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The Winning House Bid – You Get the Deal

Oct 15, 2012 (0) comment , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Winning Bid   It looks like the various predictions that 2012 will be the best year in Real Estate since 2006, are coming true. The statistics bear this out for sure, but a more telling phenomena is the dreaded bidding war.  That is a listing that receives multiple offers.  These happen with frequency in…

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Proven Realtor Social Networking & Marketing Sites

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Lenders Viewpoint By Forest & Lynn Tardibuono Proven Realtor Social Networking & Marketing Sites After our Daughter ‘n Law (who is our Marketing Director) attended the local Sonoma County Tech Expo with seminars from experienced representatives of Trulia, Zillow and C.A.R., we all decided a list of the staple social networking, marketing and advertising sites…

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Make The Market Work For You Instead Of Desperately Working For It!

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  Getting the message out to Realtors and your clients about the current market good news, such as “You can sell your house for free with a short sale” and “equity sales are up 59%!” will only make you more money. Like Mike Kelly of Keller Williams Realty stated, “By creating a bigger pie we…

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Sure Advice for Real Estate Success

Aug 01, 2012 (0) comment , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

LENDER’S VIEWPOINT By; Broker Forest Tardibuono Sure Advice for Real Estate Success As Rick Laws mentions in his 2nd quarter real estate report, the Bay Area experienced over 30% increase in homes sold compared with last year.  A 30% increase! The big question is: “How does a Buying Agent get their Buyers to write the…

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All Roads Lead to Rome

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All Roads Lead to Rome This ancient adage simply means that the facts of a matter point to one conclusion. Since I write articles about lending and real estate, I’ll give you the facts and let’s see if “all roads lead to Rome”, that is we conclude the same thing. Interest rates on 30 year…

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INVESTORS AND “HARD MONEY” LOANS

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  LENDER’S VIEWPOINT By Forest Tardibuono There was a really good article in the Wall Street Journal last week about Hard Money loans. It was informational to borrowers and investors alike. It spoke of the fact that Hard Money loans will account for 1% of the 5.5 million home loans originated this year, up sharply…

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Investors Are Buying An Ever Increasing Number Of Homes

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LENDER’S VIEWPOINT By Forest Tardibuono, Guy In The White Hat Investors Are Buying An Ever Increasing Number Of Homes [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGFisHIVFJE&w=448&h=252&hd=1]   See why it IS the time to buy a home! I feel like it is my calling to promote home ownership in America. You might think I have an inherent conflict of interest as…

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The Guy In The White Hat Comes To Homebuyers’ Rescue!

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The Guy In The White Hat Comes To Homebuyers’ Rescue! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3eFWtb6pz0&w=448&h=252&hd=1]   Ever since we opened our doors in Sonoma County in 1988, we’ve given extra care to round up people who have been “Turned Down Elsewhere?” – because of credit, income, the property or a combinations of these. We are the local Hard Money…

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YOU CAN SELL THAT HOUSE

Jan 05, 2011 (0) comment , , , ,

Homes that are staged sell at a higher price and faster.  Like a car most people want a good looking car, not a car with dents and paint missing or garbage in the back seat!  There are many shows on TV (especially HGTV) on staging to sell.  Here is a partial list of the benefits…

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IS THE MARKET TOO SCARY TO BUY? (By the way – NO!)

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Wow, we are being hit by all sides these days.  The money market is in disarray, lay-offs are high, California hasn’t passed a budget.  Can it get any worse than this?  Why would anyone buy?  It is being blared across the air waves that it’s as bad as the 1920s.  So, can/should you buy?  Did…

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