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4 Reasons Why 2011 May Be the Year for A Short Sale of Your California Home•1)      California Senate Bill 931 (SB 931) - This important new law went into effect on January 1st.   It requires that first mortgage lenders forgive the deficiency when they accept a short sale on a dwelling with up to...
How Not to Buy A Home - Develop An Irrational Aversion to List Price I’ve seen it happen to even the most eager of buyers.  List price aversion.  It’s an awful malady when it hits.  Some people are born that way -- they wouldn’t pay list price even if you paid them to.  Seriously.  Other people a...
How Not to Buy & Sell Homes - The Bridge Burning Technique Why do people burn bridges?  Simply put, I think because it’s satisfying.  There are definitely two camps on this issue as far as real estate agents are concerned, some are definitely anti-burning and some are definitely pro-burning. Both...
Shame on you BofA.  Gail should be able to concentrate on her husband at this time.  Where is your heart?  The society we live in is better than this. After three years of filling out loan modification paperwork and sending it in, I was informed via a phone call today from Bank of America that my...
Cheap Foreclosures in the MoonlightIt happened again last week.  I bumped into a family at a restaurant and upon learning my occupation, the wife approached me with that dreamy look in her eyes and said “Real estate... you must have so much flexibility!”  I begrudgingly admitted “Yes, I do.”  I d...
Cute as a button Santa Maria CA Home for Sale Near Preisker Park! Overview Maps Photos Description Video IDX Search $209,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,290 sqftLot: 0.10 acre(s) Location 206 Varner Ct.Santa Maria, CA 93458USA To get updates on open home dat...
How Not to Buy A House -- The Toilet Flushing  Approach Today, I had to call and tell a seller to turn the water back on at their property.  “You see,” I explained, “the toilet flushers will think they discovered a defect if the toilets don’t flush.”  Sad but true.  The seller couldn’t believe my...
How Not to Buy A House -- By CommitteeOne of the common mistakes I see first time home buyers make is involving too many people in their decision making.  Well meaning family, friends, and co-workers can give advice that interferes with the home buying process.  I experienced the worst example of...
How Not to Sell A Short Sale - - The “No Showings” ApproachWhy is selling a home as a short sale without showing it problematic?  A short sale is not like a regular sale.  Yes, the owner gets to decide what offer they accept and will present to the bank.  And yes, the highest offer is not always ...
Hancock Park Luxuy Homes in Santa Maria CA – Real Estate Market Update Nestled adjacent to the newly renovated Marian Medical Center Complex, and Allan Hancock, College, the established Hancock Park neighborhood offers convenient access to Highway 101 and the Five Cities area, and is a short 25 m...

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