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2010 

A Personal Thank You On Memorial Day As I sit here writing my blogs in the comfort of my own home with my partner and two happy dogs thinking about where we'd like to travel today,  I want to write  a personal Thank you note. I want to thank those men and women currently and in the past who have ...
05/30/2010
Going to get away for a day this Holiday weekend - any suggestions from my ActiveRain peeps? I thought about maybe Santa Barbara.  And I've been wanting to get out to San Luis Obispo because I've heard that is a great little town. Do you have any suggestions for some great one-day getway spots he...
05/30/2010
The Escrow Process: Part 1 - What is an Escrow? An escrow, by California definition, is the purchase process we go through for buying real estate. In reality, escrow is actually and entity, in the form of an escrow company.  They are the neutral 3rd party that regulates what buyer and seller are ...
05/30/2010
Just how deep are common walls in an attached condo or townhome? I hear from some clients how they have noise issues in condos and some townhomes with common walls.  I hear it more often in condos, though. Why is it that some condos seem to be more sound-proof than others? Well, one thing to cons...
05/29/2010
The Benefits of HAFA Short Sales Come Into Play - But the second lender (junior lien) can still be the Achilles Heel The HAFA Program (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives) is bring some great strides to the short sale process. There is some standardization of the process, and great financial...
05/28/2010
Ralph Gorgoglione is now a HAFA Certified Short Sale / Foreclosure Specialist! In anticipation of the state now requiring short sale mitigators to be certified, I have finally completed my certification Combined with my experience with short sales and foreclosures, I am fully packed with an arsen...
05/28/2010
Who has deal with PNC Bank (National City Bank) on their short sales? I am dealing with PNC Bank as the second lender on one of my short sales and I'm starting to think that they're collection department is pretty slippery. I've been very courteous with them for the past couple of months since we...
05/27/2010
My partner and I are finally putting ourselves on a Payroll from Paychex I had been thinking about this for the past few years and we finally decided to put ourselves on our own payroll. I was able to get it all set up from a member of my networking group - TeamReferralNetwork Sherman Oaks Chapte...
05/26/2010
Studio City Townhomes for sale - check out this Studio Village townhome.  It is one of the nicest Studio City Townhomes for Sale in the area. Studio Village is one of the most sought after complexes in Studio City. Multiple pools, multiple tennis courts, and recreation center. New listing! Coming...
05/25/2010
Making the switch from PC to MAC: I'm thinking about taking the plunge.....what's your opinion? I've been using a PC for over 30 years.  In fact, I used to be a PC technician and owned/operated a small computer retail business, which led to my web design business. I think I'm finally ready to mak...
05/24/2010
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