Monthly Archives: October 2013

Worst Time of the Year May Be the Best for Buyers

Though conventionally regarded as a bad time to shop for homes, there are advantages to shopping for homes in the holiday season and the “worst weather” months that follow.  Click here for link to article.

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What Features Do Buyers Value in a Home?

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Kitchen Makeover Without Spending a Fortune

If you’re selling your home then you should know that one of the popular rooms that tops buyers’ favorites list is the kitchen. So it makes sense to spend time, energy, and even a little money to make it shine. … Continue reading

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September 2013 Real Estate Activities

        Please click on image to view larger image. Then click on larger image to zoom in. More activities in San Marino for the month of September; there were 15 recorded solds, and only one transaction was … Continue reading

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Is Chaos on the Horizon with a cut in Freddie, Fannie Mortgages?

Trade groups representing mortgage bankers and real-estate brokers warn that cuts in the size of mortgages that can be backed by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae may be premature.  Click here to read full article: http://re-insider.com/2013/09/23/is-chaos-on-the-horizon-with-a-cut-in-freddie-fannie-mortgages/

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Invasive Tactic in Foreclosures Draws Scrutiny

Ohio-based Safeguard Properties, chief among property management companies hired by big banks to aid in foreclosure process, is accused of using possibly illegal tactics to frighten homeowners out of their homes.  Big banks like JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and … Continue reading

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Signs of Housing Market Rebounding, But No Help for First Time Buyers

Californians Struggling to Buy Homes: http://re-insider.com/2013/09/06/will-californians-struggling-to-bucty-homes-affect-your-business/

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Go Micro-Local!

A few good reasons to be geographically specific when looking for a real estate agent: http://geekestateblog.com/consumers/

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