Nancy Hankin's Blog

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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants - CA DRE #01147426
RECENT BLOG POSTS
There's a sense of accomplishment and pride in owning your own home. The very word 'home' conjures up feeling of security, not just in the sense that you have a place to call your own, but also for financial reasons. When you rent, the money goes straight from your pocket to your landlord's pocke...
04/02/2012
About a year ago, I was made aware that Veterans who served in Active Duty could be eligible for benefits should they be in need of funds to help with home care during their senior years. Apparently, although funds have been set aside to assist these veterans, little is known about these services...
03/27/2012
I received this notice from Linda Garrett with Property ID, an Independent Company who provides many of our clients with Disclosures regarding property matters.This Bill affects Homeowners in California. Senate Bill 183 Lowenthal (SB183) created the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 20...
03/20/2012
In a recent article printed in NewsGenius,WarrenBuffet said this was an excellent time to be buying property. Here is what the article stated: Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO, recently said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that he’d “buy up a couple hundred thousand” sin...
03/12/2012
This is an article I found valuable from the California Newsline dated February 23, 2012. I feel it’s a well written article that outlines current issues. Short Sales and Foreclosure Affect All of Us. They Pull Our Property Values DOWN! To avoid losing homes to foreclosure due to long response ti...
03/06/2012
Imagine this: After accepting an offer to sell your home, you review the settlement charges and discover that you're going to net less from the sale than you anticipated because you overlooked the city transfer tax. Or maybe you're a buyer and you've saved enough for 20 percent cash down payment ...
02/27/2012
Although we have many reasons to feel optimistic about housing, lawmakers have the POWER to either continue helping or risk hurting our economy further with their decisions , both in the Senate and in the House. Past –due mortgages and foreclosures have been trending down in recent months. Invent...
02/20/2012
DavidBlitzer, the Chairman of the Index Committee wrote an article January 26, 2012 in the Housing Matrix about Foreclosures. He states RealtyTrac reports that foreclosure activity across the US in December, and the full year 2011, dropped sharply. Foreclosure filings in 2011 totaled 2.7 million,...
02/14/2012
Selling a home and living in your home aren’t the same. When you are ready to sell your home, it’s important to unclutter every room in the house, including the closets and garage!Let’s start with the closets: If you are like many, you’ve probably held onto that old jacket, dress or sweater “just...
02/07/2012
  This video of events during 9/11 will ‘grab’ you.    I never knew this . . . . amazing how people can get together for the sake of each other....just like many Rainmakers do every day by “reaching out” to educate and assist  fellow Rainmakers.   Eleven years have passed since that terrible day ...
02/06/2012