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By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
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OK, I have now written two posts about Short Sales in the last 24 hours...because once again I am a bona fide short Sale Listing Agent.  Granted, I may be rusty, after being away from this side of the business in Hemet - San Jacinto, Ca for over 2 years now.Yesterday I got the call from a seller ...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
Comments 10
I decided that I would write a chronicle on the life of my new short sale listing.  In case you missed it, I described my transition BACK to short sales from Bank Owned REO's as a listing agent and team leader in my recent blog post, Humble Pie...Or OH NO, Did I really Take a Short Sale Listing??...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
Comments 7
Theis evening i trolled through a few of the housing tracts between my San Jacinto Office and My San Janjacinto CA home and took a few photos with my point-n-shoot digital camera. A wide Angel Fugifilm camera that does a great job for my BPO's but may not be ideally suited for taking night pictu...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
Comments 7
There is one common denominator between all real estate buyers today - whether they are shopping for investment property or first-time homebuyers...they all want a deal and the perception is that the bank owned, or REO, properties are going to be the smoking deals of the day.  But not always...Th...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
Comments 5
Black Friday - The Best Deal of the Day is REAL ESTATE!Sure, it sounds self-serving since I sell real estate for a living...I'll give you that...but here me out.On Black Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving,...did you get up at Oh Dark Thirty to stand in line in front of Best Buy or some ot...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
Comments 4
Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday of the year.  Not sure why...yeah the food is good, no doubt.  It is certainly a great time to catch up with family and friends...and a day off with a long weekend never bothered me.  Heck, I don't even watch very much football...but I did see Detr...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
Comments 2
I suppose, I as a local REALTOR®, am fortunate that the Hemet - San Jacinto Valley in So Cal is not overbuilt with condos, as much of Southern California is.  All of our condo inventory, in the local real estate market is older - most dating back to the early 1990's and earlier.  Throughout most ...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
Comments 6
Property Tax Reductions - California Style...With the decline in the real estate market those who own property and are able to hang on, typically end up paying too much for their property taxes to the local county tax assessor.In California, we Passed Proposition 13 (Prop 13) - why back in 1978. ...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
Comments 5
Twas the month before Christmas*   *When all through our land,* *Not a Christian was praying*   *Nor taking a stand.* *See the PC Police had taken away,* *The reason for Christmas - no one could say.* *The children were told by their schools not to sing,* *About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels ...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
Comments 4
The tides are changing in the local San Jacinto, CA real estate market as short sales take on a greater number of closed escrows each month, over the past 12 month period (November, 2008 thru October, 2009).Prior to June, 2009 the most Short Sales to close escrow in a month was 6, in April.  Dece...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
Comments 2
The Housing crises is no stranger to San Jacinto, CA, located in the Inland Empire region of Southern California (Riverside County & San Bernardino County), one of the hardest hit in the entire country.The market has been dominated by the sale of bank owned real estate with 80% of all closed tran...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
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San Jacinto, CA at the north end of the Hemet - San Jacinto Valley has been one of the hardest hit areas in the country when it comes to foreclosures and the loss of value in residential real estate.  For those who review the data on a national level, the Hemet - San Jacinto Valley is in the Sout...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
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Have you ever gone NUTS trying to figure out a program...well I have tonight - over 2 hours on MS Excell trying to make a simple chart. My biggest problem is that instead of showing data every month, for some reaspon it only wants to generate quarterly points on the chart...and that is not going ...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
Comments 0
Once again it is time to take a look at the Closed Sales for San Jacinto, CA.  For this report, I'll be looking at the entire month of October, 2009.  My objective is to not only provide the typical numbers that can be found almost anywhere, but to once again break them down into the very critica...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
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Indicted San Jacinto Developer Just Listed His 30 Acre EstateSan Jacinto, CA has been the hotbed of local political news with 4 of our 5 City Council Members under indictment for various campaign and money laundering issues.  In addition to our politicians, 4 others were also indicted including l...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
Comments 4
San Jacinto, CA may be having more than its fair share of problems with the recent indictments of 4 of the 5 City Council Members - to include our Mayor and five others.  I am not here to condemn. Convict or even pardon the actions of the accused. Let's remember, they are only accused.  Have you ...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
Comments 2
Last week San Jacinto CA was thrust into the national headlines as a hotbed of political corruption when 80% of the standing City Council - including our mayor, three local prominent business leaders, an elected official of the school district and a pastor from a Northern California church where ...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
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I just received an email from ReaLegal®, brought to me by the California Association of REALTORS® that an announcement of a form revision.This post really did start off as a simple review of the form and changes that are now in effect.  Read the whole blog and find out that it is much more than t...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
Comments 7
I met with an investor client for the first time yesterday afternoon after spending a short time on the phone with him, after he found me through my Internet presence (can't be sure, but I think it was from here- ActiveRain).The REO property he had definitely wanted to see was a newer 4 bedroom h...

By John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
(Mason Real Estate)
Comments 4
SAN JACINTO Announces 6% Grant for FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERSThis is EXCITING NEWS:  San Jacinto, CA.  The Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Jacinto just released the final details of the Down Payment Assistance Program which offers a 6% Grant for first time homebuyers.That's right - 6% which ca...

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