John Occhi's Real Estate Blog - Focused on the The Temecula & Murrieta Valleys

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Real Estate Agent - Mason Real Estate - CA BRE 01444168
Temecula-Murrieta CA real estate news, views and information provided to our community and agents.
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The Dawn of a New Decade brings the Dawn of Consumer Rights When Shopping for a MortgageJanuary First is typically a day when many new laws across the land become effective...and this year is no different.  The Department of Housing & Urban Development made one very important change to the Real E...
01/01/2010
I suppose there will always be a bit of controversy between the differences of a REALTOR® and that of a licensed real estate salesperson.A REALTOR®, of course, is a member of the National Association of REALTORS as well as the State and Local Chapters.  For me, it is hard to imagine any professio...
01/01/2010
How is a Restaurant Servers Tip Similar to a REALTORS® Commission? It seems as if eating in restaurants is much more common place than when I was a lad.  I know if my younger sister and I got to go with the grown-ups to a restaurant we had done something special, for which we were being rewarded....
12/29/2009
There is so much discussion taking place today on the housing market and different aspects and methods of saving homes.In this article, my friends and popular bloggers, Nestor & Katerina Gasset do a great job of identifying a part of the problem that no one ever considers - the servicing agreemen...
12/29/2009
There are many fingers pointing at many reasons that there are so many problems with Short Sales... of curse very few agents will look to themselves as the cause.My friend and colleague Broker Bryant of Florida does a pretty good job of holding the mirror up for agents to look into, the next time...
12/29/2009
Credit is such an important part of life in our modern society.  Yes, I know there are those who only use cash...or cash in the bank with a debit card and there is that gray economy...but seriously folks...if you want any of the nicer things this life has to offer you are going to have good credi...
12/28/2009
The San Jacinto Real Estate Marketplace has been dominated with Distressed Properties.  Unfortunately,  the data is not very accurate, because until recently many Short Sales were not reported in a search-able field in the MLS as a Short Sale.By looking at this data you can see that this market p...
12/28/2009
Winding doen 2009 and looking forward to the future you have to know where you have been if you want to know where you are going.Planning my marketing and business plan for 2010, as an REO Listing Agent, I have taken the opportunity to examine how many REO Listings we (as a market - not my person...
12/28/2009
Real Estate is often very confusing for the consumer - everyone is an expert and everyone has advice...I like to call the advise givers "3rd Base Coaches".A 3rd Base Coach will share with you what they know - it doesn't matter if their information is 6 months old or 6 years old they have a story ...
12/28/2009
A universal question that homeowners everywhere, including the Hemet - San Jacinto Valley, CA, must ask themselves as they prepare to either buy or sell a home - a decision that will have an impact on their lives for years to come. I strongly believe that "All Real Estate is Local and Your REALTO...
12/27/2009