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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Manny Ramirez have agreed to terms on a 2-year 45 Million Dollar contract which basically locks up the World Series for the Dodgers.  OK, I admit I am a diehard fan and I am hoping my headline turns out to be true!  Here is a picture of the real Manny fan in the family...
On the eve of potentially sweeping reform to the foreclosure rules I have had some time to think about the $8,000 first time homebuyer tax credit that is part of the new economic stimulus package. First of all you have to give credit to President Obama who in a very short period of time actually ...
Here is a great picture taken by Jason Erdkamp of Lake Forest and posted on the web by The Orange County Register.  I don't think I've ever really seen the end of the rainbow before.  Have you? Enjoy!  
We can easily argue who is to blame for the current banking meltdown as there is plenty to go around.   Here are some of my favorite finger pointing bullet points... It was the politicians who wanted everyone to be a homeowner and loosened the regulations to make it happen It was the creative mar...
Have you ever typed in your home address into the Google search bar?  Not surprising that you are directed to Google Maps with a "push-pin" locator for where your home is located.  The surprising or even shocking item is the picture that is now associated with it.  It is an actual picture of your...
I have had the pleasure of dealing with quiet a few short sales over the last year and I expect that 2009 will bring even more.  Thanks to the economic stimulus package signed in 2007 the temporary tax moratorium on forgiven debt has made the short sale process much more attractive for desperate ...
In a typical California residential real estate transaction the buyer within 3-days of acceptance will make an initial deposit into escrow in the amount of 3% of the accepted price.  It is not uncommon for this amount to be less, but the 3% amount is important as I will detail in this article. I ...
One of the most successful strategies in getting your home sold quickly and for the most money is to price it right from the beginning.  There is little that hampers a property more than being overpriced in the beginning and not getting to take advantage of the freshness of the market place.  Hav...
There was some talk late last year of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lowering interest rates to 4% - 4.5% as a way to stimulate home buying once again.  I haven't heard anything since then and I think it is about time we take a grassroots effort into making this or something like this a reality. With...
01/21/2009 can't even buy it at Wal-Mart! There is no doubt that hiring an experienced agent is one of the most important decisions a homeowner can make when selling or buying a property.  Considering that a home is most likely the largest monetary transaction that a person is involved in i...

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