ralph gorgoglione: A contract is one thing, an escrow is another............. - 06/08/18 11:15 AM
A contract is one thing, an escrow is another.............
So many times I've seen the case where a principal and their agent fill out a cancellation of contract, and once it's signed, they think it's all over and done.
Not quite.
What you need to keep in mind is that the contract between a buyer and seller is one thing.  The ESCROW, however, is not one in the same.  In addition to cancelling a contract, you must also cancel the escrow.  Otherwise, escrow does not have the ability to appriopriate funds and or take any remedial action according to the cancellation of the contract.
That … (2 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Postpartum Short Sale Syndrome: What is it? - 04/17/18 11:22 AM
Postpartum Short Sale Syndrome:  What is it?
I've processed and/or facilitated over 85 short sales in my career.  Not only my own short sale listings, but I've been hired to facilitate short sales for other brokers as well.
Most clients that I work with are very appreciative of my efforts to get them out of the property, without expense, and relieve them of the debt and mortgage lien.  The majority of them are grateful that everyone's efforts to avoid the alternative, which is foreclosure and a possible pursuance of deficiency by the bank, is appreciated.
On a rare occasion, I came across what I am … (4 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Things To Do and See on Maui - Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm - 04/03/18 09:42 AM

There are tons of things to do in Maui, but if you are in need of an extra relaxing day make sure you visit the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm. In Maui, we refer to the areas of Kula as "up country".  The highest parts being called "upper Kula" and those areas of Kula closer to the bottom of the mountain as "lower Kula". 
One of the many attractions in Kula is the beautiful lavender farm.  At the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm you will find over 50,000 plants and almost 50 different types of lavender. After exploring the 14 acre grounds either on … (4 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: JUST SOLD! Renovated Mid-Century Sherman Oaks Home - $1,055,000 - 03/25/18 01:17 PM
4659 Wortser Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Single story home in desirable Sherman Oaks. Open kitchen with new cabinets, quarts counter tops and stainless-steel appliances. Lots of natural light envelope open space between kitchen, dining area and living room. Hardwood floors have been refurbished, stained and sealed. All bathrooms fully remodeled, new dual pane windows and much more! Large 8,000+ SF corner lot with a newly
re-surfaced pool and plenty of space for entertaining and large family gatherings! Classic, tree lined neighborhood with abundant appeal and nostalgia!

Ralph Gorgoglione - Broker / Realtor
Top 3% Realtors … (3 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Golfing in Maui - Top Things to Do in Maui - 03/20/18 09:29 AM
For the Golf Pro or lover of the sport, Maui is a fabulous destination. There are so many great greens in Maui, that golfing in Maui is one of the top things to do on the island. There are 14 different golf courses on Maui, perfect for ultimate relaxation. Three courses you will definitely need to add to your list are, Kapalua’s Plantation Course, Wailea Golf Club and Ka’anapali Golf Course.
Kapalua’s Plantation Course
One course that you’ll want to check out is Kapalua’s Plantation Course. This course has a restaurant and golf shop, so this is the perfect one to start with … (1 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Things To Do and See on Maui - The Bailey House Museum - 03/13/18 07:58 PM
Things To Do and See on Maui - The Bailey House Museum
With rich and artistic historical landmarks around Maui, there are plenty of alluring art treasures and history found within these landmarks.
The Bailey House Museum is a landmark that has been providing guests with 184 years of education on the heritage and history of Maui, since opening its doors in 1833. The museum collects, studies, preserves and interprets the cultural roots and history of the island for guests. Guests will be able to view building and outdoor display houses, photographs, artifacts and much more from previous generations who've lived … (3 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Things To Do and See in Maui: Maui Ocean Center - 03/09/18 06:38 AM
Maui is known for it's beautiful beaches and parks, but did you know there are plenty of things to do on rainy days as well? One of the best rainy day attractions is the Maui Ocean Center. Since it opened in 1998, the Maui Ocean Center has been both entertaining and educating visitors. The aquarium boasts one of the largest collections of live Pacific corals in the world as well as a 750,000 gallon Open Ocean exhibit with a walk through tunnel where guests can get a unique view of sharks, fish, sting rays, and sea turtles. Maui Ocean Center is also home … (4 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: JUST SOLD! NoHo Arts District Condo - $335,210 - 02/27/18 03:31 PM
5143 Bakman Ave. #320, North Hollywood, CA
NoHo Arts District! Super-clean and stylish 3rd-Floor, one good size bedroom, one full bath unit right in the center of Metro NoHo! Stainless appliances, granite counters, fireplace, wet bar, living room balcony, and nice walk-in closet. Well-maintained complex with gym, recreation room, pool and spa, and BBQ area. Gated, secure subterranean parking. Walking distance to everything, including Metro Rail Station. HOA includes earthquake insurance.

Ralph Gorgoglione - Broker / Realtor
Top 3% Realtors Nationwide
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Maui Life Homes / RS-78439
(310) 497-9407 / (800) 591-6121  /  Fax:  (866) 470-2717
Web:  metrolifehomes.net  /  Blog:  HomeChitChat.com … (3 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: JUST SOLD! - VERY rare live/work Maui townhome - $670,000 - 10/09/17 09:11 AM
JUST SOLD! - VERY rare live/work Maui townhome - $670,000
1367 S. Kihei Rd. #3-105/205, Kihei, HI 96753
Kai Ani Village
VERY rare live-work / residential-commercial property on Maui!
Contemporary Kai Ani Village townhome features the only live work configuration in Maui with dual zoning for your business office and metropolitan living. Soaring ceilings in the living room with ample light make this home one of the most desirable. Energy efficient features like low e dual pane windows that are extra thick to reduce noise, split system ac's throughout with insulation are just a few of the features included. Kitchen with Whirlpool appliances, granite countertops … (2 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Virtual Staging using Adobe Fireworks - 05/30/17 09:47 PM
Virtual Staging using Adobe Fireworks
I have ventured into some virtual staging these days.  Mostly out of necessity.  
It's either the case where it is a completely vacant property, OR my staging accessories and furniture will not be available until after the photoshoot.
In either case, I've learn to virtually stage both interior and exterior shots so that the photos showing on the MLS give the best possible potential for the property, and provides a good example for a potential buyer of how the room or area can be used.
Let's face it, some people just need a little help envisioning things.
I used Adobe … (6 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Showed property in Duarte yesterday....... - 05/08/17 08:48 AM
Showed property in Duarte yesterday.......
Duarte is another one of those relatively unknoown areas in LA.
It is also one of the most modestly priced, freeway accessible cities in the San Gabriel Valley area.
Right now, your average 3+2 home probably sits in the mid $400,000 range.  Cute homes.
The neighborhoods north of the 210 fwy have somewhat of a different flavor than south.  Plus, there is a bit more shopping, restaurants and commercial on the north side also.
For the most part, the bulk of homes in Duarte are traditional style, ranging in the 1950's to 1960's range.
Duarte is accessible to both the 210 and … (5 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Reviewing Multiple Offers: Never Assume Anything....... - 04/29/17 09:48 AM
Reviewing Multiple Offers:  Never Assume Anything.......
I read quite a bit of material on the strategy of presenting offers in a multiple offer situation.  Yes, that is a science in itself depending on all the variables that exist in that particular potential sale situation.
But from a listing agent's standpoint who has seen a ca-zillion offers cross my desk, is it really as simple as giving cash the heaviest weight?
Not necessarily so in all cases.  Let's analyze.
What are some of the typical scenarios in a multiple offer situation?  For the sake of analyzing, let's use a scenario in which there are many offers. … (7 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: JUST SOLD! Remodeled 4-bedroom Tarzana Pool Home - $670,000 - 03/02/17 03:48 PM
Another successful sale with Metro Life Homes!
19651 Sylvan St., Tarzana, CA 91354
Entirely remodeled Mid Century pool home. 4 bed, 2 bath, over 1,800 sq ft. Great location towards end of cul-de-sac. Move-in ready.
Rich wood flooring, remodeled kitchen with stone countertops, stainless appliances and sink, new cabinets, separate inside laundry room with side-by-side washer/dryer hookups, newer double-pane windows, newer roof, travertine fireplace, recessed lighting,
Central air, new light fixtures, remodeled bathrooms, separate tub and glass shower enclosure, new vanities, newer toilets, detached double-car garage with additional carport, and sparkling pool. Nice backyard. Mature trees. GREAT location, close to 101 fwy.


Ralph Gorgoglione … (2 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: JUST SOLD! Southpointe Maui Condo - $255,000 - 03/01/17 02:03 PM


480 Kenolio Rd. #14-202, Kihei, Maui

Another successful sale for Maui Life Homes

2-Bedroom Southpointe condo

Congrats to our clients on their first Hawaii investment property!

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, upstairs unit. Large lanai with peek-a-boo ocean view, open to grounds. Inside stacked laundry. Laminate floors.

Southpointe is one of the best-maintained complexes in Kihei. Walk to the shore! Beautiful, lush grounds.

Makes for excellent investment property also. Average long-term lease on these units are $1800-$2000 per month. HOA is only $345. Makes for a great cash-positive investment.

Ralph Gorgoglione - Owner / Realtor
Top 3% Realtors Nationwide
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ralph gorgoglione: Short Sales: Really? Today? After all this gain in equity? - 02/20/17 10:22 AM
Short Sales:  Really?  Today?  After all this gain in equity?
I have not only facilitated my own short sales, but since 2007 I have been a certified, hired short sale facilitator and have successfully facilitated and closed many short sale transactions.  I have seen quite the spectrum of scenarios and have dealt with dozens and dozens of banks and junior lienholders.

Yes, believe it or not, short sales still exist in our current market.  Not many, but there are a few out there.

You may be asking "How is that possible after almost 6 years of equity gains in the market?"

Well, there are a … (4 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: JUST SOLD! 5672 Middle Crest Dr., Agoura Hills, CA - $998,000 - 02/17/17 02:33 PM
JUST SOLD! 5672 Middle Crest Dr., Agoura Hills, CA - $998,000
Another successful sale for Metro Life Homes.


4 Bed / 4 Bath, 3,247 sq ft

Beautiful Morrison South home with upgrades throughout. Formal living room with a fireplace. Formal Dining room. Gourmet kitchen with Viking 6 burner stove and griddle, Granite counter tops, large Island with sink, Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, Custom Cabinets. Master Bedroom with large closet and master bathroom with Jacuzzi style tub, separate walk-in shower, duel sinks and vanity. Large upstairs loft. Custom pool/spa with waterfalls and a fire pit, BBQ with outdoor dining. Great cul-de-sac location.


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ralph gorgoglione: Democract, Republican, or Independent - Please help....... - 01/14/17 09:03 AM
Regardless of your party affiliation, or demographic, healthcare in our country is extremely important.
We all depend on it.  We put our lives and those of our families and children in the hands of the healthcare industry, and it's critical that we all have access to adequate healthcare.
Please help me and tens of millions of American hold our Congress accountable for making these decisions on our behalf.  They need to share the sense of urgency and importance we all do when it comes to having adequate and affordable healthcare.
Members of Congress have their own government-paid healthcare plans.  That won't change regardless of … (4 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Kokku.org - We have a new recipient that needs our help..... - 12/22/15 09:46 PM
Kokku.org - We have a new recipient that needs our help.....
Hey Everyone,
We have another Kokku recipient that is in need of our help.
Michael Long is one of the coolest people I've met. We were first introduced to each other at a business networking meeting. We were in a business networking group together for quite a few years. I know the character of this man, and I've always been impressed by him.
Have you every met one of those people that you immediately trust explicitly? Michael is one of those people. He is a financial advisor, and is so true to his craft. … (3 comments)

ralph gorgoglione: Pasadena, CA - Residential Real Estate Activity - 3 Years Running - 12/11/15 05:21 AM
 Pasadena, CA - Residential Real Estate Activity - 3 Years Running
Pasadena is one of the nicest, high-demand areas in Los Angeles county.  It is a very centrally located city:  20 minutes to downtown LA, 10 minutes to the San Fernando Valley, 30 minutes to the Santa Clarita Valley, and 40 minutes to the beach areas.
Colorado blvd. is a destination point for many Angelenos with all of it's ecclectic restaurants, shops, entertainment and retail along the blvd.

The Rose Bowl parade makes Pasadena an internationally known city!  And the local population is quite reflective of that also.  The 110, 210, and 134 freeways … (0 comments)

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