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Why are they Called Short Sales when they are Long Sales?
“Why do they call them Short Sales?” This is the #1 question I get all the time from my sellers, my buyers, and callers. Well, there is a very simple explanation to this question. The type of sale is called a “short sale” because the bank is referring to the loan amount being short at close of escrow. The “short” is not a reference of time but instead the payment of the loan in full. Therefore, the lender (4 comments)
Here I am at 500,000 points on ActiveRain and it is just unbelievable. I joined and then never did anything for a year or more. In June 2011, I started blogging with 2,000 points. So in the past year and a half I have reached a major milestone of 500,000 Points. I am so happy so I made a cake to share with all of you. Of course we are all on the “Get healthy in the rain” so it is a virtual cake. I must be honest; I love blogging and posting (22 comments)
Landlords & Tenants-Tenants Must Now Be Notified of Notice of Defaults
A new California law that went into effect January 1, 2013, requires landlords to provide disclosure to prospective tenants of a Notice of Default recorded on the property they are trying to rent/lease. The landlord must notify the prospective renters before the lease is signed. This law applies to single family homes and apartment building up to 4 units.
This new law, Civil Code Section 2924.85 is effective January 1, 2013 through January 1, 2018.
The new law states that this notice must (12 comments)
I am Watching...Always Watching Red Hawks- Birds of Prey
Hawks are carnivores (meat eaters) that belong to the category of birds known as raptors -- birds of prey. They have strong, hooked beaks; their feet have three toes pointed forward and one turned back; and their claws, or talons, are long, curved and very sharp. The hawk's vision is much better than humans. They can see spiders and beetles from afar. Hawks can see a mouse from a height of one mile.
The adult has a rufous colored tail that may or may not have a (16 comments)
I met with one of my dearest friends for her birthday Friday. As we were saying good-bye, she handed me a huge bag of lemons from her two lemon trees. So I brought them home and put them in a big bowl with some tangerines. I think fruit sitting in a pretty bowl in the kitchen looks so beautiful and smells so clean and fruity. I love the citrus aroma. But what to do with 30+ lemons as I cannot drink that much water and lemon slices so I need to cook (8 comments)
It is already the middle of January so hopefully you are busy attending to business and calling clients and leads. If not and you are just hanging around the office, waiting for your phone to ring, then get moving and grow your business.
Advertising- Web and community areas Blog Daily-Join ActiveRain, Word Press and Google+. Farming- 2X Month or more Web Presence – 4+ places Calling Sphere Contacting Past Clients Networking Seminars- get ideas Volunteer Get Organized Keep a Daily Journal Make Lists/Cross off items Join Organizations- Not just Realtor (14 comments)
short sales: Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Act Extended Thru 2013 - 01/08/13 09:14 AM
Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Act Extended Thru 2013 Congress reached a settlement in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. As a result, the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act has been extended through Jan.1, 2014. The fiscal cliff deal extends it for another year; meaning homeowners who experience a debt reduction through mortgage principal forgiveness or a short sale are exempt from being taxed on the forgiven amount. The amount extends up to $2 million of debt forgiven on the homeowner's principal residence. For homeowner's to qualify, their debt must have been used to 'buy, build, or substantially improve' their principal residence and be (8 comments)
In 1904, this was the first time people celebrated New Years Eve in One Times Square in New York.
The first New Year’s Eve Ball lowering celebration atop One Times Square was in 1907. It was made of iron and wood, weighed 700 pounds, and was covered with 100 light bulbs. Fireworks had been banned so the lights would shine over the city.
The New York Times owned the building where the tower is located but moved to another location in 1914. The NY Times retained this property but finally sold (38 comments)
In 1985, President Reagan declared December National Made in America Month in hopes of providing both the country and the world with more products made in the United States. With the current economic climate, it’s becoming increasingly more important for everyone to do what they can to help our economy, and purchasing goods manufactured or produced in the United States is a great way to increase our Gross Domestic Product and ensure as many Americans have jobs as possible
In November 2012, ABC challenged America’s consumers to buy American made so that (14 comments)
Ingredients: Loaf Italian bread 16oz Bag (Discard 2 ends but use crust on bread) equals 3-4 cups. Try not to mash down bread cubes. 2 Cups Milk or Half and Half 1 ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar 5 Eggs 2 tsp. and 1 tsp. Cinnamon ¼ and ½ Cup (18 comments)
Last July 2012, I did an article about RIFD Chips in Credit Cards entitled “ALERT…Protect Your Credit Cards”. Here is some updated information.
An RFID is a tiny radio transmitter on a chip. Credit cards with an RFID chip transmit account information, like a name or account number, to a reader at a checkout counter. An RFID credit card is designed to be more convenient than swiping the card's magnetic strip through a reader; someone can easily wave his or her wallet over an RFID reader without even having to (4 comments)
At Thanksgiving, we couldn’t agree on pie so at the end of the day, my husband ran to the store and bought a pumpkin and an apple. He hates pumpkin and I do not care for apple but the day came to a nice end with pie. Here was the article I wrote about it: We Couldn't Agree on Pie.
But yesterday, all I could think about was “Cherry Pie” so here it is. My kids and husband do not like cherry so I guess I should just get one (20 comments)
Uses of the iPad…….Are you Truly Paperless and Mobile? Today, most of us have a smart phone. You can read your email and have apps to take care of most needs like Facebook, password database, store phone numbers/Email addresses, take pictures and most important to send text messages/pictures immediately.
But what I believe is that to be totally mobile and stay on top of your business you must have an iPad. Several months ago, I posted an article “I am in love with my iPad”. Since then, I have learned so much more about (66 comments)
Don’t Forget to Wear your Coat in the Rain As I drove by the boarding stable in Redlands, CA this morning and look who was outside in the rain having breakfast and a morning run. They looked so cute in their coats. All I could think of was "Don't forget to wear your coat in the rain.
California is a dream come true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, rustic mountains and desert communities. If you are looking for a home in southern California, please contact me. I (4 comments)
Gingerbread houses are so much fun to make. It is something the entire family can create together. You can buy the kits, make one out of milk cartons or graham crackers. This is one that my daughter and I made together.
Here is one my kids made at school.
I always make them completely edible in case someone takes a bite or breaks off a piece. Gingerbread houses are great to take to parties or school functions as the smaller children are so intrigued by them.
I sell (18 comments)
short sales: Nasturtiums….So Pretty and Edible too - 12/12/12 06:29 AM
Nasturtiums….So Pretty and Edible too. I just love Nasturtiums when I see them growing. There are three types; vines, dwarf and variegated leaves plus they come in 4 colors. I couldn’t find any plants but the home improvement stores sell the seed packets.
I bought two packages; about 100 seeds. I soaked the seeds and planted them in sprouting boxes. They all sprouted and then died off. I had just given up and then this morning I noticed one plant was growing in my spouting pot. It is so beautiful and is blooming.
The flowers are edible and have a peppery taste (9 comments)
I am a Southern California Realtor and have a wide variety of interests. First of all Real Estate is my real love and focus point but I do have hobbies. I am interested in photography; nature, landscaping, lunar and solar phases, but Birds are my favorites. I also enjoy scrapbooking, blogging, and traveling; beaches, deserts, and mountains. I am also involved in the community as I care about the Inland Empire and making it a better place to live.
I write this daily blog composed of nature, real estate news and interesting stories in Southern Califoria and other places across the United States.
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