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.



This seller posted a queston on Trulia and said " My home is partially under water & I really can't imagine forking out $$$ in commission. It's almost a crime to collect that amt..." Later, he made it worse when he said, "And also I am making a statement that it doesn't make much sense to me that...
A city building inspector was called to approve the progress of work that was already checked by a previous inspector. He observed another situation that he deemed was done without permits. So he said that "the buyers should go after the sellers for not disclosing this situation. They should get ...
Lately, the common plaint among sellers and their agents is: "The market is so slooowwww!"Is that true? Are homes not selling as fast as it used to be? Or is that merely a perception because sales have been brisk the previous months and are slowing down towards the holidays? Here are a few select...
This article in LA Times caught my eye:  "A tale of two hosing busts: Why is California recovering and Florida is still struggling?: Excerpt: California home sales and prices have tapered off since the boost from federal tax credits for buyers vanished in July, but home values are up considerably...
SENIOR WEDDING  Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, living in Miami, are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore. Jacob suggests they go in. Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: "Are you the owner?" ...
Pricing ahead of the market, in real estate parlance, involves pricing a property at less than current market value/trend. The rationale is to attract the biggest pool of buyers. If it stimulates multiple offers, then great! When the market trend shows sales are slowing down, prices are dropping ...
To say that short sales are more challenging than regular sales is a gross understatement. Short sale listing agents probably work twice as hard and long on short sales, but we do it because we truly want to help the distressed property owner. But our days are fraught with frustrations and disapp...

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