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.



Very good information. Just had to share. Folks who have filed for bankruptcy --- or have been foreclosed --- must remember to reestablish and repair their credit in the interim period. It's not merely for the purpose of affording to buy another house. It's also for other reasons that include try...
  Here are Foreclosure Filings in certain cities in Alameda County, according to Oakland San Leandro Pleasanton Fremont Livermore Castro Valley Hayward Alameda Newark Berkeley Union City Dublin Notice of Default is defined as "a notification given to a borrower stating that h...
08/12/2011 headlines its Foreclosure Report for July 2011 that "Foreclosure Filings Drop, as Activity on the Courthouse Steps Slows." That was certainly intriguing. So I checked the California stats Highlights of the report for the state of California Default filings fell by 11.7% from ...
Buying real estate is probably one of the biggest and most significant purchases a buyer will make. So it doesn't make any sense why a buyer would skip or skimp on inspections. A few dollars spent now could uncover some problems that need to be addressed. This is a very good post to stress the va...
A short list is so much easier to remember, and this list is a good one for home buyers --- first time or repeat buyers. All of us must have run into some challenges in the past, and perhaps they bear repeating when buyers who were on the verge of getting their house are denied at the eleventh ho...
"My buyers are serious!" Is that why your offer is so low? And why your initial deposit is less than 1% of your offer? That certainly doesn't show commitment on your buyer's part. About your offer.... The seller rejected your first offer and didn't even want to counter it because it was too low. ...
First-time buyer wanted a third opinion by an inspector of his own choosing. Although there were already two home inspections on file --- one ordered by the seller, and the other by the previous buyer who backed out, he wanted a third inspection done.  The previous inspections were done by inspec...
My buyer's  chosen inspector (who came highly recommended but whom I don't know and have never used) told me that the agents he's worked with usually just give him the keys, let him in, and then he does his inspection alone. He asks the buyers to come only towards the end during which time he wal...
Just had to share. Real-life conversations realtors have with their clients. No joke. Bet you have some you can share, too. Kudos to DEBORAH STONE for posting. This definitely qualifies as humor in the workplace. Go tell her so!     When you are in this business for 25+ years you think you have h...
A PERFECT NIGHT After a long hard week, Gary and I thought it was a good time to treat ourselves to "dinner in the City" (San Francisco). Tonight was the last night for the SF 2011 Restaurant Week. It was a perfect night: starting from the exceptional San Francisco weather, to the time Isa Restau...

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