Pacita's Quick Bytes of Real Estate

By
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 

It isn't easy being green....and Kermit isn't the only one sighing. If you build it, will they come? First, let's try to understand the criteria. From StopWaste.org (Alameda County, CA) here's what they say WHAT IS GREEN BUILDING? In a nutshell, green building means taking steps to create wonderf...
11/28/2009
Somehow, it seems to go against the concept of being green by advertising in print. Traditional marketing takes a back-seat if you want to reach that unique buyer who appreciates the eco-friendly aspects of a green --- REALLY GREEN --- and brand-new home. And it also seems inefficient to use prin...
11/23/2009
Is it a good time to buy and sell real estate? The perception is that REALTORs are always trying to convince their clients to buy or sell real estate each and every time. But the reality is that when the buyers or sellers are on the verge of making a decision, they are the people who make that d...
11/15/2009
Is it a good time to buy and sell real estate? The perception is that REALTORs are always trying to convince their clients to buy or sell real estate each and any time. But the reality is that when the buyers or sellers are on the verge of making a decision, they are the people who make that deci...
11/15/2009
Is it ever a good idea to simply let go of an unhappy and dissatisfied seller? I can't remember where I first saw it, or heard about it. But I know that since I've become a realtor, I  have always offered a no hassle, easy exit guarantee on my listing agreements. I figured that if someone is not ...
11/10/2009
Agree or disagree, this is an interesting outburst --- a voice echoing the cries of distressed homeowners and their advocates. "Homeowners: "Hey Congress.. Get off your a**!"  Petition to the U.S. government from the Homeowners proposing "an immediate halt to all foreclosures until new, mandatory...
11/07/2009
Lenders make more money on foreclosures than from short sales or loan modifications. That's what Steve Harney conveyed in a seminar. He caused an earthquake in San Francisco When loan modifications are turned down, the next thing we attempt is a short sale. And we know that lenders turn over the ...
11/07/2009
For the statisticians and other folks who prefer graphs to see what's going on a specific market, here's a snapshot of what it looks like in Walnut Creek CA, comparing the market activity the past two years, starting in October 2007 - October 2009. MONTHS SUPPLY OF INVENTORY  When there are more ...
11/04/2009
Berkeley real estate market is nearly unchanged when compared with the frenetic activity in the surrounding cities. For the statisticians and other folks who prefer graphs to see what's going on a specific market, here's a snapshot of what it looks like in Berkeley CA, comparing the market the pa...
11/04/2009
Received the text this afternoon. Scrambled to find news articles. The best one I found was on Bloomberg. Headline: "Senate approves extended U.S. homebuyer tax credit" Posted on Facebook. Networked at a Chamber mixer. Shared news with other folks who haven't heard about it (yet). Sent them link ...
11/04/2009
Rainmaker
710,632

Pacita Dimacali

Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information