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The best escrow is a closed escrow.  Job well done...satisfied clients...all is well and it's time to focus on the next one.  Sometimes, though, like a zombie from a B-movie, a closed escrow will not die requiring some extra attention to put things right. This particular example starts with a pan...
05/02/2008
Somewhere, far, far way...in a parallel Earth there will be a huge celebration next month in a parallel Oxnard.  This parallel (and more enlightened) Oxnard will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the grand opening of Fisherman's Wharf to the public back in May of 1978.  There they cherished ...
04/25/2008
"TWO-EIGHTY-FIVE," screamed the auctioneer from his podium, pointing his gavel towards the man in the third row who had made the next-to-the-last bid. "TWO-EIGHTY-FIVE," he screamed five more times, never taking his eyes off his mark. He paused for a breath and repeated the onslaught three more t...
04/22/2008
I hate traffic!  Actually, everyone does.  That's what is so appealing about the title of a new initiative circulating in Oxnard named "The Oxnard Traffic Initiative."  Unfortunately, this initiative is really a no growth measure and offers nothing to improve traffic.  Last Thursday, Penny Boehm ...
04/19/2008
Fabulous Camarillo Heights View LotLocation: Camarillo HeightsBuild you dream home on this fabulous view lot in Camarillo Heights. Sweeping views of the Conejo Grade, Santa Monica Mountains, Camarillo, Pacific Ocean and Anacapa Island. Utilities at property. Access to lot is from Highland and ove...
04/17/2008
Homeowners in default receive so many phone calls, people knocking on their doors and letters that it can reach the point of harassment.  Some of these offers for help are legitimate but many (most) are not.  For the average homeowner it is next to impossible to tell who is on the level and who i...
04/13/2008
Scam artists do not look or act dastardly.  In fact, they are nice friendly people who seem trustworthy.  They are well dressed, look nice and are genuinely likable.  This was the message that Stella Ling, senior council with the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) had for the audience of...
04/11/2008
Right now we're in the middle of a real estate market where buyers are getting great deals not only on homes, but on the financing as well.  Never in recent years have there been as many great choices of homes for sale as there are today.  Gone for now are the days when you had just a handful of ...
04/10/2008
Wingfield BeautyLocation: West OxnardJust two years old, this Wingfield home has 4 bedrooms (with a possible 5th), 3 and a half baths in 2,422 square feet (per tax assessor). The floorplan is family friendly with spacious rooms and high ceilings bringing in the light. Open kitchen has loads of gr...
04/09/2008
I have an embarrassing admission to make.  The other day I was in the bathroom, and well, I was having a little trouble with my plumbing.  I tried and I tried but I could not get the bathroom sink to drain.  A bottle of Drano and a gallon of liquid plumber later and it was finally draining....bar...
03/31/2008
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