Patricia Paul Properties

Patricia Paul Properties

Commentary on Tucson Area Real Estate, Home Ownership, Rental Homes, and Life around the Tucson Community

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For the past couple of years the real estate market has been dominated by REO's (Real Estate Owned); or in other words, bank-owned properties that were acquired through foreclosures.

Banks were neither equipped nor knowledgeable about suddenly becoming Property Managers.  In many cases, by the time they took back the homes, the properties were in poor condition.  Sometimes appliances, cabinets and fixtures were removed.  Unattended swimming pools were green with mold and yards were covered with weeds.  They had homeowner's association rules they had to abide by.  The carrying costs were huge.  Plus, in order to sell these homes, the banks had to price them well below the market value of privately owned homes.

But the banks have come to the realization that they can cut their losses by about 25% if they agree to accept a short sale, rather than to foreclose on a property.   So in the future expect to see more short sales on the market, and fewer REO's.  This could be good news for both buyers and sellers.  Plus, new government regulations are attempting to standardize the short sale process.  It is a bit easier and quicker to accomplish now than those first few shorts sales when this whole mortgage mess began.

If you find yourself in the position of needing to sell your home to be rid of a  mortgage you can no longer afford, please contact me.  I can explain the short sale process, and help you work with your lender to get your house sold.

If you can afford your mortgage or don't have one, but still want to sell your home either to move up, downsize, or relocate, I can help you, too.  You may even qualify for a federal homebuyer tax credit.  Please call me today for your free no obligation consultation.

Patricia Paul, GRI *** *** (520) 548-2078

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