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.



To quote Vinny Barbarino "I'm so confused!" Okay, I'm dating myself since I know this TV character that catapulted John Travolta in Welcome Back, Kotter. I resisted for a long time, and have managed to work offsite without needing wireless connection. After all, my iphone enables me to get my em...
Does this make sense? Even if there's even a HINT in the contract that the property needs repairs underwriters may kill the deal? SCENARIO Buyer's offer is accepted Buyer down payment is $133,000 or nearly 25% of purchase price. During buyer investigation, buyer asks to split cost of repairs with...
Honesty and integrity were considered very important by 98% of buyers surveyed im a recent NAR (National Association of REALTORS) survey, According to the NAR: Sellers largely want agents to price their home competitively, find a buyer, market the property and sell within a specific timeframe. Re...
Dear Home BuyerAre you frustrated because after months of searching, you still don't have a home to call your own?There are many reasons why you're still looking to buy instead of moving in your new place.Let's review your situation.... Did you get preapproved first before your started looking at...
Moving to Alameda CA is a joyous occasion for many people who have discovered this wonderful island city. Many of my clients commute to San Francisco. When they couldn't afford to buy in the City, they decided to look to East Bay. It doesn't take them long to fall in love with our island that is...
OPEN HOUSE in Alameda CA. This home is brand new, uses green building principles, has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, approximately 2000 sq ft. Open house every weekend. See for pictures, details and video. Because Alameda is such a small island, it is easy to visit a lot of the o...
Holy smokes! Talk about needing to act fast! Per the California Association of Realtors, The $100 million allocated for California's first-time homebuyer tax credits may be depleted in about 10 to 20 days or sooner, according to C.A.R.'s Economics team.  California's Franchise Tax Board (FTB) pla...
If you're the only one (like me) in your office who blogs, you've probably heard these questions. So why do you blog? And what do you blog about? Furthermore, where do you blog? People have different reasons for blogging. Let me share mine: Why Online search. Home buyers and sellers search online...
Had a bit of down time, so decided to scoot over to Zillow and answer some questions. The question was "How do I get an appraised house value" An appraiser responds, "For an 'appraised' home value, you need to hire an appraiser to appraise it for you. ...Realtors values are typically tainted in h...
Someone told me that he does a crossword puzzle everyday in order to exercise his mind and to help stave off Alzheimers. Here are exercises that are making the rounds --- mind exercises that we can share. (Answers/comments at end of the exercises) READING EXERCISES Take a look at this, and see if...

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