Nancy Hankin's Blog

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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants - CA DRE #01147426
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When you have a client that you need to refer to another agent, do you feel it's important to take a few minutes to interview a few Realtors so you can be assured your clients will be in capable hands.  Or do you just Blast Email to as many agents as possible, and refer your clients to the first ...
12/07/2010
Many sellers, buyers and their agents are frustrated with most bank's short sale process. To start with, it often takes Forever! Because of the long waiting periods, sometimes 3-9 months, many buyers just walk away......and then the entire process needs to start over again. To add to this mix, i...
11/30/2010
Thanksgiving is just a few days away and many are busy with preparations for the holidays. Families are gathering to celebrate the day together.  Special holiday food is being prepared for all those to enjoy, and everyone is looking forward to a relaxing and fun-filled day. At this time of year,...
11/23/2010
The refrigerator is the second greatest user of energy in any home. Some adjustments in how you use this essential appliance can make a real difference in your utility bills.   Thermostat settings should be reviewed. Start by putting a thermometer in the refrigerator to see how cold it's getting...
11/16/2010
My Motto in Palm Springs Real Estate has always been "Old Fashioned Service Using New Fashioned Technology!" Why?  Because... Perhaps I 'm dating myself when I tell you I remember, and miss, the old neighborhood drug stores, grocery stores and meat markets. Most of all I miss the personal contac...
11/09/2010
Many are discovering the great tax advantages offered with 1031 tax deferred exchanges. If you are not familiar with how this works, I'll be happy to sit down with you and show you how you can invest some of your equity in land or in residential or commercial property, and defer paying capitol g...
11/02/2010
As reported in the La Times October 13, 2010 California will join a multistate investigation into whether banks violated laws by cutting corners while foreclosing on homes as the Obama administration made clear Tuesday that it would not support a nationwide moratorium. The moves came as one of th...
10/26/2010
If the last time you bought a smoke alarm was more than ten years ago, it's time to think about getting a new one. Experts indicate that dust, dirt and even bugs can get into an alarm and impede the sensors. It's difficult to estimate the lifespan of a smoke alarm, but after ten years, the servic...
10/19/2010
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Life Is Too Short,Break The Rules, Forgive Quickly,Kiss Slowly, Love Truly,Laugh Uncontrollably,And Never Regret AnythingThat Made You Smile.Life May Not Be The PartyWe Hoped For,But While We're Here, We Should Dance... What are you going to do today to enjoy the day? Eat chocolate? Laugh?  Let ...
10/12/2010
Many snowbirds are ready to "take flight" and head to the beautiful Palm Springs Desert area. For those of you interested in SHIPPING ITEMS AHEAD OF TIME, I have some good news for you. Desert Runner Mail Box Plus is offering FREE DELIVERY to you after you arrive.  Just give them a call at (760) ...
10/05/2010