buy: 10431 Olympia Fields Dr. Bakersfield, CA. 93312 - 07/28/11 05:09 AM
10431 Olympia Fields Dr. Bakersfield, CA. 93312
This stunning Fairway Oaks home is not an REO or a Short Sale! This home offers many upgrades throughout, such as: Upgraded tile/carpet, plantation shutters, granite counter tops and much, much more. This home is light and spacious, preview it today, it won't last long!
$325,000
5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms
2769 Square Feet























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buy: SB 458: New Protection For Homeowners Doing Short Sales - 07/21/11 01:26 PM
New Protection For Homeowners Doing Short Sales

On July 15th, 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 458 into law with an urgency clause making it effective immediately.
“The signing of this bill is a victory for California homeowners who have been forced to short sell their home only to find that the lender will pursue them after the short sale closes, and demand an additional payment to subsidize the difference,” said C.A.R. President Beth L. Peerce. “SB 458 brings closure and certainty to the short sale process and ensures that once a lender has agreed to accept a short sale … (0 comments)

buy: Modifying your mortgage? Perhaps you should modify your expectations! - 07/14/11 02:01 PM

Modifying your mortgage? Perhaps you should modify your expectations!

If you live in the Bakersfield area, and you've defaulted on your mortgage... chances are that Brenda and I know about it! Don't let that scare you, we're here to help!
There is a theme amongst struggling homeowners, when approached regarding their mortgage situation. A knee-jerk response that people seem to be responding with. "I'm modifying my mortgage, thank you" they say (not everyone says thank you). What seems to baffle me is that the homeowner will make this statement with full confidence that this is the solution to all of their … (1 comments)

buy: I Want To Sell, But I’m Not A “Short Sale” - 07/05/11 08:15 AM

I Want To Sell, But I’m Not A “Short Sale”
There are homes that we list on a monthly basis that are not short sales or foreclosures. These sellers have equity, and have the ability to make a profit on their home. Whether it is to upsize or downsize, many homeowners have the need to sell in this buyer’s market. Buyers are out and determined to purchase that perfect house. Along with marketing and pricing, my sellers are meeting or exceeding their bottom line goals. If you have any questions on the value, equity, and/or steps to sell your home, … (0 comments)

buy: 11107 Quadrille Ct. Bakersfield, CA. 93312 - 06/21/11 04:50 AM
11107 Quadrille Ct. Bakersfield, CA. 93312
$240,000
4 Beds | 2 Baths
2315 Sqft.
This gorgeous Roberson built home, has been wonderfully maintained. Lush, beautiful landscaping welcomes you into this immaculate home. Hardwood floors in the kitchen/dining. Dual sided fireplace in the Master, and much much more. Call for a showing today! -- (310) 795-7214
 


















 
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buy: Open House -- 6/18 | 9004 Hughes Ln. Bakersfield, CA. 93313 - 06/15/11 06:15 AM
9004 Hughes Ln. Bakersfield, CA. 93313 -- $274,000
4 Beds | 3.5 Baths
2696 Sqft.

Come and join Brenda and me at this beautiful open house, this weekend 6/18.
 
Enter the Private Casitas from the courtyard, inside you'll find a kitchenette with granite counters and a marble bath. The Grande entry welcomes you into a custom home with 10' ceilings and 8' doors, crown mouldings and arched mahogany stained doors complete the elegance within.
 










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buy: Don't Fear Short Sales! - 06/08/11 11:50 AM
Don't Fear Short Sales!
 
Short sales are something, that in our market, you can not shy away from, as a buyer, since they make up 75% of all the homes on the market. For some sellers that are in a financial hardship situation the are faced with exiting their mortgage through a short sale. As full time agents we have the opportunity to represent both sides. In our experience we have learned that there are valuable tips for both buyers, sellers and agents that will make the process a lot smoother.
 
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buy: The Importance Of A Realtor Client CONNECTION! - 06/08/11 11:35 AM
The Importance Of A Realtor Client CONNECTION!
 
Ok, so I get that the connection doesn't always happen naturally! I meet people that are looking for real estate services and sometimes have a strong "I know more than you" type of personality or "I'm a macho man or macho woman" and you will work for every cent you earn. It's the magical art or opportunity that we have as agents to reach to various types of people and streamline them to the very end of a real estate transaction! There are some simple tips that I would suggest to agents in … (2 comments)

buy: I've had a foreclosure, when can I buy? - 06/07/11 10:43 AM
I've had a foreclosure, when can I buy?
 
Many people ask how long will it take for them to be able to purchase a home after a foreclosure; short sale or bankruptcy. The market has changed and there are banks out there that understand the economic housing situation. In this live blog I review an idea of the time periods pertaining to eligibility in purchasing a property after credit has been effected in a derogatory manner.
 
 
 
 

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buy: Stop Foreclosure.....What Is A Short Sale? - 06/07/11 07:19 AM

What Is A Short Sale? Unless you are in a position to buy a home, or are experiencing a hardship that is causing you to default on your mortgage, you might not know what a short sale is. In the San Joaquin Valley approximately 75% of all the homes on the market are short sales. I often get asked "how does someone qualify?" and "what are the benefits?" I have noted below a basic outline that will help you understand the short sale world. This outline applies to both residential and commercial properties. What is a short sale? - It's in … (4 comments)

buy: Customer Service Is What Sets Professionals Apart - 06/07/11 06:08 AM
Customer Service Is What Sets Professionals Apart Sometimes people say that to be "old fashioned" is well, out dated. When it comes to these "modern" days where life is fast in every aspect, I can't help but to take notice when simple old fashioned service traits are demonstrated. In my business world, where just about every other person I meet has a real estate license, I feel that it's my job to demonstrate why people need to work with me. Expertise, experience, and knowledge are great but when combined with great service that is what will build a strong business. I … (0 comments)

buy: Real Estate Business Is Getting HOT! - 06/06/11 11:33 AM
Real Estate Business Is Getting HOT! Beautiful California...... The weather is getting warmer and at mid-month here in the valley, there have been over 200 homes sold. We have expanded into our a larger office suite in the Riverlakes location and have hit the floor running. We are averaging 8-15 calls per day on new prospect calling on our listings, on line referrals are pouring in, referrals with strict deadlines to sell or buy are coming on board and we are grateful for organization and a great team that helps us execute our clients' requests. Please note, that this is the climate not only for … (2 comments)

buy: Olive Park Community in Bakersfield, CA. - 06/03/11 09:02 AM

 
If you’ve been looking for a home in North West Bakersfield, than you’ve undoubtedly heard of “Olive Park”. Personally, Olive Park is one of my favorite neighborhoods in North West Bakersfield, and having been in almost every model and floor plan in the neighborhood, I would consider myself to be somewhat of an expert in the area. 
 
Although, it seems, everything in Bakersfield is moving fast right now. If you’re interested, at all, in an Olive Park home than you’d better move quickly. Homes in Olive Park tend to sell quickly (when priced correctly, of course). 
 
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buy: Now Serving Bakersfield California! - 06/02/11 08:37 AM
Now Serving Bakersfield California!


 
 
I am excited to announce that I have teamed up with Coldwell Banker Preferred, Realtors® in Bakersfield, CA. With the amount of experience that I've gained throughout the years, matched with Coldwell Banker's reputation and presence in this area, I will be able to provide a superior quality of service. The same great service that has brought to me countless referrals, and has helped me to get to where I am today. 
 
Who is Brendan P. Winans? I am a professional Realtor®. I've been in the Real Estate industry for almost 5 … (0 comments)

buy: 11417 Mezzadro Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93312 - 06/01/11 10:07 AM
11417 Mezzadro Ave.
 
This beautiful home is available right now for only $233,000. This property is a regular sale, not a short sale or an REO! This gorgeous home shows like a model. For more details, or to schedule a showing, call today (310) 795-7214. 
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buy: Short Sales - 05/31/11 12:51 PM
The short sale topic will be addressed in this blog answering common questions that many home owners have pertaining to the details of a short sale. Common questions are answered such as: Who qualifies for a short sale? How long is the process? When can I purchase another home again after a short sale? How many years does it effect your credit? Can a family member purchase your home? It is very important for homeowners understand their option of a short sale since a foreclosure is far worse in the length of period that it damages your credit, essentially limiting ar … (2 comments)

buy: Malibu Real Estate Market Watch -- 03/30/2011 - 03/30/11 05:18 AM
 
Malibu Real Estate Market Watch -- 03/30/2011

15 Single Family Residences sold in Malibu within the last 30 days.
The following listings are "New to the Malibu Market" within the last 7 days:
31418 Broad Beach Rd. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $17,500,000 11802 Ellice St. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $17,000,000 31406 Broad Beach Rd. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $14,850,000 21408 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $10,000,000 31536 Victoria Point Rd. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $8,495,000 27311 Winding Way. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $5,450,000 23812 Malibu Crest Dr. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $3,450,000 1521 Decker Canyon Malibu, CA. 90265 | $2,749,000 21956 Carbon Mesa Rd. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $1,995,000 33340 … (0 comments)

buy: Santa Monica Real Estate Market Watch -- 03/22/2011 - 03/22/11 05:57 AM

Santa Monica Real Estate Market Watch -- 03/22/2011

21 Single Family Residences sold in Santa Monica within the last 30 days.
The following listings are "New to the Santa Monica Market" within the last 7 days:
336 Adelaide Dr. Santa Monica, CA. 90402 | $11,995,000 943 Centinela Ave. Santa Monica, CA. 90403 | $3,675,000 425 26th St. Santa Monica, CA. 90402 | $1,900,000 2622 31st St. Santa Monica, CA. 90405 | $849,000 2940 16th St. Santa Monica, CA. 90405 | $749,950 Here is a snapshot of the current Santa Monica real estate market: 83 Active SFR. (Single Family Residence) listings.  145 Condo/Co-op listings. 47 … (0 comments)

buy: Malibu Real Estate Market Watch -- 03/15/2011 - 03/15/11 12:30 PM
Malibu Real Estate Market Watch -- 03/15/2011
 


10 Single Family Residences have been sold in Malibu within the last 30 days.
The following listings are "New to the Malibu Market" within the last 7 days:
 
26900 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $22,500,000 30254 Morning View Dr. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $6,750,000 24056 Malibu Rd. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $6,500,000 3909 Villa Costera Malibu, CA. 90265 | $4,995,000 31533 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $3,950,000 3705 Serra Rd. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $2,995,000 6323 Via Escondido Dr. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $2,595,000 6269 Frondosa Dr. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $1,995,000 6165 Tapia Dr. Malibu, CA. … (0 comments)

buy: Malibu Real Estate Market Watch -- 03/08/2011 - 03/08/11 04:23 AM

Malibu Real Estate Market Watch -- 03/08/2011
 

 
9 Single Family Residences have been sold in Malibu within the last 30 days.
The following listings are "New to the Malibu Market" within the last 7 days:
 
22070 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $13,750,000 27420 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $6,800,000 24134 Malibu Rd. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $6,450,000 6048 Philip Ave. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $4,999,000 6218 Ramirez Mesa Dr. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $3,495,000 5332 Horizon Dr. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $3,495,000 6340 Cavalleri Rd. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $3,150,000 25090 Mulholland Hwy. Malibu, CA. 90265 | $2,500,000 24634 Blue Dane Ln. Malibu, CA. … (0 comments)

 
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