Pacita's Quick Bytes of Real Estate

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

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2008 

Free speech. Freedom of expression. Free world. And all that. But we can still express dissenting opinions (particularly about the most sensitive topics like politics and religion) without being sarcastic, condescending, patronizing, insulting, abusive, holier-than-thou, name-calling, and goodnes...
09/30/2008
Your REALTOR: Pacita C. Dimacali September 2008 Call me for exceptional real estate service and results. Copyright © 2008 Realty TimesAll Rights Reserved. What the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 Means for You   Good news has made its way into the real estate arena this summer -- in th...
09/26/2008
While watching the presidential debates, my partner Gary said something that I felt compelled to research. Just how did we get ourselves in this Wall Street crisis? One of the places I visited was www.powerlineblog.com. And there, they posted a Youtube video that "does a good job of explaining, i...
09/26/2008
In a separate blog, I mentioned that I was stunned to see who were losing their homes. In it, I mentioned a foreclosure map. This may be new or old news to some, but if you haven't done so yet, go to hotpads.com and check out their foreclosure heat map that looks like this. And you can zoom in to...
09/26/2008
Once upon a time, there was a successful REALTOR who worked hard and did everything he learned from his mentor since he started 21 years ago. He selected areas where he could farm. He walks the streets and drops off fliers and puts door hangers. He listens to his very astute associate from the ti...
09/25/2008
While checking out a local blogger's site whose primary focus and opinion is on the implosion of the local real estate market, there was a comment from one of the visitors. Okay, I have thin skin....but this is not the first time I've heard us Realtors being grouped with car salesmen. As Seinfeld...
09/24/2008
I was shocked to read about people I personally know who are upside down with their homes. Recently, a former co-realtor's house was featured on a foreclosure site as having received a notice of default. Then today, shock of all shocks, one of our lenders with Wells Fargo is also selling her hous...
09/23/2008
Sunday night, I spent time with buyers who want to write an offer on my listing which they have seen 3-4 times, and once with their contractor. We have the offer packaged and ready to go to present to the seller. Today, one of them dropped off a letter they wrote to appeal to the seller. On his w...
09/23/2008
LinksVisual TourPhoto GalleryPromenadePromenadeOpen planStainless steel appliancesSpacious master bedroomFabulous guest bedoormGuest bathLiving room to balconyView of Park Street BridgeView from the balconyBonus multi-purpose loftNicely planned garage parkingPromenadeThe EstuarySpacious stairs la...
09/22/2008
We often ease timid homebuyers into "starter" single family homes. But can we say the same about a condo? Whether one is a first time buyer or someone who wants to simplify and downsize, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo meets many basic needs and then some. With 900 sq ft, in-unit laundry room with w...
09/22/2008
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