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Real Estate Broker/Owner - John A. Souerbry & Associates - 01370983

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2010 

Buyers, sellers, investors, welcome back to another installment of Real Estate Jargon, aka, simple explanations of real estate terms not normally found in nature. Compensation to real estate brokers is typically a commission paid by the seller upon completion of a real estate transaction.  Howeve...
12/30/2010
I recently wrote about pre-foreclosures - distressed properties for which the owner has been notified by their lender that they are late on their mortgage payments.  Although these properties are not always listed for sale, it's possible to initiate a sale and potentially help the current owner o...
12/29/2010
I recently wrote about pre-foreclosures - distressed properties for which the owner has been notified by their lender that they are late on their mortgage payments.  Although these properties are not always listed for sale, it's possible to initiate a sale and potentially help the current owner o...
12/29/2010
Palo Alto is a community with a lot going for it.  Best of all, home values have remained stable over the past few years in most neighborhoods and prices have even gone up in a few.  During a routine property search for a relocation client this morning, I stumbled across an interesting fact:  In ...
12/29/2010
Mountain View and Sunnyvale are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, convenient to shopping, airports, and most of the major high tech business parks.  Prices for multi-family properties (5 units or more) have dropped significantly over the past three years, creating opportunity for both new a...
12/29/2010
Buyers, I hear you.  Several calls and emails each week from buyers of family homes and investment properties saying - "show us foreclosures and short sale properties, we want a deal!" Many of you are also asking to look at pre-foreclosure properties.  But a common misconception is that these pro...
12/28/2010
As a former mortgage broker, I was known to tick off more than a few real estate agents by asking that insane question of would-be home buyers:  "How much are you willing to spend on housing each month?"  We'd then look at some papers, run some numbers, then I'd shoot out an email to the buyer's ...
12/28/2010
Los Altos and Los Altos Hills are adjacent, up-scale communities known for beautiful homes, tree-lined streets, community events, great schools, and many neighborhoods that have continued to hold their value.  They are centrally located in the heart of Silicon Valley, less than 20 minutes from th...
12/28/2010
Thanks for coming back to another weekly review of California wine and wonderful places to visit in and around wine country. This week I'm going to share a great find discovered during a recent visit to the tasting room at Napa Valley's Sequoia Grove Winery.  After ordering a tasting and making i...
12/27/2010
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It's finally here!  Since 1966, Festivus (December 23rd) has been that wonderful holiday that gives the rest of us something to cheer about.  Break out the ham, Pepperidge Farm cake and M&Ms!Those of you invited to my place later, I hope you're prepared to air grievances and display mighty feats ...
12/23/2010
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