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RECENT BLOG POSTS
My friend and loan officer at Bank of America, Todd VanAchen, gave me this update and I thought that I'd post it here. "Congress has legislated an extension and enhancement of the Home-Buyer Tax Credit program. It now includes home purchases whose sale documents are signed on or before A...
01/07/2010
When a buyer buys a house there are often lots of questions about property taxes.  Here is some information that I think you will find helpful.  Please consult with your lender or CPA if you have specific questions about your purchase or loan.  This information is for Southern California. Proper...
12/29/2009
On Friday, August 28, 2009 at 5:30pm I placed a 2 bedroom Condo in the MLS for $208,888. By Tuesday, September 1, I had three offers at $215,000. We accepted the offer that had 25% down. As this market continues to bump along we are finding that the only person in the transaction who will determ...
11/05/2009
I just spoke to my client this morning (9/1/2009) who is looking for a rental and she said that she found someone offering a Million Dollar house for Rent on Craigslist.com for $1,000/mo. She emailed them to see if it was real and they said yes. They asked her to send the money via Western Union ...
09/01/2009
These six custom homes must be seen to be appreciated. If you'd like to see them please contact Aaron Zapata at (714) 904-7877 or Aaron@AaronZapata.com
08/07/2009
At the beginning of the year, I was tracking bank repos in North Orange County. On any given day, there were between 150 and 170 active listings of homes and condos with at least 2 bedrooms. I just did the search today and there are only 79 active listings on the market. That's nearly a 50% d...
06/30/2009
At the beginning of the year, I was tracking bank repos in North Orange County, CA. On any given day, there were between 150 and 170 active listings of homes and condos with at least 2 bedrooms. I just did the search today and there are only 79 active listings on the market. That's nearly a 5...
06/30/2009
It's a story of highs and lows, tears of joy and tears of sadness.  This escrow was literally a test of the wills and endurance for my buyers.  It all started in December of 2008 when I found this house in Anaheim, CA, that I thought my buyers would really like.  I had been showing property o...
06/26/2009
This is what real estate is all about! I wish all of you a happy and prosperous 2009! -Aaron Zapata   "My husband and I used Aaron as our Realtor both to sell our condo and to buy our house.  Aaron is a competent and patient Realtor.  He knows well the many laws surrounding real estate and w...
12/30/2008
It's starting to happen.  Many have asked me, "When will we hit the bottom?"  I always said, "It will happen when the buyers decide that it's time to buy again."  That time is now approaching.  The low interest rates of 5% coupled with the lower home prices have result...
12/13/2008
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