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What Does Temecula Valley California “Owner of Record” Mean? - 07/31/12 01:42 PM
What Does Temecula Valley California “Owner of Record” Mean?Owner of record simply means who is recorded with the county in which the property is located as the “owner” of a home. In real estate terms, this is also referred to as the person who is on title to the property, or who holds title to the property. Person can mean an individual, or it can be two individuals, a husband and wife, a brother and sister, or parent and child. There are many ways to hold title to property. Owners of record can be trusts, limited partnerships, and corporations.Owners of record (5 comments)
If There’s Only One Photo in the MLS Are You Embarrassed? - 07/29/12 06:18 PM
If There’s Only One Photo in the MLS Are You Embarrassed?I’m on a home search for a couple of my clients. They have specific needs and, of course, the “it-would-be-nice” list.I’m combing through the MLS and most of the listings have only one photo. I mean, really, just one photo? The MLS for all of Southern California allows an agent to load up to 30 photos, and these agents can only put up one photo?!! One photo, and most of them aren’t even decent ones. One photo is not enough to generate interest from home buyers, or agents, for that matter.Is (14 comments)
Are You A Pushover For Expiration Dates? - 07/29/12 04:00 PM
Carie Shapiro of Dallas TX writes a post of food expiration dates. She includes a site where you can check to see if products are still ok to eat past their expiration. Great information! Via Carie Shapiro (Broker-TX;Managing Broker-IL;Pre-Licensing/CE Instructor-IL): Whoever thought of putting expiration dates on groceries was a genius. It's funny, but I don't remember seeing expiration dates on anything when I was growing up. Nowadays, they're on everything from eggs to batteries. You can’t help but notice them as you shop, and they certainly glare at you each time you open the refrigerator or pantry. When it comes to edible (0 comments)
Attention Rainers, Urgent Action Required To Protect Internet Access - 07/27/12 01:53 AM
THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT NOT TO PAY ATTENTION: Rep. Conyers and Obama are putting restrictions on the internet. PROTECT OUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT! The internet was not invented by the government but by private sector. The internet is one source of flow of commerce. The government has no authority to put restrictions on the internet. Preserve your freedom of speech and private and commercial use of the internet 24/7! Contact your representatives today!! Via Steve Hoffacker - Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author, Photographer (Hoffacker Associates LLC): This is a political issue that none of can turn away from. If you think you can't (4 comments)
Is it better to have the seller pay closing costs? - 07/27/12 01:25 AM
This is such an important topic for buyers: to ask seller to pay for closing costs, or be prepared to pay their own closing costs. Some great points here posted by Tammy Lankford, Broker of Lane Realty. Via Tammy Lankford/Broker Lane Realty Lake Sinclair-Central GA: "I want the seller to pay the closing costs, don't I?" That is a question I get from both first time and experienced buyers. And my advise to them may not be the same as other agents, but after you read what my advise is and the WHY behind it, perhaps you will change your mind about it (2 comments)
Las Pilitas Nursery – Place to Buy California Native Plants - 07/25/12 04:53 PM
Las Pilitas Nursery – Place to Buy California Native PlantsTemecula Valley California is a desert. It is difficult to keep front lawns green and lush throughout the summer without watering at least 3 times during the day. With rising water prices and blight ordinances, expensive fines for brown and/or weedy front yards, have created a need to look at alternative, water-wise landscaping.Recently I had the opportunity to visit Las Pilitas Nursery in Escdondio, California, a short drive south on the I-15 from Temecula, California. Their specialty is growing and offering for sale to the public California native plants that you cannot (2 comments)
Don't Let Your Home Get Flooded; Replace Those Old Rubber Hoses - 07/25/12 12:13 PM
Reuben Saltzman posts about dangers of flooding from washing machines from the rubber hoses that burst from years of use. It's a good idea to have those hoses replaced. Read more below. Via Minneapolis Home Inspections - Reuben Saltzman (Structure Tech Home Inspections): Burst washing machine hoses have to be one of the most common causes of catastrophic water damage in homes. When I find rubber hoses used to connect the washing machine, I often mention to my clients that it's a good idea to replace them. It's downright disturbing how often my client then goes on to share a story with me about how (0 comments)
Up Close | Fun Friday in Temecula Valley California - 07/20/12 12:53 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman, REALTOR® of Fishhawk Lake, Oregon takes amazing photographs. This one I find absolutely mesmerizing. Visit Gayle's blog for more pictures and homes for sale on lovely Fishhawk Lake. Via Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor® (Vernonia Realty): There is something about fresh dewy water on things that I just completely LOVE!
It was fun to take really close photos of the new dew right after I’d had the landscaping watered.
My new camera, a Canon Rebel T3i is what I used with a 55-250 Image stabilizer macro zoom lens. Couldn’t tell you what setting I put it on (3 comments)
MLS# H747130 – List Price: $84,000Courtesy of Listing Broker: Michelle Bassett, DRE Lic # 00870195Very well maintained and upgraded 2 bed 1 bath home on huge corner lot with gunite in-ground SWIMMING POOL! Same owner for 36 years! Lovely real hardwood and custom tile floors. Designer interior paint scheme, crown molding and wainscoting. Upgraded wood blinds. Windows recently replace with mutton-style vinyl framed. Beautifully Remodeled kitchen has loads of counter and cabinet space with newer gas stove, built-in microwave, slide-out shelves, glass-front cabinets and textured (8 comments)
Sorry, Just Like I Thought – In This Market, Flippin’ is For Flipper - 07/15/12 11:13 PM
Sorry, Just Like I Thought – In This Market, Flippin’ is For FlipperI received a call recently from an investor who was interested in a property listing from our office. I gave him the details and then I started asking questions. The property for sale did not fit what he wanted to buy.I discovered he was looking to invest in homes that needed fixing up so he could resell for a small profit. Since he was a contractor, he would be able to do the repairs himself, and so the savings he could keep as profit. To sell me on the (36 comments)
Looking for a Temecula Valley Home to Rent? - 07/15/12 05:24 AM
Looking for a Temecula Valley Home to Rent?As part of my short sale services, I assist my clients in finding a home to rent or lease after short sale. I don’t charge for this service for existing clients because I consider it part and parcel of their Temecula short sale. So far, I haven’t encountered any problems assisting my clients finding a rental suitable for their needs.The sources I use are: Multiple Listing Service (MLS), homes that are listed with broker/agents and available to lease on the MLS Craigslist Trulia and Zillow Scouting neighborhoods for homes with “For Rent” signs. Anyone (5 comments)
“Toto, We’re Not in the Housing Bubble Anymore!” - 07/11/12 02:26 AM
“Toto, We’re Not in the Housing Bubble Anymore!” Eric Michael, of Livonia, Michigan, wrote a post, "Are YOU a Part of the Entitlement Generation?" which inspired me to write this post. I might have been a little harsh in my comment, but in my opinion, his assertion has value. I do see an entitlement mentality, but I also see as a Temecula short sale listing agent, there are homeowners who have legitimate hardships, which is just about every homeowner I’ve met, with a few exceptions. I am here to assist those homeowners who have hardships and are serious about selling their (31 comments)
California Homeowner Bill of Rights – Ready, Set, Go! - 07/04/12 02:43 PM
California Homeowner Bill of Rights – Ready, Set, Go!I agree with Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, R-Dana Point (Orange County), and several other Republicans who warned that if the bill passed, the "only people who will make money is attorneys." She said the average foreclosure takes 352 days, which is "plenty of time," for a homeowner to prepare.This past Monday, the state assembly approved the bill by a 53-25 vote, and the senate by a 25-13 vote. In my opinion, California Homeowner Bill of Rights is rhetoric to make California homeowners feel like their government is doing something for them. It doesn’t negate the fact (10 comments)
Is it Independence Day, or 4th of July ? - 07/04/12 03:11 AM
Is it Independence Day, or 4th of July ?Forgive me, but frankly, I’m confused because I don’t know what I’ll be celebrating today.Is Obamacare mandate, a tax, a penalty? What the hell is it? All I know is healthcare insurance premiums have more than doubled since 2009, and I’m hearing Obamacare will be the largest tax hike on the middle class ever. Folks, we’re in trillions of dollars of debt, without much likelihood of the debt going away, but growing. How can America’s middle-class afford to pay for this entitlement? I know there are other ways to get healthcare for those (0 comments)
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