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Synopsis: LA City Short Sales


Our Mission

LA City Short Sales, a division of Toni Patillo & Associates, is dedicated to assisting distressed homeowners nationwide by identifying and implementing the best available loss mitigation option to prevent foreclosure.

Following a thorough analysis of each situation by our specialist, we work with homeowners and their lenders to come up with the appropriate loss mitigation solution, whether it is reinstating the mortgage, a forbearance agreement, a loan modification, a repayment plan, a deed in lieu of foreclosure, or a short sale agreement. LA...

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DSNews: Real Estate Market Trasitions Into ‘New Normal’


As the real estate market begins to recover, new research from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a nonprofit education and research institute, says the “old normal” will not be returning.

According to Housing in America: The Next Decade, a new research paper authored by John K. McIlwain, senior resident fellow of ULI, emerging trends in demographics and consumer behavior will become major drivers of new housing opportunities, resulting in a residential market vastly different from the one that existed prior to the recession.
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Pending Sales Leveling

Following a market swing driven by response to the homebuyer tax credit, pending home sales in December have leveled off, according to a report Tuesday by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

In November, the Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed during the month, fell to 95.6, a 16.4 percent decrease from surging activity in preceding months due to the anticipated expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. Following the extension and expansion of the credit, though, the Read more