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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Cimpler Real Estate, Inc.
MLS evolution, key driving factors, new companies providing innovative services and products, local news from Burlingame and the San Francisco Peninsula.
                                    Are you a soccer fan? I am . So, if I didn't have a full time job, I am trying to see as much of the Euro Cup as possible. For us in the West games are at 9 AM and 11:45 AM, so while watching both of them would be highly desirable it is rather impossible to acc...
                               While taking my kids to soccer practice or to a doctor, I make sure to have my PC with me. Phones are banned in most of lobbies, so returning your calls is not an option. Yesterday, I forgot to take my PC and as a result I was sentenced to scanning through the magaz...
ePerks filed a frivolous lawsuit against a blogger - Vlad Zablotskyy. You can read about details at Bloodhound Blog: Support the Vlad Zablotskyy Legal Defense Fund: A real estate weblogger is being throttled by corporate bully Greg Swann, the author of the post set up a Legal Defense ...
Better late than never: "The (California) state Realtor group announced this month that 61 MLSs and local Realtor groups in the state have sent non-binding letters of intent to participate in the statewide MLS effort. There are 70 MLSs in the state." "The goal is to launch the statewide database ...
One of the key problem faced by home owners facing foreclosures is inability to refinance. The House has just approved the rescue plan to provide cheaper, government-backed mortgages to half a million debt-ridden borrowers. The plan would let the Federal Housing Administration take on up to $300 ...
You possibly read my post on Credit Consequences of the Short Sale. I wanted to share with you another story. I decided to do it in a separate post as while it is sad story it is also a wonderful example of human spirit, honesty and ingenuity. Yesterday, I received another call from a homeowner w...
A friend pointed me to the following article recently: Home Ownership in a Bubble: A Fast Path to Poverty? The most fascinating for me is that this article by Dean Baker and Simon Baribeau was written in 2003! Were we all blind?  How is it possible, especially here in California that we walked f...
 In December 2006 I posted information on progress of MLS consolidation in the Bay Area: California: MLS in Turmoil A few month later, in my post Who Started the Real Estate Revolution?  I lamented at that time that MLS owners don't seem to understand what clients want and pointed to these compa...
I am really slow these days- before I could really figure out who and why should be using it - Edgeio closed the door.  Yes, I syndicated my listings to edgeio, but couldn't understand why anyone would go there to look for real estate listings. Here is an announcement from their website (http://w...
For those who don't know who Primerica is, the following text is taken from their website:"Primerica’s roots date back to 1977 when the company embarked on a crusade to transform the life insurance industry. Primerica’s “Buy Term and Invest the Difference” philosophy encourages middle-income fami...

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