real estate: Canyon Lake, Real Estate - 07/08/13 11:59 AM
Canyon Lake, Real Estate Find homes for sale in Canyon Lake, Real Estate.
Where can you have a festive, safe, and friendly, forth of July? How about checking out the "Jewel of Southern California", Canyon Lake located near Sun City? Canyon Lake is just 45 minutes outside of San Diego county. You never have to leave your back yard to enjoy the fourth of July! This year's celebration was magnificant as usual. The Grand finale was surpassed by no other.
Canyon Lake, lakefront Homes feel like Life on the Riveria Once inside the gated city, choices abound. Canyon Lake community offers homes nestled in hills, … (3 comments)

real estate: Versailles Condos, Newport Beach - 05/29/13 03:58 PM
Versailles Condos, Newport Beach Find similar condos for sale to the Versailles Condos, Newport Beach
Wonderful, marvelous! are only a couple of words that describe the condos at Versailles. Located just four blocks from the Pacific Ocean and just around the corner from world renowned Hoag Memorial Hospital.
With a Walk score of 83, shopping has never been better for your health. Bike down to the water and shop on the way back. All this and much, much more.
Versailles Dwellings are Showroom Quality  At Versailles, there is a floor plan for every ones needs. Buyers can choose from 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom … (0 comments)

real estate: What did I do this summer? - 09/02/11 07:48 PM
Well you probably guessed it, my oldest daughter graduated from college. Oh yea, she also got married. That might explain my hair style. The truth be known, all four of my daughters are the joys of my life. Kaitlin is no exception. She graduated at the top of her class with 4.555555 grade average or something like that. I didn't realize you could get anything higher than a 4.0. The wedding was great. My wife and I cried like babies. That was the hardest thing I had to do in my life to date, to give my daughter away. However, like … (6 comments)

real estate: Must Read For All Realtors - 05/04/11 08:02 AM
            Book Review: Title; "The Thank You Economy"
    If you are a Realtor and are over 40 yrs old, then you must read this book by Gary Vaynerchuk. He sums it up for us folks who still don't get it when it comes to " Social Media". As usual I thought I knew everything about this area. Well now that I have read Gary's latest renderings, I do, at least for now. I'm going to make another shift in my actions, thinking, conversation......Rather than tell what the book is about, I'm going to share with … (2 comments)

real estate: Murietta's REO Report - 05/07/09 01:20 PM
           I want to make it official.....I Scott Barr declare that Riverside county in California has reached the
 bottom of the market for housing. At least that's what I told some friends at a dinner party back in April.
At first I made a blanket statement that we will look back a year from now and see that April was the
 bottom of the real estate market in our area. Then it occurred to me that I was standing in the kitchen of
a home located in San Diego county.Ooops...wrong county. (I think San Diego and Orange county have … (2 comments)

real estate: Murrieta's REO Report - 12/29/08 06:09 AM
Anatomy of a sale (in today's market)
 
  What is a sane approach to the buying process in Southern California?
First, let's look at what is happening in our real estate market. We have primarily two types of sales taking place bank owned and short sales. Bank ownedor other wise known as REO property is just that the bank now owns the house. These are the new normal transactions in Riverside county California.
    As a buyers agent I'm always relived when my client wants to view a bank owned home. Typically these negotiations are handled like they were back in … (2 comments)

real estate: CANYON LAKE REO REPORT - 12/23/08 04:52 AM
CANYON LAKE
 
      How does an old fashion Christmas sound? That's
 exactly what we had this past Saturday. First, we
got a bird's eye view of the Canyon Lake's Christmas
 boat parade. Then we Christmas caroled into the
 night followed by some delicious treats for all. We
 ended the night
 with a "white
 elephant" gift
 exchange
 that was made up
 of items only found
 at home.
      Earl and Marina Rideau really know how to bring
Christmas cheer to friends and family alike. About
 thirty of us got together for refreshments and
 fellowship. Part of the entertainment was Canyon Lake's
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real estate: Hemet REO Report - 12/16/08 10:55 PM
     I got a call from a friend, who belongs to the local jeep club, and he asked if I wanted to go on a "snow run." My thoughts immediately went back to a childhood spent frolicking around in the elements until I couldn't feel my toes. Then I realized that I wasn't in Ohio anymore but rather we were in Southern California. Therefore he must be talking about going to the Idyllwild-Pine Cove area via the fire trails. We had made a similar trek earlier in the summer minus the snow. I figured this would be a little more exciting … (0 comments)

real estate: Tis the season......... - 12/04/08 11:15 PM

Tis the season to be.... Grateful. I know Thanks
Giving has past, but I'm very grateful for
 another sale. The best part is that it has been
 a smooth transaction to this point. It is in a
 mobile home park and once again the
commission is not that much but everything
 helps.It seems that I have found a little market within a market. The first unit I
 listed and sold took a little longer than this
second one. But I learned a valuable lesson in both, that is if you price the property right it will sell. On
 the surface … (2 comments)

real estate: Another referral - 11/05/08 02:02 PM
          The strangest thing happened to me today, I got another referral for a mobile home listing. The
first one I got 45 days ago sold in less
 than 30 days. So I guess this means I'm
 the mobile home guy. Please don't feel
 sorry for me, it's not as bad as it seems.
 You see, in my neck of the woods there
 are many seniors who prefer to live in a
 park and pay cash.  This means a much
 shorter escrow and less hassles. On the other hand we're not talking about a huge commission check.
But, a little bit of something … (0 comments)

real estate: San Jacinto reo report - 11/04/08 07:32 AM

       In soccer we have a saying "it's
 always fun when you win." When you
 win it doesn't matter how bad the
 referreeing was or how many fouls
the other team committed. In fact, you
 start thinking that maybe Hitler was
 not such a bad guy after all. Well, I
 wouldn't take it that far but I think
 you get my meaning. The same
thing happens in real estate. When a
 home finally does sell, all is well with
 the planet especially in today's market. A lot of buyers are still on the fence wondering how much lower
 prices can … (0 comments)

real estate: ANZA REO REPORT - 11/03/08 04:33 AM
 
    Recently my youngest daughter and I had the privilege to attend the Redshank Rider's annual Turkey
Treasure Hunt.  Although we don't own a horse yet, we thought
 it to be a good excuse to eat lunch in Anza,
California. What does this have to do with real estate you
 might ask? Well,it has  everything to do with
real estate. You see some of the prettiest country sits up in
 this arid
mountain community. Fresh air and beautiful mountain tops are a couple of reasons why it's worth the trip.
     The Redshank riders are a group of horsemen (and women) who are dedicated … (0 comments)

real estate: Affordable California Living - 10/10/08 07:51 PM
 
This 3/2 home located in the bedroom community of Hemet Ca.
comes complete with a built in swimming pool and fully hard-scaped
 back yard for easy maintance. It is currently being offered at
$124,900. Contact has been made with the bank and we are just
waiting for an offer to finish the package for a successful short sale.
There are two schools near by making this an easy
choice for your young family or helping find long term renters. The neighborhood shows very well and is
also located near convenient shopping. The shopping includes … (3 comments)

real estate: SHORT SALES REMINDER - 09/23/08 07:22 AM
Do these two images go together when you think of short sales? I have found that being "nice" to the person on the other end of the phone, who is there to help, makes things move more expeditiously. After all isn't that what we all want a speedy operation? And I think operation is a good way to describe the process we all have to go through in order to get these deals done. I have found that being humble but firm is the best emotional state to be in when pursuing a short sale. Something as simple as being polite … (7 comments)

real estate: TEMECULA'S REO REPORT - 09/22/08 05:32 AM
With banks heading to the hills or where ever they go when they shut down, the time to have access to a reliable lender has intensified. A reliable lender can be designated by their aptness at adjusting to shifting markets. Please note that I'm not a lender but its no secret that we agents can't perform our jobs effectively without the support of the financial institutions. So a good agent will have access to good lenders. We shouldn't take these people for granted.
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real estate: Murrieta's REO Report - 08/21/08 05:45 AM
Do you remember that old saying? "If you come to a fork in the road, take it. Now I know what they meant by it. There are so many choices in the market place that its hard to pick the right one. This process is helped by the fact that banks are receiving multiple offers but it is still a struggle for some folks to choose. Of course I'm talking about the current real estate market here in Southern California. I have clients who are finding three and four properties that they could easily live with. Patients on my part is … (0 comments)

real estate: THINGS THAT STILL REMAIN - 08/18/08 03:11 PM
 No this is not me surfing but maybe one day you never know. I was just thinking about all the things that there are to do in Southern California. Surfing is just one of the many ways one can enjoy

themselves here. There are also the mountain ranges that surround our In Land Empire as it is called in my neck of woods. Big bear, Arrow Head,there's even a Mt Baldy nearby. I guess they ran out of names when it came to the latter one. Anyhow, there is much to do here. Yes we are having a real … (0 comments)

real estate: Where is Hemet California? - 08/18/08 12:20 PM

 
 
 
 
 
You should see the house that comes with this pool. Well, let me show you the inside.
 

I got a better idea go to www.40375pageantplace.com to take the grand tour if you like.
 If you or someone you know finds themselves in need of a perfectly kept home located in Hemet, Ca contact me at 909-261-2497 or e-mail at scttedward@yahoo.comThis home is also featured on the following site www.soldbybarr.com
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real estate: MURRIETA'S REO REPORT - 08/18/08 10:22 AM
                                                             THE ANATOMY OF A SHORT SALE PART 2
Is there anything else that home owners who are facing default on their mortgage can try before selling short or letting the house go? Well, here are two one might consider:
Try doing a Loan Workout with the lender this works as follows: You as the home owner contact the bank or lender and try renegotiate your loan. If by lowering your adjusted interest rate, they can keep your loan on the books this might be worth the effort. In some cases the bank might be able to forgive some of the debt … (0 comments)

real estate: TEMECULA'S REO REPORT - 08/14/08 01:46 PM
                                                     THE SKINNY ON THE SHORT SALE PROCESS I've been doing short sales on both sides of a transaction for all of '08. I keep hoping and praying that this mess will clear up and go away. It looks like it's going to be with us for awhile.  I've been thinking about what could help make the process go smoother. Sooo here's my two cents; let's make three cents:
HIRE UNEMPLOYED REALTORS -Think of all the talented people, outstanding people, who decided that the life of a realtor was not for them. Why not tap into this work pool? Who could … (2 comments)

 
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