Michael Simcock's (ssimcock) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker (Elk Grove, CA) - BRE# 01444710
This was in the paper this morning, just when I thought I might have heard of everything. The Listing agent went into the home to start the listing process on a foreclosed home when they were greeted with 500 growing pot plants and finished product. Must have been quite a shock and luckily, no on...
It has been a sad week here in Elk Grove, CA as we lost one of our core runners. She was hit a killed by a car less than 1/2 mile from her home while in the cross walk. The exact details are not out yet. When the medics showed on the scene, they did not know who she was and it took time to figure...
These 7 things should not be done when applying for a loan or refi. 1. Do not buy or lease an auto/truck.    Lenders look at total debt and this can push you right past the limit lenders set. 2. Do not move assets from one bank account to another.  By doing this, it can complicate the application...
I can't help but smile at being a Realtor. After 5 years in the business, I thought I had seen almost everything. Between what I read on Active Rain and what is happening in my own business, have been proven wrong time and time again this year. My latest comes from a client I am working with on t...
This past weekend, I met with a really nice guy. He is 24 and is just starting his career. He has been reading that it is a great time to buy and wants to take advantage of the wonderful rates and low prices. During our conversation, he told me that he expects to have a job transfer to the middle...
This past week, I have run into a couple of issues on Short Sales with my sellers.In both cases, they questioned (without really saying it) whos side I was on. I am trying to help both of them avoid foreclosure and that takes some give and take with the banks. It has to be a win-win for both side...
I have seen buyers try to use the price per square foot to figure out how much their home is worth or how much to offer on a home. Although price per square foot can be a good way to tract an area on pricing trends, it is a poor way to price a home for the following reasons. 1. Amount of Land . I...

Michael Simcock

Elk Grove, CA Realtor 916 425-1084
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