Aly Vizcarra's (casa209) Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Castle Real Estate
We have much to be thankful for! Professionally, this year has been so challenging compared to years past... but with the support and trust of our family and friends, we have seen our way through. We are greatful for the relationships we've built over the years and I hope that together, we can c...
(These guys are all Realtors) Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties have been referred to as "ground zero" in California's foreclosure crisis. The agents that work in Modesto, Stockton, and surrounding areas are being tested like never before. I can hear it in their voices when they call to check ...
Thanks to Teresa Boardman!Sometimes I just have too much fun. Lofts are fun to photograph.  They have huge windows and a lot of light.  I like to take my property shots using natural light.  I warm up the photo or cool it down by adjusting the temperature when I process it. It is possible to take...
  I was in Phoenix last week at the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals annual marketing conference. I had the good fortune of speaking with FHA commissioner Brian Montgomery. If you've never met the Commish... let me tell you, he is a very nice man. I took advantage of hav...
Every year I visit D.C. to lobby with NAHREP (a non-profit real estate association)Our mission is to increase sustainable homeownership... There is a need for an unprecedented collaboration between lawmakers, regulators, housing industry and practitioners in order to prevent a roll back of the t...
On Saturday the 15th, I was out showing a client in the 175 to 190k range. We got to a property and there was an agent already showing, with an agent waiting. After I finally got in, there was an agent waiting for me to finish.We was the last time we had to wait in line to show a house??? I think...
The Fed has cut interest rates again, but long-term fixed-rate mortgages may go up.NEW YORK ( -- The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point Tuesday, but don't expect mortgage rates to go down too. In fact, home loans could be heading higher.Conside...

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