JUST LISTED Mission Viejo Single Story Home for Sale by Jill Murty Take a look at this terrific new listing in the Seville tract in Mission Viejo.  It is a super desirable single story, three bedroom, three bath home with a two car garage.   The courtyard and wraparound yard are just part of what...
Buyer Tours Property on FaceTime and Buys it The husband has never in person seen the house he bought.  The wife started moving in yesterday. It started when a nice gal walked into an open house and after realizing somewhat instantly that we got along really well, she decided to choose me as her ...
Man Who Kidnapped Two Realtors is Out on Bond The the man accused of kidnapping two Realtors has been released on $50,000 bond.  A 50k bond seems a little low for kidnapping and robbery.   Yes, realtor safety is in the news once again.  Read the story here:
Seller Wants to Pay Buyer's Agents What They're Worth Nothing.  That's what they're worth, if not less. I am in the midst of the never ending transaction.  When my client, the owner of a rental property said she was ready to sell, I suggested she ask the tenants if they were interested in buying....
 I've Been Cox Blocked When it's faster to hand deliver a message than it is to send it by email, there's a big problem. Cox is my internet and email provider and I'm really unhappy.  Emails sit in my outbox and take a long time to get sent if they ever escape from the outbox. This blog would be ...
Coming soon to the Murty house: Kermit the Awesome Foster Dog!  Kermit the Dog is coming to the Murty house to be spoiled until a permanent home is found for him.  Kermit is about 12 weeks old, thought to be an Aussie mix and is adorable as ever.  Want proof of his adorableness?  Check out the vi...
Seagate Colony Condo on 128 Sandpiper Lane, Aliso Viejo  Sold by Jill Murty SOLD!  My condo listing at 128 Sandpiper Lane, Aliso Viejo has closed escrow for $329,000. An important detail about this transaction was that the seller had an FHA loan.  The way I structured the contract saved the selle...
The seller has an FHA loan.  Why do you care? Recently, I listed an Aliso Viejo condo.  The seller had FHA financing.  As the listing agent, why would I care that the seller has an FHA loan on the property?   There was an FHA rule in place at the time of the loan that when the property sells, the...
The Text Message that Made My Day I have lovely clients whose home in the Timberline community of Mission Viejo I sold two years ago.  I'd met the wife at an open house seven years before they listed their home with me.   Here's the text message I received from the wife today: "Two years ago this...
Nice People and Other Unexpected Things in Real Estate   As I'm about to close on a condo listing on 128 Sandpiper Lane in Aliso Viejo, I reflected back to when my client bought the  condo in 2008.  There was a great series of events that happened that wouldn't have happened if the people involve...

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