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2009 

A disconcerting consequence of many foreclosures is the increasing numbers of abandoned pets left behind. Some home owners dump their pets at animal shelters where, due to overpopulation at shelters, almost half of incoming animals are euthanized. But many home owners can't be bothered to be even...
04/30/2009
Well, the answer is yes.   But you better be quick about getting your offer accepted, fully executed, and submitted! If the property has passed the normal 90-day default period and the outstanding lien(s) have not been cured, then the property will go to a trustee's sale. However, if you notify t...
04/30/2009
Over the past year, I've had clients who have qualified for an FHA loan, but have had some interest in homes that are a little "rough around the edges".  Perhaps there is some unfinished work in the form of dry-wall, electrical, etc. or maybe missing appliances after a reposession. These homes no...
04/30/2009
Just thought I'd give a shout out as to why I decided to come over to the new brokerage in January. Having been with Prudential California Realty since I was first licensed, I'm not one to move to a new brokerage on a whim.  There has to be some serious reasons and advantages since it is not an e...
04/26/2009
I am the vice president of my homeowner's association, and we have been confronted with compliance of the VIRGINIA GRAEME BAKER POOL AND SPA SAFETY ACT of 2007. In order to comply with the law, we have had to shut down the pools in order to do the work, which hasn't gone over too well with the re...
04/25/2009
North Hollywood is an extremely eclectic city and neighborhood on many different levels. There are some areas of North Hollywood that some people consider a little sketchy, yet at the same time there are some areas in "NoHo" that have an amazing ring of home and artistic flavor to it. I guess the...
04/25/2009
OK, people. On the real. Is it a buyers market?  Yes.  HOWEVER - this is just beginning to change.  Buyers are now starting to get the sense that we have hit bottom or at minimum close to it, so the tide may be turning just a hair. When viewing a home where the seller or listing agent is present,...
04/25/2009
What exactly is closing? Closing-called "settlement" or "escrow" in many parts of the country-occurs when an impartial third party transfers ownership from the seller to the buyer according to the terms of the contract. At closing, the seller will be asked to provide clear title to the property ...
04/24/2009
Whether you're purchasing or refinancing, a Good Faith Estimate is a list of all "estimated" fees involved in a mortgage transaction. Pursuant to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), a U.S. mortgage lender must present a GFE to a customer within 3 days of submitting a loan applicati...
04/21/2009
Breathtaking Bouquet Canyon Estates home.  Set at the end of a private hill-top cul-de-sac, this 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, almost 3200 square foot home sings to you with over $250,000 in upgrades and high-end finishes.  Stackstone trim throughout the exterior, high-quality wood floors, 3 indoor fir...
04/20/2009
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