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"An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today" said Laurence J. Peter. Experts advise when buying foreclosures, one should buy low and sell high. Now is the low, the high is just around the corner. Interest rates are at an all time low...
03/30/2009
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Are You In Charge Of Your Finances? Today, the fate of your loan and the rate of your interest hinges on your credit score. What's The Score? The FICO credit score was named for developers, Fair, Isaac & Company reflects dozens of parameters in one's financial history. Score 700-850 means smooth ...
03/23/2009
Are you among the 95 percent of American homeowners who are unaware of the true market value of their home? A Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) provided by a real estate professional compares your home with similar ones on the market in your neighborhood during a specified time period. This data...
03/16/2009
  You loved the house when you bought it, but since then things have changed, the family has grown larger. Those drab energy absorbing appliances in your outdated kitchen are making your PGE bill go up.  What you expect? The house is over 150 years old! It's time for a change all right, but ther...
03/12/2009
ARE YOU PREVENTING YOUR HOME FROM SELLING    If your home is priced too high compared to the other homes for sale in the neighborhood your open house will be a disaster. The buyers you expect will visit other open houses in your neighborhood and not visit your home. Have your Realtor perform a Br...
03/10/2009
    Pacific Heights is a quiet neighborhood, a perfect place for families with children offering lots of activities.  There are several playgrounds, recreational centers and parks in the neighborhood. Some of the best schools in the country are also located there, including Hamlin School which ha...
01/12/2009
So you have decided to put your property up for sale, now it is time to meet with your favorite realtor. Be very careful when setting the price point, be realistic in what you expect to get at end of closing.  Be very careful examining the comparable properties in your neighborhood. Investigate t...
01/06/2009
Fisherman's Wharf accessible from downtown San Francisco is a must see area of the City. Getting there you can take busses 9X, 47Van Ness and the world famous Cable Cars. On the way to the wharf some of the cable cars will travel pass the crooked street, also known as Lombard Street to the locals...
01/06/2009
Fisherman's Wharf accessible from downtown San Francisco is a must see area of the City. Getting there you can take busses 9X, 47Van Ness and the world famous Cable Cars. On the way to the wharf some of the cable cars will travel pass the crooked street, also known as Lombard Street to the locals...
12/29/2008
For Sale, Great Price at only $99,000! Found in the central valley areas of California there are many bank owned properties to be had for under $100,000. The property's long vacancy has attracted vandals. Graffiti is spray-painted on the fence. As soon as you walk in, the stench of a mildewed car...
12/16/2008
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