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Buying a Home in Winter

Dec 20, 2013 (0) comment

A fantastic blog was written back in October and I wanted to share it:   Excpert: Just as there are fewer homes for sale during the winter, there are fewer buyers, too. That means less competition and sellers who are more willing to accommodate potential buyers. Use this knowledge to your advantage. Offer a relatively…

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12 Days of Christmas for Home Sellers

Dec 06, 2013 (0) comment

12 Days of Christmas for Home Sellers   Do you want to sell your home but are afraid no one will want it?  As a Real Estate Agent, do you have potential clients who are hesitant to list their house due to the condition of their property?   It’s time to be merry and realize there…

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Hard Money Math – Simple Loan When Said Right

Oct 04, 2013 (0) comment

LENDER’S VIEWPOINT By Broker, Forest Tardibuono Hard Money Math The lending choices for Buyers in this market have been simplified.  There are “A” paper lenders for Buyers who have really great credit, verifiable income and verifiable cash to close the transaction.  Next are Hard Money lenders, who require a good down payment and an ability…

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Why RE Brokers Are Still Alive and Kicking

Sep 30, 2013 (0) comment

Getting back to the office after this morning’s great Santa Rosa Chapter of Realtors Marketing Meeting, I came across the below Pacific Union’s article from a few months ago called “Why Real Estate Brokers Are Alive and Kicking”, and it rings so true:   “So, why haven’t the Zillows and Redfins of the world killed…

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Top 10 Reasons To Use Hard Money

Aug 30, 2013 (0) comment

LENDER’S VIEWPOINT By Broker, Forest Tardibuono   Having watched a lot of David Letterman Late Night shows, I realized just as he has his “Top 10 reasons”, there are Top 10 Reasons To Use Hard Money Need I say more… #10. You had a recent Bankruptcy. #9. You are currently in a bankruptcy. #8. You…

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Selling a House? Don’t Overprice It

Jul 22, 2013 (0) comment

  Hello fellow Realtors, Lenders and other friends;  There was a really good article released by The KCM Blog on July 15th that goes right along with our message in today’s video: how to increase a Buyer’s capability to purchase your particular listing, in today’s market. We have included the full article along with an…

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Sweetening The Current Market and Rates

Jun 17, 2013 (0) comment

Do these seem like lazy days of summer or what! School graduations, parties for the grads, vacation trips, heat that’s too hot. Perfect lazy days! Personally I am ready to get roaring again. I have 2 listings to sell (1411 Carlos Court and 5671 Monte Verde Dr. – hint hint) and want them to sell…

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Flipping properties in North Bay….when done smartly it’s good for everyone.

Jun 07, 2013 (0) comment

Flipping properties in North Bay….when done smartly it’s good for everyone.   Having done many loans in the past and currently for flippers, I am with Rick Laws and Patrick Barber on what they say (see below Pacific Union Bay Area Real Estate Blog of June 6 2013 “San Francisco, Santa Rosa Metro Areas Ranked…

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How To Make FHA Offers To Buy A House, More Enticing

Mar 22, 2013 (0) comment

  A REALTOR’S VIEWPOINT – ON LENDING FOR TODAY’S MARKET As a real estate agent you need to know the products out there for the buyer.  I mean loan products.  Everyone and anyone could buy a home during the heyday!  Now it’s more limited – houses for sale and there are really only a few…

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Real Estate and Buying A Home – On A High Horse But A Good One!

Jan 09, 2013 (0) comment

  LENDER’S VIEWPOINT by Broker, Forest Tardibuono “High Horse” – In a Good Way “Get off your high horse” is a request to someone to stop behaving in a haughty and self-righteous manner. But notice that a high horse is a common depiction in statues of leaders. These conjure images of a leader on his…

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