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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Big Bear Village
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I was curious where Conservative members of Active Rain stand on this issue. I have read and heard Conservatives railing against the immorality of Bill Clinton at every turn. He is universally reviled by members of the right due to his cheating on his Wife while in office. The main Conservative t...
Posted about 2 years ago
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  Like most other professions, in real estate, experience makes a world of difference. Lately I have come across several potential deal killing situations that I have been able to turn into windfalls for my clients. If the same situations had occurred at the beginning of my career, the outcomes ...
Posted over 2 years ago
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It is a well-known fact that it is a buyer's market. Due to high inventory and low prices, buyers can usually count on being in the driver's seat. But this is not always the case. There are many situations in which a seller will be difficult to work with or actually be in control of the transact...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Early this week I had the pleasure of meeting a great couple who were looking for a new buyer's agent in my area. They had been working with a different Realtor for almost a year and had not had any success in purchasing a vacation home in Big Bear. As I listened to their story, it became more a...
Posted about 3 years ago
Believe it or not, the real estate market in Big Bear is very competitive at this time.  Like every market, there are good deals and there are bad deals. If you are in the majority of buyers who are looking for a great deal, you need to have all your ducks in a row before you will have any chanc...
Posted over 3 years ago
When it comes time to negotiate, most folks are conditioned to believe that there are immutable rules that must be followed. What immediately comes to mind is a merchant's stall in Morocco where the buyer and seller smoke a hookah together and banter back and forth until an agreement is made.  T...
Posted over 3 years ago
I just wanted to take a minute to tell everybody out there about how great Homepath lending really is. I have sold six properties this year with the Homepath program, and they have all been very easy transactions. For those of you who have never heard of it, Homepath lending is a program offered ...
Posted over 3 years ago
I just wanted to take this opportunity to reiterate a point I have brought up time and time again. If you are planning on buying a home, bank owned or not, your first order of business is to get preapproved. If you do not take the time to complete this essential step, you are setting yourself up...
Posted almost 4 years ago
Today I am speaking about Fannie Mae bank owned homes and how they differ from other REO"s in Big Bear Lake Ca. If you have any questions on Big Bear real estate, please contact me at izzy@thetimwoodgroup.com . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVUyDym03OQ        
Posted almost 4 years ago
-Israel Barden  I have always been taught that it takes a real man to admit when he is wrong. Or, in the case of short sales, at least partly wrong. Anyone who has been reading my blog for any length of time knows that I have never been much of a fan of short sales. In fact I have written on man...
Posted about 4 years ago
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