The Lund Team is one of the few brokers with the experience (and patience) to work and close short-sales in this tough marketplace.  We received updated information that Citigroup is offering incentives for homeowners to short-sale this year.  

For more information on the short-sale process, contact The Lund Team!


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Citigroup offering incentives to short sale home

Citigroup's mortgage servicing branch CitiMortgage is offering an average of $12,000 to borrowers who complete a short sale this year. By comparison, the mortgage servicer was offering $1,500 payments on average in 2009, and $3,000-$5,000 payments in 2010.

"Incentives will be offered to customers experiencing financial hardship who need funds to…

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1655 High Crest Place, Escondido CA 92025 - Listed at $349,900.

BANK OWNED! Custom built 4BR/3BA home on large corner lot, new paint and carpet, private pool and spa, 3-car garage, private location, split-level design, fireplace, large deck, PANORAMIC area views.

Video Tour:

Call The Lund Team at 760.438.0800 or email

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We recently listed this single level estate on 4727 Marblehead Bay Drive.  See the video for our initial walkthrough on Youtube.  For low fees ($50 a month), quiet streets and in short driving distance to the coast, this area represents one of the best options for homebuyers. Seller will entertain offers between $445,900 - $465,900.

See the full property profile for more information or to schedule a showing. 

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Foreclosure myths, debunked

Although there are a number of programs available to help homeowners who have defaulted on their mortgages keep their home, the large amount of misinformation tends to result in troubled homeowners failing to contact their lender until it is too late.

Making sense of the story

  • Some homeowners believe, incorrectly, that contacting their lender early in the process will draw attention to their situation and result in a quicker foreclosure.  In reality, contacting the lender or servicer is an important first step, and the sooner, the better.  Contacting the lender provides the homeowner with an opportunity to explain their situation and the steps necessary to deal with it.

  • It is a common misconception that…

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Just listed - $790,000 to $830,000

Stunning Residence Two with large backyard. Courtyard, three fireplaces, upgraded interior, first floor bedroom and bath, plantation shutters, high volume ceilings. The gourmet island kitchen opens to the family room. Built-in refrigerator. Luxurious master suite and bath with walk-in closet. Private location with parklike views. Low HOA fees. CARLSBAD SCHOOLS!

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California Senate Bill 183 was signed into law which requires the installation of Carbon Monoxide detectors in rental units, and dwellings that are being transferred (sold) after July 1, 2011.

July 1, 2011, Carbon Monoxide detectors will be REQUIRED in houses that are being sold if they have any of the following:
  • Any gas appliances such as a gas stove, gas furnace, gas fireplace, gas water heater.
  • A fireplace
  • An attached garage (even if there are no gas appliances in the house!). Cars emit CO
  • ANY rental dwelling.
  • As of January 1, 2013, ALL houses that meet the criteria listed above will be required to have Carbon Monoxide detectors. Even those that are not being sold will be required to have them just like smoke detectors.

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I was talking to friend today and he was not sure if now was the time to buy.  He was certain prices were going to fall.  Now he may be correct, but we wanted to see if his waiting would really save him money. 

We did a hypothetical exercise; we compared 2 scenarios.

  ·         1st - Buying today at today’s current market price and interest rate

·           2nd - a future date where the speculative market prices had dipped an additional 10% and the interest rates had moved back up to the 6% range. 

Guess what we found out?  In this example his waiting would have cost him! I included the numbers below.                                    

1st  Purchase Price $540,000.00                           2nd Purchase Price $600,000.00    


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