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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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 We are often asked by our clients, Ho much under the listing price should we offer?  This is an excellent question. The answer is difficult; there are four basic ways that sellers price their homes.1.-Ridicolously Overpriced   These sellers have listened to a real estate consultant over inflate the value of their home in an effort to obtain the listing. There's a natural tendency on the part of sellers to list with the real estate consultant who give them the highest promise. Some real estate agents give the seller a high "value" in an effort to obtain the listing.These homes can be 10 t0 20% overpriced. These sellers may need a "dose of reality" for a few months before they begin to realize that their home is way overpriced as compared to others in the area. The longer an overpriced h...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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PORTER RANCH CA AVAILABLE HOMES FOR SALEThere are 57 available homes for sale in Porter Ranch CA with prices starting at $490,000 with 2 bedrooms and 2 bath, 1253 square feet home, the Average listing price is $888,901 with 4 bedrooms, 3.37 bath and 2818 sq ft home.  Maximum listing price $1,500,000 with 6 bedrooms, 6 bath, and 4946 sq ft home. There are only 3 condos available for sale in porter ranch ca, as of today. PORTER RANCH CA HOMES SOLD ON FIRST QUARTER 2015 In the First quarter (01/01/2016 to 03/31/2016) 47 homes were sold. The Minimum Listing Price $479,850 and Selling Price was $471,000 with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1479 square feet house, and 3476 sq ft lot. Maximum Listing Price $1,150,000 and Selling Price $1,121,208 with 6 bedrooms,7 baths, 4663 sq ft home, 11,024 sq ft lot,...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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Here are my predictions for tonight Oscar winners, will see how many I got right.Best Movie: Either The Bridge of Spies or the Revenant   Winner:  SpotlightActor in Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne Impeccable performance on The Danish Girl or Michael Fassbend er for Steve Jobs.  Winner:  Leonardo Di Caprio for The RevenantActress in a Leading Role:  Kathe Blanchet  or Saoirse Ronan Winner:  Brie Larson for RoomActor in Supporting Role:  Mark Ruffalo or Sylverster Stallone Winner: Mark  RylanceActress in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs or Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl WinnerAnimated Feature Film:  Anomalisa   Winner: Inside OutCinematography:  The Revenant  Winner Custom Designer:  The Danish Girl or Cinderella   Winner Mad MaxDirecting:  Spotlight  Winner: Revenant  Ale...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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Having a budget is more importan than even before, but sticking to one takes time and discipline. Here are ways to help you become a better money manager. Track your spending.  Most people s;end their money on food, housing and transportation, but there are many other categories, like household cost, debt payments and entertainment. Try this write down every dollar you spend in a two-week period and see what you can cut on the list. Doing this with your spouse and your family members will turn up even more surprises.  Account for your cash.  Does it just "disappear" from you wallet? Try tracking where it is spent. Sometimes, using a debit or credit card for expenditures Can help with accounting.  Understand your debt (mortgage, student loans, dredit cards) and set goals to reduce it. Fe...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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Porter ranch is located on the north side of the San Fernando Valley, it is an area of high end homes. Lately it has been on the tv news frequently since there is a methane gas leak in the area, affecting home owners health, so they are suing the gas company to pay for home rentals out of that area.  Schools are also closed and the students are moved to other schools in the valley. PORTER RANCH HOME SALES STATISTICS FOR  2015  363 homes were sold for the entire year of 2015. The Minimum Listing Price $450,000 and Selling Price was $430,00,000 with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,122 square feet house, and 1,400 sq ft lot. Maximum Listing Price $1,420,000 and Selling Price $1,426,000 with 6 bedrooms, 6 baths,5,448 sq ft home, 229,440 sq ft lot, and 324 days on market. Average Listing Price $755,5...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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To all ActiveRain bloggers and visitors I want to remind you about the End of Daylight Savings tomorrow morning, so in order not to forget just roll back you clock 1 Hour Before you go to bed.Enjoy the Halloween tonight with your family members, neighbors, friends,  and at any party you may end joining.
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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Power. Wanting more of it doesn’t make you a megalomaniac or would-be dictator. Power by another name could also be called influence, and influence in the workplace is a good thing. Influence affords you more opportunity and respect, which gives you more choice and control over your own career and goals. To gain the right kind of power that will help you get ahead, try this advice: Use your authority actively. No matter what your job is, you have some power to make decisions. Don’t ask for permission over actions that are legitimately your responsibility. However, use tact in the execution ofdecisions. Recognize people. Even if you’re not a manager, you can build your reputation as a leader by thanking people for their assistance, pointing out examples of highperformance to managers, ...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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Two Special Ways To  Honor Honor Thy Father       Your father, or perhaps your grandfather, plays a special role in your life. Let him know that. This Father’s Day, skip the necktie and tell your dad or granddad what he really means to you. Some suggestions: Write a letter thanking him. Tell him what he means to you. Read it in front of him and the whole family. You can frame it and even add photos or other mementos, creating an art piece.Create a thank-you review book. On each page, write a memory of something that you loved doing with him. Example: “Thanks, Dad, for the time you said that my math teacher was wrong and you gave me the right answer. And then told me never to correct the math teacher! Great advice."Are you ready to buy a house for your Dad in Los Angeles County?  I am r...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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Hannah had no children. the Lord had closed her womb. So it was, year by year, when she went up to the house of the Lord, that she provoked her; therefore she wept and did not eat.  Hannah’s Vow Then Elkanah her husband said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? And why is your heart grieved? Am I not better to you than ten sons?”  So Hannah arose after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the tabernacle of the Lord.  And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish.  Then she made a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, ...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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Free List of Today's Homes on Short Sales and  Foreclosures Granada Hills , Northridge , Mission HillsFree List of Homes, Condos, Townhomes and Multi Units on Standard Sale Granada Hills  • Avoid Caffeine and Alcohol: Don’t drink caffeine (found in coffee, tea, chocolate, cola, and pain relievers) for four to six hours before bedtime. Similarly, refrain from drinking. Alcohol may help bring on sleep, but after a few hours it acts as a stimulant.• Turn Your Bedroom into a Sleep-Inducing Environment: A quiet, dark, and cool environment can promote sound slumber. Lower the volume of outside noise with earplugs or a "white noise" appliance, like a fan. Use heavy curtains or an eye mask to block light, which is a powerful cue that tells the brain that it's time to wake up.• Establish a Sooth...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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Follow This TechniqueIn our jobs, relationships, and even ordering dinner at a restaurant, life is full of choices. Most of the time, the decision is easy. You want chocolate or vanilla? Easy. But if you have a particularly important challenge and you're not sure how to approach it, here's a technique that can help: Brainstorm a "Do Want – Don’t Want" list. Take a sheet of paper and draw a line down the center so that you have two columns. At the top of one column, write Do Want. At the top of the other, write Don't Want. Then brainstorm everything you Do Want and Don't Want about the situation. Go back and forth between the sides freely. Write down each thing you think, no matter how silly it sounds. No one will read this but you. For example, if you're stuck trying to figure out how t...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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A $50 bonus may not seem like much, but these days every extra dollar may help you maintain your financial stability.  Here are five ideas to making the most of a small bonus.Cut credit card debt.  If you put $50 toward a $2000 credit card balance, you will cut your payback time by four months, if you usually pay a minimum of $40 a month. Using $50 toward the debt can save you $103 in interest (at 16%).Buy financial management software. Use the $50 to help you manage your money better by putting it toward some financial software like Quicken. It will help keep better control of your checking account and help you identify other areas where you can save money.Buy a share or two of a stock.  Just look for an online brokerage firm with a low minimum account balance requirement and low commi...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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PORTER RANCH HOME SALES STATISTICS FOR FIRST QUARTER 2015 In the First quarter (01/01/2015 to 03/31/2015) 63 homes were sold. The Minimum Listing Price $480,000 and Selling Price was $430,00,000 with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1391 square feet house, and 3837 sq ft lot. Maximum Listing Price $1,420,000 and Selling Price $1,426,000 with 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 4721 sq ft home, 28,082 sq ft lot, and 320 days on market. Average Listing Price $747,780 and Selling Price $734,758 with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2547 sq ft home, 9628 sq ft lot and 76 days on market.  20 sales were in the price range of 600K to 700K and 13 sales on the 700K to 800K range.6 of the sales were bank owned aka reos, 7 on short sale and 2 with notice of defaults aks nod MORTGAGES AND INTEREST RATE Conventional Loan 30 year fixed it...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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Plumbing Repairs While plumbing can be a pain in the neck (literally), most people are perfectly capable of making simple repairs, like replaicing a leaky faucet or broken sprinkler head. Potential savings: $100 to a $1000 for typical repairs. Pest Control  Using approved chemicals and methods that you can look up online, you can treat your own house for insects and rodents. Savings up to: $50 a month or $600 a year.Painting  If careful you can tape and edge like a painting profesional. Savings: $400 to $1,500 for a typical interior paint jobs. Replace Light Fixtures Many people avoid light fixtures because they don't know how.  But once the job is started, they realize how easy it is and wonder why they almost called an electrician who wanted $180, when it took them 20 minutes and cost...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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A Good Laugh  and A Long Sleep Are The Two Best Cures For Anything Irish Proverb
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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There are eight units available for sale in Porter Ranch CA 91326 and here they are:   11311 Tampa Av 42 with  2 bedrooms, 2 bath, 1028 sq ft, 14 days on market and lsted at $329,000 20433 Paseo Castelon with 2 bedooms, 3 bath,  1320 sqft, 193 days on market and listed at $419,000 20431 Paseo Cresta,  with 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, 1298 sq ft, 17 days on market and listed at $438,000 20013 Livorno Way #30 with 2 bedrooms,  3 bath, 1182 sq ft, 83 days on market and listed at $460,000 19151 Index St #9 with 3 bedrooms, 3 bath, 1697 sq ft, 2 days o the market and listed at $465,000 19464 Eagle Ridge Lane with  2 bedrooms, 3 bath, 1787 sq ft, 36 days on market and listed at $509,000 11461 Ghiberti Way with 4 bedrooms, 3 bath, 1563 sq st, 167 days on market and listed at $545,000 20038 Pienza Lane...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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 The Gold Wrapping Paper                                                                            At this very commercial time of year, here’s a story that reminds me of what’s important.Once upon a time, there was a man who worked hard to put food on the table for his family. One year during the holidays, he saw that his five-year-old daughter had used up the last of the family's expensive gold wrapping paper. He became even angrier when he saw that she had used all of that expensive gold paper to decorate just one shoebox, which she had put under the Christmas tree. He also was worried about where she had gotten money to buy what was inside the shoebox.The next morning the little girl, filled with excitement, brought the gift box to her father and said, "This is for you, Daddy!" As ...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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  Thanksgiving is Just a Reminder To Give Thanks For Everything We Have: Family,  a Place To Live, Health, Money, Friends and Above All TO GOD WHO PROVIDES EVERYTHING TO US THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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On Saturday March 08.2014 before going to bed turn your clock One Hour Forward, since daylight savings start Sunday morning at 2am.  Sleep Well.   Check Available Homes For Sale Here: http://granadahills.kwrealty.com/  
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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A jobless man applied for the position of office boy at a large company. He perfomed well and was offered the job. The interviewer said, "Now, I just need your email address to send you some documents to sign and verify, and then you can start". The man replied, "I don't have a computer or an email account." "Oh, I  am sorry" said the interviewer. "without the email, we can't hire you." The man left feeling frustrated. He had only $10 in his pocket, so he went to the market , bought a large create of tomatoes and began selling them door to door. In two hours, he succeeded in doubling his money. He repeated the operation three times, and made $60. He realized that he could survive by this way, and stated to go earlier and returned later. Thus, his money double or tripled every day. Event...

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