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2010 

  Ever have a listing that has deteriorated into a mess but your potential clients explain they don't have the time or means to do a comprehensive redecorating job?  You might want to read a new book by Jill Vegas called "Speed Decorating," which focuses on redecorating at a minimum cost and war...
04/15/2010
  Is the drama is nearly over? After a decade of extremes -- the ebullient highs of the real estate boom, then the devastating lows of the bust -- it appears calmer forces are beginning to prevail in the housing market. The big fall-off in home values, which has taken the median price of a house...
04/14/2010
I read a really interesting article this weekend. These are the things that make me cautious about what I say to clients when discussing a short sale or foreclosure because it seems to change all the time.    According to the article, if you lost your home to foreclosure this year or  your lende...
04/12/2010
As of April 8, 2010, e-signed third-party documents, including real estate contracts, are now being accepted by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) with the issuance of the April 8, 2010 mortgagee letter.   This mortgagee letter is the first in what is expected to be a series of responses t...
04/11/2010
        A new national survey gauging attitudes toward housing finds that two-thirds of Americans (65 percent) still prefer owning a home, despite the challenging economic environment and the housing downturn. The Fannie Mae National Housing Survey, conducted between December 2009 and January 20...
04/09/2010
Tips for getting that condo door looking great for showings:   Pay attention to the details, such as removing cobwebs from the front door light fixture. If the door has a window, don’t forget to wash it inside and out. Curb appeal does not stop at the front door. If the condo/townhome has a gara...
04/08/2010
Kinda depends on who you talk to, and how you define “Del Mar.” If your property just closed escrow, the market feels great! If you are still looking for buyers, it feels lousy. If you define Del Mar as zip code 92014, total sales for 2009 were 176 homes & condos according to the local Multiple ...
04/07/2010
Californians have a brief window of opportunity to receive up to $18,000 in combined federal and state homebuyer tax credits. To take advantage of both tax credits, a first-time homebuyer must enter into a purchase contract for a principal residence before May 1, 2010, and close escrow between M...
04/05/2010
      Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. Brown joined the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) and the State Bar of California in warning Californians to avoid forensic loan audits, the loan-modification industry's latest "phony foreclosure-relief service," in which homeowners pay up-fro...
04/04/2010
Stronger than expected Employment data and the end of the Fed's MBS purchase program were negative for mortgage markets. Mortgage rates ended the week at the highest levels since January. Investors viewed Friday's Employment report as positive for the economy, which means it was bad news for mor...
04/03/2010
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