Category Archives: Personal Opinions

Thinking About Selling Your House Yourself?

6 Awful Reasons for Not Hiring a Real Estate Agent By Lighter Side Staff  |  Read More There are millions of homes bought and sold every year, most of them with the help of a real estate agent. However, there is still … Continue reading

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Why Everyone Is Talking About Mortgage Rates

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015 Source: Freddie Mac Borrowing costs got even cheaper for home buyers and refinancers this week, as mortgage rates continued to descend. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.66 percent this week, the … Continue reading

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Your Check Is In The Mail!

There is a possibility that you may be receiving a check in the mail as “Compensation” from the banks for a short sale, denial of loan modification, foreclosures, bankruptcy, or a myriad of other actions by the bank for which … Continue reading

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CLIENT QUESTION RE ACCEPTING OFFERS

A question that comes up often from Sellers is: How many open houses do you usually have or should I ask at what point do you determine when to look at offers or if you should wait for more? Hello … Continue reading

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Referral List For Those Helping Loved Ones &/or Seniors

Resources to assist with clearing out/selling/moving seniors for relocation THE FOLLOWING RESOURCE LIST IS PUT TOGETHER BY TOM BINDER AND DAWN O’NEAL FROM PERSONAL ASSOCIATION, INDUSTRY REPUTATION, REFERRALS, OR KNOWN BUSSINESS ASSOCIATES.  IT IS ALWAYS GROWING AND CHANGING – IF … Continue reading

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INVENTORY Info Request from READER

QUESTION FROM NEWSLETTER READER 5/21/12: I wonder if you could give your thoughts on the amount of “shadow” inventory for the south bay. I guess shadow inventory would include REO, pre-foreclose, & short sale. Why is inventory so low? Thanks, … Continue reading

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How You LIVE IN a Home & How You SELL it, ARE 2 Different Things!

The one constant in staging training is that The Way you LIVE in a Home and the Way you SELL it are 2 Different things! (1) The key is to OPEN up the rooms.  Once you decide to make the “Move,” … Continue reading

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