John Occhi's Real Estate Blog - Focused on the The Temecula & Murrieta Valleys

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Real Estate Agent - Mason Real Estate - CA BRE 01444168
Temecula-Murrieta CA real estate news, views and information provided to our community and agents.



As a REALTOR® and Team Leader it is important that I stay on top of my game.  No matter what administrative responsibilities I have, I must remember at all times that I am a Salesman.I am not ashamed of that a matter of fact I am very proud of my many accomplishments in the various fie...
There is one common denominator between all real estate buyers today - whether they are shopping for investment property or first-time homebuyers...they all want a deal and the perception is that the bank owned, or REO, properties are going to be the smoking deals of the day.  But not always...Th...
2009 may very well go down in history as the year of the 'Tax Credit' (among other things...but that is a topic for a whole other series of blog articles - not enough room here).I would guess that we all know about the $8,000 tax credit for first time home buyers...but trust me, they don't stop t...
As an REO Listing Agent, specializing in the local market of Hemet and San Jacinto, CA  bank owned (REO) real estate, my listings generate a lot of activity in the real estate investment world.Real Estate Investors are unlike first time buyers.  They should never be emotionally attached to any si...
How To Find Investor Buyers for Bank Owned ListingsAs an listing agent of Bank Owned Homes (REO) my job is multi-faceted from securing a property, cleaning it up for resale, generating reports to help price the property and the ultimately listing the home in the MLS and selling the property with ...
I was reading a blog in an investor portal where the author was suggesting that Citibank is considering a new approach to the current economic crises that has our housing market in a downward spiral.Apparently the chatter I that Citibank will consider reducing the principal owed on individual hom...
When buying investment real estate, especially bank owned homes, it is important to have a good idea of what it will take to rehab a property.When considering the costs, there are two distinct categories of work that you will be considering - repairs and improvements.Well here is a great article ...
The Christmas season is officially here.  Thanksgiving has come and cone.  The mall parking lots are packed to capacity.  Neighborhood homes have been transformed with lights and yard displays this weekend...And just what is the meaning of Christmas, anyway?  Are we really dedicated to helping re...
This is an interesting post I cam across by what is considered stylish and hip.  I have never been accused of being either.I was reading an article on RIS Media this holiday weekend about interior colors for homes - they actually claim that Black is the new, does this mean we are going...
Hemet California Real Estate has appeared to hit the bottom of the real estate market in August with home values bottoming out at around $130,000 and has started it climb up again to where it is now selling, on average for closer to $137,000. It should be noted the key word in the above paragraph...


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