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2007 

Your credit score is a number, usually between 300 - 900. The higher your score, the better "risk" you are for obtaining credit, and the more likely you are to get a loan. Your score is reported as 3 separate numbers, one from each of the credit reporting agencies. This is called your FICO score....
08/30/2007
I just saw a report on the local CBS station about a man who is facing 6 months (180 days) in jail for building a fence on city  property (bordering his property) and erecting a retaining wall without permits. While I am all for adhering to building codes and not encroaching on others property wi...
08/29/2007
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In California, the market has shifted drastically in the last 18 months. Time was, put a sign in the yard, have multiple offers before getting back to the office! Well, no more. Now it's taking months for a home to sell, with constant marketing, virtual tours, open houses, brokers opens, ads, far...
08/29/2007
In our industry of customer service, it seems that the bigger you are, the less service you have to provide. I'll explain...My 17 year old daughter got her first job this summer working at a local sandwich shop. She opened a bank account at BofA since they are in the same parking lot as her job (...
08/29/2007
Ok, it's time for me to get something off my chest. Pardon me if you don't agree with this post (and mind you many won't but that's okay), but I am really sick of one TV campaign that is giving the public mis-information. While we have freedom to talk about any topic in this country, I am appaule...
08/26/2007
If you need something Notarized, give us a call. We provide travelling Notary services in California, with very low cost for travel. In most cases, local (within 25 miles) travel service is free. Above that, there may be a small mileage fee charged, but it beat using your own gas! We are happy to...
08/26/2007
We now offer websites for each of our new listings. We suggest all agents do the same. It's a great tool that the client will love! If you are not familiar with creating websites, we can help you there too! We would be happy to assist you in creating webpages for each of your listings. Send us an...
08/26/2007
During a Real Estate transaction, you pay for many different services. As a seller, you will pay for termite inspection and work, title insurance, escrow, handyman or licensed contractors (for repair work), notary, home warrenty, and the like. As a buyer, you will pay for your lender, escrow, tit...
08/26/2007
Did you know that most agents do Open Houses in order to gain more clients and not to sell the target house? Well, it's true. It's a well known trick in Real Estate to use Open Houses to drive potential clients to the agent. In fact, statistics say that only .5% (thats 1 in 200) homes sell as a r...
08/26/2007
Let's take a simple example on what you can expect to pay for closing costs for both buyer and seller. We will use an example of a $500,000 home.Sellers Closing CostsUnpaid mortgageThis is the amount you owe on your loanUnpaid interest on mortgageAmount owed on loan x interest rate / 12Title insu...
08/24/2007
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