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The Electronic Age: Does Anyone Remember How To Use The Phone? - 05/24/08 06:34 PM
Friday I called a friend of mine, Mike, to let him know I had an offer on one of his bank owned (REO) properties in Murrieta Ca. and also ask if he wanted to meet for lunch and I would present the offer. Voicemail So I call his office and tell his secretary who I am and ask if she would get Mike on the phone as I couldn't reach him on his cell phone. She informs me Mike is busy and that I should Text message Mike on his cell phone. Hmmmm, Mike's people running interference for Mr Bigshot by telling (27 comments)
Cutting Costs: How Cheap Is Too Cheap? - 05/18/08 04:55 PM
With home sales in most areas of the country declining many companies and Real Estate Agents are cutting costs to make ends meet and keeping an eye on the bottom line is imperative to the survival of any business but where do we draw the line on cutting expenses? Saturday I arrived at my office as usual at 7:30 and since it was the first time in quite a while I didn't have any clients coming in to look at homes it was the perfect time to catch up on paperwork and that was exactly what I was doing when the (23 comments)
Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee California Home Sales Increase!!!! - 05/18/08 03:24 PM
The numbers are in and home sales in the Valley for the month of April 2008 increased 73% from April of 2007 and for the first time since the housing market took a downward swing the house sales were higher than sales in the same period for 2006 at the peak of home sales. Escalating home sales have some analysts predicting we have hit the bottom on declining values and with a leveling out on prices we my see an upturn in appreciation by the end of the year. Other analysts say with the number of homes on the market we might see (2 comments)
Call Your Mom: She Is Special!!!! - 05/10/08 07:02 PM
The Greatest person I ever met was never famous in the sense of celebrities nor wealthy in the way of Bill Gates and most people never met her but she touched many lives and everyone who met her was blessed by the riches she freely shared with them and that was love plus help in times of need. This great lady along with her husband raised three rowdy stubborn boys, who tried to convince her they already knew everything, by the golden rule which became the foundation of their lives which they in turn passed along to their children. When other (18 comments)
Fannie Mae: Market To The Consumer As They Are The Market!!!! - 05/09/08 08:31 PM
Fannie Mae has recently sent out a directive to the Real Estate Brokers that list and sell the foreclosed properties in California currently held in Fannie Mae's portfolio informing us they are now raising the commission they will pay to Brokers who are representing buyers of their properties a full 1% of current levels. It appears that Fannie Mae is anticipating taking in a large number of foreclosures in the near future and they want to sell as many properties in their current inventory as quickly as possible and apparently they have chosen to market to the agents with higher commissions but (11 comments)
Unique Homes: The Murder House!!!! - 05/03/08 07:36 PM
Most cities have a few properties that are well known for various reasons such as the architecture, the size of the home, a famous owner, some are considered haunted or the property may have sold for the highest price ever and all of these things brings out the curiosity of the residents of the area but it also can be a bother to the owners of the property. Back in 1990 I listed a home in Murrieta California that had sat on the market for 6 months without selling and by getting the seller to carry a first trust deed for a (24 comments)
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