Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival 2011

Yes it's that time again! I've been participing as a volunteer for the past decade. Have you been to the Pumpkin and seen someone eating a giant turkey leg? Well myself and 100+ volunteers from Community United Methodist Church cook those for the hungry crowds. The turkey legs are marinated and baked, cooking starts at 5:00am and goes well into the afternoon. The sandwiches are very tasty also. Stop by the booth in the Food Court.

We also provide a place for mom's with infants and toddlers to breast feed or change daipers. Rest Your Weary Soles. Just off of Main St. by the Haunted House.

See you there!

787 North Street Pescadero, CA 94060

It's finally on the market the market the water tower property on North Street. Listed at $328,900 Bank Owned being sold AS-IS call me for more details!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Has real estate hit bottom?

This question is asked often. My best answer is I do not know. If I crystal ball I would be retired collecting mailbox money. It appears inventory is declining and and prices are slowing inching up. Is there ghost inventory, more short sales and foreclosures coming down the road. Yes for sure we'll continue to see more distressed properties over the next few years.

But you need to ask yourself this question. Am I buying a home or a home loan? Both would be the correct answer unless you are a cash buyer. So looking at the home loan rates are still at histiorical lows. Let's take a $500k home for example you are waiting for prices to drop say 10% or $50,000. But in the time it takes for the home to drop 10% the interest rates go up 1% This $450K home will actually cost you more than the $500K home with the increase in interest. Or it might just decrease your purchasing power. I had this experience in 2009 when rates bumped 1% in a day and them held there are a couple of months.

When is the best time to buy. NOW When is the best time to sell NOW. Because we have no idea what the future holds. If we did we would not be in the economic mess we are in now.

Real Estate from my view

This past year of 2010 was good for me and my clients. I was involved in 14 transactions. Representing buyers and sellers. I dealt with regular sales and purchases, selling a short sale, purchasing short sales and REO banked owned property. The transactions all had certain difficulties funding issues, logistics, delays, etc. One of the oddest was we closed escrow on a townhome (REO) and I went to get the keys from the lockbox to discover workers removing the sliding glass doors from the unit. After a few phone calls we found out the "asset manager" from the bank had unilaterally decided to have the doors replaced after about three weeks the correct new doors had been installed at no additional cost to my client. And the HOA was happy.

I'm asked a lot about the ability of a buyer to get a home loan. Well my answer to that is, money is available and rates are low. You need to do a little more than fog a mirror as in years past to qualify for a loan. But it's very possible to acquire a purchase money loan. I work with several mortgage brokers that can serve a wide variety of client needs.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Open House in Montara

This great home in Montara at 436 7th Street will be available to see on Saturday June 12th from 1-3 pm and also on Sunday June 12th from 1-4 pm. If you have any questions ahead of time please contact me. If you would like to view the property at a different time, showings are by appointment only. We'll get you set up to see it!

Close to Montara Mountian and Montara State Beach. Only five miles to Linda Mar and eight miles to Half Moon Bay. An easy commute for folks that would work on the Peninsula, or to the biotech tech hub at Oyster Point in South San Francisco. Many folks drive to Daly City BART and commute to San Francisco using public transit. Live near the beach with quick access to all the Bay Area has to offer. Get that small town feel living among other independent thinkers.

Frank Vento

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The weather on the coast

The weather pattern is getting coastal. Sunny for a few days then the fog and drizzle. It comes in the evening and and then burns off around noon. It's nice as long as it doesn't stick around to long. It keeps the plants water and the dust down.

This past Saturday the weather was postcard perfect! I'm looking forward to the summer weather. I'll be making a few trips out of town to the Oregon high desert, and to Northern Nevada. I'll get my high/dry heat fix then. What's your thoughts on the Coastal weather?


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