Pacita's Quick Bytes of Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent - Alain Pinel - BRE 01367196
A REALTOR's perspective on events that shape and affect the real estate market.
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If you're a Filipino, you may be interested in this information, or perhaps you know someone who would be. Under the Philippine Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Law of 2003 (RA 9225), dual citizenship is a privilege accorded only to those in compliance with the law and existing regulation...
04/06/2018
 In a hot seller's market like the Bay area, what seller would agree to a two-month escrow unless they're doing a short sale? I met my clients before Christmas 2017. They are relocating from Southern California to Northern California. Their wish list: Minimum of 2800 sq ft 3-car garage Newer home...
03/03/2018
The news exploded over a new listing of a 1036 sq ft home that is uninhabitable because of fire, yet is listed at  $400K and received 17 offers.  Read: Uninhabitable Oakland House With Collapsed Roof Hits The Market for $399,999  Who would buy that? The answer is "Location, location, location."It...
03/03/2018
Keep in touch, stay top of mind I am embarrassed to say that I don't do enough to stay in touch with clients other than the regular subscription to American Lifestyle Magazine and the holiday cards. These must work because of the repeat business I am enjoying. Counting my blessings every day. In ...
09/20/2017
Before looking at a property, I researched the status of that property because it had appeared as a pre-foreclosure on another site besides the MLS. I asked the agent an update on that pre-foreclosure. And she said if seller sells at or above list price by next month, the sale will go through bec...
09/19/2017
Victorian homes abound in Alameda Walking our dogs around in our neighborhood in the island city of Alameda CA is such a joy. I always marvel at the wonderful examples of Victorian-era homes, many of which are on Alameda's Historical Building Study List. According to Alameda Magazine "There are a...
06/08/2016
 Karma: the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.   Ten years ago...I listed a home that attracted a married couple who wanted a larger home. They came through my open house. I showed them the house a second time an...
06/08/2016
I was talking with a home buyer (now home seller) about how he bought his properties. And he said he has always used the listing agent. And he claims he's had the best deals doing it that way.Does the buyer really think he can get a better deal by using the listing agent which results in dual age...
10/02/2015
My new client is working like the dickens to prepare her father's house for sale. I mentioned all the things I manage as  listing agent.  I said that buyers can be enticed or turned off the first few seconds of viewing a house, a picture...and that is why I hire a professional photographer and a ...
09/30/2015
Unmotivated tenants can be difficult  When I was looking to buy my duplex, I encountered tenants who were visibly upset that they had to show their place to prospective buyers, and who were obviously unmotivated to move. They looked sullen and impatient. And when I looked at the lower unit, I cou...
07/15/2015
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