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Wanted to take a brief minute to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and Happy Holiday. Put any of the stress, worry, politics, life-drama aside and enjoy your time with family, loved ones and friends. Right now, people all over the world are letting it go, and coming together with the spirit of the...
Simple 101:  Don't forget to send a Thank You card to the agent on the other side Our industry can make us crazy at times.  Short sales, foreclosures, distressed properties, lending laws, government programs, real estate laws, appraisals, inspections, emotional clients, etc.  So many times those ...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ActiveRain Member Lottie Kendall!! Everyone wish a Happy Berf-Day to Lottie! And here is my official B-Day song to you (but you have to imagine the accordion music in the background) : HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU YOU LOOK LIKE A MONKEY AND YOU SMELL LIKE ONE TOO...
A little birdie told me the Mortgage Debt Relief Act is being extended. One of the higher-ups at the National Association of Realtors informed a friend of a friend of mine  that it is going to be extended. It will either be part of the budget bill, or extended separately. Just wanted to share the...
What should I wear for the end of the world? I mean, I want to look nice, but at the same time I want to be comfortable. And since it's after labor day, do I dare wear white? Is it formal, or dressy-casual? I didn't get the memo........... Los Angeles Homes For Sale Los Angeles Condos For Sale Lo...
What do you mean you have an accepted offer?  The MLS shows Active!! How many times have you had a buyer tell you they are interested in offering on a property that shows Active on the MLS, but then when you contact the listing agent, they tell you they've had an accepted offer for a while now? N...
  Another $uccessful closed deal via ActiveRain referral! This is the 2nd short sale referred to me from the same ActiveRain referral agent. This was a a short sale with Chase Bank.  It took a few twists and turns, but I've become known in my area as a "dog with a bone" when it comes to transacti...
US Unemployment Rate Continues to drop to 7.7% in November Our nations economy continues to improve.  U.S. Census Bureau reports unemployement is down to 7.7% as of November, 2012. This is a steady declining trend since the President first took office in 2009 as the chart below shows:   It seems ...
Ralph's Helpful Tips: 16 Things NOT TO DO while in the process of Obtaining Home Financing. An excellent Mortgage Loan Officer that I work with, Marie Richarz with Prospect Mortgage, provided me with this important list for my buyers. Buyers can unknowingly sabotage their home financing goals by ...
Requiring the buyer to use a lender of seller's choice:  A RESPA violation or not? I recently wrote an offer on a property for some clients of mine, and received a counter offer. One of the items in the counter offer stated that the buyers must use one of two of the seller's preferred lenders, or...

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