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Real Estate Broker/Owner - 01293735 CA

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2013 

The next few days, weeks, months will be interesting for all aspects of our lives. Whether or not the government does shut down and for how long, we will have a filter down effect. Any confidence built up over the past few years is erroding more and more as the hours pass. We are told interest ra...
09/30/2013
Over and over I have clients quote zillow. They believe what zillow says no matter how inaccurate and silly it is. I actually had a client buy a house because Zillow said that it was worth $400,000 more thant the asking price. I told the client that the information on zillow was incorrect and he ...
09/29/2013
I offer a free analysis of your financial situation to see if you should keep your house or short sale your home. 1. Is you total housing expense less than 40% of your income? This includes payment, taxes, insurance and maintenance. 2. How much is your home worth versus how much you owe? 3. How l...
09/29/2013
I show alot of homes and take notes on what buyers love in homes. This changes often, but for now, these features seem to matter: 1. A Tradtional contemporary decorating - no more Spanish or Italian 2. Pavers versus cement 3. Lighter colors accented with brighter colors and tending towards more g...
09/29/2013
1. More than clean throughout - windows, floors, outside, inside 2. Clean carpets 3. Touch up paint 4. Have the house smell pleasant 5. Depersoanlize the home 6. NO CLUTTER 7. Have a house stager rearrange the home to attract the buyer to the best features 8. A few new accessories can help update...
09/29/2013
I love pets, but each day I am shocked at renters with marginal credit and marginal income and not so good references want to rent with pets. I do feel badly for these people with 3 kids and 3 dogs, but really, how can you expect to rent a home with all these people and dogs. I feel it is part of...
09/27/2013
I am still amazed on nearly a daily basis on people's housing expectations. I have a man who wants a home on the golf course in a precise area with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2 car garage. I am excited to find that there are 6 available in his price range. When I call him to tell him, he says he als...
09/26/2013
Are you able to leave home and family issues at home? Most of us are affected by other issues in our life while at work and in our work life. My husband is very ill and it does affect my thinking , feeling, acting in all parts of my life. My own health affect it also. I know people with personal ...
09/26/2013
I have had a  vendor's list for clients  for many years. We have many clients who are new to our area and do not know how to call. I have a deal with the vendors I have that they take good care of my clients. I tell the clients that if they have any issues with the vendors to let me know and I wi...
09/21/2013
I am asked this question many times when a buyers closes escrow. I tell them to do what feels right for them. If the house has been vacant a long time or had tenants, I suggest for sure to change the locks. I f the owners have lived there a long time and the home is well-maintained in a safe area...
09/20/2013
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