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By Joseph Aiu (Statewide Subdivisions Compliance) California Department of Real Estate  I came across this article and wanted to pass it on. It speaks to the importance of making sure the HOA association you buy into, or live in, is fiscally solid. I’m sure you will agree. The article states:The ...
10/30/2012
Looking for a great way to enjoy your Sunday, October 28th in Palm Springs, California? Then come early to find yourself a great seating area at this year’s 2012 Golf Cart Parade because the parade route fills up quickly. This festive event started in the 1960’s and it’s been a favorite around to...
10/22/2012
There seems to be a multitude of real estate scams lately, and just as frightening is Email Hacking. Both can cost you financially and emotionally.Many real estate scams involve con artists pretending to be lenders or short sales specialists. They often prey on the elderly and those less educated...
10/16/2012
There’s been a lot of talk lately about guns. Personally, guns frighten me, but there are other ways to protect ourselves when we find ourselves confronted with danger. If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someone's evil plans for you. (I guess I can get rid of the baseball ...
10/08/2012
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On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law SB 1474 giving the attorney general authority to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate and issue indictments for alleged financial crimes, including mortgage fraud.  Also signed Tuesday was AB 1950 which ex...
10/02/2012
Recently I’ve been working with a Cash Buyer who also happens to be a Realtor in another city. I was showing homes in the Palm Springs Desert Area of California in a city called Rancho Mirage.  She and her husband are SERIOUS BUYERS, but they are NOT STUPID and NAÏVE BUYERS. Here’s the problem I...
09/25/2012
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to publish this in enough time to give you all the details of the fair which was held September 5th in Sacramento, California.   Organizations around the world lose an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues to fraud, according to a survey of fraud experts conduc...
09/18/2012
With rules that take effect (in June 2012), federal regulators have hopes of greatly streamlining the short-sale process. Related Starting June 15, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, will require both agencies to give short-sale buyers a final decision...
09/11/2012
I recently attended a funeral Celebrating the Life of Dr. James Ward West. He passed away at the age of 98. Perhaps you recognize the name. Dr. West wrote weekly articles in the Desert Sun, a local Palm Springs newspaper, answering questions about alcohol and drug abuse. Betty Ford, a recovering ...
09/04/2012
Labor Day is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on the first Monday in September to honor the laborer. Here’s something many of us have forgotten or never knew. The first Labor Day was organized by Peter J McGuire in 1882. McGuire was a carpenter and one of the leaders of the Am...
08/27/2012