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2011 

My buyers and I met at the closing table with an escrow officer to sign loan docs this afternoon. At that time, the buyers were to declare how they wanted to hold title. The escrow officer informed us that since the buyers are single, their choice is limited. Oops. The buyers aren't single. Nor a...
05/31/2011
A HUD-owned condo came on the market in my area late last year, overpriced by about $30,000. After 120 days on the market, HUD dropped the price but they were still asking too much. After another 38 days on the market, HUD reduced the price to a jaw dropping figure ... about half its market value...
05/31/2011
"I want to see a LOT of houses". That's what a potential client told me while meeting for the first time at Starbucks. As she carefully studied my face for an answer, I knew this was the question that would make or break our buyer/agent relationship. This gal had previously shared with me her hou...
05/28/2011
Tippi Hedren will once again grace us with her presence at The Tides Wharf in Bodega Bay, CA this Memorial Day Weekend. The Tides Wharf was one of the locations for the filming of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" in the early 1960's. Visitors come from all over the world to see landmarks from the ...
05/27/2011
It never ceases to amaze me when I receive an e-mail with the instructions "need signatures" and the documents are incomplete. If a document isn't filled out correctly or if something is missing, it will not get signed ... period. During a transaction that closed recently, I was asked for my clie...
05/25/2011
I've seen a lot of nice floors over the past 7 years of selling real estate, but nothing that really rocked my boat. Until now. I just had the pleasure of selling a house whose floors were the main focal point. Everyone who came through my open house asked what kind of hardwood they were walking ...
05/25/2011
In real estate, one of the most disruptive events to happen is actually a non-event. It's called missing the closing date. This can be caused by any number of reasons. I've experienced everything from a buyer being seriously injured in an accident to a data entry error made by a bank employee. Wh...
05/23/2011
I have a short list of fabulous loan officers that are super to work with, and I recommend them every chance I get. When a buyer uses one of my lenders of choice, I'm confident the purchase process will go as smoothly as it possibly can. But when a buyer decides to use their In-Laws brothers hal...
05/21/2011
  The sun is out again, and it's time for Spring cleaning! Saturday is the day where you can get rid of those larger items that won't fit in your trash, yard waste or recycle bins ... and it's FREE.   Cotati Spring Community CleanupSaturday May 21st from 8:00AM to 2:00PMCotati Park-n-Ride (St. J...
05/19/2011
Have you tried to install a child safety seat lately? I have. I was driving a client to a house she was buying and she couldn't find anyone to babysit her 3 year old. No sweat, I said, he can come along too! She had just bought a brand new safety seat the night before, it was still wrapped in pla...
05/18/2011
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