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.



In the three years that I've been on ActiveRain I think I've only had two of my comments deleted by the blogger. The first time was a good spanking that I deserved. In my comment, I uploaded an editorial cartoon I found on the internet. Although I received permission to use it, the blogger didn't...
Did I choose real estate, or did it choose me? It seems that there were signs that this would be my ultimate and final profession, but I was too blind to see it. Love of architecture As a little girl, I was fascinated by the models that my playmate's architect father would have of a house or buil...
Seems like today, more than ever, we need a reason to believe that things will be all right. Maybe Congress and Senate will have an aggreement soon for the debt ceiling challenge. Maybe the economy will bounce back. Maybe jobs will be created. Maybe the real estate market will recover and people ...
So long ago....I became an evangelist for Docusign I can't even remember how long ago I've been using Docusign. But I will take credit for being the first in my previous company to use Docusign, and even convinced a few to try it. Shortly afterwards, our broker decided to make it available to eve...
Why Homes Don't Sell It bears repeating over and over again, in every which way-- top reasons why homes don't sell. There are certainly a ton of information (and opinions) out there. But they all come to these critical factors. Overpriced This is the single most important reason why not. The majo...
The sellers and the previous buyers provided their own property inspection and pest inspection. After the first buyers backed out, my buyers wrote an offer, but were countered on my buyers' insistence on a regular buyer investigation period. The sellers couldn't see the justification in my buyers...
Recently in two separate cases. my buyers liked properties whose sellers were smart enough to engage their own inspectors. Therefore, there shouldn't be any surprises, right? My buyers acknowledged the reports along with their offer. But we kept the standard buyer investigation period of 17 days ...
A story caught my eye today: Marine's parents sued over sign of support in their Bossier City front yard The Times reports that the Gardens of Southgate filed the suit this month against Timothy and Jodi Burr, who have lived in the subdivision since 2006. The Burrs placed a large multicolored ban...
Some REO agents are very good at what they do, and provide concise instructions on how to submit an offer on an REO (real estate owned or bank-owned) listings. These guidelines were pulled and combined from various instructions from REO listing agents and asset managers….so this is further testim...
A buyer of an REO (Real Estate Owned or bank-owned) property was required to be preapproved by the bank's (or is it the listing agent's?) preferred lender. Regardless of what they say that the buyer isn't required to use the preferred lender, it's an additional step in the preapproval process and...

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