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By Linda Thompson
(Selling By Design-Staging)
Comments 5
As a professional home stager, I visit the mls on a regular basis to see what's out there on the market. Many times the main living areas look nice and maybe even professionally done. Then the photo tour goes to the leftover rooms, the spare or the "no one knows what to do with" room. Here the vi...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
Comments 6
My phone rang this morning at 7:45 as I was getting my son ready for school so I decided to send it to voicemail.  The caller did not leave a message but called back at 8:30 and I answered.  It was a buyer who was interested in seeing my listing in Fresno, CA today.  I set an appointment with her...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
Comments 1
What Are Loan Conditions in Fresno CA?   So you are pre-approved for a loan to buy a house, congratulations!  We write an offer and it is accepted and we open up escrow.  I forward your executed purchase contract to your loan officer, they set a meeting with you, ask you to bring in updated pay s...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
Comments 3
    What do I need for a Short Sale Package I get this question a lot from sellers who are selling their home as a short sale in Fresno, CA.  Here is a list of what I give to my sellers to gather to start the short sale process. ·         Hardship Letter:  The hardship letter should state the rea...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
Comments 2
A Season for Sharing in Fire Safety Each year fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of over 400 people, injure 1,650 more, and cause over $990 million in damage. According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), there are simple life-saving steps you can take to ensu...

By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
Comments 0
Friends and business associates, we are so thankful for you and your friendship throughout the year.  Keep having an "attitude of gratitude" and you will reap many blessings in your family, your career, and your ministry. God bless you richly and abundantly, may His mercies overflow into your life!

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
Comments 2
Here is an oldie but a goodie!   Here's my Top Ten Favorite Tax Jokes & Quotes, courtesy of the rich and famous:       #10 -- Mark Twain   The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.       #9 -- Arthur Godfrey   I am proud to be paying taxes in...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
Comments 2
  Cleaning Tips to Solve Any Crisis in Fresno CA       Tackle any household disaster — including stained carpets, gunky kitchen appliances, cluttered rooms, and more — with easy cleaning tips from Heloise.   By Heloise       Bathroom Rings: Clean with cheap shampoo and a long-handle scrub brush. ...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
Comments 1
The Most Expensive Home On The Market in Fresno CA is currently listed at $2,524,000!  It is in the heart of NorthWest Fresno featuring 5 beds and 5 baths with 8300 square living feet and on almost one acre.  It sure is a beauty!  It even has it's own guest house complete with kitchen, bedroom an...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
Comments 0
  I thought I would share one of my favorite poems that gave my life meaning when our youngest son was diagnosed with Autism as the poem can relate to our lives in today's Real Estate Market.  The market here in Fresno, CA surely is not like a trip to Italy or Holland and I am sure you all have s...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
Comments 6
The Importance of Doing Your Final Walk Through in Fresno CA.   I received a call from a friend who is a past client yesterday who is also a plumber.  He got called out to a call to do some plumbing work for a homeowner who recently purchased a home and when she received the keys and went to her ...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
Comments 2
  What is a (HAFA) Short Sale?   I get asked this question a lot, so thought I would share some information on what the term HAFA means.   The U.S. Treasury Department created the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA) for mortgage lenders to establish a short sale process and de...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
Comments 0
  Fresno, CA Do-It-Yourself Home Security Check: 5 Essential Steps       Conduct a do-it-yourself home security check by walking around your house to assess what needs to be done to reduce the risk of a break-in.   1. Keep your home well-maintained on the outside.   Burglars want an easy target. ...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
Comments 0
FRESNO The 90th Annual Veteran's Day Parade: This long-standing and historical Veterans Day tradition continues. Join in honoring our armed forces at the largest Veterans Day Parade in the U.S. The West Coast Largest Veterans Day Parade, a long-standing and historical tradition, which originated ...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
Comments 9
I recently attended an all day event put on by our company and an agent who does alot of short sales got up to speak and she said something that was key, "Check your attitude at the door when listing a short sale".  What that means is that you are there to assist a homeowner with their hardship. ...

By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
Comments 4
Okay, so the big banks admit they may not have conducted all of their foreclosures correctly... and now homeowners who were victims of unfair foreclosures can call and lodge a complaint at 1-888-952-9105. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal by By Alan Zibel and Nick Timiraos:...

By Linda Thompson
(Selling By Design-Staging)
Comments 22
In real estate staging, or home staging, we stagers see things we shouldn't see (and really don't want to see.) Real estate agents and prospective home buyers also see all kinds of things that they wish they hadn't. Since many, many a great blog has been shared about this on Active Rain, I will l...
                                       Halloween is almost here. Christmas decorating time is near!                                       Let Selling By Design-Staging give you a hand this year.                                 Selling By Design-Staging will: Help you unpack your seasonal decorati...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
Comments 2
Here are some Great Fall Maintenance Tips for Fresno, CA and other areas.   Via kudzu.com       Have your heating system inspected. Do not kick on the heat until your furnace has been inspected and serviced by a professional. These inspections should occur annually and are intended to identify po...

By Stephanie Greenberg, Fresno Homes For Sale
(Lion Real Estate)
Comments 4
My Neighbors Just Closed an Investment Property....With another Agent.  Yep that is what I said.  Here is the story.   My neighbor called me a few months ago and said they were looking to purchase an investment property for thier parents and asked if I could help them.  Of course I said.  They we...

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