Pacita's Quick Bytes of Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - Alain Pinel - BRE 01367196
A REALTOR's perspective on events that shape and affect the real estate market.



We had such a great time at the first meet-up. We should be thankful for the next opportunity to get together and spread the good word. With the festive decor, the happy mood, the opportunities for last-minute shopping offered at Emeryville shops (if you're thinking of getting an iPad or iPhone o...
OAKLAND CA MARKET REPORT Zip code 94611 encompasses desirable Oakland areas of Montclair and Rockridge, as well as the city of Piedmont --- famed for good school districts, fabulous high-end shopping and fine dining, and affluent residents.   Drop in market value But like nearly all cities in the...
ALAMEDA CA MARKET REPORT This chart shows a very pronounced change in median prices (listed and sold) starting in third quarter 2008, the year that marked the real estate downturn. For sale median prices came down by 20%, and this is nearly reflected in the median sold prices that came down by 16...
CLOSING GIFTS: Good or bad idea?  There are opposite trains of thought on this. Don’t give! One side wonders who dreamed up this concept of a closing gift anyway? When one thinks about it, just how many presents have you received from your own service providers? My accountant gives me a bill. So ...
We can’t sell the short sale property if the seller doesn’t want to sell as much as we agents do.   It's hard enough that it's a short sale. But some sellers just don't get it. No matter how many times we talk about it, it seems that we have to keep telling and reminding them of what we need to m...
Have to reblog this. This is scary. If buyers bought property from seller who bought the property at a foreclosure auction, but it turns out the property was erroneously sold, the buyers could lose the property if the foreclosure auction is overturned     I always stated that a bone fide third pa...
After I read this post, I couldn't get it out of my much as I love MOST animals, there is something about sNakes that I can't get rid of. I have a serious case of herpetophobia. This is probably one of the bravest realtors I know, to take on a listing with a mini-zoo, including dogs, sn...
It's been nearly a month since Brad blogged this. Lots of good information. Haven't ventured to do much of what he said but certainly willing to look into it now. It's been reblogged....but it's worth reblogging again just in case there are those like me who missed it the first time. Kudos to Bra...
Another dog lover sent me this video, and it is sooooo wonderful. Add this to the many things we should be thankful for: our soldiers who serve our country, and unabashed love from their pets. To say this is heartwarming is an understatement. There is no doubt that our pets are family too. And ho...
I love Craig's blogs. If you haven't visited his blog, or if you missed this one, here's something for you to enjoy. He's got other really helpful blogs. So consider subscribing. He's terrific! Photography is something that we want to leverage in our blogging and presentation work for our busines...

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Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
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