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Does An Impound Account on Your Mortgage Make Sense? - 10/18/10 12:11 AM
Some things just don't make sense at all. It used to be that it just did not make sense to pay off your mortgage when money was so cheap, and you could write off the interest. It does not really matter how unwise it may be, but somehow, having that mortgage payed off sure feels good. I'm all for it. Another thing we are told not to do is have your lender keep an escrow account for you, collecting each month in addition to interest and principal payments, to pay for taxes and insurance. Really, why give it to them, when (1 comments)
Shovels Just Dig - 10/16/10 11:13 PM
Shovels don't hope. Shovels don't wish. Shovels don't try. Shovels just dig. Those aren't my words. I just came across them in one of my binder pages--something I cut out a while back, and which struck a cord with me. It's about just getting things done. Doing it. Don't get me wrong. I really think that planning, prioritizing, setting goals, writing goals, figuring out what we want to accomplish...are all good. I do more than my share of that. I spend a lot of time getting ready. Shovels just dig...I like that metaphor. I may get more done if I just (6 comments)
Are The Sellers Flexible On The Price? - 10/13/10 10:23 AM
Are the sellers flexible on their price? Stated in that manner by other agents, I cringe. I know what's coming. Everyone knows that there is always flexibility in a price. So to ask that question usually means that buyers are thinking really really low. My response, it depends on what you mean by flexible. But in any event, write the offer. Our job is to bring buyers and sellers together on their price. If it means coming in at hugely less than asking price, that is the buyer's prerogative. Thanks for considering this home. (1 comments)
316 San Diego Avenue, Ventura, CA 93004 - 10/13/10 10:10 AM
For Sale: $635,000 Contact: Buki Burke (805)377-0236 for more information. Fabulous Ventura California home at 316 San Diego Avenue. This 4-bedroom home is located in one of Ventura's premier east-end neighborhoods. It has been meticulously cared for and highly upgraded.
The dream kitchen has vaulted ceilings and skylights. Lots of storage and an island. Stainless steel appliances. It has a large eating area. It opens up to the back yard. A great family room off the kitchen. Fireplace is focal point of this large room, with built-in cabinets. French doors lead to the backyard.
A covered patio in the (0 comments)
Signs of Brighter Days Ahead for Real Estate - 10/02/10 11:06 PM
We all know what a great buyers' market this is. We know, but somehow a lot of buyers still don't get it. Buyers are on the fence. Uncertain. Waiting for the other shoe to drop. Waiting for the market to go down some more. Of course this becomes self-fulfilling. As massive amounts of people do this, the pool of buyers does in fact shrink. So to you buyers, what are you waiting for? Interest rates are at an all-time low. The inventory of homes for sale is larger than it's been for a long time. Prices are on average 28% where (2 comments)
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