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Great News Out of the US Senate Today!

The Senate has amended a bill to give homebuyers who were under contract on a home purchase by April 30 an additional three months to close the deal and claim the federal homebuyer tax credit. Extending the deadline for closing from June 30 to Sept. 30 would allow lenders more time to clear a backlog […]

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Mastering Real Estate Negotiations

Negotiate face to face, not by fax! Some years ago I had an opportunity to hear Bernice Ross speak and now, like then, I believe she offers sound advice to real estate practitioners. Attached is an excerpt of an article she wrote that will give you some key tips to negotiation. Never forget we are […]

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Median Home Price up 21%

California’s Key Real Estate Statistics for April 2010 California Association of Realtors Reports some key statistics for April 2010. Although a specific market and neighborhood may not trend exactly as the entire state in many cases the information is a positive sign. California’s median home price up 21 percent in April from a year ago […]

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News Flash

California Association of Realtors Reports National Flood Insurance Program Update (This may impact escrows closing after May 31, 2010) Congress is still trying to avoid a lapse in the National Flood Insurance Program. The program will expire on May 31, 2010 unless Congress reaches an agreement on an extension before adjourning for the Memorial Day […]

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