I know a lot of people feel that working with the listing agent is the best way to get a good deal.  By using the listing agent, buyers feel the agent with get double commission and therefore will work hard to get their low ball offer accepted. This may not necessarily be true. The listing agent has a contract with the current owner to represent them in the sale of their property.  The listing agent has convinced the seller to list with them because they represented that they can sell their property for the highest value in the shortest time.   It … (0 comments)

orange county: I found the home I want to buy on the internet. Why do I need a Realtor? - 05/20/11 07:46 AM
I found a home I want to buy on the internet. I searched various web sites including, and I spent many hours looking through property photos and descriptions.  I did all the work.  Why do I need a Realtor?  
I have heard this question many times during recent years.  While it is true that technology has greatly improved the home search process, the need for a Realtor has never been greater.  In a normal (non-distressed) sale there are some 60 forms and/or actions that need to be completed.  Many of these actions are time sensitive and will affect … (3 comments)

orange county: Top 9 Reasons Why Buying is Better than Renting! - 05/09/11 03:54 PM
The top 9 reasons why buying is better than renting, especially right now are as follows:
•1.      Affordability is at an all-time high.  Across the nation, and especially in Southern California, prices have declined by 40% to 60% leading to a historic period of housing affordability.
•2.      Currently buying costs much less than renting.  According to many recent studies, the gap between monthly mortgage payments on a median-priced home and the median rent has changed to favor buying over renting in the last three years.
•3.      Buyers can take advantage of tax benefits of home ownership.  Perhaps the biggest tax breaks is … (0 comments)

orange county: "I want to buy a short sale or foreclosure property in Orange County" - 05/06/11 09:59 AM
"I want to buy a short sale or foreclosure property in Orange County."  "I am in the market for an Orange County REO or bank owned property."  "Can you help me buy a distressed property in Orange County?"  I hear these statements all the time from buyers.  When I ask why, I usually hear the same answer.  I want a good deal.  Buyers assume the best deals are short sales or foreclosed properties.  This perception is primarily caused by the listing prices for short sales and foreclosed properties which are usually below market comparables.  So the real question is, "are short … (0 comments)

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