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With a possible recession looming over the horizon and dismal sales in many parts of the country, some Realtors are thriving.  How can this be? What are they doing that is different than other Realtors who are leaving the business? The answer is simple,  they are being innovative!They are doing v...
Many people are in the situation where their home is actually worth quite a bit less than what they purchased it for. When they bought the home, they were told that refinancing it would be no problem and that they did not have to worry about the bubble bursting in that particular market. This typ...
I have found through experience that the most essential thing a Realtor can do is find out the specifics a person is looking for in a home.  It is essential that you listen when a person tells you that they need a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home at the very least.  That way you do not waste your time i...
In this time of crisis, where many people are losing their homes there are many terms that people need to understand.  They also need to understand all their options, before just turning their home over to the bank.Preforeclosure:  This occurs when you get the first letter from the bank stating t...
This is just a word of advice to consumers out there regarding short sales. Many people are encountering the following situation.  You make an offer and the agent issues a counter-offer, which generally means that your offer has been accepted and that the escrow process has started. However, don'...
I just wanted to introduce Constance Robinson from ERA Village One Real Estate to the Newbie group.  She has been in the industry for many years and is a multi-million dollar agent (Realtor).  She is also the lead agent and office manager for my office and actually was the one that hired me on. H...
Many people know the Central Valley in California is the foreclosure capital of the nation, currently.  You can go down any block and see REO properties left and right and can tell they are such by the front lawn. In this area, almost 40% of the loans that were made two years ago are in some stag...
I have encountered a situation recently that really has me concerned and would appreciate your input on this.  I made a bid on a short sale property in Manteca and a week later received a counteroffer from the agent stating that the hot tub wasn't staying and that the property was a short sale. W...
There are many people out there that see houses for sale and want to buy a home, but do not totally understand the process to obtain one. They call the Realtor whose home is for sale, but have no idea where to really begin.The first thing a person needs to do is to obtain pre-approval.  This not ...
I just read an article in the Sacramento Bee where investors are taking tour buses to view foreclosure to foreclosure listings.  Has anyone else heard about this.  I know of Realtors going in caravans to see actual listings that are on the market and giving feedback, but bus loads of investors lo...

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