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1980 Shea Dr., Pinole, CA Service First Real Estate Short Sale
$245,000
1980 Shea Dr
Pinole, CA
Great 3/2 needs new owners! Make an appointment today to see this wonderful property. Bamboo floors, beautiful tile and vaulted ceilings accent this home. This home has a nice courtyard that you can access from the dining room or living room. Access to the 2 car garage is from the rear. Imagine the possibilities for this home! 
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$1,750,000
37 Nunes Dr.
Novato, CA

Amazing home on a cul-de-sac in the hills of Novato on approx 1.25 acres! Open kitchen w/ built-in appliances and ample storage. Formal dining room has sweeping valley views. The living room has a stunning wood-beam vaulted ceiling. The easy layout is great for entertaining. Level outdoor space - potential for a tennis court, pool & more. 
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$420,000
7335 Sheffield  Ln.
Dublin, CA

Cute as a button contemporary home in a quiet neighborhood near schools and parks. This home has been lovingly maintained. It has an updated eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, living room with fireplace, 3 nice size bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The nicely landscaped front & rear yard.
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$155,000
500 Grove Ave.
Richmond, CA


Built in 2003, this home has an open layout w/ lots of room for everyone! The spacious living room has a wood burning fireplace. The kitchen is open to the dining room. This home boasts 4 big bedrooms w/ good size closets and 2 full bathrooms. Both baths have separate showers & tubs. This home is fully encompassed by a lovely white wrought iron fence. In addition to the 1 car garage, there is off-street parking for at least 4 cars!
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3560 Miflin Ave, El Sobrante-Service First Real Estate Short Sale
$175,000
560 Miflin Ave.
El Sobrante, CA

Charming El Sobrante home with a great layout waiting for a new owner! This home features a spacious living room w/ real wood burning fireplace, an open kitchen w/ beautiful granite counter tops and lots of storage & a nice size dining room that opens to the yard.  The front yard has beautiful flowering trees, a rose tree and other flowering bushes. The back yard has flowering vines, a delicious lemon tree and wonderful rosemary bush!
Currently pending but contact us to make a back-up offer!
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920 39th Street, Oakland-Service First Real Estate Short Sale
$273,000
920 39th St.
Oakland, CA

This incredible home has been lovingly cared for and is now available for a new owner! This home has a large entry that flow to the separate living and dining rooms. The main level has 1 nice size bedroom and bath. Also on this level is a small bonus room that would be perfect for an office/study or child's play room. This is a split-level home. Up a short flight of stairs is the master suite. The master suite has a very nice size bedroom and an incredible bathroom with separate shower and tub. There is interior access to the finished basement which contains a utility room, laundry area and bonus room with closet (currently being used as a 3rd bedroom). This home has awalk score of 74! 3 blocks to BART and minutes to 580, 80, 24 and 880. This is a wonderful home.
Currently pending but contact us to make a back-up offer!
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SELLING

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When you are ready to sell a property, there are many factors to consider.  In the Bay Area, 1 in 4 property owners owe more than the property is currently worth.  Whether you need to start a short sale or are wondering how to compete with them, it is more important than ever to have help.

BUYING

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Thinking about buying a home?  Wondering where to begin?  Should you buy a foreclosure, short sale or find a regular transaction? In today's marketplace there are more questions than ever and we have not even discussed how to finance the purchase.  Talk to a professional today.

Are You Ready to Sell Your Property?
For many people in today's market, selling a property has become even more complicated than usual.  Now more than ever, it is important to work with a top-quality, service-oriented real estate professional that has the experience necessary to make your sale a sucessful transaction.  Service First Real Estate specializes in helping you turn a complicated situation in to a smooth closing.  For many of our clients that need to sell their home, discretion is important.  We understand that holding an open house or putting a traditional for sale sign in the yard is not always appropriate.  Contact us today to see how we can help you!
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What to do if you are facing foreclosure:Service First Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
  • Get Educated.  Understand where you are in the foreclosure process.  The shortest timeframe for foreclosure in California is 3 months and 21 days.  This process usually begins after you have missed your 3rd payment.

  • Get Help.   Do you need a Realtor to begin the short sale process?  Do you need an Attorney to file bankruptcy? Do you need a CPA to understand the tax implications of your decision? 

  • Get Started.  Don't delay.  The longer you wait the more difficult the process will be and the less chance you have of being able to make a decision.  If you delay, the decision may be made for you.  Take control, set a goal and get started today!

Foreclosure is rarely the right option.  Explore all of your options and speak with a professional ASAP!



Top 5 Quick Facts About Short Sales:
  1. The Seller pays NO transaction fees.  Commissions, title and escrow fees, unpaid property taxes and most other fees are paid out of the proceeds of the sale.

  2. When you sell your primary residence, your lender(s) can not require you to contribute to the sale and must give you a full release with no possibility of a deficiency judgement.  Senate Bills 931 and 458 modified Section 580 of the Code of Civil Proceedure to prohibit senior and junior lien holders from requiring contributions and pursuing deficiency judgements.

  3. Most lenders process short sale requests within 90 days.  After an offer has been accepted by the seller and submitted to the lender(s), it will usually take 60-90 days for the bank to approve the short sale.

  4. Whether your property is worth $100,000 or $2,000,000 you can short sell your property.  There are many reasons to short sell.  Job loss, divorce, underemployment and job relocation are just a few reasons.  In the Bay Area, most people that purchase their home after 2005 are underwater.  If you view your property as an investment and you are $100,000, $500,000 or $1,000,000 underwater then perhaps it makes financial sense to shed this toxic asset. Every Seller's story is a little different.

  5. Short sales are very process oriented and choosing a Realtor that has short sale experience is extremely important.  Most Realtors in the business today are very capable of selling your property.  Few Realtors have the necessary experience to make your short sale a success.  If your Realtor is inexperienced with short sales, mistakes can result in foreclosure.

If you would like to discuss your situation, contact us today!