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Information for Home Sellers

Attn: Is your home financed by Bank of America?

Short Sale Update

February 4, 2016 


Distressed California Homeowners May Qualify for California’s Keep Your Home California Transition Assistance Program (TAP)     

If you live in California and feel that you can no longer afford your home and are pursuing a short sale or a deed in lieu of foreclosure, you may be eligible for financial help with your relocation to alternative housing.

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The funds come from the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), part of the Keep Your Home California Program.

The state of California is providing up to $5,000 in transition assistance to qualified homeowners who can no longer afford to stay in their homes. Here’s what you must do:

  • Apply for the funds through the “Keep Your Home California” website or by calling 1.888.954.5337.
  • Maintain their home until it is sold or returned to the lender via a negotiated deed in lieu of foreclosure.

For qualified homeowners, these state funds may be used in addition to any other transition assistance that the homeowner may receive by participating in the Federal Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program or in any other pre-offer short sale program.

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To learn more about the Transition Assistance Program’s guidelines, and how you may qualify, please visit the program’s website at You can also call 1.888.954.5337 and identify yourself as a Bank of America customer.

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“Changes” in staging your home to sell

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Staging homes for sale has evolved over the past decade, but has been a proven method to get buyers to make an offer. Some ideas have changed, but others have stayed tested and true. Here are some current staging tips from the pros.

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Nix the Stage Set: Setting the dining table with plates, cutlery and glasses, or placing a breakfast tray at the foot of the bed appears too contrived to savvy buyers.

Replace Traditional Furniture: Rent or buy inexpensive contemporary furniture to stand in for pieces that appear dark, heavy, old or ornate.

A New Coat of Paint: It makes a place look clean and fresh – it’s the best money you can spend on staging.

Embrace the Accent Wall: While most walls should be painted neutral hues, some stagers now use a bold color or wallpaper on a single wall.

New Towels and Linens: Fresh, fluffy towels and crisp white bed linens are an inexpensive way to suggest luxury.

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Edit Personal Photos: Stagers used to recommend removing all personal photos, so potential buyers could picture themselves in the home. Now, many say it’s acceptable to leave some photos if they are pleasant or evocative images in handsome frames.

Reduce Clutter: Long considered one of the most vital aspects of preparing a home for sale, it may be more important than ever to tidy up and sell, store, donate or dispose of unnecessary goods.

Clean Out Closets: Having space in closets makes them look larger.

Avoid Scents: Smells that are pleasing to you may be off-putting to potential buyers. Avoid scented candles, fragrant flowers and baking or cooking right before showings.

Do you have of your own staging tips? We’d love to hear from you.



Real Estate Search App For San Diego CA

By: J.R. Thrasher of San Diego Real Estate Veterans Lic# 01888955

Text KW2NXCXMK to 87778  and install the App NOW!

Enter the same code again when prompted once you install the app on your mobile device.

Get the most accurate and up-to-date real estate information right at your fingertips! Download the Keller Williams Realty Real Estate Search app for San Diego CA to your mobile device for great features like: customized searches, map draw, agent connection, and shareability!

You will need to enter the code KW2NXCXMK to activate the App.

San Diego Home Search Mobile App
San Diego Home Search Mobile App

QR code San Diego Home Search Mobile App
QR code San Diego Home Search Mobile App

San Diego Home Seach App Google Play
San Diego Home Seach App Google Play

To connect with me, enter code KW2NXCXMK when you install the KW app. – See more at:

Because Your Home Search Should Go Where You Do!

Get the most accurate real estate information right at your fingertips:

  • Easily connect with me and send property inquiries instantly.
  • Give your index finger a workout by drawing a perimeter or dropping a pinpoint on a dynamic map.
  • Customize searches and localize points of interest
  • See a home you like?  Scroll through vivid photos, add it to your favorites, or share the listing with a friend.
  • Estimate your home loan with a free mortgage calculator.
San Diego Home Search App Screen Views
San Diego Home Search App Screen Views

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