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2011 

I love AR competitions!  They're generally a lot of fun and I always learn something new.  It's kind of funny that it takes a challenge to motivate me to learn something new but hey, at least I accept challenges and get out of my comfort zone and force myself to continually learn something new.  ...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Well, this week there were so many really great posts here in the rain by some of my fave bloggers as well as some newbie bloggers that I've recently come across.  First and foremost, I just want to give a shout out to my fellow rainers for their gold star features that I was happy to "call the s...
Posted almost 3 years ago
  Topanga Days is an annual event high in the canyons of Topanga Canyon, CA and is arguably the last bastion of hippie-dom in Los Angeles. On a 12-acre parcel, south of Mulholland Dr. on Topanga Canyon Rd. is the Topanga Canyon Community House, which has been hosting the Memorial weekend event si...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Choosing Your In-Laws, Brother's, Half sister's, cousin for your realtor is REALLY not a good idea if they are not ready, willing and able to serve your special real estate needs.  SERIOUSLY!!!  I've recently come across a few posts that got me to thinking about the way that some buyers and selle...
Posted almost 3 years ago
  Well, this week there were so many really great posts here in the rain by some of my fave bloggers as well as some newbie bloggers that I've recently come across.  First and foremost, I just want to give a shout out to my fellow rainers for their gold star features that I was happy to "call the...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Right now, there are dozens of properties in Simi Valley that are eligible for down payment assistance (dpa).  Many of these properties are not REO's or short sales but actual equity sales with really motivated sellers and are NOT like all the other run-down, dilapidated dumps you've been seeing,...
Posted almost 3 years ago
I recently came across Are REOs real comparables? by Orlando Masis and before that it was Appraisals: Behind the Scenes in the Appraisal Wars by Kathy Godin.  Both of these posts were about REO properties being used to value equity sales.  While Orlando, who is an appraiser, was resolved to using...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Well, this week there were so many really great posts here in the rain by some of my fave bloggers as well as some newbie bloggers that I've recently come across.  First and foremost, I just want to give a shout out to my fellow rainers for their gold star features that I was happy to "call the s...
Posted almost 3 years ago
As a devoted and dedicated dog mama, I find it atrocious that people would treat their beloved fur babies in this way.  Every summer, I hear stories of how people have left their pets in a hot car and now it's people exercising their dogs to death.  This is just atrocious and it absolutely breaks...
Posted almost 3 years ago
I recently came across What do you mean, you need a letter from my Lender? by Tish Lloyd and it reminded me of some of the referrals I'm getting lately as well as some of the prospects that are contacting me.  Tish blogs about the "old days" and what Realtors used to do back then.  It reminded me...
Posted almost 3 years ago
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