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2009 

Being Frugal is back in fashion, I was reading a couple of weeks ago in the LA Times Business Section. This made me think, not too long ago I used to enjoy Non Vintage Krug Champaign at a silvery price.  Now in today's frugal times I thought I share some of my favorite wines under $15 dollars ins...
12/30/2009
Earthquake Myth #2 "...The Earth Opened....there was a ten inch wide gap..."  As I promised earlier, I will try to debunk some of the earthquake myths. So without further delay let us address Myth #2....the earth opened up..."  When you read a fiction book describing an earthquake or watch a movi...
12/27/2009
Pacita, is giving great information. Most of us Realtors get excited when we see marketing that states : NOT an REO not a SHORT SALE. It gives buyers HOPEWith all the challenges we face in showing properties and writing offer on REOs (real estate or bank-owned) and short sales, it is becoming inc...
12/26/2009
This is sent via Lyn Syms. She did a great job in presenting a concise manner how the HOME STEP program works.Home Steps Smart Sell Program Looking to purchase a foreclosure or REO property?  Here is a short explanation of how Freddie Mac foreclosures are handled.Home Steps is the real estate uni...
12/23/2009
This post is via Ken Crotts a Certified Short Sale Specialist. IF you were not in the Real Estate bussiness or market you would think this is an episode from Laurel & Hardy "who is on first?" I am in a shortsale transaction with an Attorney, who has been pre-paid by the seller. So let's see how ...
12/17/2009
Have you heard Southern California is Earthquake Country? Dispelling Myth #1 Earthquake happens in the morning!  As an East Coast transplant, I have to share with you some misconceptions which concern some people who have never lived in Southern California. Local Angelinos do not understand, nor ...
12/16/2009
Wells Fargo is following CITI Bank and is in the process of leaving TARP.  Wells Fargo in the process of selling $10.4 Billion worth of Shares to repay the $25 Billion of TARP money. This is interesting information and I did not see anything in the Media Outlets about it.  This should be front pa...
12/15/2009
Buyers Beware When Considering Buying Foreclosures!   All first time home  buyers should be very cautious when considering buying a Bank Foreclosed Property(REO). Many people get excited that they want to hit the jackpot by buying a Foreclosed home. Needless to say there are some truly great oppo...
12/13/2009
Here we have the Condominium Market Report for Playa Vista, CA for  the month of November 2009.We are in the final stretch of 2009, what an interesting year it has been. I will do a very detailed report at the end of the year with charts and numbers for visual appeal. Monthly Statistics - Condo -...
12/10/2009
The Condominium Market Report for the month of November in Century City is very telling. Please look at the numbers closely. The trend is very interesting. Next month I will do a full comparision month to month year over year. Be on the look out for it. I will include charts as well for eye appea...
12/10/2009
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