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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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So here is an agent’s nightmare: I’ll have an appointment with a client to sign the final closing papers on their new home, and they drive up in a brand spankin’ new car. My clients usually want me to compliment them on their new “ride” when I instead blurt out, “Does your lender know about …

Monday, May 22, 2017
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Moving can be stressful. So many things to do, so many loose ends. The last week or two is the worst because the deadline of moving day is approaching. Here are some items that are easy to miss in the hustle and bustle but can cause MAJOR headaches if not handled correctly:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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AUSD Board of Trustee V.P., Debra Vinson spearheaded two school site backpack giveaway, in collaboration with Volunteers of America. Vinson and volunteers distributed 200 new backpacks filed with school supplies at Orchard Park School and Marsh Elementary School today. The Donors also includ…

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When a buyer submits an offer on a home they want to buy, it’s expected that they will include a letter from their lender. There are several varieties of letters that a lender can provide with different levels of confidence behind them.

Friday, May 12, 2017
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From time to time, a real estate deal will fall apart. Sellers are usually pretty locked into selling as long as the buyer is performing. So most often it’s the buyer that can’t or won’t perform for some reason. In some rare occasions, the Buyer just freely admits that they are at fault, and…

Monday, May 01, 2017
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Here is the latest scam I have to warn you about – homes for rent at “too good to be true” prices. The most common location for these scams are on Craigslist, but they can happen anywhere.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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Brentwood SeaWolves (BSW) is excited to announce a partnership with Lamorinda Water Polo Club (LWPC)!  This partnership will commence with a FREE clinic to kick off the summer season on Saturday, May 13 from 3:00-5:30 pm at Heritage High School.  The clinic will be led by LWPC Executive Dire…

Friday, April 21, 2017
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Many people use dollar per sq. ft. as the “gold standard” when valuing a home. However, I’ve found that it isn’t nearly as accurate as they think.

Friday, April 14, 2017
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I’ve had sellers tell me they would MUCH prefer a 20% down buyer over a low-down payment buyer because the 20% down buyer is more likely to close and we will have less problems if the appraisal comes in low. This may or may not be true. What if the 20% down buyer is scraping together every p…

Monday, April 10, 2017
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Last week I wrote about when the appraisal comes in lower than the agreed-upon purchase price and the buyer has an appraisal contingency. It is possible to file an official rebuttal of the appraisal to plead your case. This also true if it’s an appraisal for a refinance.