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.



As many times as I've written offers on REOs, I enountered an REO agent who included with her disclosures a guide on writing an REO offer. She requested that the agent initial and return the guide to her so that everyone is clear on what to expect. After reading her guidelines, I put together a B...
Sometime back, I was successful in posting some pictures of my beloved city, Alameda CA Now that we've "claimed" or sponsored communities, I am inspired to tote my camera more frequently so that I can post additional pictures. But once I logged on, I realized after clicking here and there. that w...
Venting....can't believe the attitude of some of the REO agents who must be so drunk with power and so busy with their listings that they have forgotten the simple rules of courtesy and professionalism. My clients and I went to see an REO house, but when I opened the lockbox, there was no key. So...
Keeping tabs on various blogs and websites, and I am dismayed at some of the buyers' (or perhaps) non-buyers' continuing fear that if they buy now, they may over pay for a house. Many pundits say we haven't hit the bottom of the market yet. But just when is bottom? When it's several months behind...
When Alameda Wine Company opened its doors to Alameda CA next to the historic and newly restored Alameda theater, my friends and I started going there for the wine, the cheese and the company. Because Karen, the proprietor, was so good and so knowledgeable, I blogged about her store and posted it...
Lately, I've found myself following the comments by a local Alameda CA blogger. I have bristled more than once about his comments on the Alameda listings he chooses to critique.  Agree or disagree with his blog and opinions, from his tell-it-like-it-is-and-more school of writing, he reminded me t...
For the first time, one of my short sale applications was rejected by Downey Savings whose policy is NOT to approve any short sales of any kind. Since we have until November before the house is foreclosed, I am trying to find other means to get this done. Otherwise, my clients are headed for bank...
To all buyers out there.... Please listen to your realtors who make a living pricing, selling, researching values of real estate property. We do have your interests at heart. We're not in it just to sell you something. We want you to be happy because we are counting on you to tell your friends, y...
Since my seller's plea for a short sale was rejected by Downey Savings who holds the first loan, I've been trying to understand why Downey would refuse. Turns out that Downey sold the note to Deutsch Bank. Negative news and forums abound about both, Deutsch Bank Credit Rating Cut Deutsh Bank Fore...
I am not an "original" or native born Alamedan. Nor do I know everything there is to know about Alameda. But I am making an effort to get to know more about this beautiful island. Having lived in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Texas, and having sampled living in San Francisco apartment by the ...

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