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Did anyone see the Golden Globes last Sunday, January 11th, 2009? I was watching and I thought it was a pretty entertaining show--not trying to be a show, but just a lot of celebrities having fun. There were a lot of emotional moments, and lots of drinking, so there was a certain sense of anythin...
01/14/2009
Did anyone see the Golden Globes last Sunday, January 11th, 2009? I was watching and I thought it was a pretty entertaining show--not trying to be a show, but just a lot of celebrities having fun. There were a lot of emotional moments, and lots of drinking, so there was a certain sense of anythin...
01/14/2009
As a Real Estate Agent in Bakersfield, California I am interested in spotting trends, both nationwide and locally. One good test of whether we are in a Buyer's or a Seller's market is called the Absorption Rate. That means looking at the inventory of homes, seeing how many sold in the past month,...
10/08/2008
On Tuesday, September 2nd, in lieu of our usual sales meeting, a lot of agents from McKinzie Nielsen Real Estate helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity. We had a great time, and it was a great cause. Rosario, the person who will get to live in the house once it is finished, was also there ...
09/04/2008
Today, Friday March 21st, we had a Real Estate Caravan, and who should arrive but The Easter Bunny? Somehow, I never see The Easter Bunny and Sheryl Gallion of Ticor Title in the same place, and this has been going on since 1984?!?!?! The Bakersfield Real Estate Caravan looked at houses in Northw...
03/21/2008
March 17th, St Patrick's Day, and then two days later, the swallows return to Capistrano. Someone I know has a birthday on March 19th, so I incorporated a little of the Capistrano legend and lore into a birthday greeting. Did you know that the swallows fly all the way from Argentina? Legend has i...
03/20/2008
Home Tourshttp://www.bakersfield.com/137/story/388543.htmlIn the Bakersfield Californian, there was a story about home tours. That is where an agent rents a bus or van and then takes a group of buyers out to look at houses. I have noticed a lot of activity lately, with buyers out there looking fo...
03/19/2008
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I am constantly scanning the media, looking for signs about which direction our economy is going, and wondering how that will affect the housing market. They say that Economics is "the dismal science" but I find it exciting--especially when you translate all the numbers, graphs, and trends into c...
03/11/2008
I am still a little young for this, but wouldn't it be nice to just get a mobile home out in Kernville by the Kern River? There's the South San Joaquin where the seeds of the dustbowl are found.And there's a place called Mount Whitney where the mighty Kern River comes down.It's not deep nor wide ...
03/10/2008
On Leap Day, The Bakersfield Real Estate Caravan leaped from Thursday to Friday, and from Hometown Buffett to the Bakersfield Association of Realtors. We looked at nine properties South of Ming Avenue, between Hwy 99 and Gosford Avenue. We call this Area 52, or Southwest Bakersfield.Prices ranged...
02/29/2008
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