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COLDWELL BANKER MAKES BIG MOVE

    Rick Turley, the President of Coldwell Banker announced today that the former Cashin Company in Burlingame and San Mateo, both now Coldwell Banker offices have merged to form a formidable power house in Northern California.   Congratulations...Show More Summary

HOW MANY OFFERS DO YOU REALLY NEED?

    Wow, someone sure hit the light switch at the beginning of the year because I can’t count how many multiple offers I have encountered.   I’ve heard stories of over 20 offers, 41 offers in Pacifica, and the same in Palo Alto. My question is how many offers do you really need if you are a seller/ [...]

VICTORY : TALES OF A TUSKEGEE AIRMAN

    My good friend and past associate Les Williams has written a book along with his daughter Penny Williams about his life growing up and his experience as a Tuskegee airman in world war ll.    My sincere apologies to Les for not writing this blog sooner. If you would like to purchase a book, please let me [...]

HOME VALUES SHOWING UPWARD TREND!

    What a breath of fresh air to wake up reading the front page of the San Mateo Times on Sunday while drinking a cup of coffee and seeing in bold, “Housing values inch back up” by Pete Carey.   Still on Sunday, another strong sign was the front page of the SF Chronicle regarding the Technology sector. [...]

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN REAL ESTATE 2012

   Wow, did someone flip the switch? It sure seems that way. The real estate market sure has picked up since November and December.   Why?  Well a few things have contributed to this. The first is consumer confidence. Shoppers were back out at the holidays and that was a very good sign that we, the consumers were ready [...]

ARE ONLINE CREDIT REPORTS WORTHY?

    Time and time again I hear from potential new clients that they have excellent credit. When I ask who ran their credit or who they are approved with for a loan, they answer, I ran my credit myself.   A perfect example happened about 10 days ago when I met a very nice gal and her fiancee who [...]

CHANGES TO THE ANNUAL MORTGAGE INSURANCE PREMIUMS

  On February 14, 2011 FHA announced changes to the annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums on all FHA transactions. Effective with FHA case numbers ( you must be in contract to get a case number) assigned on or after April 18, 2011 the annual MI premiums will increase by 25 basis points (bps).  The following table is to [...]

DOES YOUR BROKER/REALTOR OWN REAL ESTATE?

  If you are thinking of investing in real estate, would it make you feel better or more secure to know if your Realtor or Broker also went through the same process that you are about to experience?   Your Realtor’s portfolio (does your realtor own real estate, does he/she own investment property?)   When your investment banker recommends a stock, a common response [...]

WHY ARE THE SELLERS SELLING THEIR HOME?

    If there is one common question that I am frequently asked by agents and buyers during my open house, it is this.   There are many reasons why sellers decide to sell. Some want to move to a larger home, some want to downsize.   Some home owners have to sell because of job loss, loss of income, or job [...]

PG&E Pipeline Mapping; Locate Undergound Gas Lines

After the San Bruno Fire, Home owners & buyers have a lot of concern if they live near underground pipelines that could put themsevleves and their families at risk. So for your ease, here is a link to the Federal National Pipeline Mapping...Show More Summary

SHORT SALE PART 2

        Why do short sales take so long?   When you see a large lender like Bank of America or Wells Fargo, you usually think it’s the bank that is losing money on the loan if they decide to sell the home for less than what is owed.   But the truth to the matter is that for “most” of [...]

Want a “$3,000,000” house in SF for $150? Enter the SFRaffle.com Raffle!

Howdy Readers! While watching some prime time TV last night, former San Francisco Willie Brown came on to announce that tickets are now available for San Francisco’s 2nd Annual Dream House Raffle! Raffle ticket  proceeds benefit YBCA (The Yerba Buena Center for The Arts).  Here is some general information; tickets $150 each – 1 out of a [...]

THE END OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE MORTGAGE BACKED SECURITIES

  THE END OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE MORTGAGE BACKED SECURITIES    This is no joke, on Thursday, April first 2010, the Federal Reserve will pull the plug on its purchases of mortgage-backed securities. Since December 2008, the Fed has kept the mortgage-backed securities market going by buying $1.25 trillion in securities issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae [...]

IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO BUY A PROPERTY? IT DEPENDS

  Many buyers are deciding if ”now” is a good time to purchase a home/condo/investment while property values have decreased, and rates are still very low.   There is also the tax credit for buyers, but that might not be available by the time you decide to purchase a property.   Trying to time the market is very difficult. By the time we [...]

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