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2011 

Yikes(I Thought To Myself) Did You Really Say That To My Clients? One of the homes I planned to show my clients this week had a lot of showing restrictions but certainly fit their requirements --- number of bedrooms, size of living room and kitchen, nice location and wow---in their price range. T...
04/30/2011
$30,000 Price Reduction - 968 Palm Terrace, Pasadena, Now Priced At $299,000 A great value is now INCREDIBLE.  968 Palm Terrace is located in the Washington Square Landmark District, this circa 1921 Pasadena bungalow is a small house situated on a large lot and bursting with potential.   968 Palm...
04/28/2011
While I'm Previewing Your Home For Clients, I'm Also Reviewing It.... I try to preview properties that newly come on the market during the various broker caravans held each week but it's impossible for me to see everything.   This makes may make it necessary for me to schedule a private appointme...
04/27/2011
  Carbon Monoxide Detectors To Be Required in California This Year California will require carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in properties starting in July, 2011. The California Association of Realtors has provided this summary: "This law enacts the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Ac...
04/18/2011
Price Per Square Foot Is Only One Component of A Home's Price One question many buyers will ask when attempting to determine a price of a home you wish to make an offer and buy is the price per square foot.  With your agent, you should review homes that have recently sold in your desired area and...
04/17/2011
 Want To Own Your Home Quicker?  Here's How(Simple Math) 12 + 1 = 23 Say, what? Try This... 12(months) +1(one extra payment--principal only) equals 30(year original loan) - 7(number in years of savings) 23 HUH? Did you know that there is a way to save a lot of $$$ on your mortgage?   Did you know...
04/16/2011
Sunday, April 17 Open House - 968 Palm Terrace, Pasadena Please join me at 968 Palm Terrace on Sunday afternoon, April 17 from 2PM until 4PM.   Located in the Washington Square Landmark District, 968 Palm Terrace is a 1920s California bungalow and offers the visionary homebuyer a rare opportunity...
04/15/2011
So You Have An All Cash Offer For My Home?  Great, Can You Prove It? It's a great call or email notification to receive.   I have an all cash offer for your listing at 1234 Lucky Lane. Great! An all cash offer is a great offer for Sellers to receive. But wait..... You mean there are downsides to ...
04/14/2011
  For me, this was a new perspective on the model of doing things from Professional Organizer Shanna Perino.  There are so many great ideas here and I am posting it since I was the only comment(so far)on her original post and I believe there is so much useful information contained here.   Need mo...
04/13/2011
 When in Doubt, Disclosure is The Way To Go When taking a new listing, I feel it best to have the sellers complete all of the disclosures upfront.  It prepares them for the sale and readies them for their move forward.  When an offer is presented and a counter offer or acceptance given,  disclosu...
04/13/2011
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