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

2010 

Two years ago, I blogged about an agent who referred to people looking for short sales and foreclosures as "bottom feeders." "Bottom feeders?" How one agent described people who look for short sales and foreclosures. " This agent was in a fairly affluent area we call LaMoRinda for Lafayette, Mora...
06/23/2010
Crisis management. Stress. Pressure-cooker situation exacerbated by incompetent set up or Loan Adjustor "specialist". Who hires and trains these people? After 3 months of constant follow ups and compliance with repeated demands for documents, we finally received short sale approval. But buyers ba...
06/23/2010
Here'a new scam email  BE ALERT!  BEWARE! "My name is John Weans a Real Estate Consultant. My client, Siam Rai, Software Manager in TISCO BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED in Thailand is retiring soon from office and he is planning to relocate to the USA to establish a private Consulting office on secu...
06/15/2010
Recent stories about the city mayor's radical idea of  bulldozing Detroit's areas that are most afflicted with urban decay may have created a renewed interest in urban renewal. Urban decay is the process whereby a previously functioning city, or part of a city, falls into disrepair and decrepitud...
06/07/2010
Thought about my short sale listings that sold and closed fast. They all had a common denominator: the first buyers walked, and the next buyers happily waltzed in to a short sale that was neatly tied up with a bright red bow that said "APPROVED SHORT SALE!" Here are some of my short sale listings...
06/02/2010
It almost feels like I'm a prisoner of AT&T. Because we have AT&T landline service, and because of my fascination (heck, love!) for my iPhone, I selected AT&T as well when it came time to getting a wireless card for my laptop. Regardless of which wireless card or wireless phone one chooses, the ...
06/02/2010
As they say, ignorance of the law is not an excuse! Per Snopes.... MOVE OVER: Claim: Motorists in most U.S. states can be fined for failing to slow down or change lanes when passing parked emergency vehicles TRUE NEW TRAFFIC LAW Every state except Hawaii and Maryland and the D.C. has this law. In...
06/01/2010
SCAM ALERT! Received inquiry about one of my listings.  But red flags were popping up all over the place. When I researched the name, I was led to this site about scammers http://www.419scam.org/419people.htm RED FLAGS: CASH but needs 30 days to close? Out of country Email communications Viewed a...
05/31/2010
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