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C.A.R.’s Open Letter on Short Sales – No Surprises and No Solutions

Today the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) published a full page open letter advertisement in seven of the state’s most widely circulated newspapers to address the short sale crisis faced by homeowners throughout the nation and in the state.  The letter can be found on the C.A.R. site, although it’s not  the exact version as [...]

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C.A.R. Attempts To Improve the Short Sale Nightmare

I received an interesting email today from the President of the California Association of REALTORS (C.A.R.), Beth Peerce.    It was to notify C.A.R. members of an initiative that they will be launching tomorrow in an attempt to ‘improve the short sale process’.  The email in its entirety is as follows: March 9, 2011 Dear Linsey, [...]

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Foreclosure Reality Check

This morning I watched a piece on Good Morning America (can be viewed at the bottom of this post) about the nation’s foreclosure crisis and the potential savings a buyer can achieve by buying a Bank Owned property. Some of it I found a bit misleading or simply not applicable in our South Orange County [...]

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The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly in South Orange County Real Estate

Over the course of the last several months, I’ve become really interested in the way this housing market has impacted individual neighborhoods in South Orange County.  It’s become clear that the makeup of a neighborhood, the strength of the buyers from the last decade, the age of the community, the local amenities, it’s overall stage [...]

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