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Now That My American Dream Has a Dent in it…. - 08/31/10 05:22 PM
Okay, so the truth can be ugly. I get that. I grudgingly read the real estate news every day. Not because I want to hear how dreadful things are (because I don’t), but because it’s my job to keep my fingers on the pulse of the industry that I have committed to represent. Mostly, I want to be able to give my clients the best direction possible. As we all know, this here American Dream of ours (home ownership), has a big stinkin’ dent in it.
We can’t deny that money is tight. We’ve got something like 19 million vacant (35 comments)
Sacramento, Carmichael Home Buyers: Cloudy Title Can Cost You! - 08/24/10 01:57 PM
What I wanted to title this post, “The Term ‘Clear Title’ Gets a Hair Cut,” but I wasn’t sure home buyers would know what it meant, and therefore, possibly miss out on something that could be, um, IMPORTANT. So here’s the deal: back in the day of easy equity, 100% loans and all that jazz, getting a pre-lim from title (a preliminary report) was just kind of a standard (but required) process of buying a house. To explain, a title report pulls up any and all liens that might exist on a property. Basically, when you buy a house, the escrow (2 comments)
What Motivates You? - 08/23/10 04:33 PM
Sacramento Home buyers, Sacramento home sellers and real estate professionals all over the country...what is it that inspires you? \ (0 comments)
Okay, so it’s time we have a heart to heart discussion on Sacramento housing. Quite frankly, I’m getting sick and tired of hearing these doom and gloom reports, but it seems that the media is dead-set intent on taking all the worse news and repeating it, exaggerating it and cementing it into our consciousness. If you think all this negative news doesn’t affect your life and the cumulative consciousness of our county guess again. First off, let’s do a little reality check, shall we? Is this the worst time in history for housing prices? Yep. Are we in a (0 comments)
Home Is Where the Heart is for This Sacramento Mom - 08/16/10 12:49 PM
I always knew it would happen. With four kids, one is bound to eventually pick up and move away from my cozy little Carmichael lair. When our oldest left, we ranted and raved, and now, three years later, she lives only six city (Carmichael) blocks away. She works up the street at Eskaton Village, and attends school at University of Phoenix where I taught for years. The second daughter moved a little farther away (Elk Grove Area), but is still only a phone call or facebook chat away—and she is a proud graduate of Paul Mitchell Academy, so you know who (3 comments)
Sacramento Homeowners: Banks Gotta Do What They Say or Get Sued!!! - 08/12/10 04:53 PM
As a Sacramento real estate college professor and full-time agent, I take a special interest in case law that affects our industry. Basically, whenever a lawsuit involving real estate hits the books, it tends to set precedence, which can clearly have an impact on other people who experience similar circumstances.
One the subscriptions as an instructor is to the Bob Bruss Legal Newsletter, so when I read it today, I nearly jumped up and down with joy over this headline: Bank Can Be Held Liable for Oral Promise To Postpone Foreclosure. One of the biggest issues homeowners who are (0 comments)
Bikes, Rocks and the Law of Attraction - 08/11/10 03:11 PM
On my killer off-road mountain biking adventure this weekend, I was reminded of how important it is to keep my eyes and mind where they need to be. Although I don’t profess to be Lance Armstrong, riding up and down gravel- and rock-covered mountains remind me of a roller coaster ride, only there’s no seat-belt, so I need to steer accurately and watch where my tires go. Gravel is fine, and bigger, smoother rocks are okay too, but those small rocks that are about the size of a golf ball can be a real bitch (pardon my language, but no other (0 comments)
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