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There's a new kid on the block looking for beta testers. Being only a pseudo-techie myself, I'm not worthy so thought I'd turn to you more cerebral friends for the heavy lifting on this one. Check it out at http://www.woopra.com
Here's what they offer: Live Tracking and Web Statistics Rich User Interface Real-time Analytics Manage Multiple Blogs and Websites Deep Analytic and Search Capabilities Click-to-Chat Visitor and Member Tagging Real Time Notifications Easy Installation and Update Notification Developer Tools Ready? sign up now and explore all Woopra has to offer. Special thanks to my Twitter Pal Bloggeries / Rob (10 comments)
This ever-changing market has caused many of us who remain in the trenches to work harder for less money. Working Short Sales and REO's adds many hours of additional work to our workload. Surprisingly, there has been a practice among some lenders to attempt to balance their books with the real estate brokers paychecks. Well, Fannie Mae said enough!
On February 24, 2009 Fannie Mae changed their guidelines with regard to pre-foreclosure properties. The new guideline (effective March 1, 2009) states that Fannie Mae loan servicers can no longer (10 comments)
The Laguna Hills Chamber of Commerce invites you to the 2009 Mayor's Breakfast with Mayor Joel Lautenschleger Featuring a panel discussion and updates with Special Guests:
Friday, March 13, 20097:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.Laguna Hills Community Center2555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA TICKET PRICESMembers $35Non-Members $45At the Door $50 TITLE SPONSOR PARTICIPATING CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE SPONSORS For Ticket Reservation and Sponsorship Opportunities CLICK HERE (2 comments)
Laguna Woods, California - January 2009 Market Update - 02/22/09 10:53 PM
Laguna Woods Village (formerly known as Leisure World) is a Seniors (55 and better) community located in the City of Laguna Woods, California. There are approximately 15,000 residences and 18,000 residents. The close proximity to the beautiful coastal city of Laguna Beach, about 10 minutes away and it's location atop gently rolling hills overlooking Saddleback Valley make it a most desirable place to live. The community is guard-gated and offers many ammenities including 18 holes of golf for only $8 for residents and their guests. The photo below was shot from the steps of the guard house at Gate 7 just last week. (4 comments)
Exploding Two Myths in One Blog - 02/22/09 09:05 PM
Myth #1 - The desert is dry, dusty, colorless and boring. Myth #2 - The Road Runner is a very fast bird and even Wylie Coyote couldn't catch him.
The photos below were snapped in a friend's backyard in La Quinta, California (near Palm Springs) last weekend. As you can see, there is color, color everywhere...There goes Myth #1...And, I'm nowhere as fast as good 'ol Wylie Coyote and this guy let me follow him around for about 10 minutes...There goes Myth#2! I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed seeing this beautiful creature and watching him...watching me (10 comments)
On Tuesday they're having an Open House at the Towers and you're invited! Here's the scoop: The Towers at Laguna Woods Village OPEN HOUSE FEBRUARY 24TH11:00 a.m. (0 comments)
Postage Increase - An Opportunity To WOW Our Clients - 02/21/09 04:02 AM
It's official - postage is going up again. The current cost of 42 cents for a 1 ounce letter will increase to 44 cents beginning May 11. New postage rates effective May 11, 2009. Even though most of us are doing almost all of our bill paying online, we all need to actually put a stamp on a few things each month. So, I'm going to be sending all my past and current clents ten 2 cent stamps just to tide them over until they can get to the post office. I plan to send along a "green" letter to explain that I want to save them (6 comments)
Today's California Association of Realtors® Newsletter included an interesting story about a seller who was sued by a buyer three years after the close of escrow. Who was the winner?---You Be The Judge.
Here are the pertinent facts: In 2002 a seller enters into a contract to sell his condo. The seller fills out a Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS) stating "that he was aware of flooding, drainage or grading problems and added a notation about water intrusion during heavy rains." In a subsequent conversation, the seller also described to the (73 comments)
Do People Actually Fall For This? - 02/09/09 09:04 PM
Below is a copy of correspondence I recently received through Active Rain. I honestly can't believe that anyone would fall for this kind of stuff...just wondered how many others received the same email:
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