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.



Would you let your mother meet a strange man in a strange place without anyone knowing about it?Then why would you, Mr. Buyer-whom-I’ve-never-met-before expect me to show you properties just because you emailed/called me for appointment?Why do you think it’s insulting for me to ask you if you’re ...
Red Onion restaurant brings tears to my eyes ---- of happiness over a fabulous brunchThere is a Red Onion restaurant in Pinole CA that I liked so very much --- good food, good atmosphere, good staff. But it’s a little far to drive whenever I have a hankering for a good breakfast.Then lo and behol...
Blending prices of short sales, bank owned and regular listings to come up with market valueThis has come up and will come up again.....with so many short sales and foreclosures, how will this affect the value (and list price) of regular sales?Take a look at this paper from the Appraisal Institut...
“They call me MR. Tibbs!” --- Don’t assume you can safely address a person by his FIRST name. Those who have seen this incredible movie will know its significance and importance. During a Luxury Marketing Council presentation on customer service, the speaker, Al Nucifora, related several personal...
First Time Home Buyer: “I’m so confused!”We all say that market value is whatever the market will bear, or whatever a buyer is willing to pay. Educated guessBuyer is educated, ready, willing and able to buy. But even with his extensive market research, statistical analysis and active conversation...
Fearless dog on the mountain bike trail --- a beauty to behold!I was thinking of getting back on my bike, and have our younger dog on a leash, thinking we’d both get exercise that way. Then I was reminded of this incredible video of a fearless dog, following his master on the bike trail. I had to...
Foodie Report:  SPICE I AM is the new and EXCELLENT Thai restaurant in Alameda CAI’m in heaven!Thai food is my favorite cuisine and I will drive far for really good Thai food. We are so blessed in Alameda CA to have Toomie’s Thai restaurant, and I didn’t think I’d love another restaurant quite as...
Photo GalleryTwo houses on one lotRear cottage wall glass windowsRear cottage backyardRear cottage fenced backyardCottage vaulted wood ceilingCottage bright and spacious kitchenCottage updated ceilingCottage vaulted ceiling in bedrooms tooFront porchFront house first floor flatEat-in kitchen 1st ...
Craig always has some good stuff to offer. Here's another --- he's introducing an online course for bloggers. Because of the quality of his posts, there's no doubt this is going to be a heck of a class. If you haven't subscribed to Craig's posts yet, you should. You'll learn something new each ti...
Obama Proposed: Extend Tax Waiver on Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act Why isn’t this bigger news that Obama proposed the extension? I searched where more info can be found about the proposal to extend the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act which is set to expire end of 2012, and they all point to the sam...

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