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.

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2009 

  DocuSign has been a tremendous tool and one that both realtors and clients appreciate for a number of reasons. However, we've run into a few snags, where some entities won't recognize electronic signatures.  As such, let's do our part to bring these folks into the technology age. Tell the power...
09/30/2009
PLEASE READ!!!!   If you own a dog from a 'dangerous breed' And you have children, or a child is visiting... Please take this as a warning. DON'T LEAVE YOUR DOG WITH A SMALL CHILD, UNATTENDED, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!   It only took a few moments for THIS to happen... Brace yourself.... See the p...
09/29/2009
A fellow REALTOR is trying to get her offer accepted on a property fo a client who is using an FHA loan. We discussed several things to help this first time buyer. As I went through a list, I thought that perhaps this is another opportunity to inform our clients that help is on the way! First Tim...
09/28/2009
Whether you're taking a new listing or getting ready to write an offer on a new short sale, it may help to set expectations on what you're up against. ForeclosureRadar posted its take on the best (FIVE STARS) and the worst lenders to work with, according to Mortgage Resolutions Services who provi...
09/27/2009
A San Francisco agent referred a couple to me who are first time buyers looking to buy their first home in the east bay. Yesterday, I invited them to come into the office to discuss their wants and needs and their resources. I gave them a Home Buyer Guide that could be their "bible" as they trave...
09/27/2009
It's been discussed, blogged, taught...and it doesn't hurt to revisit it again. If it appears that the only available option to the seller is to sell the property as a short sale, it is extremely helpful to prepare him on what to expect: what is a short sale, how to qualify for a short sale, what...
09/25/2009
SNORT! Listen for it at the end of the news report. This is an oldie, but still funny. Can't determine which is funnier: the clip or the reporter's snort.
09/25/2009
Short Sale packages may be different from bank to bank, negotiator to negotiator. Having completed short sale seminars, listed and sold short sales, worked with two separate short sale negotiation companies, it appeared evident that HARDSHIP conditions include, but are not limited to: Unemploymen...
09/25/2009
If you're having a crummy day, you're going to end up smiling, rolling on the floor laughing after you see these babies dancing to Beyonce's Single Ladies. These babies have the rhythm and the moves! At least these babies are the "real" thing. But the Evian babies are quite entertaining, too. ...
09/23/2009
Is bankruptcy the only way out? If someone files for bankruptcy, are her assets protected? Or if the lenders foreclose, is she still subject to a judgment against her by the non-purchase money lien holder?   In 2006, a woman bought a condo for $450K for members of her property to use. It turned i...
09/21/2009
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