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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2010 is going to be a year like no other.  I believe it is naive to think that 'business as usual' will be taking place when we return to work on Monday morning and expect it to be the same throughout the coming year.Yes, it may not seem very obvious at first.  Maybe you'll have a buyer that you ...
01/04/2010
Now I am a REALTOR and do not pretend to be an expert on the loan side of the real estate industry.  I often rely on the SEARCH feature of ActiveRain to find details on topics I want to research.  Well, today I drew a near blank.You see, I was spending some time researching changes in the industr...
01/03/2010
California Property Taxes are such a unique animal to the world of property tax and we have Prop 13 to pass for this - legislation that was passed back in the 1970's.Under the law, the MOST the assessed value can increase is 2% per year, based on inflation...but guess what, the same legislation ...
01/03/2010
I recently published an article regarding the RESPA changes that became effective on January 1, 2010.  This article addresses the change in the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and HUD-1 forms - both with the intent of protecting the consumer.This morning I came across this article that discusses a Fed...
01/03/2010
In my quest to invite ActiveRain bloggers who have written articles on the topic of RESPA, some really posts that I have reviewed really stand out.Here is an hour long video webinar hosted by NAMB (National Association of Mortgage Brokers) talking about this very topic.Now if you don't want to w...
01/02/2010
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I have published a couple of Articles on RESPA over the last couple of days and found there was so much interest in the topic, I went ahead and filled a gap in ActiveRain by creating a RESPA GROUP.In order to jump-start the group, I've gone through the search function to identify other articles ...
01/02/2010
RESPA has been a mine field on the Real Estate landscape since 1974.  It is legislation that was created to keep us all honest and protect the consumer.  Since that time, there have been a number of changes to the rules of RESPA - many of which have been met with resistance from one segment or an...
01/02/2010
ActiveRain is a Community like many others - people come and go.  some are forgotten and some memories live on long after the last blog has been posted.Well, doing some housecleaning in my "Associates" I have come across numerous bloggers with whom I have enjoyed many hours reading their collecti...
01/02/2010
ReBarCamp is just a couple of days away.  Personally I have been looking forward to this since I missed out on the last one, several months ago.I think it is going to be great - top agents from all across the country hanging out together, attending a series of informative 45 minute classes on all...
01/02/2010
Californians should be busy today catching up on some of the new laws that take effect on this New year Day of 2010.Do you realize that it is now against the law to display a hangman's noose?How about that you can no longer cut a cow's tail?Here's a couple that I may not agree with...but it is no...
01/01/2010
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