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2007 

CAR Virtual Advocate Update - Wood Burning Stoves & Fireplacesby John Occhi, Hemet REALTOR®    Mission Grove Realty   First, I should draw your attention to the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) Virtual Advocate program.  It is a voluntary sign up that alerts you to any news that the CAR...
07/30/2007
Foreclosure Rates Continue To Climb in Californiaby John Occhi, Hemet CA REALTOR   Hemet CA Real Estate  There are no surprises in the Mid-Year Report that was released today by RealtyTrac, an online leader in foreclosure property information.  Foreclosures continue to increase across the countr...
07/30/2007
What is a "Free Foreclosure List"?by John Occhi, Hemet REALTOR®   Mission Grove Realty   I have to hand it to my fellow REALTORS®, they certainly know how to market, if nothing else.  Some would argue that is a REALTORS® most important job - marketing - or getting the word out.The change in the ...
07/28/2007
Wells Fargo is Singing the Subprime Bluesby John Occhi, Hemet REALTOR®   Mission Grove Realty                                                           I just found a short article in a newsletter I subscribe to (Real Trends) that is reporting that Wells Fargo is singing the subprime blues.Accor...
07/28/2007
Countrywide is Singing the Default Bluesby John Occhi, Hemet REALTOR®   Mission Grove Realty   I just found a short article in a newsletter I subscribe to (Real Trends) that is reporting that Countrywide is singing the default blues.According to the article even their good credit loans are increa...
07/28/2007
And where are Interest Rates Headed?  by John Occhi, Hemet REALTOR®   Mission Grove Realty   I am wondering what the opinion of the mortgage community is on the topic of interest rates.  As for me, I think they will drop based on what has happened this week.There have been some very interesting d...
07/28/2007
Pet Peeve:  Don't Show Showings  by John Occhi, Hemet REALTOR®   Mission Grove Realty   There really ought to be a law...or at least some sort of guideline in the NAR Code of Ethics about a REALTOR® that makes an appointment to show a property and then doesn't show up - not even the courtesy of ...
07/28/2007
ActiveRain - I Need Your Help.  Is This a Short Sale?  How Would You Counsel this Seller?  by John Occhi, Hemet REALTOR®   Mission Grove Realty   Last night I received an email (thank you ActiveRain) that I followed up with a 45 minute phone call this morning from a homeowner who knows he is on ...
07/28/2007
Stop Your Foreclosure:  Bankruptcy   by John Occhi, Hemet CA REALTOR®   Mission Grove Realty  Prior to October 17, 2005 it was a fairly easy process to stop a foreclosure through fining a bankruptcy (BK).  Without getting to deep into the process, since I am a REALTOR® and not an attorney and am ...
07/28/2007
Stop Your Foreclosure:  Break Through Loan   by John Occhi, Hemet CA REALTOR®   Mission Grove Realty  When a Hemet homeowner recently asked me about helping stop his foreclosure, he asked me what a "Break Through Loan" was and if it would be appropriate for him in his situation.I was not at first...
07/27/2007
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