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In the last week since my previous rant about negativity in the media I've seen and heard a more positive slant to some of our real estate news. On the front page of our very own newspaper was the bold headline "Homes sales soar as buyers snap up deals" Yahoo! (Maybe they read my blog.) Of cours...
Last week, our City Council finally discarded their heavily contested idea of mandating inspections on all rental properties in the city of Ventura. Besides the mind boggling logistics of impementing this system, can you imagine the headaches involved with trying to close an escrow as there was a...
Many of us have a company policy that requires a document compliance fee be paid at close of escrow to our broker. It is generally paid by the client who has signed an addendum agreeing to do so. It inadvertently was omitted from our 1st CDA and a second CDA was provided to escrow with the revisi...
A few months ago I was asked to do a short presentation to a networking group I belong to. My partner and I are the lone Realtors in a group that consists mainly of event planners, caterers, assorted food industry and hotel people, etc. It's been an effective way to increase our data base and ma...
Has anyone out there had any experience with short sale or loan modifcations with Provident Funding? We've done several with the usual entities, but would like any input or hot tips on this company if you're familiar with them. I guess if response is negative you should email me rather than putti...
Fourth Quarter Closed Sales Standings These 2008 statistics are from Ventura County MLS and include all closed sales for attached and detached homes.Total Closed Sales: 1st Qtr 1100/ 2nd Qtr 1837/ 3rd Qtr 2172/ 4th Qtr 2062The number of days on the market has steadily decreased from 1st through 3...
This Saturday, January 17th is the Household Hazardous Waste Collection for City of Ventura. It's a no-brainer, but you do need an appointment. Call Environmental Services weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (805) 652-4525. I've done it before- they're very organized and expedient with the pr...
I Have to admit, Hope's picture was beautiful, but this one might give it a run for it's $$$. Thanks to Jen Kenton for the picture!