Home Buying and Selling

Competing with the “Fun” of Multiple Offers

Competing with the “Fun” of Multiple Offers

If you walk into The Gap and find a shirt you like with a price tag of $39.95 – you expect to pay no more than the ticketed price and hopefully… Read more ⇢
Fixtures, Personal Property, and Those Little Contractual Gray Areas

Fixtures, Personal Property, and Those Little Contractual Gray Areas

“Can I keep it?” This benign little question is raised at some point during nearly every transaction. Usually, a discussion of “personal property” versus “fixtures” ensues, but many items fall into… Read more ⇢
Easily Distracted

Easily Distracted

Back in the Mesozoic Era when I was a teenager, I took a little thing called a driving test. Well, that's not entirely true. I took my driving test three times… Read more ⇢
Obamacare and That Scary Real Estate Tax (revisited)

Obamacare and That Scary Real Estate Tax (revisited)

Here we go again. A client who is interested in selling her property recently told me about a conversation she had with her neighbor. Her neighbor warned that she had better sell… Read more ⇢
The Royal Baby is coming! OMG!

The Royal Baby is coming! OMG!

I’m back. And just in case you don’t believe it is really me (or as spellcheck likes to say, “really I”), I will try to throw in a few typos as… Read more ⇢
Scripps Ranch Listing Inventory (What inventory?)

Scripps Ranch Listing Inventory (What inventory?)

Or, as we like to say these days, comps-schmomps. That's what happens when demand exceeds supply. This morning in Scripps Ranch? A whopping 33 detached homes are on the market; if… Read more ⇢
My Christmas near the Fiscal Cliff

My Christmas near the Fiscal Cliff

Well, it would appear that we avoided that whole “end of civilization” thingy. Phew. As one friend put it, if the Mayans were so smart, there would… Read more ⇢
Partying like it’s 2003. Multiple offers – Aargh!

Partying like it’s 2003. Multiple offers – Aargh!

“What’s going on inside that house?” passers-by wonder. “Is it Black Friday again? Do they have cheap TV’s or free iPads? Is someone throwing a party, and… Read more ⇢
Bank of America Short Sale Update – Let the Good Times Roll

Bank of America Short Sale Update – Let the Good Times Roll

  From the OMG files, Bank of America (BAC) recently sent a new advisory to agents who handle short sales. And, as if short sales weren’t already enough fun (and by… Read more ⇢
Market Boredom, My Daughters, and the Medicare Tax (in that order)

Market Boredom, My Daughters, and the Medicare Tax (in that order)

Question: What’s your excuse this time for not blogging for nearly a month, blogging being a medium whose success depends almost entirely on delivering consistent daily, if not weekly, fresh and… Read more ⇢
A Bold Prediction – The San Diego-Imperial County Sunrise Powerlink Project will be completed last June.

A Bold Prediction – The San Diego-Imperial County Sunrise Powerlink Project will be completed last June.

Standard & Poors/Case-Shiller® Home Price Indices for June came out yesterday. But you didn’t have to wait until yesterday. Zillow saved you the trouble and predicted last… Read more ⇢
Hitting Bottom, Barstow, and Scripps Ranch Market Times

Hitting Bottom, Barstow, and Scripps Ranch Market Times

  According to the Wall Street Journal, the “housing bust is over.” Phew! That’s a relief. This article ran last week so, technically, the housing bust was… Read more ⇢
Today’s Big Idea – There is nothing boring about a short sale.

Today’s Big Idea – There is nothing boring about a short sale.

(Before we commence with our regularly scheduled programming, a big link-back token of my appreciation to Kyle Lammers at Lender 411 for his uber-nice write up of our… Read more ⇢

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