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2014 

As A Grasshopper I Have Much To Learn And I Am Very Grateful For The Opportunity and Privilege of Being A Member of ActiveRain   Typically, I’m not one to ask for help.   It’s not because I don’t need it(far from reality) --- it’s just something I’ve never been totally comfortable doing or asking...
04/30/2014
I’ve Been Rejected But At Least I Know Where I Stand   This is not a sad story...it's not an unhappy ending to a love story     Well, not entirely   I’ve Been Rejected But At Least I Know Where I Stand   When you are a buyer and you write an offer to purchase your Pasadena area home, the seller h...
04/29/2014
Sellers Ask How To Get The Best Price and Terms with Multiple Offers?   It’s a common question by Sellers - How to Get the Best Price and Terms when faced with Multiple Offers?   In our current competitive market, this is often the scenario:   A property comes on the market for sale -- there will...
04/29/2014
Surprises During A Transaction Are Never A Party     I’m not much of a Surprise Party person.   But compared to surprises during a Pasadena real estate transaction -   They are a real party - a ton of fun   So is a surprise-free transaction even a possibility?   Sure.   Be Prepared. Really. It's ...
04/28/2014
The Buyers Really Want The House But Does That Really Matter?       The buyers lament   The buyers really want the house…   Great   But they can only afford this amount not the asking price.   Okay   I guess that means they should look for another home.   You see   The home is newly listed   Pric...
04/27/2014
40 Year-Old Virgins, Unrealistic Buyers and Day Old Bread   I don’t know about you   but   I keep a list of ActiveRain blog posts ideas that are still-to-be-written   Some are topics I want to do additional research   Others may just be words or quotes   Then there are post titles   like   40 Yea...
04/27/2014
Alhambra CA - 1000 Westmont Drive Emery Park OPEN HOUSE Schedule   1000 Westmont Drive in the Emery Park neighborhood of Alhambra   Open House     Today, Saturday April 26   2PM until 4PM     Tomorrow, Sunday, April 27  12Noon until 5PM       This home was first available to be seen Tuesday and a...
04/26/2014
First Time Buyers Ask - We Have 15 Minutes - Can We Write An Offer?   They are in love   With my new listing   Yet they haven’t seen it yet.   But they have to, I mean HAVE TO, buy it.   The appointment is scheduled.   They like it - him a bit more than her - or at least it seems that way.   I ex...
04/26/2014
Pasadena CA - Fox Ridge Estates Real Estate Update 04.25.14   Fox Ridge Estates is an intimate neighborhood of single family homes in Northeast Pasadena adjacent to the Eaton Canyon Nature Center just north of New York Drive near the Altadena border.   Primarily built in the 1950s the homes are g...
04/25/2014
When A Buyer Asks A Listing Agent - Will You Represent Me?...   Any agent who has had a listing...ever...has heard the question…   We don’t have an agent, will you represent me as a buyer?   Seems simple.   Seems straight forward.   So easy.   So what’s the problem?   Or is there even a problem? ...
04/24/2014
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