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When I decided to go bike riding with my daughter, I had no idea what I was getting into. We started our workout on the Sequoia entry point on the Fremont side of the Alameda Creek Trail, which spans the cities of Fremont, Newark and Union City.   The long curving trail runs a distance of a good...
“This is a short sale…it takes a long time…(Facing the buyer now)Did your Realtor® explain to you how a short sale works?”             There is nothing more annoying than an unwelcome, purely unsolicited comment from a homeowner, who has no reason to be at his home when there are buyers viewing ...
  The drive from Fremont to Sacramento required for us to take several freeways, the main ones being I-880, I-680 and I-80. In certain sections of the freeways are carpool lanes, intended to ease traffic especially during peak hours.   Interestingly, carpool rules differ from one freeway to anot...
  The library provides a comforting respite amid the stress and pressures of work or just the boredom of one’s daily routine. And so it was with much anticipation that drove a few blocks down to the local Centerville Library, not so much as to seek quiet – since most of the library patrons were ...
Everyone seems to want to take advantage of a “free rent.” That’s actually what happens when you decide you will stop paying your mortgage (for hardship or other reasons), and will wait for the bank to foreclose your home. Realistically, it could take a good six months or more before a foreclosu...
  January 2011 saw Newark’s housing inventory go up to a level that will take 7 months to clear, based on the rate of sales in recent months.   The slowdown in completed sales added to the rise in supply.   Short sales still comprise a big percentage of properties on the market.   Here is the re...
Sellers who delayed listing their homes in December finally made that jump in January, as new listings increased by 50% from the previous month. At the same time, the number of sold homes in January plummeted by nearly 50% to its lowest level in 12 months.   As a result of an increase in new lis...
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, we decided to drive down to San Jose and take a stroll on ritzy Santana Row’s alleys lined up with classy boutiques and fine dining restaurants. Santana Row is an upscale complex that combines high-end shopping with premium real estate. Watch this video tour and see f...
Nobody doubts the fact that short sales take long to close. It’s like saying the Sunday precedes Monday; nobody questions that. So in wanting to present solid data to support this assumption, I collected MLS data and conduct an analysis of the following:   - From the purchase contract date, how ...

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