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By Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879
(Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795)
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March 15, 2010 - Are you an all cash buyer? Wondering what the cheap foreclosure homes sell for in Santa Maria? Last month, the average foreclosure property in Santa Maria sold for $210,630, and for over its list price by nearly 2%. But, how much for the cheap ones you ask? There were 30 homes th...

By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
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Blogs Alert for: short sale The Short Sale Process: What You Need to Know | REALTOR.com® BlogsBy Lisa Lyons Short sales represent an opportunity for homeowners to avoid the devastating consequences of foreclosure. REALTOR® Jason Opland's latest blog focuses on the.REALTOR.com® Blogs - http://www....

By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
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FORECLOSURE vs. SHORT SALE Homeowner (Borrower) Consequences   Issue Foreclosure Successful Short Sale Future Fannie Mae Loan (Primary Residence1) A homeowner who loses a home to foreclosure is ineligible for a Fannie Mae-backed mortgage for a period of 5 years. A homeowner who successfully negot...

By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
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BUYERS, do you ever encounter a seller who wants to keep a buyer in the "deal" and therefore demands a non-refundable deposit?  And then maybe gets carried away and demands more than they should?  In fact, is downright greedy?  Those sellers, including REO banks/lenders/sellers, should beware! Ho...

By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
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Straight from the horse's mouth!  The appraisal says: ____________________________________________________ DEFINITION OF LIQUIDATION VALUE Liquidation value is the likely price of an asset when it is allowed insufficient time to sell on the open market, thereby reducing its exposure to potential ...

By Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879
(Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795)
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If I had to say three things Santa Maria California was known for it would be strawberries, tri-tip barbeque, and now its wine country:  • Strawberries are honored at the yearly Strawberry Festival. And although the number of strawberry stands has decreased over the years, you can still get some ...

By Pam Adkisson, Social Media Management
(EPRE)
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It's been said that "Baseball is America's past time, but Football is America's passion."  Do you agree?   I completely agree.  Being an avid Football fan in the country gives one permission to emotionally express yourself in fanatical ways, otherwise unacceptable in our jaded, day-to-day culture...

By Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879
(Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795)
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The California Association of Realtors Housing Affordability Fund announced the creation of a Mortgage Protection Plan for first time home buyers. This program was developed to give first time buyers some incentive to buy homes in an uncertain economy. Although buyers don't seem as if they need a...

By Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879
(Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795)
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Short sales are not typical sales by any stretch of the imagination. In a short sale, the seller asks the bank to allow a sale even though they owe more on the mortgage than the property is worth. Accordingly, the seller is not permitted to take any proceeds from a short sale. In a "normal" sale,...

By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
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Here is my system for quick and simple end-of-year tax filing. Using this system, I have current profit-and-loss calculations available at any time. As a big bonus, I complete my bookkeeping by December 31st each year — my business deductions are ready for my accountant to prepare my tax return e...

By Pam Adkisson, Social Media Management
(EPRE)
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Here is you link to your January 2010 Real Estate Newsletter, with my compliments:   http://realtytimes.com/c/pamadkisson   Great local and national, up-to-date real estate news! Pam Adkisson

By Pam Adkisson, Social Media Management
(EPRE)
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At 12:01am, in both Edwards and Festival Cinemas.  Reminiscent of Star Wars, lines are forming NOW!  I will be there, waiting anxiously for the second movie in the Twilight Saga-New Moon.  This is crazy and silly and SO MUCH FUN!!  I'm sure I will see some of you out there this evening! With a ca...

By Pam Adkisson, Social Media Management
(EPRE)
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Would love to get local feedback on local hauntings here in the Santa Maria Valley.  Many have heard of the White Lady who haunts the trees near Pioneer Park, the hauntings at The Santa Maria Inn and Santa Maria High School Ethel Pope Auditorium.  Please feel free to add your own here and, have a...

By Pam Adkisson, Social Media Management
(EPRE)
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Paso Robles faces Righetti at Warrior Stadium tonight in a Pac-5 showdown in high school area football.  7:30pm.  Traffic could be heavy at Foster and Bradley, with the St; Joe/PV game across the street!!

By Pam Adkisson, Social Media Management
(EPRE)
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This Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, the St. Joseph Knights host Pioneer Valley in a matchup of two undefeated Santa Maria Valley varsity football teams. Kickoff time is 7:30 p.m. on Al Maguire Field at St. Joseph's Jay Will Stadium. A live webcast of the game will be available at www.santamariatimes.com....

By Pam Adkisson, Social Media Management
(EPRE)
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The heat is incredible here on the California Central Coast!  Here are a couple of ways to beat the heat this weekend: This weekend,  Oct 16, 17 and 18, Goleta celebrates its history as a lemon growing region with the annual Lemon Festival at Girsh Park (Glen Annie exit, behind Costco).  Carnival...

By Pam Adkisson, Social Media Management
(EPRE)
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The Arroyo Grande Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for the Sixth Annual 50+ Expo set for 10am to 2pm, Tuesday, November 17, at the South County Regional Center, 800 W. Branch Street, A.G. The trade show features Health, Fitness, leisure, and business services for seniors, their caregivers, ...

By Pam Adkisson, Social Media Management
(EPRE)
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The Rock and Roll Diner, at 1300 Railroad St. in Oceano, is helping raise funds for breast cancer awareness through a special Pink Menu through the month of October-Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 10% of Pink Menu meal proceeds will be donated to organizations promoting Breast Cancer Awareness. Fo...

By Pam Adkisson, Social Media Management
(EPRE)
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The Santa Maria Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Santa Maria Noontime Kiwanis, People for Leisure and Youth (PLAY), community art groups hosted a fantastic event yesterday in downtown Santa Maria.  I am only sad that we do this but once a year! I would love to see a Thu...

By Gene perez
(Greater Mortgage Solutions & Valley Hills Realty )
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Buying a condo in Santa Maria, Ca. can be tricky. Now something that people are starting to look at are condos since they are usually a lot cheaper than a home.  Just don’t forget that condos you have an Association fee that can be as little as $100.00 to as much $300.00 that is on top of your m...

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