Tracy, CA Real Estate News

By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
Daily I get calls asking me for homes in Tracy, CA that are selling for less than $250,000. CLICK here for instant access to homes under $250,000 in Tracy CA Here is the easiest way to see what homes are for sale in Tracy, CA that are for sale under $250,000 The number of homes for sale in Tracy, CA that are selling for less than $250,000 is diminishing rapidly. The grid below clearly shows that in 8/12 72 homes sold that were under $250,000, August, 2013 there were14 homes for sale under $250,000 and 11 sold. Prices in the Tracy housing market have gone up quickly.  There is high demand coming from investors and first time home buyers. Call me today to get updated homes for sale and stats send directly to your inbox.  You can also sign up by clicking here   
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By Lisa Aguilera, The Aguilera Real Estate Team
(The Aguilera Real Estate Team - Homes in Tracy and Mountain House, Central Valley California)
Mobile App Scan the QR code to Download our new Mobile App! Don't forget to enter our Agent Code: KW2DCV3EM. You can also visit http://app.kw.com/kw/index.php?tcode=KW2DCV3EM&ctmpl=kwOR Text KW2DCV3EM to 87778 for more info!Search for Central Valley Homes and Real Estate For Sale On the Go!www.TracyRealEstateToday.com Lisa Aguilera, The Aguilera Real Estate Team209-597-82562311-A North Tracy Blvd, Tracy, CA 95376Keller Williams Realty CA BRE#01766690Equal Housing Opportunity
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By Lisa Aguilera, The Aguilera Real Estate Team
(The Aguilera Real Estate Team - Homes in Tracy and Mountain House, Central Valley California)
According to KW research, the top three updates sellers make in preparation for listing their house are fresh paint, new flooring, and updated light fixtures. Surprisingly, sellers spend more than two times as much money updating their house while they live in it than they do getting it ready for sale. To find out which updates matter most, contact The Aguilera Real Estate Team (Keller Williams) in Tracy, California 209-597-8256.
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By Lisa Aguilera, The Aguilera Real Estate Team
(The Aguilera Real Estate Team - Homes in Tracy and Mountain House, Central Valley California)
  Market Trends       Existing-Home Sales Up 6.5 Percent Market activity rose for existing-home sales, maintaining a double-digit year-over-year increase in median prices according to a recent report by the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). Existing-home sales, which include recently purchased single family, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops rose 6.5 percent in July and are currently on pace Continue Reading... Investing In Real Estate Today's low interest rates and stabilized home prices have created some great investment opportunities! Investing in real estate has unique advantages over other types of investments: Interest in mortgage loans are tax-deductible. Investors can lower their tax liability while increasing their equity. Renters pay down you Continue Reading... Warra...
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By Dale Bledsoe, Realtor in Tracy, California
(Crown Key Realty)
A lot of realtors are really on it when it come to technology and my broker is no exception. She has taught social media classes, spoke about the crucial aps that Realtors must have and so on. I approached her the other day about helping a friend/client of mine with his new I pad He had received it as a gift and was really struggling up the learning curve. My friend/client is in his mid 80s so I give him a lot of credit for having a genuine desire to “figure it out”.   I approached Susan and asked if she would spend a half hour with him, and she readily agreed to do so. I know that it wasn't easy as her schedule is pretty hectic without throwing something like this in.   She ended up spending over 90 minutes with Lee and he took pages of notes. He was quite pleased with what he had lear...
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By Lisa Aguilera, The Aguilera Real Estate Team
(The Aguilera Real Estate Team - Homes in Tracy and Mountain House, Central Valley California)
Thank you to the Tracy Press Readers for voting Real Estate Agent Lisa Aguilera the #3 Realtor in Tracy for 2013! Lisa Aguilera, Best of Tracy 2013 Award
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By Lisa Aguilera, The Aguilera Real Estate Team
(The Aguilera Real Estate Team - Homes in Tracy and Mountain House, Central Valley California)
http://issuu.com/tracy.press/docs/best_of_tracy_2013/1?e=1949551/4237526 Best of Tracy 2013. Tracy Keller Williams Realty is celebrating their Best of the Best Award as voted by the readers of the Tracy Press. Please join us August 15, 4pm-7pm as we toast our award and all of you who helped us earn it. 2311-A North Tracy Blvd. See you there!
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By Lisa Aguilera, The Aguilera Real Estate Team
(The Aguilera Real Estate Team - Homes in Tracy and Mountain House, Central Valley California)
Free Printable Moving Checklist:http://www.smead.com/Director.aspx?NodeId=1791
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By Lisa Aguilera, The Aguilera Real Estate Team
(The Aguilera Real Estate Team - Homes in Tracy and Mountain House, Central Valley California)
Take the stress out of your move by planning ahead.http://www.movers-edge.com/101-Best-Moving-Tips-s/29.htm#axzz2arIreQyO
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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)
Today as I was checking the MLS for new homes that are for sale in Tracy, CA I came upon this listing. This is home owner who has equity and has hired a REALTOR to sell their property.  This is not a short sale in Tracy, it is not a bank owned home in Tracy, it is a home owner who has equity and has decided it's time to move. First question is... Is this their best?  Does the SELLER deserve better than ONE photo, that is a google maps image of their property? Second question is... Doesn't Google have some laws and rules about advertising using thier images? What do you think?
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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 there was Tracy seller that requested a short sale.  They had one loan with Bank of America.  They were divorcing after 27 years of marriage, had retired and were livling on social security.  The agent, who attends every webinar and class Bank of America offers suggested a Bank of American Co-Op Short sale.  "Let's get everything to Bank of America, they will evaluate, get us a price, we will get a buyer at that price, and should have our approval pretty quickly after that."   Of that is how the story SHOULD have gone... instead after 5 months without a list price, Bank of American finally gave the Tracy listing agent a price. Tracy Property was put on the market, and a buyer found immediately.  The sales contract, proof of funds, everything requested was sent to the ba...
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By Dale Bledsoe, Realtor in Tracy, California
(Crown Key Realty)
I was asked the other day what Real Estate was looking like in Tracy. I answered with the standard dribble. Inventory was still low, interest rates going up, blah blah blah. I was not happy with my answer and thought about it at length. Real Estate in Tracy really looks like the hard working men and women that make it happen. The picture above is Jesse. He is a pest inspector for a local company, ...Take Care Termite. He was working for my client, a buyer, and even though it was nearly 100 degrees outside he crawled around under the property for almost 30 minutes. Couldn't have been any fun at all.   Bottom line was he did his job in tough conditions and provided a report the next day that was very thorough. He is a great example of what RE really looks like in Tracy. Jesse, my thanks f...
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By Lisa Aguilera, The Aguilera Real Estate Team
(The Aguilera Real Estate Team - Homes in Tracy and Mountain House, Central Valley California)
A great networking event in support of our local non-profits. Looking for something to do Thursday night 6/27/13? Come join us in Tracy CA at the West Valley Mall Non-Profit Tradeshow Mixer!! 5:00pm – 7:00pm (Target wing).
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By Dale Bledsoe, Realtor in Tracy, California
(Crown Key Realty)
I enjoy reading the bible for the obvious reasons and sometimes times find wisdom that is so overwelming I laugh at myself for having not discoved it already in my life. Sometimes I find verses that can simply be used to spice up a conversation. I came across this today and could help but think this is one set of verses I will have to remember.   A real estate agent was knocking on doors of homes in his farm area. At one house it was clear that someone was at home, but his repeated knocks at the door went unanswered. So, he took out one of his business cards and scribbled “Revelation 3:20″ on the back of it, stuck it in the door, and went about his rounds. When he got back to the office the next day, the receptionist gave him a business card. It was his own, and he recognized the “Revel...
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By Dale Bledsoe, Realtor in Tracy, California
(Crown Key Realty)
As a Realtor I have learned to keep my mouth shut and not express to many opinions when with clients. Here in the Bay area if you says something positive about the Oakland A s your hardcore SF Giants fan may become and ex client very quickly. I previewed a home once for a client and gave them a rave review of the kitchen. The wife thought it was horrible and I quickly became their ex Realtor.   One thing I do have an opinion about and am not afraid to express my feelings on is child abuse. Like many people I know it happens and dislike like it. That changed yesterday when I visited the “Lisa Project” at West Valley Mall in Tracy California. The theme of the Lisa Project is that some secrets need to be told. The secrets were horrible, but needed to be told. The presentation took about 24...
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By Dale Bledsoe, Realtor in Tracy, California
(Crown Key Realty)
The city of Tracy where I live is located in California's great central valley. The valley provides many agricultural products for Americans across our vast country to eat and live healthy. Tracy is located in what is called the San Joaquin Valley and we are just about 70 mile from San Francisco. One of the great thing about living here is the willingness of city officials to provide information on a timely basis. Yesterday at the CVAR Tracy marketing meeting two of our best officials joined us to give us updates on current projects and give us a glimpse into the future.   In the picture is Andrew Malik who is in charge of city development. Joining him but not pictured was Leon Churchill our city manager. They updated us on the progress of the 1,000,000 square foot facility Amazon is bu...
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By Lisa Aguilera, The Aguilera Real Estate Team
(The Aguilera Real Estate Team - Homes in Tracy and Mountain House, Central Valley California)
Starting February 1, 2013, the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives program (HAFA) will undergo some major changes that will speed up the short sale approval process.  Servicers must make a decision on a borrower's short sale request within 30 days, and borrowers who are 90 days delinquent and have a FICO score under 620 will have a pre-determined hardship.  More changes are coming too!
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By Lisa Aguilera, The Aguilera Real Estate Team
(The Aguilera Real Estate Team - Homes in Tracy and Mountain House, Central Valley California)
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By Lisa Aguilera, The Aguilera Real Estate Team
(The Aguilera Real Estate Team - Homes in Tracy and Mountain House, Central Valley California)
Builders are buying and renovating old homes as well as constructing new homes in Mountain House! Supply doesn't meet demand yet, but it's a positive sign for Mountain House/Tracy area economic growth. List your property with us and get into a new or renovated home. Prices range from $320,000 to $500,000.
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By Lisa Aguilera, The Aguilera Real Estate Team
(The Aguilera Real Estate Team - Homes in Tracy and Mountain House, Central Valley California)
It's currently a home sellers market in California due to the low inventory of property listings. Home sellers should take advantage of the multiple offers and over appraised value offers that are coming in.  If sellers wait and interest rates go up a bit, the real estate market will adjust and they will have missed their chance to capitalize on the low inventory and multiple offer situation.   “The demand for homes remains solid, but a shortage of homes for sale, especially in the lower-priced segments, is negatively impacting housing sales,” said C.A.R. President Don Faught.  “Sales of homes priced above $500,000 continue to be strong, posting nearly 31 percent higher than a year ago, while homes priced below $300,000 were down 27 percent from last February due to fewer available home...
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