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Real Estate Agent - Caldecott Properties - 01372814
I manage the monthly Oakland Real Estate Investment Meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at my office. We discuss current market issues and exchange real estate experiences. You can join at http://realestate.meetup.com/376/
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I believe that was the title of a movie in the late 90's with Jim Carrey. But I am not a movie buff so I stick to real estate.These are harsh words to use, and maybe I should write: They are not telling the truth and / or coming clean with complete information. Who are we talking about? Banks in ...
03/22/2016
Today I would like to make you aware of a little unknown (perhaps) dirty bank secret, that is actually used more often than you think.This is a true story. I have not used any specific names except for the bank name.A buyer  has been pre approved with Chase bank to buy a condo in litigation. The ...
02/22/2016
And this is for real estate agents as well as buyers. I have now been working with my buyer and his loan agent from Chase bank for over 3 months to buy a condo, townhouse style. This is an excellent buyer. Great credit score, great income, easily pre approved for much more than offer price.I made...
01/06/2016
And of course, you will say: why is that important to me, the reader? Consumer or agent? Who cares Antoine, nobody really. Well here is why it may be important for you to read. I have always tried to be the most knowledgeable agent / broker I could be. I took many courses, residential and commerc...
11/20/2015
I do not understand sellers who are selling residential income property ( like 2,3 or 4 units), or are selling commercial investment property ( like 5 units and up, etc), and seemingly ae willing to work with agents who are not at all familiar, let alone knowledgeable, with investment property.He...
11/06/2015
Every week, I find out that (some) consumers are simply arrogant, and really think they know better than the professional agent, what real estate is about, and why the market is what it is, and why one should buy today or not, and what type of investment real estate is actually still a good deal,...
09/11/2015
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Hello all: Please email this information to anyone you think might have received a (yellow?) letter to purchase their property, or is thinking about selling their property. They will be grateful. Over the past couple of months, I have seen the following happen several times. I am not going to nam...
09/02/2015
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As all of you who have been looking at buying investment property, and maybe more specific, residential income property, may have seen that many listing agents use a second set of numbers, on top of the "current income", called pro forma.This is not only done by famous large brokerages (like Marc...
07/09/2015
I am sure you know we have a bad reputation with consumers, and I personally believe we deserve some of that. But today I would like to give you the other side  of the coin (perspective) by telling you a story that just happened to a colleague of mine. This agent had been working with a buyer for...
03/19/2015
Tonight, in my meet-up meeting I will present and discuss the bottom line risk for a buyer in  today's market. Too often ( in my perspective), will buyers tell me the price is too high in the current market, and although very often they cannot "explain" what/why that is and based on what, it is a...
03/17/2015
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