Activerain. How cool is that to find out he is the founder. I was pretty shocked. I didn't think about it before when we signed up for Real Estate Shows.Anyway I am now a Activerain blogger......and I'm hooked.....LOL
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By Marcella (Marcy) Hanson, Notary
I took Ralph Nudi's advise. I figured if it worked for him it could work for me. So I thought I would try it. All my children are grown & his son was so cute I wasn't sure what picture I would use. So I figured I would use a picture that touched my heart when I saw it. I really hope it touches yours too. All I have to say is God Bless our Troops and all the men and women that are and have served in the military. If is wasn't for these brave soldiers we would NOT be a FREE country today. Notice the sacrafice this young man gave for his country, an eye, hand, & leg. Now please help me get to 499 comments!!    SEMPER FIOH while you are helping me get 499 comments - please stop by this home for sale located at 1208 Frankette Modesto,CA For Sale at $220,000 plus $3000 buyers credit toward NR...
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By Marcella (Marcy) Hanson, Notary
After reading about Neal the Real Deal Bloom'sBlog on his Jack Russell Terrier, it made me want to comment on my son's dog. My son and daughter in law owned a 3 year old Jack Russell Terrier named Bailey. He was are very cute and smart little guy. He had beautiful markings.  Anyway, about 2 weeks ago they noticed that he was acting funny but didn't think nothing of it at first.Then he started to walk kind of wobbly so the took him into the veterinary office. The Veterinary told my kids that Bailey has blatter stones. Blatter stones?  Okay.....so they did surgery on him. After they surgery they said  to take him home and give him the medication and he will be okay.Well they brought him home and after two days he was not getting better. So they took him back to the veterinary office and t...
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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 this where we are heading?Are there homes in your neighborhood that are vacant?Has the foreclosure rate affected your neighborhood?What can you do to help?  It might cost you some time maybe even some money to keep YOUR neighborhood and OUR CITY looking great.  Here are some suggestions.1.  Be Proactive  - is the grass dying next door to you?  Call the agent if the home is listed.  Water the grass with a sprinkler from your yard if the water has been turned off.  2) Be Aware -  Watch for people who might be "swatting" in a vacant home in your neighborhood. Don't ignore this, call the police!3) Call City Hall if a home in your neighborhood looks like the one above.  They might not do much YET, but they will if they get enough phone calls.Let's keep Tracy beautiful or we'll have more h...
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