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Telling it like it is ... I have a profound appreciation for real estate agents who have the courtesy of describing a home accurately. It irks me to no end when I read about a "charming home with loads of potential" when the only thing worth saving is the front door. Yesterday, I came across a listing that *kind of* tells selling agents what to expect. "Home staged by recent widower ... It's a MESS!" Thank you for the heads up, Mr. Agent. Now we won't be surprised to see a pair of dirty socks on the floor. (8 comments)
$2.07 Closer to Keeping a Promise - 03/16/12 03:09 PM
I love helping people. And when helping someone a great deal only requires an unsecured loan of $25.00, it pleases me to no end when I see a loan payment land in my bank account. Today, $8.27 has been repaid including the $2.07 I received this morning. The loan I am referring to is a micro loan through an organization called Kiva. Azar, a locksmith and blacksmith, needed a loan to buy metals for his business. Myself and 68 others pooled our money together (through Kiva) and loaned Azar $1,975.00. He has made every payment on time and has paid 33% (15 comments)
Shrunken Inventory of Sonoma County Homes For Sale - 03/05/12 12:58 PM
Holy Cow, Batman. Where did the inventory of Homes for Sale in Sonoma County go? Since the beginning of the year, we have experienced a huge spurt in buyer activity, primarily due to low interest rates and low prices. As a result, the current supply of available properties in Sonoma County is less than 2 months. In some areas, such as Rohnert Park/Cotati, we are down to less than one month. If this keeps up, prices will start climbing as demand continues to be stronger than supply. It's too soon to tell, but maybe, just maybe, this is the beginning of (9 comments)
The line of demarcation - 03/01/12 10:07 AM
As a real estate broker, I am constantly traveling back and forth between towns and Cities within Sonoma County. And as well as I think I know my County, I'm quite often surprised when I find that a home isn't in the City I thought it was in. There is a line of demarcation somewhere, dividing jurisdictions from one City to another, but that line is invisible. And sometimes it moves. This isn't usually a problem, until I find myself needing assistance. Real Estate, as every agent knows, isn't the safest job in the world. Agents meet with people they have (30 comments)
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