Pacita's Quick Bytes of Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - Alain Pinel - BRE 01367196
A REALTOR's perspective on events that shape and affect the real estate market.



LAST RESORT In a last ditch effort to help my sellers who are upside down on their loans and can't pay their mortgages with Downey Savings and National City, I contacted Mortgage Resolutions to see if they can help my clients. Mortgage Resolutions offers, according to them "as full complement of ...
Waterfront views from this condo built in 2005, facing the Alameda/Oakland Estuary.       3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths    *    Built 2005    *    Largest model 1993 sq ft    *     $599,000.00 Largest model with 2-car tandem parking in garage with interior access.  Granite counters, back splash and bar, ...
Having Brad address our group today more than lit a thousand light bulbs. Folks who are timid about blogging are encouraged to start. Here he is at Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda CA where he gave us a quick tutorial on blogging. Great session, and I encourage you, if you haven't yet, get him to sho...
Venting... After weeks of waiting for word from Downey Savings for approval for a short sale, I got my answer yesterday. Private investor Downey Savings won't approve any short sales. The only way they would approve a short sale is if they received the full payoff --- which, in that case, won't b...
We know the foreclosure activity picked up. We also know that we have brisk activity when writing offers, many times, at a multiple-offer situation. So it wasn't a shock to see this headline that talked about repossessions in the Bay area soaring. Read the story In the Bay Area, mortgage companie...
The short sale packages are pretty much the same today....I think the lenders are making their requirements almost standard. In the case of a short sale property with more than one loan, this is most certainly useful and helpful so that we don't recreate the package. From what I've encountered, l...
Photo GalleryLower unit living roomUpstairs covered deckUpstairs ornamental fireplaceEntry foyerUpstairs living roomVintage lights and rosetteUpstairs kitchenUpstairs bedroomUpstairs bedroomVintage lights and rosetteDownstairs kitchenDownstairs built in china cabinetEntry FoyerPatioWedgewood stov...
Venting... I love my Blackberry Curve 8310 and its features. But recently, I had a problem with it and spent hours trying to get it resolved between ATT who referred me to Blackberry who said I should get the phone replaced since it's still under warranty. Called AT&T who said that according to t...
There's an Alameda CA blogger who goes by L.Opine whose website is The blogger says "Knife Catchers will document noteworthy tidbits about the US housing bubble implosion of mid-2007.Why "knife catchers"? Real estate bubble bloggers and commentators often refer to getting i...
For all of you looking for a home in Alameda...this is more than a starter home. Seller's loss, buyer's gain. Photo GalleryOpen planArch defines living areasFireplace and built-in china cabinetUpgraded kitchen with granite countersKitchen with eat- in areaCozy breakfast nookBedroom 2 parquet floo...

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