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Disclosure  A Movie But Also A Way of Life in the World of Real Estate     Disclosure, the movie, was released in 1994 and starred Michael Douglas and Demi Moore. The mystery-thriller with lots of twists and turns included the subject of allegations, harassment, career destruction and double stan...
Arcadia CA - Fashion Park Villas Townhomes for Sale and  Update 02.27.14   This is a market update of the Fashion Villas townhome complex located in Arcadia CA.  All information is from our multiple listing service(mls) as of February 27, 2014.      Fashion Park Villas is a 90 unit townhome compl...
They Say That Love is Patient - Finding The Right Home May Take Time   I am certainly no expert on The Bible but I am familiar with the term and the origins of love is patient.  Please forgive me while I put a real estate spin on the religious verse.  Love is patient and finding the right home ma...
  Wordless Wednesday - Who Doesn't Want To Live on Easy Street?       Wordless Wednesday - Who Doesn't Want To Live on Easy Street?    
The Sellers Wanted A Listing Agent Who Actually Liked Their Home   Many years ago early in my real estate career, I was contacted by a couple who lived in their home for many years.  In our brief initial conversation, they told me they were calling three agents to the home.    I said great -- tha...
Is Your Purchase Offer Staged To Get You An Acceptance?   With the proliferation of reality television makeover and real estate shows, even people who are not looking to buy or sell real estate are likely to understand the concept of staging in order to achieve maximum results for a home sale.   ...
They Say They Are Lookie-Loos But They May Be Watching You   Even if you hold Open Houses on a rare occasion, you’ve more than likely encountered the visitors who identify themselves as “just lookie-loos” .     They may say they are neighbors or just happened to be driving by or saw it online or ...
It Wouldn’t Be My Choice But The Buyers Loved Their New Home   Many years back, I met some prospective buyers --- they were a referral and had previously experienced some less-than stellar results with their home search.  They had a limited budget.  It was a competitive market.  They had a low do...
Are You A Serial Buyer?   I didn’t say serious…   and I don’t mean cereal -- although cereal and serial are pronounced the same...   Are You A Serial Buyer?     Let's discuss...   Do you look at homes?  A lot?   Maybe you make offers.  Maybe some are accepted.  But something goes wrong --- maybe ...
Pasadena CA Prado on Lake Loft-Like Condos for Sale and Update 2.21.14   Prado on Lake Avenue or more commonly called Prado is a loft-like condominium complex located at 840 East Green Street at the southwest corner of Lake Avenue.  Prado features 103 loft style condos in a variety of of dramatic...

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