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Article Paints Uneven Picture of Housing Market - Once again - 01/30/07 01:43 AM
Regarding "2006 housing decline paints uneven picture" (A1, Jan. 16): The San Diego Tribune ran an article once again painting an inacurrate picture of what is really happening in today's real estate market. Had this story been written by a Realtor or a professional in the field such as a mortgage lender, a title rep or escrow officer, I would lend it more credence. The story reports that "housing prices turned negative last year for the first time since 1995." But read a little further, and you learn that the magnitude of the drop was 0.8 percent, or less than 1 percent. (0 comments)
Short Sales & Foreclosures - the difference and best buy! - 01/29/07 01:47 AM
I receive a lot of requests from first time buyers looking for an inexpensive way into the housing market and hoping to pick up a home in the Conejo Valley for dirt cheap, hoping for a foreclosure - one they can actually live in, too! I take these requests seriously and try to educate them about how it works, to the best of my knowledge of course. First, there are way too many bogus websites out there telling people that you can pick up a foreclosure for $60,000 - for a 4 bedroom home in Thousand Oaks! I hate this and it (9 comments)
Why Homes buyers and sellers should use Suzanne Grace - 01/28/07 02:27 AM
As a local top agent, I try to differentiate myself from other agents and how I do that is by caring; okay, who cares, RIGHT, because will caring actually sell your home? Sometimes - but because I have an excellent reputation among other agents, they want to work with me, they want to buy my listings (the home you are selling) and they want to accept my offers (the home you are buying). I have a huge web presence which is very important in today's web-savvy world. 80% of home buyers and sellers search the internet first - they find a (1 comments)
Welcome to my real estate blog! - 01/28/07 01:50 AM
I think that it is time for some truths to be told to all the buyers and sellers out here in the Ventura and Los Angeles area about our current real estate market. It is not as bad as the media keeps telling us it is - at least not here in Ventura County and LA County (Agoura, Malibu, Westlake Village, and portions of the West Side). We are now experiencing a housing shortage and rising home prices. I would not go so far to say that it is a sellers market again, but we are close to it. If sellers (3 comments)
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