fresno real estate: Landlords Have a NEW Competitor - THE NEW FREDDIE MAC RENT BACK PROGRAM - 01/30/09 04:25 AM
I just read this article: Freddie Mac to rent foreclosed properties AMAZING!  It's totally understandable that they would take this route.  I showed a house on Tuesday that was only a couple of years old and theives had taken the stove and hood, oven and microwave, dishwasher and cabinets.  It's unreal.  When homes are looted the banks can't resell them with typical financing (ala FHA) unless they meet basic living standards.  If they don't, they sell them at a discount to investors for cash, who either fix them up and rent them out or resell them.
The problem is investors who … (1 comments)

fresno real estate: Wordless Wednesday - 12/10/08 02:10 AM

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fresno real estate: Speechless Sunday - 12/07/08 05:01 AM

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fresno real estate: I'll Let You Be The Judge.... - 12/05/08 02:52 AM
After reading Rich Jacobson's blog about the "false fronts" that some Realtors© put forward I decided to post a picture taken of me taken the other day down by the San Joaquin River.  We had relatives here for thanksgiving and we decided to take the kids down to the river to skip rocks and get some energy out. 
Since I almost always have my camera with me the relatives asked that I shoot some pictures of them.   After I took pictures of them I thought "what the heck" I might as well get a picture of myself.  So here is a … (7 comments)

fresno real estate: Empire State Building Stolen in 90 Minutes... - 12/02/08 05:00 PM
THIS IS A MUST READ ARTICLE describing how the Daily News stole the Empire State Building in 90 minutes using forged documents.  It highlights the huge potential for thieves to take advantage of a system that does no verification of information. 
I believe that in the not too distant future we will see an entire industry developed to make sure your "REAL PROPERTY" is not stolen or tampered with, much like what we have today to protect ourselves from identity theft.
I had a gentleman contact me who wanted to sell some property he had and I looked it up on … (2 comments)

fresno real estate: U.S. entered recession December 2007, panel says - 12/01/08 06:12 AM

Finally they see the light!
Accordingto this Reuters News Article the recession begain in December of 2007. This would make my declaration of the Official Beginning of the Recession about a month off. 
Why rely on these numbers crunchers to inform you a year after the fact?
 
 
Lazarus - Real Estate Broker and Financial Prognosticator Extraordinaire
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fresno real estate: What Planet Am I On? - 12/01/08 04:52 AM
Can somebody please help me understand what's going on?  I am experiencing sever cognitive dissonance.People getting trampled to death in shopping malls and retail reports indicating sales are UP this year, while hundreds of thousands of people are losing their homes and the financial markets are the worse they've been since the great depression.
it reminds me of Randy Pausch when he described the cognitive dissonance he was experiencing.
 
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fresno real estate: HELP! I CANT MAKE MY HOUSE PAYMENTS !!! - 11/19/08 06:17 AM
Facing Foreclosure? Received a Notice of Default?                                                     Fresno California
First of all - BEWARE OF FORECLOSURE SCAMS.
If you're behind on your house payments and at wits end as to what to do, here is what I suggest:
#1) Find a HUD approved counselor  in your area or contact and orginization like Neighborhood Works.
It's very important during such as stressful event that you have competent counsel and let's face it - a little hand holding through tough times doesn't hurt. There are are many Realtors© who can empathize with your situation (we have heard more than our fair share … (1 comments)

fresno real estate: Homestyles in Fresno Vary Depending on the Neighborhood - 10/09/07 06:45 PM
The other day my wife and i were out looking at some Gary McDonald Homes and there was one in particular we really liked that was already sold ( for 2.1 million ). These are the homes that are being built right along the golf course. I think the name of the subdivision is Country Club At The Fort. NO, we aren't thinking of moving there: couldn't if we wanted to; wouldn't if we could. I wouldn't be able to afford the taxes and utilities bills on a 2.1 million dollar home, let alone the mortgage. Today I had some business … (5 comments)

 
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