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Welcome to Ralph's Weekly Feature: Two Truths and a Lie: Guess Which One Is The Lie? Each week, I'm going to feature one Active Rain Member, with their photo, and what they are going to do is tell you 2 Truths about them and 1 Lie. The object of the game is to guess which of the 3 bits of trivia...
07/20/2010
Working with Buyers on Short Sales and Foreclosures: KNOW THE FACTS! If a Notice of Default is filed, it's a whole different ballgame if your buyer is an investor. We as agents have buyers all the time that are interested in foreclosures and short sales. If your buyer does not intend on occupying...
07/19/2010
Studio City Townhomes for sale - check out this Studio Village townhome.  It is one of the nicest Studio City Townhomes for Sale in the area. Studio Village is one of the most sought after complexes in Studio City. Multiple pools, multiple tennis courts, and recreation center. New listing! Coming...
07/19/2010
The Benefits of HAFA Short Sales Come Into Play - But the second lender (junior lien) can still be the Achilles Heel The HAFA Program (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives) is bring some great strides to the short sale process. There is some standardization of the process, and great financial...
07/19/2010
Just how deep are common walls in an attached condo or townhome? I hear from some clients how they have noise issues in condos and some townhomes with common walls.  I hear it more often in condos, though. Why is it that some condos seem to be more sound-proof than others? Well, one thing to cons...
07/19/2010
The Escrow Process: Part 1 - What is an Escrow? An escrow, by California definition, is the purchase process we go through for buying real estate. In reality, escrow is actually and entity, in the form of an escrow company.  They are the neutral 3rd party that regulates what buyer and seller are ...
07/19/2010
The Escrow Process - Part 2: Who are the Various Parties and their Roles in an Escrow? Typically in an escrow the parties to the transaction are: Seller Buyer Buyer's Lender (if they are obtaining a loan) Seller's Agent and Broker Buyer's Agent and Broker Escrow Officer and Escrow Company Title R...
07/19/2010
The rental market in Los Angeles has really tightened up over the last 6 months. My partner and I have some rental properties. Last December we had a tenant move out of one of our single family homes, and it seemed at the time that the world was freaking out and those sellers who could not sell w...
07/19/2010
HAFA Short Sale Basics: Where do you start? I have my first HAFA short sale going.  It took a while to get it all sorted out, but after going through my certification program it all made sense. The most important thing to kick-start a HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative) short sale is t...
07/19/2010
This gave me goose bumps!Michael Grimm:  If you can get on stage, tell me a story and hold my attention for 5 minutes, then you've got talent.... For those who did not know, I have a musical background. I've been playing piano since I was 12, and I attended a music school called the Grove Academy...
07/19/2010
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