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.

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2011 

Curious about how an agent is doing now and in the last three years?   Want to know YOUR own numbers in terms of buyers and sellers you’ve served, but you haven’t gotten around to getting that spreadsheet done? Get the Goods on 1 Million Agents (September Roundup) Redfin’s September 2011 newslett...
09/30/2011
Buyer’s TOP CRITERIA : Where’s the nearest Costco? Is there a dog park? I love buyers who know what they want and who have clear priorities. And yes, my buyers actually asked these questions. It doesn’t matter what one thinks the buyer would need or would appreciate. What matters is what the buye...
09/29/2011
Surely, until we ourselves decided to become REALTORs, that we had very little concept of what is involved. The start-up costs alone would have been a good indication of what to expect. I missed this blog the first time, and I'm glad it was re-blogged. Just in case others have missed it too, I'm ...
09/29/2011
University of California Veterinary Medicine in Davis CA--- a distressed pet and owner’s best friend. Our dog Joey, who is a loving and easy-going (but timid) dog became ill, and our local veterinarian tried to isolate the problem through a series of tests, xrays and medication.  But the vet coul...
09/28/2011
BERKELEY REAL ESTATE MARKET:  PREDICTABLE? Berkeley has always had its fans --- and not just students and faculty – but also people who thrive in the city’s diversity,  education and culture-rich environment. While reviewing Berkeley’s trends from August 2010 through August 2011, I was surprised ...
09/28/2011
OAKLAND CA Month’s Supply of Inventory at 2.7 months in August 2011? Taking a look at ALL of Oakland CA’s inventory of homes – detached single family homes, condos, townhouses, duets, etc --- I had to do a double take.  As of end of August, the month’s supply of inventory is down to 2.7 months, c...
09/27/2011
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This is a good reminder of why most people buy a house....it's to create a home. Mike puts his thoughts so beautifully. Please tell him so. A roof keeps out the storms. Four walls to block the wind. Floors to build a strong foundation. Yes, but your home is much more than that. It is the laughter...
09/26/2011
Safety is a number one priority, as so many of us know of situations where our co-realtors have faced unpleasant circumstances. This bears repeating. When I receive a call/email --- there are two basic questions: are you working with a realtor, and more importantly, are you already preapproved (a...
09/26/2011
ALAMEDA CA is seeing multiple offers. Yes, SERIOUSLY! I am fortunate enough to work with several first time buyers who move from San Francisco to Alameda --- some are first time buyers, others are thinking of starting a family, and all believe that Alameda offers more affordable homes than what t...
09/26/2011
Alameda CA has a social club From its website, AlamedaSocialClub.com, it says that its purpose is to connect people of Alameda through special events. While talking with the social club’s founders, Sanford and Megan Marshall, we found out that they moved from San Francisco to Alameda, and wanted ...
09/26/2011
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