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Best Sushi in Sacramento - 08/31/09 03:06 PM
Yes, I know there will be those who might disagree with me, and I’m ready to face the challenge. I have discovered what I believe to be the very best sushi in town. And, I take my sushi skills very seriously. Silver Sake in Carmichael gives a new spin on sushi that is nothing short of fantastic. Now I know where you all like to eat sushi….I like “that place” a lot too, but I am not kidding you when I say that the Silver Sake is worth the drive and the time. With more than 100 rolls, plus all the (0 comments)
Success Salad - 08/28/09 05:06 PM
Here's a lil vid for your viewing pleasure, but basically, as a fellow agent, agent coach and teacher, I know how very important it is to keep ourselves motivated, educated and inspired, so, to that end, I've started a blog that is a free few minutes a day of something geared entirely toward personal or professional development. Check it out and maybe subscribe to the feed. www.SuccessSalad.com
Sacramento Title Company Kudos - 08/28/09 05:01 PM
As an adjunct professor of real estate at American River College and as an active real estate agent in Sacramento, I’m the first to recognize and preach about the importance of using a good title and escrow company. In fact, most of the transactions I have had since spring have been with title companies that didn’t do very much to impress me. Not returning calls, responding to emails…that’s just bad manners, no matter who you are, but sometimes, you find a company full of professionals that go above and beyond the call of duty. To that end, I want to give (0 comments)
Sacramento Shift? - 08/24/09 04:07 PM
Having weathered the hot summer, it seems that there’s more cooling off in Sacramento real estate. Earlier, I was writing offers left and right and getting rejections in all the same directions…but lo an behold, I am seeing a shift. In fact, I kid you not that I have gotten three acceptances in a row. These are the same buyers, same financing….everything is the same, but sellers (aka banks) seem to be coming around a little. Two months ago I wrote an offer 11,000 over asking. The next week, I wrote one for 17,000 over. These are some significant overages, and (0 comments)
Building Your Buying Muscle - 08/20/09 12:28 PM
In my recent efforts to up my endurance and strength on my mountain bike, I started going back to the Gym, Cal Fit in Carmichael, to subject myself to the merciless class known as X-bike. Doesn’t the name just say it all? Here’s what happened. My dad died a year ago and before he did, he kept telling me how much he wanted me to take his little green mountain bike from Target and do some riding. I hadn’t rode a bike in 20 years and had no intention of starting, so I humored Dad and changed the channel. For whatever (46 comments)
Book Research Question for RE Folk - 08/18/09 04:28 PM
In putting together some information for yet another book I cannot help but write, I would like to pose a question that may seem a bit esoteric in nature, but hey, I write self-help books, so I am a bit on the edge.
We all awknowledge that attitude and maybe even universal laws play a role in our own sales success, right? My question is this: does attitude have anything to do with a person's "luck" in buying or selling a home? I say yes, and am out to prove it, but I would appreciate any insight from my Active (0 comments)
FHA and Other Bedtime Stories - 08/18/09 12:15 PM
Traditionally, FHA was an undesirable loan for sellers to consider when offers were made by buyers who were FHA qualified. The good news is that FHA is no longer the “F” word it used to be, but, alas, there are still some things we need to remember when making offers with an FHA loan. One of the first and most important is that FHA requirements are more stringent then conventional appraisals, so appraisers actually have a different set of guidelines when appraising a property for an FHA loan. For instance, the roof may need a certificate from a roofing company/contractor stating (2 comments)
Home Buying Seminar is Sacramento - 08/13/09 09:58 AM
Let’s face it, when it comes to buying a house in this market, it’s a jungle out there. Buying a house in Sacramento right now requires one to have the right tools and knowledge. Two of the most important parts of the process, really the MOST IMPORTANT PARTS, are financing and representation. Trust me, in this market, it is not at all possible to write an offer on a house without having an agent who is on top of things, sharp, bright, and totally looking after your best interests. And then, why bother writing on offer if you got no money? (1 comments)
Another Happy Buyer! - 08/10/09 03:17 PM
I love working with first time buyers. They are so wonderful to work with and so excited to get those keys in their hot little hands! In this market, it’s important in making sure you have your team to help you buy your first house in Sacramento. Your team is your Realtor and your lender. They are both key to the success of the purchase of your first (or any) home. If you pick a good agent, she’ll be able to refer you to a lender who can get the job done. It’s important that you do business with folks who (3 comments)
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