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Life Under Water is a Booming Metropolis!

Life Under Water is a Booming Metropolis!

Things have settled down it seems with regard to struggling homeowners, loan modifications that never seem to come, short sales and foreclosures. Rest assured the struggles are not over. Just because the news is not reporting to the degree they have in years past does not mean homeowners are not grappling with what to do about the plummeting values of their homes versus the higher dollar values they still owe – life underwater is a booming metropolis!

Most of the people I speak with are angry and simply tired of struggling. They are angry that not a single banking executive has been held accountable for the corruption and deceit in the collapse of the mortgage industry and they are out of options to keep the house they love.

One of Lyon Real Estate's Folsom office agents helps earn share of $14,000 for local charties

One of Lyon Real Estate's Folsom office agents helps earn share of $14,000 for local charties

Lyon Real Estate announced today the winners of its inaugural Lyon Cares philanthropy award. Lyon agent Kim Pacini Hauch of the Sierra Oaks office earned $3,000 for Maryhouse, Teresa Lynch of Lyon’s Folsom office earned $2,000 for her charity of choice - the Grace Foundation and Nancy Reid also of the Sierra Oaks office earned $1,000 for Breakthrough Sacramento.

The Lyon Cares Award is a monetary donation made to local organizations as voted on exclusively by Lyon agents and employees. Agents and staff nominated local organizations that they were either members of or active volunteers with. The 60 nominations that were received were then narrowed down to the three finalists by a committee and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners were determined by a vote of all Lyon Real Estate agents and employees.

Free real estate mobile app launched

Cheri Elliott, one of America’s most legendary cyclist and locally well known as “The Broker on a Bike,” announced the launch of her free real estate mobile app.

The app uses GPS, when available, to locate the user and instantly display real estate listings in the immediate area. No more having to pull flyers.  You can see and save all the listings details and photos on the spot. Users can also search by address, city or zip code to see property details for all homes for sale in a specified area, including price, square footage, estimated mortgage, taxes, features, maps, pictures and more. The “Refine Search” feature lets users select a price range, property type and the number of beds and baths to help them find just what they’re looking for. 

It works on standard cell phones, smartphones, and iPhones/iPads across all mobile carriers.   Cheri explains, “This tool is extremely powerful.